Over 450 FFA students proudly exhibited nearly 900 projects after months of learning and hard work at the 50th Annual Klein ISD FFA Livestock and Project Show held February 6-9, 2019. Community support was incredible this year with new buyers participating in the auction.
The auction proceeds totaled $157,526. Overall show proceeds, including add-on and freezer sale, totaled $319,276. Two auction records were broken this year for Grand and Reserve Champion. Klein High School junior Lauren Cooper was the record-breaker with her Grand Champion Horticulture topiary and Reserve Champion Goat projects.
“The four-day event was a demonstration of how hard work and commitment pay off,” Career & Technical Education Programs Director Deborah Bronner-Westerduin said. “Students dedicate countless hours, both in and out of the classroom, to care for and develop their projects.”
In addition to academic content, the Agriscience course curriculum, in partnership with the FFA, emphasizes soft skills such as leadership, responsibility, dedication and the ability to work with others. Student exhibitor proceeds go toward college funds and purchase of next year’s projects.
“I think the most important part of the Klein ISD FFA Livestock & Project Show is that students learn responsibility and the economics of raising that plant or animal,” Klein ISD Career & Technical Education Program Coordinator Dennis Pierce said.