District FFA Students Earn $202,000 in Projects at 63rd Annual Livestock and Art Show – Aldine ISD

Nimitz High School junior K’Ven Horn poses with his Grand Champion steer Deebo.

Once again, the Aldine community stepped up to the plate and came through in a big way for Aldine ISD FFA (Future Farmers of America) students.

Aldine ISD employees and business partners pledged $202,000 to student projects during the Sale of Champions, which concluded the 63rd annual FFA Livestock and Art Show, held Jan. 26-28 at the MO Campbell Educational Center.

Nimitz High School junior K’Ven Horn raised the Grand Champion steer, purchased by the Superintendent’s Group for $12,000. Classmate Delana Temple raised the Reserve Grand Champion steer, purchased for $5,500 by the Optimist Club.

“It really means a lot to me,” Horn said after his steer Deebo earned the Grand Champion honors. “It makes me proud that this proves I did a good job of showing him. This experience has given me a lot of confidence.”

Timothy Greer of Nimitz High School raised the Grand Champion pig, and the Optimist Club purchased it for $5,500. Jaiden Harris of Eisenhower High School raised the Reserve Grand Champion pig. The Operations Group purchased it for $4,600.

Reagan Verhalen of Nimitz High School raised the Grand Champion goat. It was purchased for $2,500 by Beasley Tire. Aaron Hernandez of Nimitz High School raised the Reserve Grand Champion goat. Beasley Tire purchased it for $1,500.

Temple also raised the Grand Champion lamb. It was purchased for $2,750 by the Nimitz Vertical Group. Rickey Evans of Nimitz High School raised the Reserve Grand Champion lamb. Beasley Tire purchased it for $2,000.

Hernández raised the Grand Champion turkey, and the Optimist Club purchased it for $3,750. Joshua Piper of Eisenhower High School raised the Reserve Grand Champion turkey. The Superintendent’s Group purchased it for $2,400.

Robert Allen of Eisenhower High School raised the Grand Champion broilers. Parker Supply purchased them for $2,750. Rodrigo Martínez of Eisenhower High School raised the Reserve Grand Champion broilers. The Eisenhower Vertical Group purchased them for $1,100.

Virginia Nevárez of Nimitz High School created the Grand Champion artwork. TCCA purchased it for $3,100. Alexander Baltazar of Eisenhower High School created the Reserve Grand Champion artwork. The Eisenhower Vertical Group purchased it for $4,200.

The Nimitz High School FFA team created the Grand Champion scholarship banner. The Nimitz Vertical Group purchased it for $1,200. The Eisenhower High School FFA team created the Reserve Grand Champion banner. The Eisenhower Vertical Group purchased it for $1,000.

Aldine ISD’s Career and Technical Department took every measure to ensure the safety and health of all who attended the 63rd Annual FFA Livestock and Art Show.

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