11 Klein FFA members place in showcase


On February 12, 2017, at the Klein ISD multi- purpose center, Klein High School’s FFA organizations had eleven members place in an FFA showcase. Those members are Grand Champion Swine Mikayla Harrold, Grand Champion Turkey Nolan Kiefer, Grand champion Goat Ashlan Orr, Grand Champion Horticulture Michael Klein, Reserve Grand Champion Heifer Kayleigh Kell, Reserve Grand Champion Steer Ashley Dibbs, Reserve Grand Champion Ag Mech Garrett Werner, Reserve Grand Champion SAEP Nolan Kiefer, Lamb Showmanship Caitlyn Cooper, Goat Showmanship Nolan Kiefer.

“We were very successful at the show this year. We not only have several Grand Champions and Reserved Grand Champions we also had half of the auctions be mostly our students, so we were very successful,” said Rebecca Brummond. “I’m very proud of them they put in a lot of hard work, it took several months of effort some of these projects took a year or better to put together and their effort paid off.”

A lot of hard work and dedication went into these animals. Day after day they properly feed, trained and prepared their animals for this showcase.

“A lot of my times goes into my animals.” said senior Mikayla Harold, “I leave school at 2:15 and I’m out at the barn until 8:00 at night. When I placed, it was one of the most incredible feeling in my life because I didn’t think that was going to happen. I walked in that room thinking my pig was going to make 3rd or 4th in her class not win her class. Then getting pulled into grand champ drive, when he shook my hand my whole body was shocked. I got a trophy, a belt buckle, ribbon, and a banner for placing Grand Champion. My pig went on the auction block and she got $3,750. Her being my 5th pig I knew her purpose and I knew she was meant for food. It doesn’t bother me.”

After spending so much time with their animal day after day and to see their animal go, but all the hard work paid off that Sunday.

“I’m really proud of my animal and it was really sad to see this one go because he was definitely the best animal I’ve had,” said Senior Ashley Dibbs, “It felt really good to place I felt like I final accomplished what I’ve been working for all year. I received a banner and a buckle for placing Reserved Grand Champ. My animal went for $5,000 at the auction. I spend at least three hours in the afternoon and one hour in the morning every single day.”