SSHS FFA held the annual FFA Banquet and Awards Ceremony. To say this year has been productive is an understatement! Please review the banquet overview for the 2022-2023 school year given by John Holland, SSHS Ag teacher, below:
We had 4 Judging Teams make it to State Contest this year:
Jordan VanWinkle was the 1st place High Point Individual in the State of Texas for Ag Sales,
Tripp Smith was the 8th overall Individual in the State of Texas for Dairy Judging.
We gave out $4,000.00 in scholarships and awards from our chapter program.
In addition, Wayne Hinton, Tripp Smith, and Rebekah Stanley received a combined total of $5,500 from NETLA Scholarships. Jayden Arledge Received a $4,000 dollar Scholarship from Ft Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Calf Scramble.
Jordan Vanwinkle received a $1,500 Scholarship from Houston Stock Show Speaking Contest.
Scholarship Totals: $15,000.00
At NETLA this year 46 of our FFA Members received a combined total of $246,922.62 from the NETLA Sale of Champions.
At the Hopkins County Commercial Heifer Show we had 14 FFA Member receive $104,475.00 from the Commercial Heifer Sale.
Grand Total: $351,397.62
Ag Mechanics team won over $13,000 in prizes at the shows this year.
Combined Market Livestock Animal Sales from Major Show Sales totaled $39,500
Premium Awards for Breeding Animals: approximately $3,000.00
Major Show Winnings: Total- $55,500
Grand Total Winnings/Earnings for SS FFA Members: $421,897.62!!!!!!!