Mission, Texas- The Veterans Memorial FFA Alumni Association recently hosted its 10th Annual Livestock Project Show at the Mission Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) Joe Correa Ag Farm. Twenty-three students exhibited over 36 livestock and shop projects representing months of work leading into the major livestock shows coming in the next few weeks.
Top places earned in the market hog division: John-Michael Martinez, grand champion; Kaitlyn Ramirez, reserve grand champion; Joey Farias, champion showman; Alfonso Perez, reserve champion showman; Joey Farias, breed champion duroc; Brett Gerlach, breed champion hamp, JR Martinez, reserve champion hamp; Rafael Vela, second place; Angel Trevino, second place; Tanesha Borrego, breed champion york; Kaitlyn Ramirez, breed champion light OPB; Alyssa Rodriguez, breed champion dark OPB; John-Michael Martinez, breed champion dark cross; Kaitlyn Ramirez, reserve champion dark cross; Sophia P. De Leon, second place; Jake Ruiz, second place; Alfonso Perez, breed champion LT cross; Anika Guerrero, reserve champion LT cross.
Top places earned in the market goat division: Jorge Salinas, grand champion; Alexandra Salinas, reserve grand champion; Alexandra Salinas, champion showman; Meagan Turrubiates, reserve champion showman; Alexandra Salinas, champion lightweight; Meagan Turrubiates, reserve champion lightweight; Michael Sanchez, third place; Miranda Sanchez, fourth place; Jorge Salinas, champion heavyweight; Kaitlyn Ramirez, reserve champion heavyweight; Joey Farias, third place.
Top places in the market lamb division: Alexandra Salinas, grand champion; Marcus Cordova, reserve grand champion; Michael Sanchez champion showman; Marie Sanchez, reserve champion showman; Klarissa Farias, breed champion hair sheep; Alexandra Salinas, breed champion medium wool; Marcus Cordova, reserve champion medium wool; Marie Sanchez, second place.
Top places in the market steer division: Melanie Turrubiates, grand champion; Marcus Cordova, reserve grand champion and champion showman; Jorge Salinas, reserve champion showman; Michael Sanchez, reserve breed champion ABC; Jorge Salinas, reserve breed champion; AOB.
In the horticulture division, Alyssa Vento earned grand champion and Kaitlyn Ramirez earned reserve grand champion.
Top places earned in the shop project division: Alexandra Salinas, grand champion/champion-metal; James Flores, reserve grand champion-metal; Joey Farias, champion-wood; Klarissa Farias, reserve champion-wood; Sophia P. De Leon, third place, wood.
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