- COURTESY PHOTO Lake Travis High School senior Tyler Stone won Reserve Grand Champion Steer at the Travis County Youth Show.
More than 80 Lake Travis High School FFA students and their steers, heifers, lambs, goats, pigs, rabbit, poultry and youth projects competed at various shows in Travis County, San Antonio and Houston, as well as in the Star of Texas Livestock Show during the 2012-13 season.
At the Travis County Youth Show, Tyler Stone won Reserve Grand Champion Steer. Additionally, several students earned Class Champion honors in the Youth Fair division with their candy, jelly, decorative arrangements and other handmade items.
LTHS students earned an estimated $83,000 through various auctions this year. Those students not selling their projects at the premium auctions sold their projects for an estimated $15,000. This money is often used for paying expenses incurred with their projects, purchasing projects for the following year and paying for college.
“The Lake Travis FFA Alumni were major players in the buying process by spending almost $20,000,” said Kelly White, LTHS agricultural science instructor-FFA adviser, in a prepared statement. “I’d like to thank them, the LTISD and LTHS administration and the LTISD school board for their support of the program.”
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