Eleven Aurora High School FFA members had a busy summer, as each worked hard and exhibited a variety of animals, fruit and vegetables. Each member spent several hours with their projects and did very well.
FFA members and advisors would like to thank Larry Julian, L and J Farms and Devin Fisher for assisting this summer with the show cattle. Below is a list of show results for each FFA member.
Lawrence County Youth FairJacklyn Merritt -- Goats Gunnar Fisher -- Grand Champion Rabbits Lauryn Smith-Blasdell -- Broilers Kensie Darst -- Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer and Grand Champion Red Angus Bull Hayden Fisher -- Grand Champion All Other Breeds Heifer Gunnar Fisher -- Reserve Champion Percentage Simmental Heifer Denby Grosenbacher -- Simmental Savannah Ellis -- Charolais Jacob Johnson -- Charolais Faithlynn Jung -- Charolais
Missouri Junior Cattlemen’sGunnar Fisher -- Grand Champion Simmental Steer South Central Simmental Regional Classic Kensie Darst -- Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer
Dade County Youth FairDenby Grosenbacher -- Reserve Champion Simmental Heifer Gunnar Fisher -- Grand Champion Simmental Heifer and won Intermediate Showmanship Kensie Darst -- Supreme Red Angus Bull, Reserve Champion Market Steer and Grand Champion Simmental Bull Hayden Fisher -- Won Senior Showmanship
Christian County Youth FairJacklyn Merritt -- Goats - Supreme Dairy Buck, Grand Champion Wether, Grand Champion Showmanship in Dairy Goat Show and Reserve Showmanship in Boer Goat Show Savannah Ellis -- Honorable Mention Charolais Jacklyn Merritt -- Charolais
Purdy Livestock ShowKensie Darst -- Supreme Marker Steer, Red Angus Champion Bull, Simmental Champion Bull, and Simmental Champion Heifer Jacklyn Merritt -- Goats – Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Dairy Bucks and Grand Champion Wether Savannah Ellis -- Charolais Class Winner Jacklyn Merritt -- Charolais
Ozark Empire FairKensie Darst -- Red Angus Reserve Grand Champion Bull in Junior Show Garrett Wright -- finished in second Place in the Horticulture Division receiving 11 blue and three red ribbons on his vegetables and fruits Gunnar Fisher -- Simmental Cattle Denby Grosenbacher -- Simmental Cattle Hayden Fisher -- Simmental Cattle
Missouri State FairGarrett Wright -- Reserve Grand Champion Watermelon, four Gold ribbons and four Silver ribbons on vegetables and fruits. Trace Thornton -- Gold ribbon on Field Cornstalks Savannah Ellis -- Charolais Kensie Darst -- Grand Champion Bull in FFA Show and Reserve Division Champion in the Open Show Gunnar Fisher -- seventh pen in FFA Meat Rabbit Show and Havana Rabbit Breed Champion