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Posts published in “Day: January 15, 2014”

Galena Park FFA students hold successful livestock sale

livestockBuilding Character Through FFA

JACINTO CITY – The Galena Park ISD FFA – The National Future Farmers of America Organization – held its annual livestock show and auction at the District Ag Facility in Jacinto City on November 21st.

The proceeds from the event this school year raised an astonishing, record-setting $89,827, up more than 10% from the previous highest year! This was directly attributable to the tremendous community and District support and generosity.

During the year, the participating students spend their own money purchasing the project animal and feeding and cleaning twice a day, often starting at 5 a.m. every morning of the week.

The annual auction raises money for students’ future college expenses or next year’s project. Vicki Johnson, Director of Career and Technology, stated, “These young men and women participate in an organization that has a very strong opportunity to learn leader- ship, teamwork, and responsibility. I truly admire the students for their hard work & dedication.”