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Galena Park FFA raises over $65,000

AMARIS MOYA shows her Grand Champion Steer at the Galena Park FFA Livestock Show and Auction. The steer was purchased by the North Shore Rotary Club, for $8500. Auctioneer Heather Kaspar hold the mike.
AMARIS MOYA shows her Grand Champion Steer at the Galena Park FFA Livestock Show and Auction. The steer was purchased by the North Shore Rotary Club, for $8500. Auctioneer Heather Kaspar hold the mike.

Galena Park ISD held their annual FFA Livestock Show and Auction on November 16-19, at the Ag Facility on Holland Avenue. Forty-Five lots were sold, and the unofficial total raised for student scholarships and the program was over $65,000, plus so-called “add-ons” after the official bidding.

The Grand Champion Steer was raised by Amaris Moya, and sold for $8500 to the North Shore Rotary Club. Last year’s GC steer had sold for more, $13,250. Prices this year were up on some categories, and down on others, but in general were lower. Additional monies come from corporate and business sponsors.

Ameris is a junior FFA member, not yet in high school. Her older sister Valerie is secretary of the North Shore FFA club. Valerie showed the GC broiler, and each girl competed in other categories.

The Galena Park FFA program is administered by the CTE department, with Laura Mann as director. Ag teachers that advised the FFA participants included Heather Szostek and Victor Weishuhn of Galena Park High School, and Jason Anderson of North Shore High School, and Penny Taylor of North Shore 9th grade.

This year’s program featured a turkey category for the first time, with Franzely Pena showing the GC bird.

The FFA clubs involve about 35 students from Galena Park High School, and 50 from North Shore High School. President of the GP FFA is Angelica Pecina, and NS FFA president is Jose Garza.

Editor’s Note: Complete photos and sales details will follow in an upcoming issue of the North Channel STAR. Look for this in a few weeks. If you would like to advertise in this paper, call 713-977-0270.