La Porte ISD Future Farmers of America participants recently won top honors at two shows, competing with students from throughout the Houston area.
La Porte High School FFA members Caise Roese and Shelby Sessions, as well as Junior FFA member Christopher Bustamante, participated in the Market Swine Show at the Harris County Fair Oct. 21 through 23. Caise, an LPHS junior, earned Grand Champion Market Swine Project with her 253-pound gilt, and Shelby, an LPHS senior, won second in the heavyweight class and earned fifth place overall for her market hog. Christopher, who attends Baker Sixth Grade Campus, earned Reserve Champion honors with his market swine project.
La Porte FFA members also competed at the Youth Expo of Harris County Livestock Show Oct. 28 through 30. Show team members included LPHS seniors Gilbert Bayer, Katie Furlow, Katie McDaniel, Shelby Sessions, and Wilson Priest, LPHS juniors Caise Roese, Melissa Carter and Shelby Wittie, and Baker student Christopher Bustamante.
Once again, Caise Roese had the Grand Champion Market Swine of the show, and Shelby Sessions was Champion showmanship winner for the age group 14 and up. Wilson Priest's heifer was Reserve Champion Heifer in the exotic division, and Melissa Carter was named Youth Expo of Harris County Queen. The FFA team brought home four belt buckles and many other awards and ribbons.
The students are under the direction of LPHS agriculture teachers Amber Campise and Brandon Hein.