Students from Dripping Springs ISD were successful at the Hays County Livestock Show, with many earning honors in various breeds and classes and dozens making the auction.
Four students earned Grand Champion status. Kellen Embry and Truett Herzog earned that designation in Home Skills. Millie Powers did so in Market Steer, and Noach Byrd received the top honor with his Market Rabbit.
The five students earning Reserve Grand Champion status were Kelsey Tovar (Home Skills), Stormy Cunningham (Market Goats), Amanda Alderson (Market Lamb), Grayson Buaas (Market Rabbit) and Carson Cook (Market Poultry).
Four students' animals were Breed Champions: Nathan Powers (Market Steer), Allee Rainey (Market Swine), Clayton Doyle (Market Swine), and Trent Henry (Market Lamb). In addition, Laramie Doyle's Market Steer was a Reserve Breed Champion.
In addition, Kadin Tovar was named the Champion Senior Showman in the Cattle Show and senior Caroline Olson, who is a senior and officer in the Dripping Springs FFA, was awarded a Hays County Youth Livestock Show scholarship.
Overall, DS FFA had 37 sale lots in Saturday's premium auction and students brought in more than $65,000 through the sale (not including "add-ons").