Tech Center FFA students earn 18 first place awards at Muskegon County Fair

Business News |Aug 3, 2018|3 min read

MUSKEGON: The Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) FFA Chapter, which includes students enrolled in the Environmental/Veterinary Sciences program at the MACTC, had their best showing yet at this year’s Muskegon County Fair, July 23-28, 2018. Students brought home 16 first place awards, seven Grand Champion awards, and one Reserve Grand Champion award.



“It was a proud moment for me to see my students step out of their comfort zone to show their animals,” shared Environmental/Veterinary Sciences Instructor and FFA Chapter leader, Jennifer Glombowski.



Second-year Environmental/Veterinary Sciences student, Stefanie Beckley (Fruitport) had some unexpected challenges due to the unusual heat the week of the fair. “My dog didn’t perform quite as we expected because of the heat, but we pushed through and ended up winning the overall trophy!”



Student results:



Showman of Showman

  • Danielle Hysell­ (Fruitport), first place, Grand Champion
  • Stefanie Beckley (Fruitport), fourth place




  • Showmanship

○      Katie Howard (Montague), third place

○      Carter Wacholz (Montague), fourth place

○      Macey Wacholz (Montague), fifth place

  • Guinea Hen

○      Carter Wacholz, first place, Grand Champion

  • Quail Best Other Breed Male

○      Emily Sullivan (Fruitport), first place, Grand Champion

Carter Wacholz (Montague), Katie Howard (Montague), and Macey Wacholz (Montague) placed in the top three for their Dutch rabbits



  • Jr. Doe – Dutch

○      Macey Wacholz, first place

○      Katie Howard, second place

○      Carter Wacholz, third place

  • Dutch Rabbits (overall)

○      Macey Wacholz, Best of Breed

○      Katie Howard, Best Opposite Breed

  • Mini Rex

○      Brynne Tober (Fruitport), Best Opposite Breed, first place Sr. Buck

  • Californian

○      Carter Wacholz­, Best Opposite Breed, first place Jr. Doe

○      Macey Wacholz, Best of Breed, first place Jr. Buck

  • Club Herd– Reserve Grand Champion, second place

○      Macey Wacholz

○      Carter Wacholz

○      Katie Howard

  • Fur Classes

○      Wool Fur

■      Brie Justian (Montague), first place

○      Rex Fur

■      Brynne Tober, first place

Danielle Hysell (Fruitport) with her swine competing in Showmanship

○      Normal Fur

■      Emily Sullivan, second place

■      Macey Wacholz, third place

■      Cater Wacholz, fourth place



  • Showmanship Senior Teen

○      Danielle Hysell, first place, Grand Champion Overall

  • Medium Weight Market Class

○      Danielle Hysell, second place

○      Stefanie Beckley, third place




  • Lightweight Market Steer

○      Danielle Hysell, third place

Corey Lowe (Oakridge) with his steer

  • Showmanship

○      Corey Lowe (Oakridge), fifth place

  • Heaveyweight Market Steer

○      Corey Lowe, third place




  • Stefanie Beckley

○      Overall Grand Champion Dog Showmanship

○      First place, Intermediate Agility

Stefanie Beckley (Fruitport) and her dog with their awards including Overall Grand Champion Dog Showmanship

○      First place, Jumpers with runners and weaves

○      First place, 17 Year Old Open Showmanship

○      Grand Champion, Open Showmanship

○      First place, Advanced Rally B

○      High in trial– Rally

○      First place, Novice Obedience B

○      Reserve High in Trial– Obedience

○      Luv So True Overall Open and Handler High Point



Shooting Sports

  • Kerrigan Semans (Whitehall), first place Senior Teens, Reserve grand champion



Baked Goods

  • Collin Brown (Reeths-Puffer), third place



Pet Show

  • Maya Justian (Montague)

○      First place, Cutest

○      First place, Scary Pet

○      Second place, Largest



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