Marshall FFA: San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo

MHS' Michael Washington Wins Prize At San Antonio Livestock Show
Posted on 02/19/2019
This is the image for the news article titled MHS' Michael Washington Wins Prize At San Antonio Livestock ShowMarshall High School’s Michael Washington finished second overall Monday at the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo Calf Scramble, a competition regarded as one of the toughest in Texas.

Washington, a sophomore member of Marshall FFA, receives a $1,400 certificate to go toward the purchase of a registered breeding animal to be shown at the livestock show next year. The purchase is also a key to Washington being able to start his own registered herd.

A calf scramble is an event held at the rodeo where 200-250 pound “wild” calves are turned loose in the arena and students catch them, halter them, and lead them to the center of the arena. Washington was the second student to accomplish all three goals and reach the center of the arena with his calf.

“We are extremely proud of Michael and his efforts,” said Marshall FFA advisor Jessica Shadix. “He will participate in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scramble on March 3 in hopes of adding to his winnings.”

In addition to his accomplishments in Marshall FFA, Washington is also a standout All-District football player in the fall for the Marshall Mavericks.

Michael was accompanied to San Antonio by Luke Shadix, a welding and ag teacher at MHS.

This experience is open to any Marshall FFA member that signs up, Jessica Shadix added.

“It allows students the opportunity to build a herd of animals while in high school and one day have a registered herd to supplement income while in college and beyond,” Mrs. Shadix said. “This isn’t solely about farming and ranching, but the true nature of record keeping, responsibility and hard work. We can’t wait to see the amazing things Michael does with this experience.”
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