IMPERIAL- On Saturday, February 28th, Imperial Valley FFA, 4-H and Grange students finally had the chance to demonstrate their hard work by debuting their animals and putting their best show faces on for competition.
Despite vicious winds, determined students pressed forward during the grueling swine judging process.
Julian Ashurst, a member of McCabe 4-H, was one of the tops among the students to take home a successful win, nabbing the Supreme Grand Champion Market Swine blanket. At 10 years old, from Corfman School, he walked out of the arena with his newly prized pig.
When asked, “How do you feel about taking home Grand Champion?” Ashurst replied, “Good, no great!” with a winning smile to match his recent victory.
Jessica Acosta, 9, a Mt. Signal 4-H member, also had the opportunity to showcase her pig that afternoon. This 9-year-old young lady from Sunflower School went home more than satisfied with Grand Champion Reserve.
Acosta laughing answered the question on her pig’s name, “I got the name from a cartoon called Peppa Pig!”