Tensions build for district show

Gracey Doane, Staff

High expectations set for this years 34th annual Magnolia ISD Livestock Show held at the Magnolia High Ag barn starting Friday, September 21st through Saturday, September 22nd. Approximately 200 student projects are expected to be exhibited at this year’s show. The best 85 animals will be selected for the live auction on Saturday, September 22nd at 6:00 PM.

“The show is exciting for the students, parents, teachers, and business people of Magnolia,” Ag teacher Greg Golden said. “The most important change with the show is the changes of the roadways in front of MHS. The way to get to the show barn has changed, so everyone needs to plan on a change in the traffic pattern.”

This show is just the beginning for many more upcoming shows, but Magnolia West students are headed out into the show ring with confidence, faith, and determination.

“This year I expect Magnolia West to do just as good as we did last year bringing home most of the grands and reserves,” last year’s grand champion and senior Alexis Munguia said.

This show is not only about animals but also about the baked good and horticulture projects being entered in.

“For cakes, you bring it up the morning of and a judge will taste test it and if you make the cut then you get interviewed followed by a determined placing,” junior Alyson Hillman, said.

As far as judges go, newcomer Madison Myers puts her two cents in.

“It’s just up to the judges and what they’re looking for,” junior Madison Myers said.

She mentions how different showing in Magnolia vs. Tomball is and is expecting a tough competition showing in the swine category.

“I have talked to other students who are raising swine as well as seen pictures and the majority of the pigs look really nice and built.”