DSISD students earn top honors at livestock show
At the annual Hays County Livestock Show, many DSISD students representing Dripping Springs FFA or 4H were successful. Projects of nine DSISD students received Grand Champion honors, while two others were Reserve Grand Champion. In addition, three students’ animals were chosen as Breed Champions, one was Reserve Breed Champion, and one was Division Reserve Champion. Many other students made the sale that was held on Jan. 26.
Grand Champions were:
Stella Hendriks (DSMS), Intermediate Foods
Kellen Embrey (WSE), Junior Foods
Hailey Kirkup (DSHS), Senior Arts/Crafts/Clothing
Drew Wilson (DSHS), Senior Photography
Cannon Mendez (WSE), Junior Photography
Bracken Schroeder (DSMS), Market Rabbit Pen
Faith Baxter (DSHS), Breeding Heifer
Reserve Grand Champions were Rayne Mendez (DSMS) in Intermediate Photography and Riley Berkholz (DSHS) in Market Goats.
High school DECA students qualify for state
A school-record 27 Dripping Springs High students placed high enough to earn the right to advance to state competition at the annual DECA competition in Bastrop. The group garnered honors from the approximately 1,300 Central Texas students who competed.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. The state event will be held Feb. 21-23 in Dallas.
DSHS state qualifiers are: Aleena Ahmed, Business Law and Ethics Team Decision Making; Emily Bergeron, Hospitality Services Team Decision Making; Trevor Burk, Business Law and Ethics Team Decision Making; Keith Cox, Innovation Plan; Valari Graham, Retail Merchandising; Chase Grunden, Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series; Ethan Guida, Financial Services Team Decision Making; Annaletitia Hastings, Marketing Communications Series; Sydney Hetherington, Hospitality Services Team Decision Making; Matthew Hilton, Financial Services Team Decision Making; Katherine Ingram, Hospitality Services Team Decision Making; Megan Kelly, Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making; Sean Kelly, Sports & Entertainment Team Decision Making; Sarah Khan, Integrated Marketing Campaign-Product; Zain Khan, Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series; Teagan Krewson, Entrepreneurship Series; Lily Claire Kroll, Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making; Colin McCraw, Sports & Entertainment Team Decision Making; Jalen Miller, Integrated Marketing Campaign – Product; Colton Owens, Marketing Communications Series; Emily Pundt, Hospitality Services Team Decision Making; Lily Sethre-Brink, Marketing Communications Series; Owen Tuohy, Innovation Plan; Varun Verma, Business Finance Series; Vinay Verma, Principles of Hospitality and Tourism; Riley Wheaton, Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series; Madison Wright, Integrated Marketing Campaign-Product.