The Ag Mechanics contest faired pretty well last week with our students here at Ennis High School.
We competed in San Angelo last week as well San Antonio.
This year, we built a 12-feet enclosed welding trailer. The competition is very tough in this class. It falls in the “other trailers” category.
We were competing against some trailers that had more than $22,000 in their project. We are not even close to that ridiculous amount of money on our project but we hung in there with those “high dollar” boys at San Angelo.
Our welding trailer finished 2nd in the class.
Ramsey Dodds had a “large bumper-pull utility” trailer entered in the show as well as the welding trailer project.
Ramsey cleaned their plow with the large bumper-pull trailer entry in San Angelo and went onto San Antonio and did the same thing!
Ramsey has never lost a class with this trailer.
We debuted it at Houston last spring and it won its class and went on to be 5th overall in division. He then went to Blinn College, won the class, and was overall 3rd in the division there.
This past week in San Antonio, another class win and 5th overall in division.
Kayla McCabe and Nick White also had a good day showing in San Angelo with Mr. Roman.
Kayla, a freshmen here at EHS, built a beautiful outdoor chair and table. She won her class in the wood working division.
Nick White built a quilt chest that earned him a class win.
Nick, a senior at EHS, then went on to be named Reserve Grand Champion in the wood working division.
When combined, Roman’s kids had two first placings in class and a reserve division win.
Ennis placed 3rd overall in the SWEEPSTAKES awards given by San Angelo. This is the highest honor a school can receive at this show and our average in project placing is how we got there ... 3rd overall in average with only 4 total project entries ... that is a feat in itself.
There were over 40 other FFA and 4-H chapters competing in Angelo last week.