Montgomery on fire in ag mechanics show

January 12, 2013

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GHS senior wins trio of awards

Granbury High School senior Austin Montgomery performed a hat trick Thursday afternoon in the ag mechanics division of the 58th Hood County Junior Livestock Show.

Montgomery won three awards – grand champion, reserve champion and showmanship.

“Everybody has been saying that’s never been done before here,” Montgomery said.

He worked hard on his two projects.

“I thought I’d go all out for my senior year,” said Montgomery, 18, a Granbury FFA member.

Montgomery’s impressive fire pit smoker drew the top prize, and his self-unloading hay trailer took reserve honors.

Montgomery won grand prize last year with another smoker. This one was new and improved. He added a second grill and a cutting board. The judge said the only two things Montgomery didn’t build were the skillet and pot holder. A home ec teacher will show Montgomery how to make a pot holder, the judge teased.

Montgomery had no blueprints for the trailer, which he painted a John Deere green. He had “a set of pictures” to go by.

Montgomery has no use for the trailer. He lives in Bentwater, not on a sprawling ranch. “I’m going to sell them,” he said about the trailer and smoker because he’s not much of a cook.

Montgomery plans to study at Tarleton and earn a bachelor’s in ag economics and later a master’s in business.

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Grand Champion

Austin Montgomery

Granbury FFA

Reserve Grand Champion

Austin Montgomery

Granbury FFA

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