Morgan Jackson might have to expand the trophy case.
The Tolar High School senior won a pair of large ornaments in last week’s 58th Hood County Junior Livestock Show, leading her lamb and goat to the grand champion’s ring.
“Pretty amazing,” was how she described her feelings after winning the top prize in the Hood County Goat Show Friday on the heels of her lamb victory the previous day.
Jackson won for grand champion lamb in last year’s county show.
The hard work paid off for the Tolar FFA member.
She’d rise about 5:30 to rush to the barn and feed her animals before heading off to school.
Fellow Tolar FFA member Katie Keith won reserve grand champion honors in the goat show. The 15-year-old Tolar ninth-grader hadn’t won a grand championship – until this year.
She starting showing swine when she was 8 and has a trove of saddles and buckles she won in calf roping all over the Southwest.
She’s a good kid too.
When her neighbor was building a fence, Keith walked over and asked if she could help. He put her to work “for the rest of the day.”
Keith wasn’t sure if she had a champion goat. “I thought I had a pretty good one,” she said.
Oh, she also plays softball in her spare time.
She has a few more years left in high school, but she has her sights on Tarleton State University where she would like to compete on the rodeo team.
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