First San Antonio, then Houston
Emilie Munchrath, junior Weatherford FFA member and 1st grader at Curtis Elementary, exhibited at the 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Emilee and her heifer "Miss Peanut" came away as the Grand Champion heifer of the show in addition to being runner-up in showmanship. She also won second place in Herdsmanship and Stall Display. (picture attached)
Siblings Brooke and Dylan Chilcutt once again came away from the Houston Livestock Breeding Sheep Show with honorable awards. Dylan Chilcutt had the Grand Champion Suffolk Ewe and placed 5th in junior showmanship. Brooke Chilcutt was the Champion Senior Showman among exhibiting Hampshire and Dorset sheep. She had numerous placings from 2nd to 5th place.
Parker County FFA Contest Results
Emiliano Vences and Tyler Miller placed 3rd and 4th, as the Land Team placed 1st overall. Paulie Cocke went 2-for-2 winning her second Milk Quality Contest of the week, and helping her team earn 2nd. The Poultry Team was led by Kaden Fowler who placed 4th, while the team placed 3rd. The Wildlife Team placed 3rd, and was led by Natalie Acres, who placed 6th in the contest. The Range Team placed 1st, with Koby Wulfjen, Jada Fraser, and Lawson Priess placing 3rd, 4th, and 5th. The Weatherford FFA would like to sincerely thank the teachers and administration for its support as we begin our Spring journeys.
Cosmetology Students Qualify for State
The Weatherford Skills USA Cosmetology Chapter participated in the District Competition in Waco, Texas on February 22 & 23, 2013. Individual competitions included the following contests: leadership, skills and job exhibits. Team competitions were Senior Quiz Bowl, Junior Quiz Bowl and Community Service Project. The Community Service Project showcased the Haircuts for Heaters event held in November with all funds going to the Seniors of Weatherford and took 2nd place which qualified for state competition.
Other contests that the students competed were: Men’s Haircutting with a 3rd place winner advancing to state, Nail Art Competition with a 2nd place winner advancing to state, and 26 Job Exhibits with superior ratings that qualified to attend state. The students worked months to complete their own specific Job Exhibit Project. We had one student that made “Best of Show” in Nail Art, and Overall Best of Show for the Human Services contest.
The state contest will be held in Corpus Christi, Texas, April 4-7. Weatherford Cosmetology Program qualified 27 students to compete at state. Below are a list of students that participated in the competitions and the awards received. Notice that the Weatherford Cosmetology Project has students from Parker County schools other than from Weatherford: Aledo, Brock, Poolville and Springtown
Kati Turner - 1st, superior rating Nail Art Job Exhibit advancing to state, Best of Show Nail Art Job Exhibit, Best of Show overall Human Service Cluster, 3rd Place Men's Haircutting, advancing to state. Katarina Barrow - 1st, superior rating Nail Art Job Exhibit advancing to state. Selene Cuevas - 1st, superior rating Nail Art Job Exhibit advancing to state. Haley Farmer - 1st, superior rating Nail Art Job Exhibit advancing to state, 2nd place Community Service Project advancing to state. Chealsey O'Kelley - 1st, superior rating Photo Panel Job Exhibit advancing to state. Yajaira Olvera - 1st, superior rating Day or Evening Comb out Job Exhibit advancing to state, 2nd place Nail Art Competition advancing to state. Biatris Ortega - 1st, superior rating Nail Art Job Exhibit advancing to state. Daniela Ortega - 1st, superior rating Nail Art Job Exhibit advancing to state. Cheyenne Sexton - 1st, superior rating Nail Art Job Exhibit advancing to state, 2nd place Community Service Project advancing to state. Jessica Kessler - 5th place Job Skill Demonstration A advancing to state. Rachael Lillard, Aledo - 1st, superior rating nail art Job Exhibit advancing to state, 2nd place Community Service Project advancing to state. Sarah Ray, Springtown - 1st, superior rating nail art Job Exhibit advancing to state.
Danica Barnes - 1st, superior rating Nail Art Job Exhibit advancing to state. Caylan Benge - 1st, superior rating Nail Art Job Exhibit advancing to state
Shelby Cronkite - 1st, superior rating Braiding Job Exhibit advancing to state & 5th place Cosmetology Quiz Bowl Junior Team. Flor Devora – 1st, superior rating Fantasy Hair Job Exhibit advancing to state. Allyssa Hendrix - 1st, superior rating Photo Panel Job Exhibit advancing to state. Sammy Jensen - 1st, superior rating Photo Panel Job Exhibit advancing to state. Anne Ray - 1st, superior rating Nail Art Job Exhibit advancing to state & 5th place Cosmetology Quiz Bowl Junior Team. Faith Woodring - 1st, superior rating Fantasy Hair Job Exhibit advancing to state. Summer Clevenger, Aledo - 1st, superior rating Fantasy Hair Job Exhibit advancing to state & 5th place Cosmetology Quiz Bowl Junior Team. Madelyn Franklin, Aledo - 1st, superior rating Nail Art Job Exhibit advancing to state & 5th place Cosmetology Quiz Bowl Junior Team. Tiffany Mann, Aledo - 1st, superior rating Nail Art Job Exhibit advancing to state & 5th place Cosmetology Quiz Bowl Junior Team. Megan Sacre, Aledo - 1st, superior rating Nail Art Job Exhibit advancing to state. Maddison Roark, Brock - 1st, superior rating Innovative Job Exhibit advancing to state. Dulce Rodriguez, Poolville - 1st, superior rating Innovative Job Exhibit advancing to state
Cynthia Salas, Springtown - 1st, superior rating Innovative Job Exhibit advancing to state.
The Weatherford FFA in Jacksboro, Texas
In an extremely competitive Livestock Evaluation contest, Aidan Pool placed an outstanding 4th overall out of 211 contestants, and helped her team to a 5th place finish. In Land judging, Emiliano Vences and Tyler Miller made trips to the podium placing 7th and 8th, and the team placed 2nd overall. The Range team was led by Koby Wulfjen, who placed 5th overall. The Range team placed 2nd, as well.
The Freshman Pasture Plant ID contest was won by Jada Fraser, who placed 1st and Kieren Renfrow, who placed 2nd. Trevor Brunz and Sarah Thompson tied for 5th. The team placed 1st overall. Paulie Cocke was the Champion of the Milk Quality contest and helped her team to a 2nd place finish. Rounding out the day was the Poultry team, which placed 5th, overall, with Kaden Fowler getting to make a trip to the podium with a 5th place finish.
Weatherford FFA was also awarded the Sweepstakes Award by the Jack County Soil and Water Conservation District. Please congratulate these students for the exceptional job they have done.
Mason Castner wins $50,000 Scholarship
Weatherford FFA is proud to announce that member, Mason Castner, has recieved a $50,000.00 college scholarship through the McKnight Leaders Scholarship Program available through Oklahoma State University. Students must be from out-of-state with preference given to students from rural Texas. Eligible students will be chosen according to leadership and extracurricular activities – especially those activities that require a significant commitment of time and effort such as Future Farmers of America. Through this program, only 50 of the best leaders from rural west Texas communities are selected annually. This program provides full out-of-state tuition and offers students an opportunity to develop essential leadership skills through exclusive coursework and seminars. Mason will be a freshman at OSU this coming fall, majoring in Agronomy. His career goal is to work for DuPont Biotechnology in the engineering, research, and product development department. Mason’s teacher, Amber Jennings, has been a positive influence and assisted Mason completing all necessary items for the scholarship.
HOSA Students Win at District and Advance to State
Weatherford High School Health Occupation Students of America recently went to competition and took first place in several categories. The following students will be going to state competition in Galveston this April!
Heylee Sears - 2nd place district clinical nursing; Bailey Kruse - 3rd place district clinical nursing; Zalak Patel - 3rd place medical math; Sam Lee - 2nd place epidemiology; Lauren Anderson - 1st place sports medicine -MacKenzie Wright - 1st Place prepared medical speaking.
The HOSA students had a tremendous amount of help getting them there, said Mrs. Patricia Hoffman RN, BSN, and HST Instructor of Weatherford High School. Special thanks to Mrs. Nelson, Mr. Glenn, and to Mrs. Beasley.
Skills USA Winners Advance to State
Graphic Design, Computer Networking, Animation
Congratulations go out to David Hodge and Samantha Haskell for advancing to state for Skills USA Graphic Design competition! They have invested a lot of time and creativity in their projects. Also congratulations go out to the Cisco Networking classes for winning the competition at the Cisco Corporation Invitational in Richardson on Friday.
Please congratulate the following students who advanced to the SkillsUSA state championship in Corpus Christi which will occur in April (April 4-7); Byrton Brown Andrus Salas Caleb Carroll Connor Libby Chris Conley William Hibbitts Chase Shurbet
They placed first and won "best of show" in 2 computer animation projects at district in Waco last weekend. These students "CROSSED THE LINE" by putting many hours into their projects and even came to school on their days off to work!!! They really got a good taste of what a DEADLINE means in the real world and overcame many obstacles and frustrations in completing their projects. Please wish them success at the upcoming state competition.
Successful Scrambler is Two-for-Two
Weatherford FFA member and Junior Class President Josh McDaniels is two-for-two in his goal of earning sponsorships for a future breeding beef heifer project by catching a calf during rodeo performances at the Ft. Worth and San Antonio Livestock Shows! In the Calf Scramble contest, determined 4-H and FFA members compete with one another to coax, catch and halter one of the calves across the winner's line. The successful scramblers receive a certificate to aid to in the purchase a breeding animal to be raised and shown at the San Antonio Livestock Show the following year.
FCCLA Regionals Results
The Weatherford HS Chapter was recognized as one of the top five chapters with the greatest membership increase Percentage for the 5A region during 2012-2013. All students that attended participated in Leadership Enhancement Opportunities. Students earned medals in the following categories: Job interview: Megan Freymuth-gold, Kyla Keller-gold, Breana Schlosser-silver, Tyler Tierce-silver, Kyle VanDyne-silver; Etiquette: Ashton Morales-silver. Several students also competed at the meeting in STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition), which are are competitive events in which members are recognized for proficiency and achievement in individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. Megan Freymuth competed in the Life Event STAR event with her plans to take a trip to Germany. Ashton Morales competed in the proficiency event, Serving Up Success, in which he demonstrated his serving skills in a restaurant simulation. Ashton placed fifth in the event. Breana Schlosser and Parker Stephens competed in the Entrepreneurship STAR event by presenting their business plan for a owning and operating a teen club. Breana and Parker placed second and are invited to compete at the state level in April.
The Weatherford FFA Chapter was well represented by students exhibiting breeding beef heifers, breeding sheep, and market sheep at the 2013 San Antonio Livestock Show. Emilee Munchrath, a Junior FFA member and 1st grader at Curtis Elementary, was Reserve Champion with her Miniature Hereford heifer "Miss Peanut". She also exhibited a 2nd place Beefmaster Heifer. Carson Terrell, a senior at WHS, and his Beefmaster heifer "Tootsie" placed 3rd in their class. Mason Castner, also a senior at WHS, was 5th in his age division class with "Pistol Annie" an Angus heifer. Dylan Chillcut, a 7th grade Junior FFA member, had the Grand Champion Suffolk Ewe. Brooke Chilcutt exhibited both the Reserve Champion Hampsire Ewe and Ram. Market sheep were exhibited by Ashley Kemp, Haley Farmer, and Brooke Chillcut.
Kelly Mitchell, a 2012 WHS graduate and Weatherford FFA alumni, was recently successful in passing a test to become a certified veterinary assistant. The certification was offered through her Applied Veterinary Medicine course through the Agriculture Science Department at WHS. She had to complete 500 hours of observation and activities in the classroom and a veterinary office as well as take an extensive written test. Kelly is currently an undergrad student at Tarleton State University studying pre-vet medicine.
The students from Weatherford did an outstanding job showing their heifers with great results competing against other students from all over Texas. Mason Castner, a senior at WHS and Weatherford FFA officer, placed second in his Angus heifer class with a calf named "Pistol Annie". Carson Terrell, also a senior at WHS, placed eighth in his class of Beefmaster heifers with "Tootsie". Both of these calves are projects being shown as part of the Houston Livestock Show Calf Scramble. The students and their heifers will return to the Houston show in March and compete for scholarships and prizes.
DECA Wins District and All 20 Students Advance to State!
DECA went to District competition with 20 students ready to take on 2400 students from other schools. We did not have one district champion, NO WE HAD EVERY SINGLE MEMBER OF OUR TEAM WIN DISTRICT AND ADVANCE TO STATE!!! When asked to give it their best, they gave it all and then some. To go 20 of 20 in a business contest is unheard and nearly impossible. Please when you see them in the Hall or in class let hem know how much we appreciate how hard they have worked to represent Weatherford High School with pride and dedication. Wish them luck as they get ready for State contest and as we continue to Cross the Line this Year.
Hospitality Service Team: Mary Kate Riddle & Julia Arenz; Marketing Communication Team: Walker Bateman & Kayli Heldt; Hotel & Lodging Management: Jennifer Cole; Business Law & Ethics Team Decision Making: Hayden Davis & Autumn Gieger; Principles of Business Management & Admin: Sydney Denham; Professional Selling Event: Alec Gaines; Marketing Management Series:Kristal Greer & Rachel Masters; Principles of Marketing: Amber Ingrum & Courtney Lane; Travel & Tourism Team Decision Making Event: Ashley Mogollon & Lashell Standifer; Business Finance: Hayden Nugent; Principles of Hospitality & Tourism Event: Darian Pavelka; Principles of Finance: Stephen Pressley; Sports & Entertainment Marketing: Jacob Simpson; Human Resources Management Series: Kaitlyn Turner.
Chilcutt Siblings Earn Sheep Awards at Fort Worth Stock Show
The Weatherford FFA was well represented by Brooke and Dylan Chilcutt at the breeding sheep show held at the Fort Worth Livestock Show this January. The siblings showed in both the open shows which allow entry of participants of any age in addition to the junior show that is held for school aged students.
Brooke Chilcutt's results during the Open Breeding Sheep Show are fourth and fifth place Dorset Ewe Lambs, second place pair of Dorsets, third place Hampshire Ram, fourth and tenth place Hampshire Ewe lambs, third place pair of Hampshire Ewes, third and fifth place yearling Hampshire Ewes, second place Hampshire Flock, and second place pair of Hampshire sheep. Dylan placed third with his Suffolk Ewe Lamb.
The Junior Breeding sheep show followed the next day. Brooke's results were fourth place Dorset Ewe Lamb, Reserve Champion Hampshire Ram, Reserve Champion Hampshire Ewe, and third place aged Hampshire Ewe. Dylan placed fouth with his Suffolk Ewe Lamb.
The Roo Elective Expo (formerly known as the Roo Review) was held on Tuesday, Jan. 22 This annual event is for 9th through 11th grade students and parents (8th graders are encouraged to check it out, too!). Students have the opportunity to see what courses are available as electives in grades 10-12. It is never too soon to think about what you might like to take and to ask questions about how to plan out your high school years so that you have room for all of your interests.
Teachers from Art to Agriculture, Choir to Calculus, and Health Science to History are on hand to answer questions about their courses and counselors will also be available if you have any questions.
The WHS Cosmetology Skills USA chapter earned $1800 worth of heaters when the students cut hair in front of Lowe's Home Improvement Store, last Saturday at their 1st Annual Haircuts for Heaters, kicking off the Weatherford Police Department's annual Heater Drive. The girls also invited new patrons to visit them for salon services with gift certificates to those not needing a haircut right away. All heaters will go to Parker County Senior Citizens in need of heat this winter. Heaters are still be collected at the Weatherford Police Department.
Floral Design Class
Liberty McClesky and Teddy Ladd create Thanksgiving table center pieces in Floral Design Class.
Career & Technical Education Students Visit Cowboys Stadium
Over 100 students of Mr. Lee Geffert, WHS Marketing Teacher and DECA Sponsor, recently travelled to Cowboy Stadium for a day of Touring and Career Awareness. The students were given an opportunity to go down on the field and toss a football around, tour the facility, including the locker rooms and suites, and visit with employees. They were also introduced to careers available through an organization such as the Dallas Cowboys.