At the recent Georgia National Fair held in Perry last month students from Southeast Bulloch High and Middle schools, as well as Nevils and Brooklet elementaries, competed in the Georgia State Livestock Show.
In the State Market Goat Show, SEB's Ashley Galletta took first place overall amongst all the goats in her class, while Nevils' Rachel Williams won fourth place in showmanship in her class.
In the State Market Lamb Show, SEB's LeAnna Miller took fourth and fifth places in her class and fifth in showmanship.
Miller then went on to compete against all of the highest scoring exhibitors in the State Lamb Show for best exhibitor overall, and ended up winning the special "Master FFA Showman Award."
Her younger brother, SEB Middle student Bubba Miller, took third and fourth Places in his class, as well as scoring in the top 10 in showmanship with his lambs.
In the Heifer Show, Kelsey Waters of SEB took third and fifth places in her class with her animals. Her sister, Caroline Waters from SEB Middle, and Stilson student Daniel Lance, scored in the top 10 in showmanship in their animals classes.
In the Market Hog Show, SEB's Brooks Edwards took two fifth places in his class. Agricultural education teacher Susannah Lanier, who also serves as the area's top FFA Advisor, said she was proud of the students' accomplishments.
Lanier said, "Ashley Galletta winning best in her class was an incredible accomplishment, as she had to compete against more than 20 other exhibitors. On top of that, LeAnna Miller receiving the Master FFA Showman Award was the icing on the cake for our group's performance, as you can't get any title better than Master FFA."
Also competing at the state fair were, Ross Williams; Cal Saxon; Dalton Lance; Levi and Michael Snyder and William, Tyson, Tiffany and Tyler Joiner.