The Granbury FFA horse judging team captured the state championship and a national bid during state competition on April 24, 2021, at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
Maddy Lee, Ashtyn Liming, Blythe Ogburn, and Naomi Ornelles won first place among 69 competing teams. Individually, Ornelles was second, Ogburn was 15th, and Liming was 19th.
“Our team has worked hard since the beginning of January and their efforts have paid off,” commented GHS agricultural science teacher Ondrea Kerr. “This is a huge deal. As their coach, I cannot be more proud, and they will get to carry Texas and Granbury High School to Nationals this October in Indianapolis.”
The team was among five Granbury High School squads competing in Future Farmers of America state judging contests after advancing from Area VIII Career Development Events earlier in the month. Others competing in state events were:
Entomology: Lauren Bower, Andrew Nickell, Tina Pham (7th place individually), Kenzie Prock