Angel Allen, a senior at Nimitz Senior High School made school and Aldine ISD history when her animal received the Grand Champion title at the 61st annual Aldine ISD Livestock Show.
This is the highest title a FFA student can earn/receive and she is the first African American young woman in all 61 years to receive the high honor.
FFA is an intracurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. It is one of the three components of agricultural education. The letters “FFA” stand for Future Farmers of America.
Angel’s steer Butterscotch was recently auctioned off at the Aldine ISD Sale of Champions for $16,500. All funds made during the auction go directly to the students.
FFA is popular in Texas and in the Houston community. Angel raised her steer for 9 months to prepare him for showing and auction. Many students participate in FFA because they love animals but also because it gives them an opportunity to earn money for college, university after graduating from high school.