Tops in Their Class

SSHS ag mechanics students win in Houston

From Staff Reports

Mar. 7, 2007 - Sulphur Springs High School students came away from the 2007 Houston Ag Mechanics Show with three honors for making first in class, one for second in class, a grand championship and numerous ribbons.

Staff Photo by Angela Pitts

Sulphur Springs High School students won numerous awards for their hard work during the 2007 Houston Ag Mechanics Show held at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Ag Mechanics students (top, from left) Bobby Brantley, Jimmy Helfferich, Jameison Dial, Colby Temples, Dustin Gant, John Holland, (bottom, from left) Brennan Rhoades, Chris Kultgen, Matt Bender and Brandon Sandlin stand in front of a 32-foot float trailer, sponsored by Fisher Farms of Yantis, that took first place

Brandon Sandlin took top honors by claiming a first place ranking in Class 10 for his woodworking station, but also the grand championship title in the electrical division.

Colten Stageberg and Chad Rocker were ranked first in Class 27 for their float trailer, and also earned a blue and purple ribbon.

First in Class 28 went to Bobbie Brantley, Colby Temples and Dustin Gant for their cattle trailer. They also earned a blue and purple ribbon.

Second in Class 10 went to John Holland, Brennan Rhoades and Jimmy Helfferich, who also received the reserve champion title in the electrical division.

Blue ribbons went to Colten Froneberger, Class 10; Britton Diamond, Class 5; Brii Vasquez And Ryan Cooey, Class 16; and Jameison Dial, Class 3.

Colten Froneberger and Somer Gregory also both received blue and purple ribbons in class 18.

There were more than 650 entries this year. The projects were shown by 185 schools from all over Texas.

"Our students did a great job," said SSHS instructor Dan Froneberger of the students' work at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

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