Spanish Fork Shows Well at State Fair

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By Tyler Galt

Students at Spanish Fork High School represented the school well at this year’s Utah State Fair. Spanish Fork FFA especially has a lot to be proud of: Grand Champions, class winners, well ran booths and activities, as well as good projects in general. Spanish Fork really looked good, and it’s all thanks to the hard work of students at Spanish Fork High School.
The livestock portion of the fair alone looked awesome in the eyes of those rooting for Spanish Fork. Kayden Worthington’s swine project looked great. He was the Grand Champion Senior Showman in the FFA division, and his younger brothers Seth and Luke won their divisions as well. Kayden said, “I had a pretty good show. We (the Worthingtons) swept showmanship, and we looked good in the market show too. We had four of our pigs in the top ten.” Kayden wasn’t the only one to have a good show. Jessica Swenson took Reserve Champion Market Steer. She and her calf blew through the competition in her class, and was only one shy of beating every calf in the whole barn for the overall champion. Both Kayden and Jessica brought home awards, but there were others at the fair who looked good too. Dozens of kids showed livestock that did really well.
Members from Spanish Fork FFA did great things in other areas of the fair too. Saturday night they helped run Little Hands on the Farm, a booth dedicated to teaching little kids about where their food and clothes come from. 1550 young kids participated Saturday night alone. They also ran the buyer’s dinner that night, a meal for nearly 500 buyers who come to support exhibitors and their livestock projects. Kasee smith, Spanish Fork FFA’s advisor said, “We did really well. We had a lot going on, and we still got it all done.”
Spanish Fork High School, especially the FFA program, did a great job at the State Fair. They truly represented the entire school and city with their outstanding projects and work. Against the best in the whole state, they rose to the occasion to show they are rock solid. Their success gives us one more reason to be proud to say “I go to Spanish Fork High School”