by Coy Holcombe.
The Eustace FFA Chapter has again shown how hard work and dedication pays off. Below is information received from FFA sponsors Zach Tappan and Theresa Tindel on the results of the San Antonio Ag Mechanics Show:
I have got to say that I am thoroughly impressed with the efforts and the outcome of the San Antonio Ag Mechanics Project Show. The professionalism that these young men exhibited was elite. In fact that is what the judges commented on that set them apart from the other competitors in their particular class. Tony Alfaro, Billy Crocker, Ethan Grimes, Michael James, Brady Tindel, and Logan Grimes each did their part in representing Eustace ISD and the Eustace FFA with class.
Having spent countless hours, during and after school, these young men constructed an outstanding project. The competition was tough and the show seemed to last an eternity. After all their time and effort they were awarded Class Champion out of 18 Gooseneck Lowboy trailers, with their 25’ Gooseneck Lowboy.
Not only are the projects judged on craftsmanship. They are judged from the standpoint of documentation of all Material Safety Data Sheets on consumables used, scale drawings of projects, complete pictures from start to finish of the students building the project themselves, knowledge of all TxDOT rules and regulations on trailers, knowledge of project, specific knowledge of the construction processes, creativity, and as said earlier professionalism is presenting their project.
For their efforts, these young men were awarded a prize pack valued at approximately $2000.00. It contained a 230 volt Lincoln MIG/Flux cored welder, Victor Cutting torch set, Miller Elite auto darkening welding helmet, several rolls of welding wire, and a few other small items.
We are very proud of these guys and hope that you feel the same pride in knowing that you were represented well. Please take the time to congratulate them personally.
Thank you for all of your support,
Tappan / Tindel