Nambour State High School's show stopping success
THE Noosa District State High School Cattle Show Team continued its success at the recent Sunshine Coast Show, with numerous ribbons for the cattle and a great team effort demonstrated by all students involved.
Year 10 student Jessica Lowe won both the Under 15 Years Junior Judging and the Junior Paraders competitions.
Year 11 student Bronte Cook and Year 10 student Jaz Lomax placed second and third in the 15-18 Years Junior Judging Competition, while Year 10 student Ruby Hall made the finals of the 15-18 Years Junior Paraders competition.
Other team members Ben Pike and Tomika Richardson, unfortunately, missed out on ribbons this time.
Year 11 students Abi Higgs and Erin Carthew had the added responsibility of preparing and parading two angus heifers and a brangus bull from cattle studs near Gympie.
Both girls did a great job taking Grand Champion British Female with Myown Lily (owned by Martin Nolan), and Reserve Champion Tropical Bull with Dynamite Kryptonite (owned by Lucy Roche).
Martin and Lucy were unable to attend the show, but were able to provide transport for our school cattle.
NDSHS agricultural science teacher John Masterman was proud of his team's efforts and grateful for Martin and Lucy who provided an opportunity for the more experienced senior students to enhance their skills on less familiar stud beef cattle.
"On behalf of the Cattle Show Team, I would also like to thank Hazel Innes from Newinn Dexter Stud in Seib Road for her generous donation of white show coats," Mr Masterman said.