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Annual stock show wraps up with presentation of Master Showman Award to Addison Duncan

Annual stock show wraps up with presentation of Master Showman Award to Addison Duncan
January 11
10:24 2021

The 2021 Stephens County Junior Livestock Show and Sale started Thursday evening, Jan. 7, with the weigh-ins and Rabbit Division and wrapped up with the seventh annual Jacob Jackson Master Showman Award, followed by the presentation of the awards and belt buckles, on Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Stephens County Agriculture and Community Center.

After the show, the sale portion of the event took place.

This year’s SCJLS included more than 100 local youth who competed in 63 classes, as well as the Ag Mechanics and Floral Design contests.

Jacob Jackson Master Showman Award

Addison Duncan, who was the Swine Division Senior Showman, won the Jacob Jackson Master Showman Award. In the Swine Division, she showed the Grand Champion Gilt. She also showed goats and won the Grand Champion Breeding Goat award.

Matt Colbert, judge of the 2021 Jacob Jackson Master Showman Award, talks to Addalyn Jackson, the daughter of the late Jacob Jackson, for whom the award is named. Tye Jackson, Jacob’s brother, was on hand to help present the award. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

The Jacob Jackson Master Showman Award contest includes the senior showmanship winners from the SCJLS divisions of rabbit, sheep, goat, swine and cattle.

Participants may only win the award one time. This year, Kason Knight was named the Senior Sheep Showman, but since he  won the Jacob Jackson Master Showman Award in 2019, he was not eligible to compete in the final competition on Saturday. So, Rylan Sims was named as the Reserve Senior Sheep Showman and competed for the award.

In the contest, each exhibitor must show a rabbit, sheep, goat, swine and steer/heifer, regardless of which category they originally won in. The contestants often borrow the other animals from their friends and fellow exhibitors and seek out advice on showing the animals they are not accustomed to showing.

Matt Colbert of Lubbock judged the showman competitions for the individual divisions, as well as the final contest for the Master Showman Award. He is originally from Breckenridge and competed in the stockshow when he was a student.

The contestants in the 2021 Jacob Jackson Master Showman Award competition were:

  • Rylan Sims — Sheep Division Senior Showmanship winner
  • Magdalynn Paul — Rabbit Division Senior Showmanship winner
  • Caroline Turner — Goat Division Senior Showmanship winner
  • Addison Duncan — Swine Division Senior Showmanship winner
  • KayLee Langford — Cattle Division Senior Showmanship winner

The award is named after the late Jacob Jackson, who died in 2014 at the age of 33. The award was first given out in 2015, and it was presented to Duncan by Tye Jackson and Addalyn Jackson, Jacob’s brother and young daughter.

SCJLS Divisions

The 2021 Stephens County Junior Livestock Show featured six divisions. For the list of winners in each division, click on the following links:

SCJLS: Kayla Wood, Magdalynn Paul, Cabel Perkins take top honors in Rabbit Division

SCJLS: Chloe Pugh, Hannah Moreno take top honors in Poultry Division

SCJLS: Kason Knight, Addison Street garner top awards in Sheep Division

SCJLS: Top honors in Goat Division go to Olyvia Perez, Addison Duncan and Caroline Turner

SCJLS: Addison Duncan, Caiden Gonzales take home top Swine Division awards

SCJLS: KayLee Langford, Kadynce Kennedy earn top awards in Cattle Division

Floral Design and Ag Mechanics

In addition to the six animals divisions, the annual Stephens County Junior Livestock Show includes two competitions that are a little different – the Floral Design Contest and the Agriculture Mechanics Contest. Both of those highlight other skills the students have.

The Floral Design Contest was an on-site design competition for the nine participants.

Contestants in the Floral Design competition work on their arrangements on Saturday morning. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/ Breckenridge Texan)

On Saturday morning, the students were provided with flowers, containers and tools with which to design a centerpiece that would be appropriate for a fall wedding. Each of the contestants could choose their own container and well as some of the extra floral pieces that were available. They had 60 minutes to decide on the style of their design and to create the centerpiece.

Competing in the contest were Thomas Hamilton, Grace Harper, Sydney Garland, Magdalynn Paul, Abigail Otts, Sophia Augillon, Denicia Rangel, Sadie Bailey and Aimee Toliver.

The winning designer received an award of $200, and the reserve designer received $100.

The entries were judged by Carla Hill and Ashley Creager of Main Street Floral and Gifts in Breckenridge. Shortes Cattle Co. provided the award money for the contest, and the flowers were provided by David and Shalon Wilson and the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center.

The Floral Design contest results were:

Grand Champion: Grace Harper
Reserve Champion: Sydney Garland

Kason Knight demonstrates his Cowboy Swing Grill to Chris Beard, the judge of the Ag Mechanics contest. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/ Breckenridge Texan)

The Ag Mechanics projects are divided into two categories – Farm Project and Recreation Project. They are judged on such categories as workmanship, design and materials, degree of difficulty, student’s knowledge of the project and more.

There were five entries in the contest: Kason Knight’s Cowboy Swing Grill; Jesse VanMeter’s Sheep/Goat Chariot; Jackson Woodward’s Deer Feeder; Chandler Blevins’ Portable Deer Feeder; and Ethan Flournoy’s Coffee Table.

The projects were judged by Chris Beard, who also judged the poultry division.

The results of the Ag Mechanics contest were:

Grand Champion Overall – Kason Knight
Reserve Champion Overall – Ethan Flournoy
Champion-Farm Project — Jesse VanMeter
Champion-Recreation – Kason Knight
Reserve Champion-Recreation — Ethan Flournoy

Champion Businesses

The 2021 Stephens County Junior Livestock Show’s Champion Businesses included:

Gold Level

Ezell Aviation
Raydon, Inc.

Silver Level

Flatworks, LLC
MLR Graphics
Rail A Ranch
Brad and Carey Woodward

Bronze Level

BASA Resources
Hurley and Donna Boles
Breckenridge Auto & Engine
Canyon Road Barn & Grill
Comanche Electric Cooperative Association
Clark Cattle Co.
Delta Oil & Gas
First National Bank
Four H Feed
Graham Savings
Hubbard Creek Ranch
Ingram Concrete
Kel-Abby Collision
Melton Kitchens Funeral Home
Moss Diesel Service
Parker Energy
Safari Resources
Turner Seed Co.
Wright Asphalt Products Co.

Friends of SCJLS

Arnot Oil Company
Breck Operating
Breckenridge Integrity Plumbing
Buck Canyon Ranch
Coffee State Farm
GC Carter Construction
K&S Air Conditioning
Morehart Metal Work
Owen Surveying
Kyle Yeates

Cutline, top photo: Addison Duncan is congratulated as the winner of the Jacob Jackson Master Showman Award by judge Matt Colbert. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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