San Antonio â€“ The Swine Skillathon was held Feb. 9, at the San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo.
This contest uses participantsâ€™ knowledge of the swine industry and several youth were recognized for their outstanding results by being rewarded with a 2012 San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo Scholarship.
One such youth was Tyler Brauneck of Sweetwater, Texas. Brauneck, an active member of the Roby FFA, enjoys horse judging and is an eagle scout. He hopes to eventually attend college for nursing.
Another youth was Austin Rocha of San Antonio, Texas. Rocha is an active member of Sandra Day Oâ€™Conner FFA and enjoys showing pigs and is an eagle scout. Rocha is a high school senior who will attend Texas A&M and major in Animal Science.
SALE has a rich tradition and history of stewardship to the community, agriculture industry and youth of Texas. With a clear vision of the future, a successful past and continual dedication from over 4,000 volunteers, SALE will continue to provide wholesome family entertainment and be a pillar of strength and support to the youth of Texas. To date, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo educational commitment exceeds $79 million in the form of scholarships, grants, endowments, auction, calf scramble program and show premiums paid to youth.