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Megan Greathouse of Fort Gibson FFA Shows Grand Champion Market Goat at 2016 OYE

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 10:16:48 CDT

Megan Greathouse of Fort Gibson FFA Shows Grand Champion Market Goat at 2016 OYE A large crowd gathered for the Thursday evening Oklahoma Youth Expo recognition of Scholarship winners and the Grand Champion Drive in the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City. Those who came saw seventy two 4-H and FFA members receive scholarships that total more than $180,000, while the participants in the four Grand Champion Drives jockeyed for the right to lead or drive one of the first four animals that will be auctioned in the Sale of Champions on Friday afternoon.

The first species that settled on a Grand Champion were the goats, with the Grand Champion Market Wether Goat shown and owned by Megan Greathouse of Fort Gibson FFA. Megan's Goat won the Division II competition earlier in the week.

The reserve Grand Champion Market Goat belongs to Halie Schovanec of the Garber FFA. Her Goat was the Heavy Weight Goat Champion, winning Division IV. The Bronze Medallion that goes to the third best Goat out of the 700 shown in the Market competition belongs to Katie Jo Eisenhauer of the Oklahoma County 4-H- her goat was the Light Weight Champion winning Division I before being declared third best in show.

The top three goats will sell as the fourth, eighth and twelfth animals in the Sale of Champions Friday afternoon- Click here for the OYE Sale of Champions Catalog.

The complete list of Champions and Reserve Champions of the four divisions in this year's contest include the following:

Division Champion Market Wether Goat Exhibitors:

Division I Champion Market Wether Goat: Katie Jo Eisenhauer, Oklahoma County 4-H

Division II Champion Market Wether Goat: Megan Greathouse, Fort Gibson FFA

Division III Champion Market Wether Goat: Bree Taylor, Kingfisher FFA

Division IV Champion Market Wether Goat: Halie Schovanec, Garber FFA

Reserve Division Champion Market Wether Goat Exhibitors:

Division I Reserve Champion Market Wether Goat: Sadie Heap, Tillman County 4-H

Divison II Reserve Champion Market Wether Goat: Keifer Neeley, Asher FFA

Division III Reserve Champion Market Wether Goat: Jill Mencke, Hennessey FFA

Division IV Reserve Champion Market Wether Goat: Julie Isbell, Fort Gibson FFA

We are proud to once again have a lot of photos helping tell the story of the 2016 Oklahoma Youth Expo. Already posted are more than 2,000 photos from the 2016 OYE, spread out over the entire event- and you can check them out on our FLICKR page that is located here. Exhibitors and their families are welcome to download their favorite pictures from our 2016 OYE Flickr Album.

Our Coverage of the 2016 Oklahoma Youth Expo is a service of ITC Great Plains, Your Energy Superhighway- learn more about this high voltage, transmission only utility and their committment to the communities they serve which is the cornerstone of their business- click here for their website. We also salute the title sponsor of the 2016 OYE, McDonalds- click here to learn more about how McDonalds is a leader in sustainability.



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