SWNM State Fair:
McWright's Pig Wins Swine Show
(Deming) – A Cross pig raised by Kenzi McWright was selected as the top swine for this year's Southwestern New Mexico State Fair.
McWright’s pig was judged the first-place medium-weight Cross before being selected breed champion, and ultimately, Grand Champion.
A pig raised by Reid Swinney was selected as the first place Hampshire before being selected as the breed champion and then Reserve Grand Champion pig.
Calleigh Sweetser raised the breed champion in the Duroc class… and the reserve breed champion Duroc was raised by Kari Dominguez.
Michael Diaz raised the O-P-B – or Other Pure Bred – breed champion… and Darin Stockton raised the O-P-B reserve breed champion.
Marc Dominguez raised the Hamp reserve breed champion… and Calleigh Sweetser raised the Cross reserve breed champion.
Other youth raising pigs which placed in the top three of their respective classes were: Marc Dominguez… Taylor Nunn… Tee Pickett… Zane Stockton… Kylan Swinney… and Stacy Swope.
Also… the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion turkeys, and the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion chickens were all raised by Megan Phillips.
Thundercats Compete this Weekend
(Deming) – This Saturday the Deming High Thundercats robotics team will compete in the BEST – or Boosting Engineering and Science Technology – competition at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.
Team Thundercats attends two robotics competitions each school year: BEST, which is held in the fall, and FIRST – which means For Inspiration of Science and Technology – and is held in the spring.
Building, programming, design, writing, videography, photography, and business/marketing skills are all utilized in the competitions.
Reportedly, thirty-five teams from schools across New Mexico will compete this Saturday in robotics, creativity and ingenuity.
The Thundercats began their season August 29th, and had six weeks to build a robot that would be specific to the course of Saturday’s competition.
This year's competition theme is "Pay Dirt."
The Deming High students will compete against other teams in a four-team match, collecting ore and other game pieces.
The value of the game pieces changes in every match, with the value increasing or decreasing in points.
Winners of Saturday’s tournament advance to a regional platform in Dallas.
The Thundercats are under the direction of David Wertz, Teresa Hutts and David Jaramillo.
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