Three pigs in the pen

Three not-so-little pigs

Years from now, when our young men think back about their experiences in middle and high school, one of the things we hope they remember is that they helped open the M. L. Lewis Expo Center, the new show barn in Hollis. On February 18, 2019, seven young men from Westview and the daughter of one of our caregivers exhibited pigs for the first time in that show ring.

Terry Owens, Westview’s campus manager, led a team of caregivers to guide our young men through this effort: Angelene and Robbie Garrett, Bev and Donnie Leigh, and Geneva and Ray Owens.

Although we had pigs of most of the breeds present, we had a very strong trio of Herefords. Here are the results:

Keelan Coit – Second place, Class I, Cross

Kris Murrell – Third place, Class I, Hereford; First place, Class I, Yorkshire

Josh Reed – Second place, Class I, Duroc

Tyson Storie – First place, Class I, Hereford; Reserve Breed Champion

Sam Taylor – Third place, Class I, Hampshire

Eli Turner – First place, Class I, Duroc; Second place Class I Hereford

Dylan Van Horn – First Place, Class I, Spot

Skylar Keeton – Fourth place, Class I, Cross