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Senior Class 2020
Congratulations
Sean Ard
Jaylen Babin
Devin Bates
Sara Beaty
Megan Brock
Brandel Capps
William Crook
Alyssa Dery
Denver Dobbs
Willard Frizzell
Nathan Gammill
Parker Hawkins
Hannah Landenberger
Zaine Mansell
Ivan Martinez
Ethan Mc Cain
Madison Megason
Sean Perkins
Makaya Pressley
Courtney Rawls
Alanna Roberts
Tristen Roberts
Madison Rushing
Savanna Scott
Abram Segura
Sierra Sprague
Samantha Streib
Jacob Stubblefield
Joshua  Swofford
Ethan Taliaferro
Justin Taylor
Weylin Twombly
Tyler Weeks
Patrick Ousley
2020 Poolville High School Graduation - June 5, 2020
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Poolville High School Principal Jennifer Shifflett welcomed parents and graduates to the 2020 graduation ceremony held at Porcupine Stadium in Springtown. 


Superintendent Jeff Kirby introduced the ISD board members.
The Salutatory Address was given by Devin Bates.


The Valedictory Address was given by Brandel Capps.
Not everyone took advantage of the opportunity to decorate his or her hat, but some did. Others opted for new shoes!
The long awaited hat toss.  Congratulations Class of 2020!
Honor graduate Tyler Weeks take her queue to move her tassel to the other side of her cap, indicating that she has filled the requirements of the Texas State Board of Education for a high school graduate.
In a ceremony that lasted less than an hour, the 2020 Poolville High School Class graduated last night. The event was held at Porcupine Stadium in Springtown, courtesy of Springtown ISD. It was the only way to allow family members and guests to attend the event. The June evening was warm, but thankfully the guests and most of the graduates were in the shade of the western bleachers facing east. The board members and principals were not so lucky.

Prior to the processional, Michael Thurman, Director of Staff and Student Services explained the use of the venue and the protocols that had to be followed.

The seniors entered the stadium from the east and walked two by two across the field and took their assigned seats, all appropriately spaced six feet from one another. The invocation was given by senior Samantha Streib, followed by a welcome by high school Principal Jennifer Shifflett.

District Superintendent Jeff Kirby then welcomed the students and introduced the Poolville ISD Board Members, some of whom were present and some of whom were not.

Following those introductions, Devin Bates, the salutatorian, gave her short address, followed by a little more lengthy address by valedictorian Brandal Capps.

The diplomas, which were enticingly displayed on two tables, were finally presented to students. Those students who received scholarships were announced as they received their diplomas.

Once all the diplomas were presented, the class was presented to Jeff Kirby, who instructed the students to move their tassels and certified them as high school graduates. As soon as tassels were moved, the hat toss ensued, and that was the end of that. Graduation was over. There was no recessional.

If you would like to watch the graduation, the school has provided the following Youtube link:  


Lot 34 – Stryker Stegall
Jersey Grand Champion Dairy Heifer 
Club or Chapter: Poolville FFA 
Comments: My name is Stryker Stegall, and I just finished 3rd grade at Poolville Elementary School. I live in Poolville and both of my parents teach there. I showed my Jersey dairy heifer, Maizy, at the Parker County Stock Show. She won Grand Champion Jersey and I won Junior Showmanship Champion while showing her! I have been showing Maizy for a year now. During this past year I showed her at the Southplains Show in Lubbock, The State Fair Show in Dallas, the Fort Worth Stock Show and Parker County stock show. I feed Maizy and walk her almost every day. She eats two scoops of feed that has 38% protein and also eats lots of coastal hay and grass. I appreciate all that you donate towards my heifer. The money I earn at the Parker County Stock Show will go towards the cost of showing future projects next year, and I am also putting money back for college. Thanks! 


Lot 56 – Gus Gammill
Placing: 1st Place Market Steer
Club or Chapter: Poolville FFA
Comments: Hello my name is Gus Gammill and 15 years old. I’m the Poolville FFA reporter. I’m on the livestock judging team and take part on the skills team. I also play on the Poolville basketball and baseball team. This is my first year showing a steer, I have put forward many hours in the barn getting my steer “hank” ready for the county show. I had to push forward with many animals worried if covid-19 was going to cancel our show season. I am thankful for anybody who took part in making sure that showmen like me could get the chance to show our projects that we have spent many hours on. I’d appreciate any contribution towards my steer which will be put towards in purchasing future projects and college funds.

Lot 77 – Steleigh Stegall
Placing: 1st Place Dairy Heifer 
Club or Chapter: Poolville FFA 
Comments: Howdy! My name is Steleigh Stegall and I just finished my sophomore year at Poolville High School. I live in Poolville and both my parents teach there. I play basketball, volleyball, golf and run cross country. I’m am also the FFA Chapter President and the Vice President of the Oil Belt FFA District . The Jersey Dairy Heifer I just showed was purchased with the help of money I earned from the PCLIA 2019 Calf Scramble. My scramble donor was the DJ Garner Memorial so I thought it was fitting to name my heifer DJ in honor of him. DJ Garner was very involved in the Parker County Stock Show and helping kids in Parker County. I have showed Dairy Heifers for three years now. Besides our county show, I also show at the major shows in Lubbock, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. I feed my Jersey heifer feed with 38% protein and she also eats lots of coastal hay and grass. I spend at least 30 minutes her nearly every day. With the donations I receive I will use the money to purchase another project to show for the next year. I will also put a portion of the money back to help me pay for college. Thanks for your help and support! 

Lot 79 – Cade Hines
Placing: 2nd Place Market Steer 
Club or Chapter: Poolville FFA 
Comments: “Frank” the steer and I placed 2nd in light weight American class. Frank was born and raised on our family ranch and I am very happy with the success we had this year! 

Lot 86 – Kinley Murphy
Placing: 2nd Place Market Steer
Club or Chapter: Poolville FFA 
Comments: Kinley and “Ace” the steer. Ace placed 2nd in the light weight European market steer division. Ace went on to win reserve Parker County bred steer. Kinley and Ace also finished 4th in the showmanship class. They made a great team together! 

Lot 107 – Evan Lang
Placing: 2nd Place Crop 
Club or Chapter: Poolville FFA 
Comments: My name is Evan Lang. I just completed my Junior year at Poolville High School where I have attended since kindergarten. I have enjoyed showing at the Parker County Stock Show since the age of six. I have learned a lot through the years growing and showing. Growing our own food on a small scale has taught me to appreciate the farmers that grow large quantities and the problems that are usually beyond our control that can devastate a crop. Showing has been a benefit to me in so many ways. It has proven that hard work and pride in your work will always yield a positive outcome. The money that I receive from my crop of Black Beauty Zucchini will help me in the near future to attend Weatherford College to finish up the basics and then on to Tarleton State University. 

Lot 117 – Tanner Hamlin
Placing: 3rd Place Market Steer 
Club or Chapter: Poolville FFA 
Comments: My name is Tanner Hamlin and I am presenting my Market Steer project. “Joe” was my calf scramble project for the 2020 Parker County Stock Show. He is also the first steer I have ever shown. This proved to be a challenge in dealing with the Coronavirus quarantine but, I prepared as best as I could have. I am a member of Poolville FFA and I enjoy working with my FFA animal projects. I am active in Welding class and play on the Varsity basketball team as well as work for members of my community whenever I can. I look forward to showing a new project in the near future. Any monies received from this auction will be used for animal projects as next year will be my Senior year and I would like to attend additional shows as well as have additional animals for next year’s county show. Thank you for taking the time to visit the auction page to support me and all exhibitors in Parker County. I hope you will consider bidding or choose the "Add On" option. Thank you for your support! 

Lot 122 – Zane Shifflett
Placing: 3rd Place Market Swine 
Club or Chapter: Poolville FFA 
Comments: My name is Zane Shifflett and I will be a junior next year at Poolville High School. I have been participating in livestock shows since I was 6 years old, exhibiting a variety of species over the years. Along with being involved in the show industry, I spend a lot of my time playing baseball for my high school and through a select baseball team. I hope to one day attend Texas Tech University with an agricultural based degree and put my trust in the Lord to guide me to a successful future. Thank you to all volunteers and advisors for your help and dedication to your students. 

Lot 127 – Ty Smeal
Placing: 3rd Place Market Swine 
Club or Chapter: Poolville FFA 
Comments: My name is Ty Smeal and I have been showing through Poolville FFA since I was 6. I show hogs and I have shown goats. Pigs are my favorite. Aside from showing, I am very active in sports. Thank you supporting the kids of Parker County and me. 

Lot 151 – Eli Lang
Placing: 3rd Place Crop 
Club or Chapter: Poolville FFA 
Comments: My name is Eli Lang and I have been showing crops at the Parker Count Show since I was six. I am fourteen and just completed my eighth grade year where I have worked hard and have the top GPA overall. I have lived on a farm in Poolville my entire life. We raise sheep, cattle, and grow a large garden. Growing and raising our own food has so many benefits. Not only does it taste good but I know exactly what is in it and this is reassuring that we are getting healthy, clean food. Showing at the Parker County Show has taught me patience and speaking skills that I use daily. The money received from my crop of Freckled Squash will be saved to attend college. Thank you so much for supporting the youth of Parker County. 

Lot 173 – Payton Jennings
Placing: 4th Place Market Swine 
Club or Chapter: Poolville FFA 
Comments: I would first like to thank the PCLIA for working hard to make this 2020 show happened. With the change in the school the extra time was all spent at the barn preparing my animal for the opportunity to show. Next is the my senior year and the end of an era for our family. Thank you any support brought my way and know that I will use it to make my senior go out with a bang!!! 


Lot 189 – Braydon Smeal
Placing: 4th Place Market Goat 
Club or Chapter: Poolville FFA 
Comments: My name is Braydon Smeal. I have been showing under the Poolville FFA Chapter since I was 6 years old. I have been showing goats for the last 4 years. I have worked really hard with this goat because he is so stout. He made me work harder to be better. I am also very active besides FFA. I love to play basketball and baseball. Thank you for supporting me and all the others kids of Parker County. 

Lot 203 – Payton Biggers
Placing: 5th Place Market Swine 
Club or Chapter: Poolville FFA 
Comments: My show project this year was my final project for my senior year. When I first got this barrow he did not like me one bit. I had to work endlessly just trying to get the pig to let me pet his head, which was the hard part. Once I gained this bond with him, he would do anything I wanted. Although, he was the most stubborn animal I have ever raised, he is one that taught me the most. After losing the most important parts of my senior year, daily life changing, and being quarantined, this pig kept me going on a routine up until the very end. I will always be grateful for FFA and everything it is has taught me. 

Lot 206 – Kinley Murphy
Placing: 5th Place Market Lamb 
Club or Chapter: Poolville FFA 
Comments: Kinley and “Chuck” the lamb! Chuck was a 5th place heavy weight medium wool lamb and weighed 162 lbs. 


Lot 207A – Greta Gammill
Placing: 5th Place Finewool Lamb 
Chapter: Poolville FFA 
Comments: Hello my name is Madalynn Grae Gammill. I’m 12 years old and go to Poolville. I play basketball, volleyball, run track and cross country. This is my third year showing animals and second year with lambs and I really love it. I have spent countless hours in the barn with my projects with the washing, feeding and working with them. I was so excited when we finally got the word that we would get to have the show. Thank you to everyone that helped in making it happen. Any help and donation will be greatly appreciated and will be used to purchasing more animals to show or breed like I have with my lamb from last year. Thanks and god bless. 

Lot 216 – Emily Allen
Placing: 5th Place Market Turkey 
Club or Chapter: Poolville FFA 
Comments: My name is Emily Allen. I will be a senior at Poolville High School next year. I have raised turkeys for several years and this is the first year that I have made the sale. I enjoy raising turkeys, it allows me to spend extra time with my family. Any money that I receive will go towards my college education. I hope to become a Veterinarian because, I love caring for all kinds of animals. Like Norman Vincent Peale once said, "To be successful is to be helpful, caring and constructive, to make everything and everyone you touch a little bit better." 




Lot 225 – Matthew Snyder
Placing: 6th Place Market Swine 
Club or Chapter: Poolville FFA 
Comments: This was my first year to show and it was a lot of fun. With hard work, dedication and great advice from my FFA advisors I was able to place. What I have learned from my pigs is not everything goes as planned. They have taught me to go with the flow and adapt as I go. I have discovered a new passion and that is everything pig. I am eagerly awaiting my next project and show. I would like to give a special thank you to my amazing AG teachers this year, they also have taught me a lot. Thank you for your support. 



Lot 226 – Cade Hines
Placing: 6th Place Market Lamb 
Club or Chapter: Poolville FFA 
Comments: This was my first year showing a market lamb “Jerry” we placed 6th in the class. It was a great experience and I’m looking forward to showing lambs in the future! Thanks for your support! 






Lot 242 Gus Gammill
Placing: 7th Place Market Lamb 
Club or Chapter: Poolville FFA 
Comments: Hello my name is Gus Gammill and 15 years old. I’m the Poolville FFA reporter. I’m on the livestock judging team and take part on the skills team. I also play on the poolville basketball and baseball team. This is my first year showing lambs, I have put forward many hours in the barn getting my lamb “hulk” ready for the county show. I had to push forward with many animals worried if covid-19 was going to cancel our show season. I am thankful for anybody who took part in making sure that showmen like me could get the chance to show our projects that we have spent many hours on. I’d appreciate any contribution towards my lamb which will be put towards in purchasing future projects and college funds.





Lot 253 – Greta Gammill
Placing: 8th Place Market Lamb 
Club or Chapter: Poolville FFA 
Comments: Hi my name is Greta Reese Gammill. I am 9 years old and will be going into the forth grade and finished on the AB honor roll. I enjoy playing sports, riding horses and working with my lambs. I would get up early before school and go feed Hoss which is my lamb with my brother and sister. When I got off the bus after school I would do my homework then go to the barn and wash, feed and exercise Hoss. I’ve been working pretty hard on my showmanship but listening to my sister can be hard sometimes but she is pretty good at it. We have been pretty scared that we would not get to show but was really excited when go told the show was on. I was super excited about getting to show and then placing with Hoss. I want to thank everyone that helped with the show and everyone that helps with buying my lamb Hoss. I will use the money to buy more lambs and hopefully be able to get a lamb and go to my first major. Again thank you for all the help and support. 

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