Elizabeth Hines, 11, a sixth grade student at Jacksboro Elementary is currently in her third year of competing in livestock shows.
Hines started competing when she was 8 years old. The first year of competition Hines' received five ribbons in third and second place. She improved in her second year with the same amount of ribbons however in first, second, third place.
So far Hines has raised a total of five barrows in her stock show career and has earned over 10 ribbons. She spends 21 to 24 hours a week on maintaining the condition of the pig and even though sometimes Hines' parents cannot help her, she keeps going.
“The pig keeps me motivated, they need to be cared for,” Hines said.
Hines enjoys competing in the county fair with her craft projects. She will enter a quilt she constructed recently, as well as, two drawings.
Hines competes in the Jack County show and also the Ft. Worth Stock Show in 2014.
Read the full article in the Jack County Herald, Jan. 3