Cat­tle club thrives

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS - ❏ Ge­orge Smith

THE Monto Cat­tle Club has had a mem­o­rable year.

A small group of Monto State High School stu­dents has spent the year achiev­ing big things.

The high point for the club was win­ning the school sec­tion of Rockhampton Beef Week.

In 2012 the club had a mem­ber­ship of 15 stu­dents from Years 8 to 12 with a to­tal of eight beasts. The group met ev­ery Fri­day af­ter­noon dur­ing term.

This year both school cap­tains, Madi­son May-Thomas and Sarah Birch, were cat­tle club mem­bers.

Year 10 stu­dent Cassie Wil­son said the de­ter­mi­na­tion of par­ents and res­i­dents had brought the club back to its full strength.

“The club was go­ing to close but par­ents con­vinced the school to keep it open and now we are well known for our cat­tle club,” Cassie said.

“It is not just know­ing cat­tle. When com­pet­ing at shows we have to ad­dress crowds, and this has brought out con­fi­dence in pub­lic speak­ing.

“We are con­fi­dent for next year, as­many of us have younger sib­lings who have grownup with cat­tle and are keen to join.

“We have al­ready signed up three Year 7s for next year.”

This year the Monto club won ev­ery age group in stud judg­ing at this year’s Rockhampton Show. Sarah Birch won the judg­ing over­all and Cassie Wil­son won the Cal­lide Car­case Com­pe­ti­tion with a record high score.

WIN­NING TEAM: Monto State High School Cat­tle Club (from back left) Kirsten Van­clooster, Dar­ren Goody, Brad­man Kenny, Sarah Birch, Madi­son May-Thomas, Cassie Wil­son, Danielle Smith, Cheyenne John­ston, (front) Amy Birch, Quinn John­ston, Luke Aisthorpe, Jarod Dahtler, Han­nah Staines.

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