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Texas High School Student Makes History By Winning Grand Champion Prize With Her Steer

Texas High School Student Makes History By Winning Grand Champion Prize With Her Steer

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Angel Allen, a high school senior in Houston, Texas made history by becoming the first African American woman to win a Grand Champion Prize with her steer, ABC 13 News reports.

Allen is a student at Nimitz Senior High School, which is a part of the Aldine Independent School District. Every year, Aldine hosts their annual Livestock Show. This year Allen entered her steer, Butterscotchm into the competition. For nine months, she raised the steer in preparation. And at the 61st annual Aldine ISD Livestock Show, Butterscotch took home the Grand Champion prize!

The award is the highest honor a competitor can receive and Allen is the first Black woman to get this achievement. During the auction portion of the show, Butterscotch was sold for more than $16,000. The annual event draws a large crowd, featuring elementary and middle school tours, an art exhibit, a science fair, a dinner and the live auction, according to the district’s website. 

Students from various high schools across the district submit their livestock into the competition. Allen was one of 7 total students in this year's show from 4 different high schools in the area. The animals are sold to various companies and buyer groups and this year’s auction made over $200,000. All of the proceeds are given directly to the students. 

Congratulations Angel! What an accomplishment!

Photo Courtesy of Aldine ISD