Stopping for dinner at a quaint little outdoor cafe. Dominic ordered lasagna.
Pictured from left: Jody (Mandy's Mom), Kelli, Kim Arntz (Petaluma High School Ag Advisor), Dominic, Mandy, Sam & Rocco. Thanks Lynn (Rocco's Mom) for snapping the photo!
The next day, Dominic and the Team toured the Royal Highland fairgrounds.
This breed of cow (bull in this case) is called the Highland Cow.
Umm...the Scottish know how to pack a show box.....(the drinking age is 18)
In the afternoons at the fairgrounds they have what is called "The Parade of Champions."
Here the champion horses and ponies are paraded beginning with the Draft horses and finishing with the little Shetlands. How cute are they?!
One of the champion bulls.
A Highland Cow.
The parade of Champion Cows.
Competition Day arrives. Sam, Mandy, Kelli and Rocco are ready to begin. Dressed in their official dress, a white lab coat (this is the way of the Scottish).
Competition begins. Sam taking his notes.
Total concentration from Rocco.
Mandy taking her notes.
Kellie, sizing everything up.
The team of four was broken down to two teams of two. They judged against the other two top U.S. FFA teams, the top U.S. 4-H teams from the national show in Madison, Wisconsin and the top three U.S. Jr. College teams as well.
The U.S. teams do not compete against the Scottish teams for the fact that the Scottish teams also test on sheep, beef and take a written test on Scotland agriculture laws. But word has it, comparing the Dairy Evaluation portion scores of the Scottish teams to our team, U.S. would retain the top scores.
U.S. Petaluma Team #1 ~ Mandy & Kelli came in 1st Place!!!
U.S. Petaluma Team #2 ~ Rocco & Sam came in 2nd Place!!!
In addition, Rocco was the 1st Place High Individual overall! Mandy was 2nd Place High Individual and Kelli was 3rd High Individual!
Way To Go Team!!! An experience they will remember for a lifetime!
Here they are receiving their awards.
Dominic was in Scotland for the competition portion only. The rest of the team and their families will continue on, touring parts of Europe for the next week and a half.
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