Terry HS student balances being livestock exhibitor & senior

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FORT BEND COUNTY – Some children may not take to animals, but that certainly wasn’t the case for Megan Grant. Our Class Acts of the Week has been showcasing animals at the Fort Bend County Fair since she was 8-years-old.

Megan says, “I started in junior FFA with rabbits and I’ve eventually shown everything. This year I’ll show a lamb which my last animal, and I’ll have exhibited with every species at the Fort Bend County Fair.”

It’s certainly not easy and takes an enormous amount of time and patience.

Megan says, “It’s frustrating. Like I said, you have to communicate with a 13-hundred pound animal to tell him what to do in the ring and he doesn’t know what you want him to do.”

“So naturally if he doesn’t do it, you’re going to get frustrated and also with school and all my other activities, it gets to be a lot at times.”

Try these hours out: up at the crack of dawn or earlier and then in the barn until about 10:30 at night, all the while taking college level classes, but she wouldn’t want to do anything else.

“It gives me joy. It’s what I like to do. People like to play basketball , play football, I like raising cattle, raising animals, knowing that I’m caring for another living being and this is what’s going to support me in life and help me get through college.”

Megan has already chosen to become an Aggie and will attend Texas A&M in Fall of 2013, so she still has some work to do at Terry High School but her time at the county fair is drawing to a close.

“I haven’t fully grasped the concept that this is the last time I will do this, but I know it will come and I’ll accept the fact that I can’t — this is the end.”

It may be the end for this chapter but there’s still plenty of pages left unseen.

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