IMPERIAL — A big smile could be clearly seen on Stacey Wills' face when her lamb was announced as the supreme grand champion Saturday at the California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta.
"I'm really happy. This is my senior year and I finally won," she said.
Stacey, 17, is a member of FFA at Southwest High School in El Centro, where she is a senior.
She has been participating in the competition since fourth grade. She said moments before the judge announced her and her lamb as the champions she was nervous. She did not expect to make it so far, she added.
Second to Stacey in the judging was Jared Brady, 17, of Holtville 4-H.
Jared conceded he was nervous. After eight years participating in the competition he said he still gets jitters before every judging. He also admitted he did not think his lamb would make it so far.