AMP student to compete at AKc/Eukanuba national championship
Agriscience Magnet Program (AMP) student Katherine Howell, 14, and her dog “Cheddar” have qualified to compete at the American Kennel Club/Eukanuba National Championship in Orlando, Florida on Dec. 17-18, 2011.
Howell and Cheddar will compete against top show dogs in the country in the junior showmanship competition. They qualified by virtue of five wins in an open class in the past year.
As an AMP student, Howell is conducting a Supervised Agricultural Experience Project (SAE) where students are given a variety of options to choose from, including working with animals and conducting research. Howell chose to raise and competitively show dogs. She hopes her experience will help her to apply for future scholarships.
“SAE projects are so important because they allow students to apply what they are learning in their agriculture classes in a real-world setting,” said AMP teacher Deanna Roeder. “Katherine dedicates a lot of time and effort to becoming a top junior showman.”
The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship is the largest prize money dog show in the world, with cash and prizes awarded totaling more than $225,000. This prestigious competition is invitation-only. The show will air on the ABC Television Network on Feb. 4, 2012. Competition will also be streamed live on the American Kennel Club’s website at www.akc.org/aenc.
Posted on December 9, 2011