Parker County Today July 2017 - Page 94

our youth: AG STARS Rendy White Just Kiddin’ Around  She’s a True Ag Show Pro who prefers to win, but even when she doesn’t, it’s not going to get her down. BY SCOTLYN OGLE 92 Courtesy photo F or Rendy White, showing is a tradition that runs deep in her family. Her older siblings participated in showing while they were growing up, just like her father and uncles before them. Starting her own showing career at the young age of seven, she had gained prior experience through her siblings showing animals by watching and helping with their animals while she was grow- ing up. This experience has led her to where she is today.  Her biggest inspiration throughout her time showing, though, has been her older sister, Rylee, who taught her how to show animals. “She has always been so supportive of me, and was a terrific shower herself,” Rendy said. “I want to be just like her one day.”  Rendy typically raises two lambs and a goat at the same time, and her favorite memory during a show was when both her lambs won on the same day. Though she has won first place a couple of times, she is still working on her showing technique and strives to be the best that she can be.  Her favorite part about showing is the feeling she gets when she walks out of the arena when she is done showing her animal, and she knows just how much her hard work paid off. “Showing has taught me that I need to work hard if I want to be the best,” said Rendy.  She works her animals multiple days a week for hours at a time to prepare them. Her dedication and hard work have led to her making it to sale every year that she has shown animals. Rendy just recently showed her lamb at the Parker County Youth Livestock Show during the rodeo, placing third in her class.  When she has time outside of showing, Rendy plays for a select basketball team and plays volley- ball. Although she will be entering ninth grade at Weatherford ISD this fall, she has big plans to continue her education to become a pediatric surgeon.