HITCHCOCK — Regan Delesandri has done it again. The senior at Clear Creek High School set two records this week at the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo when she became the first person to win grand champion steer four years in a row, which sold for $25,000 at Wednesday night’s junior livestock auction.
Hunter Heavy Equipment from Texas City made the highest bid in the 75-year history of the fair and rodeo, fair coordinator Melondy Bender said.
Bids on nearly seven grand champions were up this year, she said.
“It’s exciting when you break a record,” Bender said. “It’s exciting for the kids.”
Delesandri agreed. The Wildcats 4-H member has collected $75,000 in winning bids from grand champion steers since she was a freshman.
“It feels awesome,” she said.
Winning bids on grand champions reached $70,000. Together, grand champions and reserve grand champions netted a total of $113,500.
Chemical Process and Production from Santa Fe bid more than $15,000 on champions and reserve champions alone.
A total of 21 students were awarded $55,000 in scholarships before the auction.
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