Students showed off their work Thursday in hopes of winning big at the Nueces County Junior Livestock Show.

The next couple of days are a big deal for everyone at the show as judging continues Friday followed by an eventful weekend.

As the show comes to an end, the judging kicks into high gear among the rabbits, cows, and shop work. Students hope their months of hard work will score high with the judges to take home a blue ribbon.

"It's been really good. You would've thought with the weather being up in the air and all of that, that people would've been a little on edge, but they really weren't. Everything has gone very smoothly, and we've slowly gotten our animals, all of our exhibitors, in," NCJLS President Michelle Williams said. "So it's been good."

Williams added that so far the energy and turnout have been incredible and hopes more people will watch this weekend. Saturday is the big sale day when students hope to win scholarship money.

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