At last years state market hog show the GJSB announced plans to give away ten $500 scholarships and this will happen on Thursday at the state show. Below are the guidelines that will be followed. Good luck to all seniors.


ShowTec/Georgia Junior Swine Boosters

Senior Swine Scholarships


The ShowTec Scholarships are independent of and have no association with the Junior Premium Catalog Scholarships.


Eight scholarships will be awarded based on points accumulated from showmanship and skillathon placings.  

Two scholarships will be awarded to the students, by the students.

After 12th grade showmanship, 12th grade exhibitors will vote for 1 female and 1 male exhibitor to receive scholarships.


Points will be awarded for Senior showmanship as follows:


1-100                             5-92                      9-84

2-98                               6-90                      10-82

3-96                               7-88

4-94                               8-86


Exhibitors selected in their Heat 75

All other participating exhibitors 65


Points will be awarded for Senior skillathon as follows:


Exhibitors will receive one point for each correct answer.  Skillathon test will consist of 100 questions.


Exhibitors must participate in all three segments of the scholarship selection process to be eligible for a $500 ShowTec Scholarship.


The three segments are:

                                       Senior Showmanship

                                         Senior Voting

                                         Senior Skillathon


Senior voting and Skillathon will take place 30 minutes after the conclusion of Senior Showmanship.

The location of the vote and Skillathon will be announced before Senior Showmanship begins.


Contestants' numbers must be worn during showmanship, voting and the skillathon contests.


Exhibitors can pickup their contestant numbers at the announcer stand before Senior Showmanship, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning.


*An exhibitor can only receive one ShowTec $500 scholarship.


*Scholarship winners and parents will be asked to sign a release form so photographs can be used for publicity purposes.


*No one except participating Senior exhibitors and contest officials will be allowed in the contest area during the voting and skillathon.


*Once the skillathon begins, no talking or communication will be allowed.  No cell phones allowed in the skillathon area.


*Special needs assistance will be available for the skillathon with prior arrangements.

Contact Tim Varnedore [log in to unmask], Tommy Waldrop -  [log in to unmask] or Steve Morgan [log in to unmask] by



*All decisions made by the scholarship committee are final.


*There will be no appeal process.


*The scholarship committee reserves the right to make any changes they deem necessary to this process.


*If an Exhibitor is disqualified from the State Market Hog Show for any reason, this will result in a forfeiture of all ShowTec scholarship premiums, as well as any other prize money associated with Georgia Junior Swine Boosters.


Exhibitors can go to the following web site to obtain information to use in studying for the Skillathon.   This website can be used to help prepare, but other information including this website may be included on the skillathon test.

Tommy Waldrop
Area Livestock Teacher
South Region