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Hancock student's poster places in national competition

Seth Feuchtenberger holds the poster that won a national prize in a Fraternal Order of the Eagles poster competition called "My Favorite Thing." Rae Yost/HancockRecord

Seth Feuchtenberger combined his love of animals with his ability to draw to earn a second place prize in a national Fraternal Order of the Eagles poster competition.

Feuchtenberger is a fourth-grader at Hancock Schools. He placed in the local Eagles poster competition to advance to the national competition. His second-place finish included a $100 prize.

The topic for the poster competition was "My Favorite Thing." Feuchtenberger shows heifers in 4-H competition and at a junior livestock show competition.

The poster includes a show heifer, " A purple ribbon, a showmanship belt buckle, my show stick and show box," Feuchtenberger said. "I like showing cattle. I like spending time with animals."

He hasn't won a purple ribbon yet, "this is a goal."

Classmates said they were impressed with Feuchtenberger's poster and his artistic skill.

"We never see him draw, only in art," classmate Riley Miller said.

Although he was excited to earn a place in the national competition he hadn't thought much about it.

He received a letter at home and "my mom thought it was junk mail and almost threw it away."

It took him about two nights to draw the poster. "I melted crayons with a candle to do the outline of my calf," he said.

He plans to enter the poster in an art contest associated with the national junior show this year. That show will be in Nebraska. Before the national show, he plans to show a heifer at the Stevens County Fair.

Feuchtenberger has some plans for his $100. He need to pay his dad for show heifer feed. He and his brother also want to buy a small square baler so they can bale hay for their dad.