Two members of the Lincoln Land Community College Livestock Judging Team recently earned All-American status at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
LLCC sophomores Mason Gordon and Adrian Austin, both of Springfield, were among the 15 students nationwide to earn the distinction.
To earn All-American status, students must excel in the classroom, and compete and score well in major national collegiate livestock events including the Kansas City Royal, North American International Exposition in Louisville, and the National Western Stock Show in Denver.
Gordon, who is originally from Rushville, Indiana, plans on transferring to Purdue University after graduating from LLCC to major in agribusiness and political science. Austin, originally from Mt. Vernon, is planning to go to Kansas State University after graduating to major in ag communications.