High school students conducting Stock Show tours for younger children are supposed to be wearing the official dress for FFA.
But that's tough when the temperature soars into the 70s. The students wear a white button up shirt, tie or scarf and corduroy blue jacket that has to be completely zipped up at all times. They're also normally supposed to wear dress shoes, and for girls, knee length black skirts and black pantyhose, but because the teens were walking through barns, that rule was relaxed for the Stock Show, said Arlington Heights High School teachers Linsey Fowler and Cody Davenport. (L: FFA member Sarah Linan assists a FWISD student)
By early afternoon, a student from another FFA chapter (she didn't want her name used but allowed me to take her photograph) was regretting her choice of footwear. The Godley High School teen paused while the tour group she was leading went through the petting zoo and took off her high heels.
"I didn't think I was going to be walking around this much," she said.