Local Girl Wins Big at Livestock Expo - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Local Girl Wins Big at Livestock Expo

TIPTON, Okla_A Southwest Oklahoma girl has hit it big at the biggest junior livestock show in the nation.

Tipton High School junior, Destinee Johnson, made history last week when she won the grand prize with both her lamb and goat at the Oklahoma Youth Expo in Oklahoma City. She's the first competitor to ever take both titles at once, and she's still in shock.

Destinee Johnson is kind of a big deal in, Tipton, Oklahoma.

"I came home, and you know my name was downtown, and it was just the coolest thing ever. I never expected it to happen, ever in a million years. It's awesome, "said Johnson.

After a big win like this she's stopping to think how she got started in this world of showing animals.

"I wanted a horse from the time I was like 2 you know because they're so cool. My dad said I'm gonna get you these goats and you're going to show them and take care of them and feed them and raise them. If you take care of those responsibilities I'll get you a horse, " Johnson explained.

And now, 7 years later, she's a two time Grand Champion at the biggest youth expo in the world. That's a feat no one has ever achieved before her.

"When you win like that it makes you actually stop and think you know I complained for a lot of nothing. After that it makes think next year now that I've done this I'll work ten times harder because I had the opportunity to do such a good job, " Johnson said.

She raised her two animals from the time they were babies. A lamb named Yoda and a goat named Patrick. Both have been purchased, and now she has to move on with new animals.

She said it's a lot of work to start from the ground up, but it's the name of the game.

"It's a ridiculous amount of work and a lot of hours but in the end, even if you don't win everything, in the end its still its worth it, " Johnson said.

Destinee is a senior next year. She's not sure how she'll top this season, but she said she'll just keep doing things her way because so far, that's worked out pretty well.

"You gotta be able to have fun and work hard at the same time or it's just boring, " said Johnson.

And as for that horse she wanted?

Well, she never got it, but she said that's okay! Because after all the other animals she looks after it would really just be added work.

Destinee does get some time off. She said she's got 3 weeks of down time until she starts grooming her new sheep for next year's competitions.

Along with bragging rights, Destinee won two trailers for a year and $25,000. She plans to put that money toward more animals, a car and a savings account.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • School victims honored at Billboard Awards; Janet, BTS shine

    School victims honored at Billboard Awards; Janet, BTS shine

    Sunday, May 20 2018 10:51 AM EDT2018-05-20 14:51:24 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 11:13 AM EDT2018-05-21 15:13:31 GMT
    (AP Photos/Invision, File). FILE - In a May 7, 2018, file photo, Ariana Grande, left, attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibitio...(AP Photos/Invision, File). FILE - In a May 7, 2018, file photo, Ariana Grande, left, attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibitio...
    After celebrating her 52nd birthday and the 25th anniversary of her groundbreaking "janet.".
    After celebrating her 52nd birthday and the 25th anniversary of her groundbreaking "janet.".
  • The Latest: Janet Jackson honored at Billboard Awards

    The Latest: Janet Jackson honored at Billboard Awards

    Sunday, May 20 2018 8:21 PM EDT2018-05-21 00:21:50 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 11:13 AM EDT2018-05-21 15:13:17 GMT
    (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP). Kelly Clarkson arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Las Vegas.(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP). Kelly Clarkson arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Las Vegas.

    Kelly Clarkson calls for moment of change after school shooting at start of Billboard Music Awards.

    Kelly Clarkson calls for moment of change after school shooting at start of Billboard Music Awards.

  • 'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

    'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:11 PM EDT2018-05-20 17:11:39 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 10:53 AM EDT2018-05-21 14:53:16 GMT
    (Joe Lederer/Twentieth Century Fox via AP, File). FILE - This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Shioli Kutsuna, left, and Brianna Hildebrand in a scene from "Deadpool 2." Fox’s “Deadpool 2” brought in $125 million according to studio estima...(Joe Lederer/Twentieth Century Fox via AP, File). FILE - This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Shioli Kutsuna, left, and Brianna Hildebrand in a scene from "Deadpool 2." Fox’s “Deadpool 2” brought in $125 million according to studio estima...

    Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers.

    Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers.

Powered by Frankly
<div id="CDEV-footer"> <div class="top"> <div class="search-box"> <div class="wnSearchBox" id="WNSearchBox-bottom"><form method="get" onsubmit="return wnValidateSearchTerm(this,0)" action="/Global/searchresults.asp"><span>Can't Find Something? </span><input type="text" class="wnQueryText" name="qu" size="20" value="" placeholder="Search For It Here"><input type="submit" class="wnSubmit" value="Search"></form></div> </div> <div class="station-info"> <div class="logo"><img src="http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/professionalservices/clients/raycom/kswo/2015/images/kswo-footer-logo.png" width="103" height="98" border="0" /></div> <div class="contact"> <div>1401 SE 60th Street<br>Lawton, OK 73501</div> <div>(580) 355-7000</div> </div> <div class="fcc"> <div><a href="https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/tv-profile/kswo-tv">FCC Public File</a></div> <a href="mailto:nbowers@kswo.com">nbowers@kswo.com</a> <div>(580) 355-7000</div> <a href="/link/759231/eeo-report">EEO Report</a> <a href="/story/30715922/closed-captioning">Closed Captioning</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="footer-main-nav"> <ul class="link-group"> <!--<li><a href="#">News Now Link</a></li> <li><a href="#">News Now Link</a></li> <li><a href="#">News Now Link</a></li> <li><a href="#">News Now Link</a></li>--> </ul> </div> <div class="news-link"> <ul class="link-group"> <li><a href="http://www.ktre.com/category/241993/texas-news-now">Texas News Now</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="bottom"> <div class="copyrightText"> <a id="wnLogo" href="http://www.worldnow.com"><img src="http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/wncorp/logos/worldnow_white.png" id="wn"></a> <div class="text"> All content &copy; Copyright 2000 - 2018 Raycom Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our <a href="/story/8774923/privacy-policy">Privacy Policy</a> and <a href="/story/8775106/terms-of-service">Terms of Service</a>. </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div> </div>