Our people: Rabbit aficionado


September 15, 2019

Kevin Wilson

Brenin Hillis with Yuri, his Holland Lop, at the Clovis High School Ag Farm.

Brenin Hillis has a habit when it comes to raising great rabbits.

The Clovis High student has been raising and showing rabbits since 2010, and has been a regular on the winner's stage at local and state fairs.

At the Curry County Fair, he has won grand champion meat pen six times and reserve champion meat pen four of those times. At the state fair level, Brenin has taken three grand champion wins and one reserve champion. Additionally, he's sold pens that others have taken to win awards at various fairs.

He is a participant in choir, FFA and 4-H.

What's an accomplishment you're proud of?

Probably winning the state fair with my rabbits. The first year I won, 2016, was probably the most special.

Tell us about your favorite hobby:

There are two things. First is showing animals. Second is singing for choir.

What do you collect?

Comic books. I'm kind of a big nerd with that stuff. I like all of that stuff. I like DC Comics, and Green Arrow and Nightwing are two of my favorites.

What does your garden grow?

We grow stuff like squashes, onions, potatoes, beans. We grow peppers sometimes.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to go to college for motivational speaking and agricultural business. I want to go to either New Mexico State, West Texas A&M or Tarleton State.

What is your theme song?

I'd have to say "Shine Out" by Kody West.

Best gift you've every given or received?

Probably the buckles from the fairs, because they show all of the work that you put in.

Favorite quote?

It would be by Martin Luther King Jr. "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?"

- Compiled by Editor Kevin Wilson


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