Jan. 23 - 28th Mount Enterprise FFA participated in the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

From Jan. 23 - 28th Mount Enterprise FFA participated in the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.

Juniors Jacob Denby and Kristian Dean each caught a calf at the calf scramble and received a $500 certificate towards the purchase of a show heifer for next year. Both plan to scramble in San Antonio and Houston in hopes to add another $3,500 for a total of $4,000. This also puts them in the running for over $16,000 in scholarships that Ft. Worth awards to calf scramblers every year.

“It is a tremendous accomplishment to catch a calf at a major rodeo like Ft. Worth, but it’s even more important to remember the lessons and endless possibilities associated with the project itself,” said Ms. Kourtney Lock, Ag Director.

Fifth grader Kyleigh Lock placed 2nd in her January heifer class, received high praises from the judge on showmanship, and returned to the ring for the Grand Drive. Sophomore Madeline Hachtel placed 11th in her January heifer class and Sixth Grader Ryan Hachtel placed 9th in his Late spring born class. With over 170 Santa Gertrudis cattle at this show, these placings were impressive.

Additionally, Kristian Dean placed 25th in his Early Spring born heifer class and Junior Roberta Hancock placed 13th in her February heifer class.

All six students are eligible for scholarships available through the show based on their participation at Ft. Worth.

Students compete next at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Feb. 12-15.