FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Kirsten Shaw, a Mason FFA member, was among the winners in the Calf Scramble event during the January 30, 2013 evening performance of the Rodeo at the 117th edition of the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Parents of the winner are Chris and April Shaw. The sponsor for Kirsten’s effort is Neiman Marcus of Fort Worth, Texas.
The Calf Scramble, which allows 16 students to compete at each of the 30 Stock Show Rodeo performances, has eight winners each performance. The young people are high school students out to catch and halter a calf with hopes of winning a $500 purchase certificate that will help buy a registered beef or dairy heifer for a yearlong 4-H or FFA project.
Winners must care for their animals throughout the year and return for the 2014 Stock Show to exhibit it in the Junior Heifer Show. Those who do the best job will be in line for scholarship funds when they enter college. Last year, scholarship grants were made to 85 young people totaling $143,500.
All entries receive a special T-shirt with their contestant number. Participants who fail to catch a calf receive a certificate for a pair of Justin boots. Mrs Baird’s Bakeries and Justin Boots have proudly sponsored this event for many years.
The Stock Show features 23 days of family fun and entertainment, and will host nearly 25,000 livestock entries throughout the run. In addition to the prestigious livestock competitions, the Stock Show offers many interactive educational exhibits, great shopping in the commercial exhibits area as well as an exciting carnival and midway and 30 thrilling performances of the World’s Original Indoor Rodeo®. The 2014 Show is scheduled for January 17 through February 8. For rodeo tickets and other information, call 817.877.2420 or visit www.fwssr.com.