SAN ANTONIO – On February 12th, 2010 San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo hosted the Junior Breeding Hereford Heifer show.
Rylee Owen, of Mason County 4-H, was awarded the Grand Champion Honor as well as the overall Supreme Breeding Heifer Championship. Owen is a seventh grader who will use his scholarship money to attend college at either Texas Tech University or Texas A&M University. He stays busy by also showing lambs, goats, cows, and playing football.
The Reserve Champion award was earned by Mallorie Phelps; representing Grandview FFA. Phelps is a junior who plans to attend Texas A&M University. She stays very active in the 4-H, FFA, and National Junior Hereford Association.
S.A.L.E. has a rich tradition and history of stewardship to the community, agriculture industry and youth of Texas. With a clear vision of the future, a successful past and continual dedication from over 5,000 volunteers, S.A.L.E. will continue to provide wholesome family entertainment and be a pillar of strength and support to the youth of Texas. This year the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has committed $8.1 million to education. The amount represents scholarships, grants, endowments, junior livestock auctions, Calf Scramble program, and show premiums paid to youth in the state of Texas. This brings the total amount that the organization has committed since the inception of the Scholarship Fund in 1984 to over $96 million.
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