A trio of local youths have qualified for the National Junior High Finals Rodeo, scheduled to being Sunday in Gallup.
The competitors are:
- Hannah Hughes, an eighth-grader at Texico Junior High, competing in barrels and breakaway
- Shelby Mayfield, a seventh-grader at Yucca Middle School, competing in pole bending
- Madison Haley, a seventh-grader at Portales Junior High, competing in goat tying.
Featuring more than 1,000 contestants from 47 states, Canadian provinces and Australia, the rodeo includes $75,000 in prizes and more than $100,000 in college scholarships.
A live broadcast of the rodeo and event results will be available at www.nhsra.org