Macy McDaniel of Lake Arrowhead is the 10th member of the Henrietta FFA to earn a show heifer purchase certificate by participating in the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo calf scramble.
She caught a calf Feb. 4, during the final rodeo performance of 2012.
Sixteen high school students compete in each of the 30 stock show rodeo performances, with the goal of catching one of the eight haltered calves. Winners from each performance are rewarded with a $500 purchase certificate to 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 2013 stock show to exhibit the animal in the junior heifer show. Those who do the best job will be in line for scholarship funds when they enter college. Last year, scholarships totaling $135,500 were awarded to 72 young people.
Macy is the daughter of Jim and Lisa McDaniel. Her effort is sponsored by Edwards Ranch of Fort Worth.
All entries receive a special t-shirt with their contestant number. Participants who do not catch a calf receive a certificate for a pair of Justin boots. Mrs. Baird’s Bakeries and Justin Boots have sponsored the event for many years.
Find more calf scramble winners here.