Eight Henrietta FFA members were each awarded a $2,500 scholarship from the Fort Worth Calf Scramble for efforts with their 2011 scramble project. FFA members recognized were Kassidy Beeler, Laycee Collins, Ryan Crafton, Parker Dunkerley, Connor Kirby, Briaden Obermier, Riley Sizemore and Kasey Taylor.
Henrietta’s scholarship recipients were selected by the Fort Worth Calf Scramble Scholarship Committee based on their overall performance, sponsor correspondence and placing at the 2012 Show.
The students’ scramble projects started in January 2011, immediately after catching a calf in the Fort Worth Rodeo Calf Scramble and winning a $500 scramble certificate. The certificate was used, along with some of own money, to buy a registered beef or dairy heifer to bring back an exhibit at 2012 stock show.
Along with caring for their animal for a year, winning scramblers were also asked to submit monthly reports about the progress of their project to their purchase certificate sponsor. A complete report would include a financial statement, various pictures, and an informative letter about their latest activities. The final report submitted also included an essay about the entire project titled “My Scramble Project.”
Due to the efforts of the 2012 Calf Scramble Committee, this year Fort Worth was able to provide $143,500 in scholarships to 85 top Texas FFA and 4H members who participated in and completed the 2011 Fort Worth Calf Scramble Program.