Colton Smith, a member of Arp FFA, caught a calf during Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Calf Scramble, earning a $500 purchase certificate for a show heifer and the chance for up to $12,500 in scholarship awards. Smith’s parents are Donald and Mindy Smith. Smith’s award was sponsored by Hull Associates, LLC.
Julia Boucher and Shanna Sebring, members of Whitehouse FFA, also caught calves during Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Calf Scramble. They, too, earned a $500 purchase certificate each for a show heifer and the chance for up to $12,500 in scholarship awards.
Boucher’s parents are Cliff and Sandra Boucher. Boucher’s award was sponsored by Dillard Feed Store. Sebring’s parents are Jason Sebring and Connie Hayati. Sebring’s award was sponsored by Bill and Pat Russell.
During 28 rodeo performances the Calf Scramble gives 16 Texas 4-H and FFA members, the opportunity to catch 8 calves, in one of the most thrilling and unpredictable events. Justin Boots and Texas Mutual Insurance Company are long time supporters of the Calf Scramble. Participants who do not catch a calf receive a pair of Justin Boots.
The Stock Show’s Calf Scramble scholarship awards range from $500 to $12,500, to participants who demonstrate dedication and hard work through monthly reports, and a final essay submitted to their sponsors and the Calf Scramble Committee. Smith will use the purchase certificate to buy a registered beef or dairy heifer he will raise and exhibit at next year’s Stock Show. The Calf Scramble program awarded 70 scholarships totaling in $269,000 in 2017.