At the 2017 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, Madison County 4H members Ashlynn Strugeon, Natalie Newton, Jillian Hardy and Emily Alvarado all brought home big wins. At the nation’s oldest livestock show, with over 11,500 junior exhibitors competing, Strugeon, Newton, Hardy and Alvarado represented Madison County well. Securing victory in their respective categories, their hard work and dedication proved award worthy.
In the Junior Brahman Heifer Show, Ashlynn Strugeon, exhibited the Calf Champion Heifer and in the Junior Polled Hereford Show, Natalie Newton exhibited the Reserve Champion Senior Heifer. Jillian Hardy exhibited the First Place Heifer in the Junior Limousin Heifer Show.
Emily Alvarado managed to drag a calf over the chalk line during the rodeo’s Calf Scramble to secure a $500 purchase certificate for a show heifer and the chance to win up to $10,000 in scholarship awards. Look for her name again as she is set to buy a registered Beef or Dairy heifer to raise and exhibit in next year’s show.
Stock Show President, Brad Barnes, said, “Cultivating tomorrow’s business and civic leaders goes to the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo’s core purpose. Our commitment to these young men and women remains strong and we’re humbled that so many Texas youth choose to exhibit at the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.”
All of these winners are members of the Madison County 4H club and have proved that hard work is worth taking stock in.