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Champions Challenge Rodeo part of reading challenge for students

Mar 02, 2017 01:46AM
Nebo School District is excited to partner with the Champion Rodeo team to challenge our students in the Spanish Fork area to read.

Spanish Fork City will host the Champion Challenge Rodeo on June 3 in the Spanish Fork Rodeo Arena where the top cowboys in the nation will  compete. Spanish Fork City approached Nebo School District with the idea of  teaming  up for a Champion Rodeo Reading Challenge. Wayne Andersen, Steve Money and Nick Hanks met with Nebo Community Relations Administrator Lana Hiskey and all the local elementary school principals to organize this win/win situation.

The elementary schools designed their Reading Challenge around Nebo district’s “Choose2matter” theme.

Champion Reading Challenge assemblies were held Feb. 27 and 28 and March 1 with 2017 Rodeo Queen McKenna Hales from Morgan along with Kevin Higley of Ogden who is the barrel man for the Champion Challenge Rodeo this year. Members of the rodeo committee will support the elementary assemblies as well.

The top student readers will be announced June 3 at the 2017 Wrangler Champions Challenge Rodeo in Spanish Fork. The Champions Challenge features the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association's best contestants competing on the best stock. The challenge is a made-for-television event and will be broadcast in June. The winning students will receive tickets to the rodeo, Justin boots and other Western clothing items as well as be involved in the opening ceremonies.