One of the top rodeos in the nation, the Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo recognized 20 students in Nebo School District for their success in the Rodeo Reading Challenge.
These top student readers received tickets to the Fiesta Days Rodeo, Justin boots, Wrangler Jeans, and a Resistol cowboy hat, as well as being involved in the opening ceremonies of the Fiesta Days Rodeo.
The Fiesta Days Rodeo Committee kicked off the assemblies with a lineup consisting of Nick Hanks, Seth Perrins, Dale Robinson, Jimmy Gull, Angie Warner, and Kevin Parker along with the Fiesta Days Rodeo Queen, Alli Johansen, and Second Attendant, Savannah Ogden.
The students were asked to log their reading for the month of April. The students turned in their reading minutes to their teacher, and each grade had a winner.
During the assembly, the students also learned about rodeo events, including team roping, barrel racing, and bull riding.
The partnership all started with one educator issuing a simple challenge to her school to read more western novels. Now, it is a city-wide effort to encourage reading and introduce the rodeo to a younger generation.
In its sixth year, the partnership between Nebo School District and the Spanish Fork Rodeo Committee is as impressive as ever with an amazing 2,050,745 million minutes or 34,179 hours of reading in ten Nebo elementary schools.
The following students were part of the opening ceremonies at the Fiesta Days Rodeo on July 22 as the Grand Winners: Aydan Smith, Cache Haight, Kaesia Wagstaff, Kaden Raadmae, Emily Hatch, Sienna Bucy, Connor Warren, Jex Frost, Peyton Dafoe, Livvy Haroldsen, Axel Chapparo, Payton Johnson, Noah O’Gwin, Sarah Clark, Will Hastings, Emily Hobbs, Ella Bailey, Anne Eastwood, Linnea Udy, and Jentry Daybell. The educators honored were Principal Amy Darington and Katherine Beck. Class Winners: Kimberly Kidd, Olivia Tippets, Jared Christensen, Taylor Johnson, Joel Montiel Reyes, Grayson Reynolds, Alexis Hair, Kinzlee Calton, Camden Lemus, Benjamin Spencer, Cope Shenk, Kelsey Shakespeare, Journey Ivers, Ashlyn Gonsalves, Keighan Lewis, Olivia Andersen, Danika Garlick, Caleb Grant, Tate Crandall, Kaden Miner, Caden Smith, Aleia Gardner, Isaac Kennedy, Grant Ehinger, Stephani Lomenick, Logan Garner, Emerson Amonett, Ryan Bernards, Maelie Bowen, Coco Riding, Whitley Devenish, Grace Wood, Lilly Newman, Hunter Marshall, Jack Buhler, Cash Kaighn, Makenna Cunningham, Zoey Cybulski, Ben Memmott, Ryan Hutchings, HollyAnn Hales, Hannah Howden, Hunter Farnsworth, Alyssa Heap, Hailey Jenks, Easton Youd, Jade Telford, Misael Sandoval, Grace Riding, and Cooper Christensen. (Serve Daily submission by Lana Hiskey.)