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One of the topbrrodeos in the nation, the Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo recognized 20 studentsbrin Nebo School District for their success in the Rodeo Reading Challenge.

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These topbrstudent readers received tickets to the Fiesta Days Rodeo, Justin boots,brWrangler Jeans, and a Resistol cowboy hat, as well as being involved in thebropening ceremonies of the Fiesta Days Rodeo.

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The Fiesta DaysbrRodeo Committee kicked off the assemblies with a lineup consisting of NickbrHanks, Seth Perrins, Dale Robinson, Jimmy Gull, Angie Warner, and Kevin Parkerbralong with the Fiesta Days Rodeo Queen, Alli Johansen, and Second Attendant,brSavannah Ogden.

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The studentsbrwere asked to log their reading for the month of April. The students turned inbrtheir reading minutes to their teacher, and each grade had a winner.

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During thebrassembly, the students also learned about rodeo events, including team roping,brbarrel racing, and bull riding.

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The partnershipbrall started with one educator issuing a simple challenge to her school to readbrmore western novels. Now, it is a city-wide effort to encourage reading andbrintroduce the rodeo to a younger generation.

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In its sixthbryear, the partnership between Nebo School District and the Spanish Fork RodeobrCommittee is as impressive as ever with an amazing 2,050,745 million minutes orbr34,179 hours of reading in ten Nebo elementary schools.

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The followingbrstudents were part of the opening ceremonies at the Fiesta Days Rodeo on Julybr22 as the Grand Winners: Aydan Smith, Cache Haight, Kaesia Wagstaff, KadenbrRaadmae, Emily Hatch, Sienna Bucy, Connor Warren, Jex Frost, Peyton Dafoe,brLivvy Haroldsen, Axel Chapparo, Payton Johnson, Noah O’Gwin, Sarah Clark, WillbrHastings, Emily Hobbs, Ella Bailey, Anne Eastwood, Linnea Udy, and JentrybrDaybell. The educators honored were Principal Amy Darington and Katherine Beck.brClass Winners: Kimberly Kidd, Olivia Tippets, Jared Christensen, TaylorbrJohnson, Joel Montiel Reyes, Grayson Reynolds, Alexis Hair, Kinzlee Calton,brCamden Lemus, Benjamin Spencer, Cope Shenk, Kelsey Shakespeare, Journey Ivers,brAshlyn Gonsalves, Keighan Lewis, Olivia Andersen, Danika Garlick, Caleb Grant,brTate Crandall, Kaden Miner, Caden Smith, Aleia Gardner, Isaac Kennedy, GrantbrEhinger, Stephani Lomenick, Logan Garner, Emerson Amonett, Ryan Bernards,brMaelie Bowen, Coco Riding, Whitley Devenish, Grace Wood, Lilly Newman, HunterbrMarshall, Jack Buhler, Cash Kaighn, Makenna Cunningham, Zoey Cybulski, BenbrMemmott, Ryan Hutchings, HollyAnn Hales, Hannah Howden, Hunter Farnsworth,brAlyssa Heap, Hailey Jenks, Easton Youd, Jade Telford, Misael Sandoval, GracebrRiding, and Cooper Christensen. (Serve Daily submission by Lana Hiskey.)

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