The Horse Skillathon is an innovative new contest designed for students to showcase their knowledge of horses and the horse industry. Contestants applied their book knowledge during a written exam and then performed tasks at hands-on stations. Finally, during a speech round, senior contestants demonstrated their ability to communicate knowledge of industry related issues.
The junior division was made up of students between the ages of 8 and 10. Megan Folbre, of Kenedy, Texas, was awarded the High Point buckle in the junior division. Folbre is a member of the Karnes County 4-H Club. Kaylin Baker, of Quitman, Texas, received a plaque for Reserve High Point in the junior division.
Michelle Hodge, of Leonard, Texas, was the winner of the intermediate High Point buckle. Youth between the age of 11 and 13 make up the intermediate division. Hodge is a member of the Fannin County 4-H Club. Emily Pierce, of San Antonio, Texas, was awarded the Reserve High Point plaque in the intermediate division and is a member of the Helotes 4-H Club.
Students between the ages of 14 and 19 competed in the senior division. Taylor Helms, of Bulverde, Texas, was awarded the senior High Point buckle. Gracen Daniel, of Quitman, Texas, received the senior Reserve High Point plaque. Daniel is a member of the Wood County 4-H Club.
This year the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has committed over $9 million to education.
The amount represents scholarships, grants, endowments, junior livestock auctions, western art auction funds, Calf Scramble programs, and show premiums paid to youth in the state of Texas. This brings the total amount that the organization has committed since inception to $113 million.
For more information, visit www.sarodeo.com or call 210-225-5851.