Local student qualifies to compete at world's largest junior high rodeo


Oakley Ward, an eighth-grade student at Superior Public School, has earned a position on the Nebraska state-provincial National Junior High rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Perry, Ga., June 19 through 25 to compete at the 17th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR) in the team roping competition.

Featuring roughly 1,200 contestants from 43 U.S. States, five Canadian Provinces, Australia, Mexico and New Zealand, the NJHFR is the world’s largest junior high rodeo. In addition to competing for more than $80,000 in prizes, NJHFR contestants will also be com...

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