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Jacobson qualifies for nationals in rodeo

Makiah Johnson, a 10th-grade student at Lanesville Junior-Senior High School, has earned a position on the Indiana National High School rodeo team and will travel with fellow teammates to Rock Springs, Wyo., July 12 through 18 to compete at the 67th annual National High School Finals Rodeo in the poles competition.
Featuring more than 1,500 contestants from 42 states, five Canadian Provinces and Australia, the NHSFR is the world’s largest rodeo. In addition to competing for more than $200,000 in prizes, NHSFR contestants also will compete for more than $350,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named the NHSFR National Champion. To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top 20, based on their combined times/scores in the first two rounds, to advance to July 18’s final round. National champions will then be determined based on their three-round combined times/scores.
Again, this year, the July 18 championship performance will be televised nationally as a part of the Cinch High School Rodeo Tour telecast series on RFD-TV. Live broadcasts of each NHSFR performance also will air online at Performance times are 7 p.m. on July 12 and 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day thereafter.
Along with the rodeo competition and the chance to make new friends from around the world, NHSFR contestants have the opportunity to participate in shooting sports, volleyball, contestant dances, family-oriented activities, church services sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys and shopping at the NHSFR trade show.
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