|Local student qualifies to compete at world's largest rodeo|
Canon Fletcher, an eleventh grade student at Franklin Parish High School, has earned a position on the Louisiana High School Rodeo Team and will travel with fellow teammates to Gillette, Wyoming, July 17 – 23, to compete at the 63rd Annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in the saddle bronc event.
Featuring over 1,500 contestants from 41 states, five Canadian Provinces and Australia, the National High School Finals is the world's largest rodeo.
In addition to competing for over $200,000 in prizes, NHSFR contestants will also compete for more than $350,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named the National High School Rodeo Champion.
To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top 20 after two Go-Rounds of intense competition before advancing to Saturday night's final championship performance.
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