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HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO™ AWARDS MORE THAN $1 MILLION TO TEXAS FFA MEMBERS — JULY 16, 2010 — HOUSTON —FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo awarded 70 Texas FFA members with four-year, $15,000 college scholarships totaling $1,050,000 during the 82nd Texas FFA Convention in Corpus Christi, Thursday, July 15.

FFA scholarships are just one facet of the Show's educational program. In 2010, the Show committed more than $16.2 million to scholarships, research, endowments, calf scramble participants and junior show exhibitors. Also included is support of the Rodeo Institute for Teacher Excellence™, School Art participants, and other educational and youth programs.

A scholarship evaluation committee, chosen by Texas FFA officials, and consisting of agricultural science teachers representing the 10 FFA areas in Texas, evaluates applicants on the criteria of academic ability, FFA involvement and achievement, financial need, and leadership.

Since its beginning in 1932, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has contributed more than $250 million to the youth of Texas. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a 501(c)(3) charity that benefits youth, supports education, and facilitates better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentation.

The 2011 Show will run March 1-20. For more information, visit www.rodeohouston.com.
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Attached is a list of recipients by city. Download photos of recipients from the Show's online Media Center at http://www99.rodeohouston.com/searchcenter/mediasearch.aspx.
2010 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™
FFA Scholarship Recipients
(by city)
Abilene
Nicollette Moore – Anson FFA

Anderson
Morgan Meridan – Anderson-Shiro FFA

Anson
Thomas Moreno – Anson FFA

Anton
Bryson Matthews – Anton FFA

Baird
Zachary Snell – Cross Plains FFA

Bay City
Chelsea Barrie – Van Vleck FFA

Belton
Ashlee Arnold – Salado FFA

Blanco
Kaleigh Anderson – Blanco FFA
Taylor McCormick – Blanco FFA

Blossom
Kayla McCall – Prairiland FFA

Brownfield
Jaclyn Roberts – Brownfield FFA

Bruceville
Devin Wurster – Troy FFA

Cedar Park
Dayton Koster – Cedar Park FFA

Cisco
Katie Byers – Eastland FFA
Victoria Knaupp – Cisco FFA

Cleburne
Shelby Galvin – Cleburne FFA

Coleman
Reagan Barr – Coleman FFA

Copeville
Catelyn Avant – Community FFA

Cotton Center
Morgan Masters – Cotton Center FFA

Cranfills Gap
Cara Finstad – Hico FFA

Dublin
Erin Tolson – Stephenville FFA

Grapeland
Katelyn Brown – Grapeland FFA

Haskell
Miranda Johnson – Haskell FFA

Hebbronville
Kathryn Garcia – Hebbronville FFA

Henrietta
Taylor Powell – Henrietta FFA

Hico
Caitlin Duncan – Hico FFA

Hondo
Bo Hutto – Hondo FFA

Idalou
Sterling Williams – Idalou FFA

Industry
Jonathan Spiess – Bellville FFA

Jourdanton
Emily Calandra – Jourdanton FFA

Katy
Caitlin Powers – Katy FFA
Amanda White – Katy FFA

Krum
Shelby McCollum – Krum FFA

Lamesa
Kara Archer – Klondike FFA
Kimberly Skiles – Klondike FFA

Leander
Sierra Berry – Vista Ridge FFA

Lindale
Elizabeth Dudley – Lindale FFA
Joshua Fountain – Lindale FFA

Livingston
Kailee Hart – Big Sandy FFA

Lubbock
Charles Holder – Frenship FFA
Grayson Ortega – Frenship FFA
Kaitlyn Schaffner – Frenship FFA

Marshall
Rebecca Neu – Marshall FFA

McLean
MarLee Sargent – McLean FFA

Misson
Arnoldo Ochoa – La Joya FFA

Nacogdoches
Kathryn Draper – Central Heights FFA

Nazareth
Kenley Kleman – Nazareth FFA

New Ulm
Jared Schubert – Bellville FFA

O'Donnell
Lacey Roberts – Gail FFA

Pampa
Garrett Couts – Pampa FFA

Pearland
Austin Joyce – Pearland FFA

Ponder
Lacohn Cox – Ponder FFA
Sealy Vardell – Ponder FFA

Rising Star
Chloe Geye –Brownwood FFA

Rotan
Shelby Spikes – Rotan FFA

San Antonio
Erica Holcomb – East Central FFA
Ryan Hubbert – Floresville FFA
Lauren Moeller – Veribest FFA

Schertz
Lea Luensmann – Cibolo Creek FFA

Seagraves
Jacy Rosson – Seagraves FFA

Spurger
Brett Aulbaugh – Warren FFA

Stamford
Logan Leschper – Anson FFA
M'Kenzie Patton – Stamford FFA

Troy
Luke Randolph – Troy FFA

Turkey
Payton Price – Valley FFA
Jacy Proctor – Valley FFA

Tuscola
Corey Burson – Jim Ned FFA

Weimar
Dalton Ervin – Weimar FFA

Wheeler
Joshua Hardcastle – Wheeler FFA

Whitney
Jessika Coffelt – Whitney FFA. 

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