BENTON - Kyleigh Cowger has earned a position on the Missouri High School Rodeo Team and will compete July 21-27 at the 55th Annual National High School Finals Rodeo in the Girls Cutting competition in Farmington, N.M.
The Kelly High School graduate will be featured among more than 1,500 contestants from 39 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia.
The National High School Finals is the world's largest rodeo. In addition to competing for over $125,000 in prizes, contestants will also vie for more than $150,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named the National High School Rodeo champion.
To earn this title, Cowger and other contestants must finish in the top 20 after two go-rounds of competition before advancing to the final championship performance on July 27.
This year's championship performance will be televised nationally on 20X Rodeo High, a part of the Outdoor Channel's weekly "Rodeo Round-Up" series.
The event is scheduled to air at 10 a.m. Sept. 22, 7 a.m. Sept. 24 and 11 a.m. Sept. 29. For more information, call (505) 324-3000 or visit www.rodeohigh.com