Local FFA member wins calf scramble in Fort Worth

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Lindale High School FFA member Orrin Parker caught a calf during a recent calf scramble at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, earning $500 purchase certificate for a show heifer, show officials announced.

Parker now has the chance for up to $12,500 in scholarship awards. His parents are Scott and Traci Parker.

During 28 rodeo performances the calf scramble gives 16 Texas 4-H and FFA members the opportunity to catch eight calves.

The Stock Show’s Calf Scramble scholarship awards range from $500 to $12,500, to participants who demonstrate dedication and hard work through monthly reports, and a final essay submitted to their sponsors and the Calf Scramble Committee.

Parker will use the purchase certificate to buy a registered beef or dairy heifer he will raise and exhibit at next year’s Stock Show.

The Calf Scramble program awarded 70 scholarships totaling in $269,000 in 2017.

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