Camrie Goodson, a ninth-grade student at North Harrison High School, has earned a position on the Indiana State High School rodeo team and travels with fellow teammates to Gillette, Wyo., from July 17 through 23 to compete at the 63rd annual National High School Finals Rodeo.
Goodson will compete in the goat tying and NRA smallbore rifle competition.
Featuring more than 1,500 contestants from 41 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia, the National High School Finals Rodeo is the world's largest rodeo. In addition to competing for more than $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 National Champion.
To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top 20 after two go-rounds of competition before advancing to the final championship performance on July 23.
Along with rodeo competition and the chance to meet new friends from around the world, NHSFR contestants have the opportunity to represent their team in a volleyball tournament, attend nightly contestant dances, participate in a talent contest, compete in an NRA rifle-shooting competition, test their skills in a Knowledge Bowl competition, have the chance to shop the NHSFR western trade show and visit the historical attractions of the Cowboy State.
Goodson expressed her appreciation to Uhl's Feed and Small Engine and Old Capitol Saddle Club for their sponsorship.