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Ravell Call, Deseret News

Rodeo assembly aims to rope in young readers

By KSL.com | Posted - Feb. 27, 2017 at 8:06 p.m.


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SPANISH FORK — Rodeo clown Kevin Higley watches as Stephanie Benson, a teacher at Brockbank Elementary School in Spanish Fork, climbs into a rodeo clown barrel on Monday during the school's Champion Challenge Rodeo assembly, which challenged students to read more.

The Western-themed assembly was inspired after Spanish Fork announced it would host the Champions Challenge Rodeo on June 3.

Top student readers in the Nebo School District will receive tickets to the rodeo, Justin boots and other Western clothing items, and they'll get to be involved in the rodeo's opening ceremonies.

Miss Rodeo Utah 2017 McKenna Hales talks to students during the Champion Challenge Rodeo Assembly at Brockbank Elementary School in Spanish Fork on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. The challenge encourages students to read. (Photo: Ravell Call, Deseret News)
Miss Rodeo Utah 2017 McKenna Hales talks to students during the Champion Challenge Rodeo Assembly at Brockbank Elementary School in Spanish Fork on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. The challenge encourages students to read. (Photo: Ravell Call, Deseret News)
Wayne Andersen, of the Spanish Fork Rodeo committee, greets students during the Champion Challenge Rodeo Assembly at Brockbank Elementary School in Spanish Fork on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. The challenge encourages students to read. (Photo: Ravell Call, Deseret News)
Wayne Andersen, of the Spanish Fork Rodeo committee, greets students during the Champion Challenge Rodeo Assembly at Brockbank Elementary School in Spanish Fork on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. The challenge encourages students to read. (Photo: Ravell Call, Deseret News)
Students raise hands to ask questions during the Champion Challenge Rodeo Assembly at Brockbank Elementary School in Spanish Fork on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. The challenge encourages students to read. (Photo: Ravell Call, Deseret News)
Students raise hands to ask questions during the Champion Challenge Rodeo Assembly at Brockbank Elementary School in Spanish Fork on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. The challenge encourages students to read. (Photo: Ravell Call, Deseret News)

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