AL SD High School Rodeo


CUSTER POST #46, AMERICAN LEGION announces the

2018 High School Rodeo Top Cowboy and Top Cowgirl Award Program

“An Americanism Patriotic Citizenship Contest”





Description

The purpose of The American Legion High School Rodeo Top Cowboy and Top Cowgirl Americanism Award Program is to develop a greater sense of Patriotic Citizenship and Americanism Principles among high school students who compete within the South Dakota High School Rodeo Association. Other objectives of the contest include the development of leadership qualities, courage, honor, Americanism, citizenship, and patriotism.  

High school students who are members of the SDHSRA will complete “tasks” in citizenship and Americanism. Students competing in this program will not be judged by their athletic performance in the rodeo arena but only by their Americanism and Citizenship practiced in their lives during the year.  Contest awards are presented to the Top Cowboy and Top Cowgirl in each post, and the award shall be an engraved Post Champion buckle awarded to one Top Cowboy and one Top Cowgirl as the members of the post determine as to represent the local post. The post also provides a monetary scholarship of no more than $50 in addition to the Post Champion Buckle awarded.

The Top Cowboy and Top Cowgirl Award Winners of each post may be entered in competition at the District Level.  All District Level winners shall be entered in a Department Finals Competition with the Winner given the title of Top Cowboy Champion and Top Cowgirl Champion in Americanism.  Each department may certify one contestant into the national contest.

This is a new youth program commencing in 2018.  District, Department, and National competitions are still being arranged.  But the program is available now in the Custer Post #46 jurisdiction.  For more information about the High School Rodeo Top Cowboy and Top Cowgirl Contests in South Dakota, contact the Custer American Legion Post #46 or Department headquarters representatives listed later below.


Eligibility

Eligible participants in the contest shall be citizens of or lawful permanent residents of the United States.

All contestants must be bona fide students  under the age of 19 years on the date of the national contest that is presently enrolled in a high school (public, parochial, military, private or home school), commencing with grade nine and terminating with grade 12. Students must be enrolled in high school during the time of participation at any level of the contest and must be a current member of the National High School Rodeo Association. Contestants must either be legally domiciled within or attend an educational institution within the department (state) where they enter competition. Contestants can enter competition in only one department.


Participation

This starts with interest.  It is the responsibility of each participant to make his interest known.  This needs to be done in early January.  And those to be contacted are any of the following:

 Mark Mills Custer Post #46 (605) 673-3414
 Ed Thompson       Custer Post #46 (605) 890-1366
 Royce Loesch SD Department (605) 220-9725
 Sara McCoy CHS Rodeo Team (605) 673-4157


Deadlines

As with everything, various steps must be completed by specified dates to participate in the program.  These dates below are being finalized and will be updated here.  Further information is contained in the documents attached at the end of this webpage.


 14 FebBrief the CHS Rodeo Team at Custer High School.
 15 Apr2018 program begins.  Commence Americanism tasks.
 30 Sep   Complete Americanism tasks.
 05 OctTurn in application and task verification sheets to Custer Post #46.
 TBATop Cowboy and Cowgirl announced. 



Thank you for your interest in South Dakota American Legion High School Rodeo Americanism Program.
Keep watching this page for updated information!



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