NMJC Rodeo Students Receive Scholarship
3/8/2009 3:28:08 a.m. - Hobbs, NM. For over 25 years, The Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame has striven not only to preserve the rich history of rodeo in Lea County, but also to ensure that the tradition continues by providing scholarships each semester to deserving students. Requirements for the scholarship include being a full-time New Mexico Junior College student with a GPA of 2.5 or better, with preference going to students from Lea County and the NMJC Rodeo Team.
For the spring 2009 semester two young women raised far from Lea County were presented this award - Kallie Lamb of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada, and Tatum Patten of Buck Lake, Alberta, Canada.
"This scholarship has helped me finish my education while also permitting me to further my rodeo career," said Patten.
Lamb, a second-time recipient, echoed Patten's sentiments. "Receiving this scholarship for two semesters has been a great help to me."
As their rodeo season begins this week, March 5, the women's team ranks 11th in the region while the men's team ranks 14th. Currently, both Patten and Lamb placed in the short-go goat tying at Portales, NM; Vernon, TX; and Lubbock, TX. Patten also holds the number 12 spot in the region for goat tying. The upcoming rodeo in Ranger, TX, will be the first of six for the season.
For more information on the Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame Scholarship, please contact Lisa Seed at 575.492.2675.