Rodeo Reading Challenge - Answer to Wednesday Challenge

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Rodeo Reading Challenge Starts April 1, 2023
Rodeo Reading Challenge Starts April 1, 2023
Rodeo Reading Challenge Starts April 1, 2023
Rodeo Reading Challenge Starts April 1, 2023
Rodeo Reading Challenge Starts April 1, 2023
Rodeo Reading Challenge Starts April 1, 2023

Spanish Fork Fiesta Days is sponsoring the 2023 Fiesta Day Reading Challenge to all Spanish Fork elementary students. To encourage students to read, Spanish Fork City promotes a Rodeo Reading Challenge. The goal is for students to read more this year than last year.

Seth Perrins, Spanish Fork City Manager, started off the Rodeo Assembly by letting the students know how important it is to read. He captivated each student with his stories and humor. 

Mr. Perrins said that in 2022 the students combined read a total of 2,241,059 minutes, or 37,351 hours, or 1,556 days, which equates to 4 years and 2 months. Rees Elementary students were the winners in 2022. The winning school gets to keep the Fiesta Days Rodeo Reading Trophy for an entire year. Good luck to each of our Spanish Fork elementary schools for 2023.

Next, Nick Hanks, the Fiesta Days Rodeo Chairman, taught the students about different events in a rodeo and showed a PowerPoint with real-live photos of cowboys and bull-fighters from the previous Fiesta Days Rodeos prepared by Angie Warner, the Fiesta Days Rodeo Secretary. Some of the Rodeo events include Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Bareback Riding, Tie-Down Roping, Team Roping, Barrel Racing, and Bull Riding.

Mr. Hanks introduced the 2022 Fiesta Days Queen, Morgan Ivie. She enthralled the students with her sparkly personality and outfit. A new Fiesta Days Queen will be selected for 2023 before the Fiesta Days festivities begin. 

The Rodeo Reading Challenge starts April 1, 2023. Students will read and keep track of their reading time the entire month of April so they can meet their reading goal to get their name in a drawing. One student from each grade in each Spanish Fork school will receive two tickets to attend the Fiesta Days Rodeo. Out of those students, two lucky students will be drawn to receive not only two rodeo tickets, but a pair of Wrangler jeans, a pair of Justin boots, and a Resistol cowboy hat. Students keep on reading and meet your goal!

“When we first started the reading challenge and asked how many of the students had
been to a rodeo, we would get very few hands raised,” Fiesta Days Rodeo Committee
Chairman Nick Hanks explained. “Now, eight years later, the majority of the students are raising their hands.

“Spanish Fork City is becoming more urban by the day. Twenty years ago, we had a lot of horses and cattle in the city limits,” Hanks continued. “Today, much of the farmland has been replaced with homes and businesses. The Fiesta Days Rodeo Reading Challenge has allowed our rodeo committee the chance to keep our western heritage alive.”

Nebo students can be a Nebo Hero by surpassing your reading goals. 

Congratulations to Gregg Crockett for answering this week’s “Where are we Wednesday?” challenge sponsored by Wiggy Wash.

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By Lana Hiskey