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Kayla Kembro brought home a $12,000 scholarship from the Fort Worth Stock Show. Courtesy photoKayla Kembro brought home a $12,000 scholarship from the Fort Worth Stock Show. Courtesy photo

Special to the News-Standard

FORT WORTH — A $12,000 scholarship was recently awarded to Kayla Kembro of Trinity FFA by the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Calf Scramble Scholarship Committee.

She is the daughter of Kimberly and Brian Kembro.

Kembro participated in the 2022 Fort Worth Stock Show Calf Scramble program making her eligible for the scholarship program. Sixty-six youth shared in $425,000 in Calf Scramble scholarship dollars.

Kembro’s scholarship was the result of the hard work and dedication necessary for participants to complete the rigorous Calf Scramble program. The moment they caught a calf during a 2022 Stock Show rodeo performance their Calf Scramble journey began.

These youth utilized Stock Show funds toward the purchase of a calf that they cared for in 2022. Her Simmental heifer project was sponsored by Dodson Family Farms of Robstown. Caring for their heifer, submitting monthly reports, exhibiting at the 2023 Fort Worth Livestock Show and submitting a final essay were required for scholarship consideration.

Meeting in February, the Committee awarded Kembro her scholarship.    

Sponsors for Kembro’s scholarship include Austin Clinkscales; Dalio Foundation Inc.; Hillwood Land & Cattle; Dee J. Kelly Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. David McDavid; Melville Excavating Inc.; R. Watson Boots; Railhead Smokehouse; Roto-Rooter of Tarrant and Parker County; Schutts Land & Cattle Co.; Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show; W&B Service Co.; Walsh Companies; and Jerry L. Wood, Attorney at Law.

The 2024 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is scheduled for Jan. 12 through Feb. 3. Rodeo tickets will be available beginning Sept. 11. For more information go to www.fwssr.com or call (817) 877-2400.

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