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Sep 19
MPCC Rodeo Team members receive scholarships

scholarship winners.jpgKaile Jacobson, of Haiku, Hawaii, and Rowdy Moon, of Sargent, were recognized as scholarship winners Friday night at the 2016 Mid-Plains Community College Stampede at the Wild West Arena in North Platte. Pictured left to right are: Dustin Elliott, MPCC Rodeo Team rough stock coach, Moon, Garrett Nokes, MPCC Rodeo Team timed event coach, Jacobson and David Fudge, NLD executive director.

Two members of the Mid-Plains Community College Rodeo Team have been awarded scholarships to help further their education. 

Kaile Jacobson, of Haiku, Hawaii, and Rowdy Moon, of Sargent, were recognized Friday night at the 2016 Mid-Plains Community College Stampede in North Platte. 

Jacobson, who competes in breakaway roping and team roping, was presented with a $750 scholarship from NEBRASKAland Days by NLD Executive Director David Fudge. 

It's the second year NLD has given a scholarship to a MPCC Rodeo Team member. Recipients must be students at North Platte Community College and must contribute significantly to both the team and the community. 

MPCC Rough Stock Coach Dustin Elliott said showing up on time for practices and helping with fundraisers are some of the criteria considered. 

Moon received a $1,000 scholarship from The Wranglers, the official booster committee of the MPCC Rodeo Team. Moon is a bareback rider for the college. His award was based on points earned in the arena and grade point average. 

Heather Johnson
Area Communications Specialist

Heather produces and distributes press releases for the college. She began work at MPCC in 2014. Prior to that, she spent five years as the news director/web manager for Eagle Radio in North Platte. From 2009-2014 she worked as a reporter/photographer for The North Platte Telegraph. Heather has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Chadron State College.

Brent L. Cobb
McCook Community College News Bureau Coordinator​​​