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  • Pike preps for national contest

  • School of the Osage Senior Carissa Michelle Pike is preparing to compete in the National High School Finals Rodeo Queen's Contest. Pike is the daughter of Charles and Amy Pike. She earned a position to compete on the Missouri National Hight School Rodeo team.
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  • School of the Osage Senior Carissa Michelle Pike is preparing to compete in the National High School Finals Rodeo Queen's Contest. Pike is the daughter of Charles and Amy Pike. She earned a position to compete on the Missouri National Hight School Rodeo team. Her team will be in Rock Springs, Wyo. July 14 through 20 for the competition.
    The 65th annual National High School Finals Rodeo will feature more than 1,500 contestants from 41 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia making it the world's largest rodeo. Contestants will be competing for more than $200,000 in prizes along with $350,000 in college scholarships.
    To earn the title of NHSFR National Champion, contestants must finish in the top 20 to advance to the final round.
    The Saturday championship performance will be televised nationally as a part of the "Cinch Town Tour" telecast series on RFD-TV. Broadcasts can also be seen on NHSRATV.com, powered by iHigh.com at 7 p.m. on July 14 and 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day after.
    Along with a chance to compete in the rodeo, students get a chance to meet new friends from around the world and enjoy activities such as shooting sports, volleyball, contestant dances and other family orientated activities. Church services will be sponsored by the Fellowhship of Christian Cowboys.
    To follow Pike and the other contestants, visit NHSRA.org for daily results. For ticket information, call 307-352-6789.
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