FORT WORTH

Kagan Boggs, a member of Ellis County 4-H, caught a calf during Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo Calf Scramble, earning a $500 purchase certificate for a show heifer and the chance for up to $12,500 in scholarship awards.

Boggs is the son of Katy Nolen. Vasseur Commercial Real Estate, Inc sponsored Boggs's award. The wrangle was held Jan. 29.

During 28 rodeo performances, the Calf Scramble gives 16 Texas 4-H and FFA members, the opportunity to catch eight calves, in one of the most thrilling and unpredictable events. Justin Boots and Texas Mutual Insurance Company are longtime supporters of the Calf Scramble. Participants who do not catch a calf receive a pair of Justin Boots.

The Stock Show’s Calf Scramble scholarship awards range from $500 to $12,500 to participants who demonstrate dedication and hard work through monthly reports, and a final essay submitted to their sponsors and the Calf Scramble Committee.

Boggs said he will use the purchase certificate to buy a registered beef or dairy heifer he will raise and exhibit at next year’s Stock Show. The Calf Scramble program awarded 70 scholarships totaling in $269,000 in 2017.