Shayne Arnold, a senior-to-be at Glenwood High School, will be traveling with fellow Washington state teammates to Springfield, Ill., July 23-29 to compete at the 53rd annual National High School Finals Rodeo.
Arnold will be making her national finals rodeo debut. She will be competing in breakaway roping, the event in which she won this year's state title.
Featuring over 1,500 contestants from 39 states, Canada and, for the first time, Australia, the high school finals is the world's largest rodeo.
In addition to competing for over $100,000 in prizes, contestants will be vying for more than $150,000 in scholarships, as well as the chance to be named the 2001 National High School Rodeo Champion.
The Sunday championship performance will be recorded and televised nationally next month on the Outdoor Channel Network. The program is scheduled to air Aug. 22 and 29 at 5 p.m. Pacific time.