HANCOCK COUNTY — The National High School Rodeo Association, which boasts 12,500 competing student athletes each year in more than 1,100 sanctioned rodeos, recently named local student Shelby Wright as Female Student Athlete of the association for June.
Each month, the organization awards one male and one female athlete the title of student athlete of the month. This title carries with it a Professional’s Choice air ride saddle pad, a feature in the NHSRA Times National Magazine and the possibility of winning a $1,000 college scholarship.
Wright, an Eastern Hancock High School senior who resides in Greenfield, is also the president of the Eastern Hancock Future Farmers of America Chapter and Indiana District VIII secretary.
Wright competes in barrel racing, goat tying and pole. She is the daughter of Susan and Stan Wright of Greenfield.