Conway student earns spot on national rodeo team

Erin Elizabeth Smith of Conway, a 12th-grade, home-school student, has earned a position on the S.C. National High School rodeo team. She and her teammates will travel to Rock Springs, Wyo., July 12-18 to compete at the 67th annual National High School Finals Rodeo in the Reined Cow Horse, Girls’ Cutting and Breakaway Roping competitions.

The event is the world’s largest rodeo, featuring more than 1,500 contestants from 42 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia. Contestants compete for more than $200,000 in prizes and over $350,000 in college scholarships, as well as for the title of national champion.