Rodeo Houston Scholarship Presentation

Rodeo Houston Scholarship Presentation


well last Wednesday night Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials welcomed 423 Texas high school students to energy Park for a banquet and scholarship presentation where more than eighteen point four million dollars was awarded from the rodeos 2018 educational commitment it’s so cool and I actually had the opportunity to be there and check it out go behind the scenes take a look this hey there now I don’t know if you guys are counting down the days to rodeo Houston 2019 but I sure am now here with me this evening is my good friend joel callie you can’t have a party without Joel Kelly we’ve got some partying to do this evening some great awards to give out but I want to hear a little bit about rodeo Houston and the excitement of the 2019 show so the 2019 show obviously is going to be all the great things you expect but we’ve already announced that George Strait will close the 2019 show with a full concert and so that leads off what’s going to be an outstanding lineup in NRG Stadium now I don’t know if you guys have heard that news or not but I definitely have and I cannot wait for it but let’s get to what’s happening this evening there’s something pretty cool going on a couple of students over earns and scholarships tell us a little bit about that this is really cool because we had such a great 2018 show we’re gonna award fourteen point two million dollars in scholarships about 750 young Texans four hundred and twenty three of those scholarships are being awarded tonight eight point four million dollars and these students have earned those scholarships through hard work forty-seven percent of these students are the first in their family to attend college and 26 percent the first in their family to graduate high school so you know that these are going to be incredibly impactful they’re going to attend 35 different Texas colleges universities and major in 91 different disciplines so really a talented group of students fantastic now thank you so much for your time and you guys you know what I’m about to introduce you to one of those recipients Ricardo Del Rio who just happened to graduate from high school today and he’s going to U of H Ricardo congratulations now tell us a little bit about your story thank you and when I was growing up you know my parents they didn’t have very much money and so they’re constantly stressing about college and just you know finding a way to pay through and so this year with Harvey we all our savings and we just really didn’t have enough so I decide to reach out to the Houston Rodeo livestock scholarship to see if I can get a chance and I’m really happy to have won it fantastic okay now you guys have a story that kind of turned into a bit of a triumph and you’ll start at U of H to be um a chemical engineer and a doctor right yes okay all right well good luck with that you’re gonna do great I can’t wait to see you and receive your scholarship this evening and you guys I can’t wait to see you all here at the 2019 show for all of the information just go to Rodeo Houston calm okay you know I love everything rodeo Houston and that was such a great night was so cool to see 423 kids who wrote those essays and were selected for 8.4 million in scholarship so 20 grand goes over four years and very impressive that photo was great okay we do it

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