Nicholson to rodeo for Ranger College



Ranger College scholarship recipient Kennidy Nicholson with her family and horse, Hooey. Back row, from left are Judy Nicholson, grandma; Karson Vanpelt, cousin; Leroy Rankin, grandpa; Shelly VanPelt, aunt; Kassidy Nicholson, sister and Sue Rankin, grandma. Seated, from left, are Bobby Nicholson, dad; Kennidy Nicholson and Kim Nicholson, mom. BAYLEE BAUER | COURTESY PHOTO

Ranger College scholarship recipient Kennidy Nicholson with her family and horse, Hooey. Back row, from left are Judy Nicholson, grandma; Karson Vanpelt, cousin; Leroy Rankin, grandpa; Shelly VanPelt, aunt; Kassidy Nicholson, sister and Sue Rankin, grandma. Seated, from left, are Bobby Nicholson, dad; Kennidy Nicholson and Kim Nicholson, mom. BAYLEE BAUER | COURTESY PHOTO

Pleasanton High School senior Kennidy Nicholson, daughter of Bobby and Kim Nicholson, accepted a scholarship for a two-year full ride to Ranger College in the city of Ranger. She will compete with the college’s rodeo team in breakaway roping, team roping and barrel racing.

“My mom and grandparents have rodeoed their whole life so I’ve done it ever since I was little,” Nicholson said. “When I was in seventh grade I really got a strong love for rodeo. And ever since then it has been my love. I love seeing all the great people that are involved in it and it’s what keeps me going!”

Between roping and riding, Nicholson will also be studying Agricultural Business with aspirations of becoming a pharmaceutical vet rep. Nicholson competes for the Texas High School Rodeo Association, Region 8, and will go to state finals to compete in breakaway and team roping June 7-12.

“Throughout my years of rodeoing I have learned responsibility, work ethic and kindness,” she said. “And I feel that all of these qualities with help me in the future.”

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