Scholarship winners announced at MPCC Rodeo Team Banquet

Rex and Whitney
Monday, March 4, 2024

Mid-Plains Community College Rodeo Team members Rex Day, of Bartlett, and Whitney Jennings, of Seneca, are recognized with $1,000 Dual Excellence Scholarships. The presentation was made Saturday night at Venue304 in North Platte during the team’s annual banquet.

Dual Excellence Scholarships are awarded every year by the Wranglers booster committee. They are given to rodeo team athletes who excel in both the classroom and the arena. Selection is based upon GPA and overall points earned.

Also at the banquet, Laura Nokes announced the recipients of a scholarship offered in memory of her husband and former MPCC Rodeo Team coach, the late Garrett Nokes. The funds are designated for graduates of MPCC who opt to continue their education at four-year institutions.

This year the recipients were rodeo team alumni Kaden Wooters, of Elwood, Dalton Kunkee, of Lexington, and Sydney Dunlap, of Kylertown, Pa. Wooters and Kunkee transferred to South Dakota State University while Dunlap continued her education at Fort Hays State University.

In addition to the scholarship presentations, the banquet included live and silent auctions, a prime rib dinner, comments from the coaches and recognition of Carol Garrison, for her dedication to the team and the Wranglers over the years.