Glen Rose High School graduate Megan Turner made her rodeo debut when she was a little girl and took part in the “Mutton Bustin'” segment of the annual Glen Rose pro rodeo.
That was the only rodeoing she ever did in the arena, but years later she would benefit from the event in other ways.
While a student at GRHS Megan applied for a scholarship sponsored by the Glen Rose Rodeo Association. Last year it gave her one of two $1,000 scholarships awarded to GRHS seniors.
Megan, 19, is now a fashion student at Wade College in Dallas. She's currently interning for designer Julie Kim in the Bishop Arts District and plans to graduate in January. After that she hopes to continue her career in fashion design.
“I would like to experience the fashion world and hopefully work with a large designer,” Megan said.
She said she used the rodeo scholarship money to help pay for tuition and books.
“It's such a blessing,” she said.
In the past 16 years the rodeo association has given more than $50,000 to area students and charitable organizations. Each year the non-profit association awards scholarships to deserving high school students in Glen Rose and Granbury to help them pay for college.