HS Finals 2015
JR Finals 2015
IMPORTANT UPDATES are noted below, as the Finals quickly approach:
Please see Additional Camping, Stalling, Ticket Information and Facility Documents, including Camper Stall Entry Map and Facility Rules & Information, posted under the State Finals’ Info and Forms Tab at left.
SHAVINGS are available for purchase at Burton Coliseum.
Please email grades immediately to firstname.lastname@example.org. If final report cards have not been received, please request a copy of your latest report card or progress report.
Please note the NHSRA Queen Packet info under posted under the State Finals’ Info and Forms Tab at left. Please complete the bio form and submit at the time of Test and Interviews. The horsemanship pattern and speech topics are also included, as well as extensive information in reference to the NHSRA queen competition.
KYLIE FREY AND THE KYLIE FREY BAND TO PERFROM AT MONDAY’S CRAWFISH BOIL!
LHSRA is proud to present one of our own, Kylie Frey, onstage in the Chalkley Room on Monday, June 1, beginning at 5:00 PM. The Crawfish Boil is sponsored by Acadia Crawfish (Scott and Julie Broussard) and all proceeds benefit LHSRA. The $20 per order tickets will be on sale on Friday, during Junior High check-in, and during the Saturday evening and Sunday matinee performances.
Tickets are available through ticketmaster.com at http://www.ticketmaster.com/search?tm_link=tm_homeA_header_search&vid=222114&user_input=burton+&q=Burton+Coliseum. They will also be available at the Ticket Box approximately one hour before each performance. All tickets are $10 each, plus a $1 facility charge, no matter how purchased. An additional service charge may apply to online purchases.
All Junior High and Senior High members are required to be in full western attire one hour before and throughout ALL performances, as long as they are inside Burton Coliseum and whether are not they are performing. Two pins are required to affix a back number on the member’s back. Members who did not qualify are welcome to participate in all functions and attend the rodeos.
GOLF CARTS AND RTVS/ATVS
Golf carts, 4 wheelers and other similar motorized vehicles are allowed on the Burton Coliseum premises for limited necessary use ONLY and NOT for pleasure. Use of the vehicles will be monitored by Burton Staff and Sheriff’s Deputies.
THINKING AHEAD TO THE NJHFR (DES MOINES) AND THE NHSFR (ROCK SPRINGS)
Those who qualify for the NJHFR or NHSFR should be aware of the following:
- With the exception of full custody or death, both biological parents must sign all notarized documents at National Sign-up, after the completion of the LJHFR and the LHSFR
- A Crisis Fund Basket Chairperson will be needed for each National Finals. Please contact Stephanie Rodrigue during the State Finals to volunteer.
- Both JH and HS Qualifiers will be asked to bring Louisiana items to the Finals for the baskets.
- All HS Qualifiers will be asked to each bring an auction item for the Foundation Auction, the proceeds of which funds nearly $250,000 in scholarships, one of which is guaranteed to every Louisiana senior who completes the application and interview processes.
- Both the JH Cinch Academic and the HS Foundation Scholarship applications and submission deadlines are posted at www.nhsrfoundation.com , linked at www.nhsra.org, and will be available in the June Times.
- Louisiana is one of the state/provincial associations scheduled to coordinate the Special Kids Rodeo at the NJHFR in Des Moines. Parents willing to assist are asked to contact Stephanie Rodrigue during the State Finals.
2015-2016 Student Officer Elections
Ballots have been mailed. Please note return deadline of June 3, 2015, via US Mail.
Student President Candidate Joseph Denison
Vote Joseph Denison Student President
Experience Leadership Citizenship
As your 2014-15 Student President, I have led our organization to embrace our responsibilities of community service. This year our memberships have stepped up to support local charities across our state. I am a true believer in the sport of rodeo and the LHSRA organization. I proudly tell people about my rodeo family and the great organization of LHSRA and NHSRA that is represented by this family. I have loved every minute of my year as your Student President. I hope you allow me to use the experience and knowledge that I have gained as President to finish the job that I started out to do one year ago.
Student President Candidate Logan Fontenot
My name is Logan Fontenot. I am a 16 year old 10th grader at Barbe High School in Lake Charles. It is with great passion and enthusiasm that I submit my application to serve on the 2015-2016 student board as the student president! If given the opportunity, it would be an honor to represent of all the contestants! I welcome an opportunity to contribute to the work of the LHSRA in a leadership position. If elected, I would bring to this position the knowledge I have gained in various leadership roles. This year, I want to run for student president with the mindset of making a positive change to this association! I will work hard and dedicate myself to this association to ensure this positive change. As a regular contestant, I felt that I didn’t have a voice on the events that took place! This is the exact thing that I want to change. I want every contestant to feel that they are represented well and have a voice. After all, this association is for the kids, and they need to have their voices heard!
Student President Candidate Charli Little
My name is Charli Little and I’m running for Student President of the LHSRA for the upcoming rodeo year. I feel I am very qualified for this position. My current leadership roles; HHS - FFA President, Student Council, 4-H President, Cameron Parish 4-H Junior Leader, St. Peter’s Youth Group, and BETA have helped prepare me for this endeavor. I would really love to carry on my family’s tradition of being involved in high school rodeo in this great state. My promise to the student body of contestants, parents, and board members is that I will work for you!
Charli Ann Little
Student Vice-President Candidate Kaylee Cormier
My name is Kaylee Cormier, and I wish to be your next Vice President. I am 15 years old and from Iowa, LA. I will be a Sophomore at Iowa High School this coming year. I have served on many executive boards in several clubs, including this year, where I am currently on the Executive Board for Student Council and am the reporter for the Calcasieu Parish Junior Leaders. This will be my second year of high school rodeo, but my fifth year to be a member of LHSRA. I compete in Breakaway roping, goat tying, barrels and poles. If elected, I promise to stay organized and focused on the tasks ahead. I will do my best to represent the student body of LHSRA in a professional and becoming manner, while also trying to change our association for the better. I think the current Student officers did a really good job this year with implementing the new community service project initiatives at each rodeo. I believe it was a success and I would like to be part of continuing those efforts to give back to our communities and the less fortunate. The student athletes of the LHSRA need a voice and I can be that voice. Thank you for reading, and I hope you vote me as your next Louisiana State High School Rodeo Association Vice President.
Sincerely and God bless, Kaylee C. Cormier
Student Vice-President Candidate Remey Parrott
Hello, my name is Remey Parrott and I am going to be a junior at Sacred Heart High School. I have been a member of the LHSRA since 6th grade. I am currently serving as your LHSRA Vice President and I am seeking reelection. Along with my fellow officers, we started “Cowboys and Cowgirls in Service to Others” asking rodeo clubs to come up with ideas like canned good drives for the poor, socks and hats for cancer pages, and books and color books for kids. Each club gave whatever they collected to the groups they selected. It was a success because so many of our members and parents made it successful. We also decorated and participated in Rodeo Prom in January. I calf rope, team rope, and steer wrestle. I would like to serve again as your LHSRA Vice President.
Student Secretary Kati Murphy (reelected without opposition)
Kati Murphy for Secretary
Bell City High School Junior
I enjoyed serving as your LHSRA secretary this past season, and I would like to continue to represent you all for another year!
NO ENTRY FEES
There are no entry fees for the Louisiana Junior High Finals Rodeo or the Louisiana High School Finals Rodeo. Those participating in the optional jackpot must pay a $50 jackpot fee, at check-in. Checks should be made payable to LHSRA.
CLARIFICATION ON VARIOUS JACKPOTS
- The optional jackpot that you entered at call-in is for the two long rounds of the actual rodeo performances, at $50 per event, noted with an asterisk (*) on the draw. (Please make sure that you have an asterisk on the draw, if you are jackpotting.)
- The Thursday, May 28th Junior High Jackpot is a LHSRA Scholarship Fundraiser for LHSRA Junior High Members ONLY. The jackpot is produced by Natie Johnson. Specific info can be found under the State Finals’ Info and Forms Tab at left.
- The Monday June 1st Junior High and High School Jackpot is a LHSRA Scholarship Fundraiser for LHSRA Junior High and High School Members. The jackpot is produced by Natie Johnson. Specific info can be found under the State Finals’ Info and Forms Tab at left.
ITEMS FOR GOODY BAGS
284 goody bags will be distributed to the Finals’ Qualifiers. Please consider providing items of any kind to be included. Goody bag items should be brought to the Rodeo Office anytime before 7:00 PM on Thursday.
NATIONAL ANTHEM SINGERS
Opportunities are available for LHSRA student members, LHSRA alumni and LHSRA siblings, in that order of priority, to sing the National Anthem, prior to each performance. To volunteer, email email@example.com.
ASSISTANCE NEEDED WITH POSTERS
The Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau is providing Finals’ posters at no charge to LHSRA. Assistance is needed to get the posters out in various business and public areas throughout the area. If you can help get them out, they can be picked up, during regular business hours, at the following locations:
- Burton Coliseum Business Office (southwest door), 7001 Gulf Highway, Lake Charles
- Ave Maria Construction, 1840 Maplewood Drive, Sulphur
- Southern Dry Cleaners, 216 South Thompson, Iowa
- Southern Dry Cleaners, 695 Sam Houston Jones Parkway, Moss Bluff
The vendor packet is posted is posted under the State Finals’ Info and Forms tab at left. Please note Burton’s new layout and differences in fees on the east and west sides of the Coliseum. There are also several new guidelines, including those of Burton Coliseum. Spaces are very limited. The contact info is in the packet. The deadline to reserve a space is this Friday, May 22, at 7:00 PM, if any are remaining at that time.
IMPORTANT REMINDERS (The draw, camping and horse stalling)
- Check the draw and be sure that you are entered in all events you planned to enter. Also, remember that the asterisk (*) indicates that you are jackpotting. If there are any issues with the draw, contact Rodeo Sports Network, during regular business hours, at 1 (800) 547-6336, as soon as possible.
- Get your RV forms in immediately. The sites are going fast and the price will increase on May 23rd. To park with a group, the entire group must arrive at the same time.
- $10/night stall rentals apply only to competing horses. All others are $40/night.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION INFO
Board of Directors ballots are out in the districts requiring elections.
CONTESTANT ACTIVITIES AND GRAND ENTRY THEMES
The LHSRA Student Officers met and agreed to host the following activities:
LJHFR – JH ONLY Dance on Thursday, May 28 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM
LHSFR – HS ONLY Dance on Thursday, June 4 from 10:00 PM – midnight; HS ONLY Rodeo Relays on Friday, June 5, beginning at 1:00 PM with tee-shirts awarded to winning class
The following Grand Entry themes were also selected:
LJHFR – Saturday is “Pink Out Cancer” Night and Sunday is “Patriotic Salute to Our Military” Day
LHSFR - Thursday is “Pink Out Cancer” Night , Friday is “Celebrate Class Colors” Night (Freshmen – Purple, Sophomores – Pink, Juniors – Blue, Seniors – Black) and Saturday is “Patriotic Salute to Our Military” Night
Official LHSRA Qualifier Roster Tee-shirts
Official LJHFR/LHSFR Roster Tee-shirts (one with all Junior High Qualifiers and the other with all High School Qualifiers) will be sold by the Northeast Rodeo Club as a club fundraiser with proceeds benefitting the Northeast High School Rodeo Team. The tee-shirts are $20 each for youth sizes through adult XL. Larger sizes will also be available at an additional $2 per size.
The Northeast Rodeo Club will also present specially designed qualifier tee-shirts to all Junior High and High School Qualifiers, in appreciation for support of their fundraiser!
The tentative LJHFR/LHSFR schedule is posted under the State Finals’ Info and Forms Tab at left.
The Camper Reservation Form is posted under the State Finals’ Info and Forms Tab at left. Reservations with credit cards may be made by calling Burton Coliseum (337) 721-4090 Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM. As indicated on the form, LJHFR/LHSFR rates are eligible until May 22, 2015. Forms may also be mailed with payment by money order or by checks from banks with Calcasieu Parish bank addresses only. To assure parking in a group, the entire group must be arrive together during the hours indicated on the form. Vehicles will be limited to two per campsite. Please read the form carefully for more information.
Stalls will be rented upon arrival at a cost of $10 per day for each competing horse and $40 per day for each additional horse. Burton Coliseum will not accept advance reservations of stalls. Shavings will not be provided or sold through Burton Coliseum. Contestants must bring their own shavings.