This year, thanks to Monument Health, the total value of scholarships is once again at $7,500. The first place winner will receive a $4,000 college scholarship, with $2,000 for second place, $1,000 for third place and $500 for fourth place.
The 15th annual Rising Star of the West Scholarship Contest features a total of $7,500 in scholarships from Black Hills FOX and Monument Health. The contest is open to all high school students in the area.
Douglas High School senior Ireland Larsen was the big winner this year.
She was picked by a combination of your scores and the scores of our Black Hills FOX panel and heads off to Drake University with a $4,000 scholarship.
Putting their boots on the ground was not the only thing cowboys and cowgirls were doing at the stock show and rodeo Friday. They came out for some action and putting their horses and shooting skills to the test.
We're just a week away from the entry deadline for this year's Rising Star of the West scholarship contest. This year, $7,500 in scholarship money from Black Hills FOX and Granite Automotive will be up for grabs for Black Hills area high school students.