Ashworth Middle student Wyatt York and Red Bud Middle student Logan Thomas are each headed to the National Junior High School Finals Rodeo after their performances at the GJHSRA Finals last weekend.

York took first place in Bareback Riding and Bull Riding at the State Finals in Perry. The eighth-grade student has been riding since he was 12 years old, and this past weekend he won three belt buckles, two saddles, two gift certificates from Cinch, two rosin bags and money prizes. He is pictured with his awards from State.

Thomas finished fourth in Team Roping, fifth in Breakaway Roping and fifth in Goat Tying at State.

York and Thomas will both travel to compete in the NJHSFR in Lebanon, Tenn. June 18-24.