Senior project goes beyond

By Observer editorial June 12, 2013 10:31 am
It’s amazing how far a high school senior project can go.

One example is Rascal Rodeo, which was held Sunday on the closing day of the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show. Founder and president Ann-Erica Whitemarsh held her first Rascal Rodeo in 2001 as a project during her senior year of high school. Now, she’s running them as part of her nonprofit, based in Pasco, Wash., all over the Northwest.

The rodeo gives special needs people a chance to rope, ride and even barrel race. It just goes to show how much can grow from the seed of a high school senior project.