Academic Rodeo

Jeff & Charey McClendon, Chairman

phone: 903-717-9995

Entry Forms and Spelling Bee Lists

Sponsored by:

Pediatric Clinic, P.A.
Wood Air Conditioning
Homeland Title Company
Mt. Pleasant Chamber of Commerce

2016 Academic Rodeo Sweepstakes Winners
K - 2             Sims
3rd - 4th       Chapel Hill
5th - 6th       Chapel Hill
7th - 8th       Mt. Pleasant Junior High


2015 Academic Rodeo Sweepstakes Winners

K - 2            SIMS
3rd - 4th     SIMS
5th - 6th     WALLACE


2014 Academic Rodeo Sweepstakes Winners

            K-2 Tie   Brice              &            K-2 Tie  Harts Bluff





           3rd - 4th  Sims                        5th - 6th  P E Wallace        


            7th and 8th MPJH   







North Ridge Church of Christ

     1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Science Fair Projects delivered and judged (projects
         on display at church Sunday - Tuesday (September 25th - 27th)
     1:00 p.m. - 2nd grade Spelling
     2:30 p.m. - 6th grade Speech
     2:30 p.m. - 6th grade Decathlon
     3:30 p.m. - 6th grade Spelling
     3:30 p.m. - 7th grade Decathlon
     3:30 p.m. - 8th grade Decathlon
     3:30 p.m. - 7th/8th grade Bible Reading
     4:30 p.m. - 7th/8th grade Speech

     5:30 p.m. - Poster, Essay, Poetry & Science Fair Winners
                            Announced in the Auditorium Northridge Church of Christ
     6:00 p.m. - 5th grade Spelling
     6:00 p.m. - 5th/6th grade Bible Reading
     6:00 p.m. - 2nd grade Math
     7:00 p.m. - 2nd grade Speech
     7:30 p.m. - 5th grade Math
     8:30 p.m. - 5th grade Speech

     5:00 p.m. - 3rd grade Spelling
     5:00 p.m. - 3rd/4th grade Bible Reading
     6:00 p.m. - 3rd grade Speech
     6:00 p.m. - 3rd grade Math
     7:30 p.m. - 4th grade Spelling
     7:30 p.m. - 4th grade Math
     8:30 p.m. - 4th grade Speech                          


Academic Rodeo General Guidelines
All Kindergarten - 8th grade students in Titus County school districts are eligible.

We will do our best to meet the special needs of our participants.  So that we may make the necessary preparations, please notify the contest coordinator by September 19th.

In order to prevent scheduling conflicts and to encourage participation, students are allowed to complete in one contest in each grade.

Contests will not be postponed for late arrivals.  Any late participants will not be allowed to enter testing sites.

Because you play such an important role in the Academic Rodeo, Team sponsors/coaches who are present at the contest will receive recognition.  Your school's mailing address must be included on the Registration Form or given to an Academic Rodeo Coordinator.

Registration Forms for contest must be turned in by Monday, September 19th.  You may either turn them in to your school office for pick up by an Academic Rodeo representative, or fax them to Wood Air Conditioning (903-572-2146, attn Jeff) for collection.  School collection will be Tuesday, September 20th at 8 a.m.

All essays, poems and posters will also be collected from the school offices on September 20th.  ESSAYS & POEMS WILL NOT BE RETURNED, PLEASE MAKE COPIES PRIOR TO PICK UP.

Contests for this year:

Students may participate in any or all of the following contests:

Poster Contest                                       K - 6th grades
Science Fair   (display)                           K - 8th grades
Essay Contest                                       3rd - 6th grades
Poetry Contest                                      7th - 8th grades

Students may, in addition to the contests above, participate in one of the following:

Speech Contest                                      2nd - 8th grades
Math Contest   (group event)                  2nd - 5th grades
Academic Decathlon (group event)         6th - 8th grades
Spelling Bee                                            2nd - 6th grades
Bible Reading                                          3rd - 8th grades


North Ridge Church of Christ - All Contests (Except Essays, Poems & Posters - They will be judged prior to Academic Rodeo)

Prizes for participants:

Walmart Gift Cards will be awarded to the First, Second and Third place winners in each contest.  First place winners in all contests will receive a $30 card, Second place will receive a $20 card, and Third Place winners will receive a $10 card.

All entries will receive ribbons and tickets to the Titus County Fair.  *This does not include essay & poetry entries due to the volume.  Winners only in the essay & poetry contests will receive ribbons and tickets.

Recognition for Sponsors/Coaches who are present at the contest:

Tickets to the Titus County Fair (ask your contest coordinator)
An invitation to the Fair Appreciation Dinner (school address must be on registration sheet or given to Rodeo Coordinator)


Attention Academic Rodeo Participating Schools

Sweepstakes Prizes 

We will be awarding $250 dollars to the winning schools of each division.

1.  Point system is as follows:  1st place = 4 points
                                                 2nd place = 3 points
                                                 3rd place = 2 points

2.  Each individual place will count, example 1st place Speech = 4 points.
     Each team event place will count as one, example 2nd place Math = 3 points
     Points are awarded for all Academic Rodeo Contests.

3.  Sweepstakes groups are:
                                   K - 2 Grade
                                   3 - 4 Grade
                                   5 - 6 Grade
                                   7 - 8 Grade

4.  Each school with the highest point total per Sweepstakes Group will win $250 prize.

5.  Point totals will be displayed in the East Room as they become available.

 Added in 2015 

In an attempt to provide every child in Titus County with the opportunity to participate in the Titus County Fair Academic Rodeo, we have made an adjustment to our public speaking contests.  In grades 2, 3 and 4 in Speech and Bible Reading a child will now be able to compete in Spanish.  This is not a separate contest.  This is within the existing contest at each grade level the child has the opportunity to compete in the language most comfortable for them.  Again, this is not a separate contest.  The children will simply compete in the language they choose and there will be judges who can understand both languages.  Please indicate if the contestant will be speaking in English or Spanish when filling out the registration forms.    Good Luck!