Blount County livestock exhibitors awarded scholarships



Houston Jones, left, received the Star Junior Cattleman Award and Will Graves received the Premier Exhibitor Award.

Houston Jones, left, received the Star Junior Cattleman Award and Will Graves received the Premier Exhibitor Award.

During the 54th annual Southeastern Livestock Exposition Rodeo held at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery, two Blount County youths were recognized for their commitment to the state’s livestock industry. Houston Jones, Susan Moore High School, and Will Graves, Cleveland High School, were two of 110 youth who received a scholarship provided by the Poarch Creek Band of Creek Indians. Houston received the Star Junior Cattlemen award and Will received the Premier Exhibitor award. Over 400 people attended the awards luncheon held in conjunction with the 2012 Alabama Junior Beef Expo.