Bighorn News: Rodeo students heading to nationals

Jaylee McEwen and Tylie Norcutt

Jaylee McEwen and Tylie Norcutt

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Senior and Oasis co-valedictorian Tayler Felton finished strong at the Nevada State Rodeo in Winnemucca.
Felton was the 2022 girls cutting state champion, the reserve state champion team roping header, the reserve state break away champion, and reserve all-around cowgirl.
Also performing exceptionally well was junior Tylie Norcutt. She received the Nevada State High School All Around Cowgirl, finished first in reined cow horse, second in goat tying, fourth in cutting, fourth in the break away, and fourth in team roping.
Norcutt’s roping partner is fellow Oasis student and senior Jaylee McEwen.
Felton, Norcutt and McEwen will now move on to the National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette, Wyoming. The rodeo begins July 17.
“The next six weeks will be stressful with a lot of practice,” said Norcutt about going to Nationals. “But I am excited for the opportunity and seeing my hard work pay off this far.”
Eighth grader Wyatt Peek won his group for breakaway and team roping. He also finished second in ribbon roping and fourth in chute dogging and goat tying. Peek received reserve all-around.
The National Junior High Final Rodeo will be in Perry, Georgia. That rodeo begins June 19.

Miss Nevada High School Rodeo Josie Lindburg, left, and Tayler Felton


Summer starts with field day
Oasis ended the school year for kindergarten through fifth grade students with a fun-filled field day experience. Students were able to play in bounce houses, obstacle courses, a rock wall, a dunk tank and more on the half day of school. The Fallon Fire Department provided a fire truck with water hose to add to the fun and keep students cool.
Cotton candy and snow cones were given as sugary treats to celebrate the start of summer.
Thank you to the amazing parent volunteers that helped make Field Day possible.
Middle School students were treated to a day at Fox Peak Cinema. Students were able to choose from watching Dr. Strange or Bad Guys.
Freshman and sophomores cheered for their fellow classmates at the Western Nevada College Graduation in the morning and then went to the Fallon Theater to watch the original Top Gun. Each student received popcorn and soda.
Oasis is grateful to both the Fallon Theater and Fox Peak Cinema for being gracious hosts to the classes.
“Field day has been a favorite tradition at Oasis Academy, one that went by the wayside for a few years during COVID. The excitement was palpable! We were thrilled to be able to bring this event back to celebrate the hard work our students put in throughout the year and for putting their best foot forward on their end of the year testing.”

Ben Fecht enjoys his cotton candy at the field day.


Summer reading and math reminder
All students entering grades 3-10 must read at least one book and complete the reading log. This will count toward the semester 1 grades. Not completing the log will affect eligibility to participate in athletics and school activities.
All students going into grades 1-8 must complete the math log. A copy of the log was also sent home with students on May 25. For students in grades 3-8, this will count toward their semester 1 grade. Again, not completing the log will affect eligibility to participate in athletics and school activities.
Students attending summer school do not have to complete the log as long as they attend at least 75% of summer school.
All students going into K-2 second grade should complete their grade specific reading log. A copy of the reading log was also sent home May 25.
Logs can be found online through the school website We want to thank our families for helping ensure we avoid the summer slide. Please contact the school at 775-423-5437 with any questions.


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