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Intersection: What Students Can Learn From The Rodeo

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Ricky Booth, Michael Riggs, Debra Pace & Janine Bracco. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Rodeo is part of Osceola County’s heritage. Last week thousands of Osceola County school students got their first taste of it. So how does bull riding and steer roping fit into the school curriculum?

Intersection visited the Osceola County Heritage Park to find out.

We spoke with Osceola Schools Superintendent Dr. Debra Pace, South Eastern Circuit champion bull rider Michael Riggs, cattle rancher and school board member Ricky Booth, and middle school literacy resource teacher Janine Bracco. 

Education reporting on 90.7 News is supported by Helios Education Foundation

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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of earthquakes, criminal trials and rugby ... Read Full Bio »