Charles Russell Bushaw, an incoming 7th grader at WCS was recently awarded one of the top honors within the cutting horse industry, the National Youth Cutting Horse Association Rookie of the Year. This award is given each year during the annual National Cutting Horse Association Summer Spectacular. He was also a NYCHA World Finalist and Scholarship Cutting Finalist. Charles Russell consistently earned enough points showing throughout the year to earn a coveted spot at the The World Finals where he finished 7th overall. He also took 6th place in the scholarship finals, which enables kids to earn scholarship money for furthering their education at the collegiate level. Other WCS Lions who competed within this competition were Will Bushaw, Madison Flynn, Kate Allen, and Addison Allen. Congratulations to Charles Russell and each of these young competitors on a job well done!