North Texas Fair Association Senior Awarded State-Wide Scholarship

[DENTON, TEXAS] – Carson Dugger, from Valley View, Texas, has been awarded one of 10 $2,000 scholarships by the Texas Association of Fairs & Events (TAFE).

Each year, the fair/event members of TAFE can nominate one deserving student for possible selection. This is the first year that a student from the North Texas Fair & Rodeo (NTFR) has been selected to receive this state-wide scholarship.

“We are very proud that Carson has been awarded this scholarship,” said Glenn Carlton, NTFR Executive Director. “Carson has been involved in the North Texas Fair & Rodeo for the past 17 years; she has entered and participated in our beauty pageant, mutton bustin’, livestock judging and has shown livestock in swine breeding competitions.”

In addition to her participation with NTFR, she has been heavily involved in FFA, athletics and other extracurricular activities, all while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Upon graduation, Dugger plans to attend Tarleton State University to study Wildlife Sustainability and Ecosystem Science with hopes to become a Texas Game Warden.

“I had to work extra hard to prove myself in order to play sports or be involved with agricultural competitions,” Dugger said. “I don’t want my parents to struggle to find a way to pay for my college. I want to be a proud first-generation college student.”

For more information about the TAFE scholarship, visit; and for more information about NTFR, visit For more photos or to schedule an interview with Carson, contact Hannah Crandall at