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Lee County Youngster Hits Pay Dirt in Houston

Madison Bexley is seen with her Reserve Grand Champion Red Angus Steer at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Pictured with her are (left to right) Monte Williams, Charles Schroeder, Keith Bexley, Cathy Schroeder, Madison and Mike Lilley, LHS Ag teacher. PHOTO BY SHOWCHAMPIONS. Madison Bexley is seen with her Reserve Grand Champion Red Angus Steer at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Pictured with her are (left to right) Monte Williams, Charles Schroeder, Keith Bexley, Cathy Schroeder, Madison and Mike Lilley, LHS Ag teacher. PHOTO BY SHOWCHAMPIONS. Lexington Middle School student Madison Bexley hit pay dirt in Houston last week when her Light Weight Red Angus Steer won the Reserve Grand Champion at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. “I got to walk down Champion Drive in the middle of the arena right before the concert and there were thousands of people watching. It was exciting but a little scary too,” said Madison, the 8th grader who has been participating in Livestock Shows since she was in the third grade.

Her Reserve Grand Champion brought $20,000 at auction, $12,500 of which she’ll get to keep.

Madison may have sold this steer, but she’ll be participating in the Lee County Jr. Livestock Show next week with her Charolais steer. In the past, Madison has shown hogs and steers and won the Reserve Grand Champion in Cakes in 2007 at the LCJLS. She is an active athlete at LMS, President of the Jr. Honor Society, a member of the LMS Student Council and a member of the Jr. High Rodeo Association, where she has qualified for State in the Ribbon Roping event.

Madison is the daughter of Keith and Cindy Bexley.

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