Ascension Parish students competed over the weekend in the Southeast Louisiana Junior and High School Rodeo at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center.

In the junior high pole-bending contest, Abigail Stafford, a Galvez Middle School student, finished in second place.

In high school events, Kassie Deveer, Dutchtown High, was fifth in barrel racing, and Tanzi Stafford, a Gonzales resident who attends St. Joseph’s Academy, was sixth in breakaway roping and ninth in goat-tying. Deveer was seventh in breakaway roping.