Parker County Today March 2018 - Page 27

Jacalynn Aldridge Little Cattle Baroness With A Big Heart Jacalynn Aldridge is more than just a Brock High School student. At age 15, she regularly gives back to her community though numerous volun- teer efforts and is racking up experi- ence in the cattle-showing arena. “She’s just about the hardest- working kid I’ve ever seen,” said Jim Martin, who nominated Aldridge for a PCT Horizon Award. “She is a natural-born cattle baroness, and she is one heck of a great kid and she helps everybody.” Her arena accolades include a $10,000 scholarship for her red Angus brood champion at the 2013 San Antonio Stock Show, numerous jackpot show winnings and she’s climbing up the ranks at the Fort Worth Stock Show. Her first year in Fort Worth she placed 10th in her division, and this past year she climbed to 5th place. Closer to home, she has a track record of placing first or second in her division at the Parker County Youth Livestock Show. Outside the arena, Aldridge rides horses and participates in FFA and in 4-H, specifically with sewing. At school, her favorite place to be is on the volleyball court.  To cultivate a sense of giving back to her community, Aldridge’s father has her involved with purchasing and delivering numerous bicycles for children who otherwise wouldn’t have gifts under the tree.  “It makes me feel good because I get to