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Todd Drummond Award

Nov 4, 2021, 13:06 PM by Taylor Breeding
NCHA congratulates Tori Shaw as the 2021 recipient of the award



Tori Shaw riding a cutting horse

FORT WORTH – The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) would like to congratulate Tori Shaw on being selected as the 2021 recipient of the Todd Drummond Memorial Award.

Each year, NCHA affiliates have the opportunity to nominate one outstanding youth member for this award created in memorial of Todd Drummond. The recipient is recognized for their scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, and cutting horse involvement.

“Tori is an amazing individual who embraces the idea of ‘If you’re going to do it, do it right and do it well,’” said Cherie Rogier, agriculture teacher and FFA adviser at Mt. Vernon Township High School. “Her passion, dedication, leadership, drive, and focus will take her far in life, and she has been a genuine blessing to have in class every day for the last four years.”

Shaw is from Mount Vernon, Illinois and has been an NCHA member since 2020. She is enrolled in several advanced classes at Mt. Vernon Township High School as well as dual-enrollment classes at her local community college. Additionally, Shaw is very active in her school’s FFA chapter and leadership positions within that chapter, currently serving as vice president of her chapter and the Section 21 FFA secretary encompassing 16 area schools. 

“When I first got the news [I received the award], I was shocked,” Shaw said. “There’s got to be so many other people that are deserving of the award, and for me to get it is a huge honor. I want to thank Tina and Ernie Beutenmiller for supporting me through everything as well as my family, especially my parents, Scott and Vanessa Shaw.”

Shaw will be presented with the Todd Drummond Memorial Award buckle during the upcoming 2021 NCHA Metallic Cat World Championship Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas.

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