Matt Watt, an upcoming 12th grade student at Kemper Academy, has earned a position on the Mississippi National High School rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Rock Springs, Wyo., July 14-20 to compete at the 71st annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in the Team Roping and Calf Roping competitions. Matt is the son of Louis and Janice Watt of Geiger, AL.

Matt is the 2019 MS High School Team Roping Champion Header.

Tanner Brown, from Florence, MS is his partner (heeler). Matt took 3rd place in MS in Calf Roping for the 2019 season.