Shelby Free: Three-Time Women’s World Duck Calling Champion
Thanks to Duck Dynasty, duck calling has gained more popularity than ever. At the Chick and Sophie Memorial Duck Calling Contest in Stuttgart, Arkansas, high school seniors graduating in the upcoming year may compete for scholarships while attracting feathered fowl. According to the Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce website, this good-natured, noise-making event is held annually and has awarded prospective college students more than $60,000 in scholarships over the years.
The champion receives a $2,000 scholarship. Second, third, and fourth place winners receive $1,000, $750, and $500 scholarships respectively. There have been winners from 13 different states, with a significant amount of champions from Arkansas.
The contest usually takes place in November and is associated with the World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest.