Blackhawk, South Dakota will host the Coronation celebration for the crowing of Courtney Smith, Miss Rodeo South Dakota 2009. During the ceremony, Tara Trask , Miss Rodeo South Dakota 2008 will give her farewell speech and then present Courtney with the coveted crown.
The next stop for Courtney will be the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, and then its onto 2009 Miss Rodeo America pageant held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada. Its been a long road for Courtney but she has met the challenge with fortitude and grace, winning the categories of horsemanship, speech, appearance, personality, and the written test award.
Courtney is the daughter of Tom and Deanna Smith of Rapid City and we wish to congratulate both Courtney and her parents on her achievement. Great job Courtney! And good luck in Las Vegas!