Tuesday, January 5, 2010

2010 Miss Rodeo America crowned

Landstroms Crown
Last December 5th, 2009, the 2010 leading lady of professional rodeo was crowned, Ms. Kelli Jackson of Eupora, Mississippi. Ms. Jackson is the first Miss Rodeo Mississippi to achieve the title of Miss Rodeo America.

In a press conference following her coronation Kelli thanked her family for encouraging her to dare to dream and believing in her. “My family provided a strong foundation and it’s all of you have taught me to fly,” Kelli said in reference to her supporters.

Aside from her rodeo interests, Jackson has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science from Wheaton College. Her goal is to obtain a Master’s Degree in Public Policy with an Agricultural Development Focus from Duke University.

In addition to the $10,000 Miss Rodeo America scholarship, Jackson was also awarded a plethora of exquisite prizes, including clothing and matching jewelry as well as the timeless Landstroms tiara. Congratulations Kelli!

Landstrom’s Original Black Hills Gold Creations has provided the official Miss Rodeo America crown every year since 1965. Miss Rodeo America Inc. was developed in 1955 to each year select a qualified Miss Rodeo America as an ambassador of good will promoting the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and American western traditions.