Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Meet Miss Rodeo America 2011!

Miss Rodeo America 2011
The 2011 leading lady of professional rodeo is McKenzie Haley of Winner, South Dakota! She received the crown on December 4, 2010 after a week-long pageant held in Las Vegas, Nevada in conjunction with the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

McKenzie is a student at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota pursuing a degree in Elementary Education and plans to receive a Master’s degree in School Psychology. She will be able to use the $20,000 scholarship she was awarded as Miss Rodeo America from the Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Foundation to help further her educational goals.

In addition to traveling
more than 100,000 miles during her reign representing Miss Rodeo America, Inc. and the Professional Rodeo Cowboy’s Association, McKenzie will wear the timeless Landstroms tiara.

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.

We wish this proud South Dakota cowgirl the best of luck. Congratulations McKenzie!

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