As I try to recall all that I have experienced over this past year, my mind is flooded with memories of people, places, and adventures. From Florida to Nevada and back again, I have traveled the width of the United States proudly carrying the title of Miss Rodeo Arkansas and sharing my love for the sport of Professional Rodeo. Reflecting on the long hours and hard work that I have put in over the past year makes me realize that I would not trade a single moment of it for any thing in the world. To put it simply..... My year was priceless!
It's hard to say which of the moments through out my year was the sweetest. Hearing my named being announced for the very first time at the South Eastern Circuit Finals in Florida, riding atop a stagecoach in Reno, Nevada, or having the bright lights of Vegas shining on me during the Miss Rodeo America Pageant. . . . . these are just a few of my many cherished memories. So many doors and even more hearts have been opened to me this year! I feel blessed to have so many new friends and to know how many caring people there are out there in our world. No matter which part of our state or country I found myself in, I always found a warm smile and a helping hand.
I know that as I did my part to help the sport of rodeo grow. . . . I myself grew. My confidence, speaking and interview skills, along with my organizational skills have grown immensley. After my a year of representing as Miss Rodeo Arkansas I feel like I can conquer anything that crosses my path! I hope that if during my year I left one lasting memory . . . that I was a strong role model for our youth. That they realize that any thing is possible! First you must believe in yourself and then be willing to put in the hard work to achieve your goals. It is never too late to go after your dreams..........
It has been both an honor and a pleasure to follow in the footsteps of the many amazing women before me and to serve as your 2009 Miss Rodeo Arkansas. Thank you for welcoming me into your homes and your hearts. The kindness and support I have recieved has been absolutly overwhelming. Thank you to all of my amazing sponsors throughout the year, it would have been hard to do with out all of your help. To my family. . . . You helped make my dreams a reality, I am so glad we shared this amazing adventure together. Thank you so much!
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. . . . . . reach for your dreams!
Your 2009 Miss Rodeo Arkansas
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