Oregon’s Carr Miss Rodeo AmericaBy Staff Report December 11, 2011
LAS VEGAS, NV – The results are in and the 2012 Miss Rodeo America has been crowned: Mackenzie Carr, of Vernonia, Oregon. Carr served as Miss Rodeo Oregon 2011, and during the new year, she will travel more than 100,000 miles representing Miss Rodeo America, Inc. and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.
Contestants were judged in the major categories of horsemanship, personality, and appearance, competing in the areas of public speaking, personal interviews, modeling, photogenic and rodeo/equine knowledge. California’s Miss Rodeo 2011, Brittany Slaton of Hollister, was second runner up.
Contestants were eligible for $50,000 in scholarships at the 2012 Miss Rodeo America Pageant.
Carr receives a $20,000 Miss Rodeo America scholarship and also won in multiple individual categories, incluing Appearance ($1,500 scholarship and a pair of hand crafted spurs); Personality ($1,500 scholarship); Speech ($1,000 scholarship); Horsemanship ($2,500 in scholarships, $500 and a Tex Tan Saddle).
She also won the Raeana Wadhams Spirit Award Scholarship of $500 and first place in the scrapbook award, including $750 in cash.
Carr graduated from Lower Columbia College with an Associate of Arts degree in Speech Communications. Her further educational goals are to return to Oregon State University to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management Engineering with a minor in Speech Communications.
Miss Rodeo America, Inc. is an organization founded in 1955 to create a competition that would foster western values and enrich the lives of contestants vying to serve as a goodwill ambassador promoting the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Western traditions.
Miss Rodeo America 2012: Mackenzie Carr
First Runner-up: – Miss Rodeo Utah Jamie Udell
Second Runner-up: – Miss Rodeo California Brittany Slaton
Third Runner-up: – Miss Rodeo Kansas Alyssa Morrison
Fourth Runner-up: – Miss Rodeo New Mexico Kaycee McDaniel
Appearance: – Miss Rodeo Oregon Mackenzie Carr
Personality: – Miss Rodeo Oregon Mackenzie Carr
Horsemanship: – Miss Rodeo Oregon Mackenzie Carr
Photogenic: – Miss Rodeo Illinois Brook Owen
Speech: – Miss Rodeo Oregon Mackenzie Carr
Congeniality: – Miss Rodeo Tennessee Ty Fitzgerald
Raeana Wadhams Spirit Award: – Miss Rodeo Oregon Mackenzie Carr
Written Test: – Miss Rodeo Kansas Alyssa Morrison and Miss Rodeo New Mexico
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