Stockdale Watermelon Jubilee:Meet Texas Rodeo royalty at the Watermelon Jubilee
Among the dignitaries and royalty to attend the Stockdale Watermelon Jubilee will be three state rodeo queens. The queens will attend the rodeos Friday and Saturday, June 15-16.
The 2011 Miss Rodeo Texas crown was presented to Lauren Graham of Kemp as the 52th Miss Rodeo Texas. She attended Texas A&M University, majoring in agricultural communications and journalism.
Lauren, the daughter of Kevin and Dee Ann Graham, is a member of the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, Masters of Beef Advocacy, the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, Aggie Angels, ZTA Stompfest Team, the American Quarter Horse Association, the National Cutting Horse Association, and the Texas CattleWomen, Inc. She also competes in breakaway roping, cutting, and reining and has been a volunteer in numerous charity events.
The 2011 Miss Rodeo Texas Teen, Grace Crews of Texarkana, is the daughter of Joe and Malinda Crews. She is a former student of Texarkana College and attended Texas A&M University-Texarkana.
Grace has been a participant in medical and mission service trips abroad, a vocalist and guitarist in worship band, and a youth leader in church activities.
In the sport of rodeo, Grace has been a contestant in breakaway roping, team roping, goat tying, barrels, poles, reining, and horsemanship trail.
2011 Miss Rodeo Texas Princess Sissy Winn is the daughter of Tom and Melissa Winn of Chapman Ranch. Entering the competition as Miss Rodeo Texas Junior High Princess and honored to be the first princess to have ever won both state titles, Sissy also won the categories of Personality and Appearance.
The newly crowned Miss Winn is a proficient rodeo performance title holder and contestant participating in pole bending, barrel racing, breakaway roping, ribbon roping, and girls goat tying. The 2011-12 Texas Junior High Champion Pole Bender has also earned national recognition in 2010-11, including Junior High Champion Pole Bender, Junior High Rookie All-Around Cowgirl, and Junior High Reserve All-Around Cowgirl.
She is a member of the Texas Junior High Rodeo Association, the Youth Rodeo Association, the Texas Youth Rodeo Association, the Central Texas Youth Rodeo Association, and the American Quarter Horse Association.
The Miss Rodeo Texas contest consists of pageant winners from 19 to 24 years old. The Miss Rodeo Texas Teen contest consists of winners from 14 to 18 years old. The Miss Rodeo Texas Princess competition consists of 9- to 13-year-old contestants. For more information, visit www.missrodeotexas.com.