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Rodeo queen workshop to be in Valley City, N.D., April 11-13

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The Miss Rodeo North Dakota Pageant Association will host a rodeo queen seminar April 11 to 13 in Valley City for prospective rodeo queen and princess participants ages 8 to 25.

Featured instructors are Sarah Wiens and Krystal Carlascio, first and third runners-up, respectively, at the 2014 Miss Rodeo America Pageant. Wiens was Miss Rodeo Colorado and also won the appearance award. She holds a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in writing. Carlascio was Miss Rodeo North Dakota. She received the Raeana Wadhams Spirit Award and the Chap Award at the Miss Rodeo America Pageant in December. She is a registered nurse with Sanford Hospital in Fargo.

Other seminar instructors will include former Miss Rodeo North Dakota titleholders.

The 2014 seminar will focus on horsemanship, rodeo skills and knowledge, speech, interview skills, impromptu questions, stage presence, manners and etiquette, and appearance including fitness, wardrobe selection, modeling, hair and makeup.

The Friday evening session takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Valley City State University President's Guest House at 101 College Street SW. Saturday's session runs from 8 to 5 p.m. with a banquet and mock pageant beginning at 6:30 p.m., all at the Americinn, 280 Winter Show Road SW. Sunday's horsemanship training takes place at the North Dakota Winter Show building.

Pre-registration is required by April 4. Cost of the seminar varies by age of the participant: $125 for those ages 8 to 12; $150 for ages 13 to 18; and $175 for those ages 19 to 25. For those who can't attend the full seminar, day rates are $50 for Friday and $100 for each Saturday and Sunday. Coaches and parents may attend for $25. The cost of the mock banquet is $15.

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The state rodeo pageant association is offering a $50 scholarship in each age division. Applicants are asked to respond to questions about why they wish to attend the seminar and their financial need. The application deadline for the scholarships is March 28.

For more information, contact seminar coordinator Sue Wardner, phone 701-460-1361 or e-mail wardnersue@westriv.com. Registration and application forms are available at http://www.missrodeond.org.

–MRNDPA

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