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Jr. Miss Rodeo SD 2009 August newsletter

Jr. Miss Rodeo SD 2009

Hi, I’m Jessica Johnson. I’m an All-American cowgirl with blonde hair and blue eyes. I’m the 16-year-old daughter of Gus Johnson and Sheila Kari-Johnson. I live on a cattle ranch near Bison, SD. I was crowned the 2009 Jr. Miss Rodeo South Dakota, July 2nd, at the Black Hills Roundup in Belle Fourche, winning the categories of Horsemanship, Speech, Miss Congeniality and Top Sales.

I have been blessed with family, friends, and an abiding faith, which has shaped me into the person I am today.

This has been a wonderful journey that I have been given. I am humbly grateful and honored to represent South Dakota. I’ve been blessed with wonderful people to help me promote this great state and the sport of Rodeo. Cindy Wilk of Huron, Torey Berdan of Rapid City, Courtney Smith, Miss Rodeo South Dakota, and McKenzie Haley, Lady in waiting, are just a few of the wonderful mentors I share this journey with.

During these first few weeks of my rein I have had the awesome privilege of attending several rodeo’s, starting with carrying flags, clearing the arena, and riding in the parades for the Black Hills Roundup Rodeo, Mitchell Corn Palace Stampede, and the Days of ’76.

As Jr. Miss Rodeo SD, I will devote this year to promoting and educating others about South Dakota, and our rich heritage through the western way of life. I hope to inspire people of all ages to embrace the values that rodeo and our western heritage represents: faith, family, respect, patriotism, integrity, a strong work ethic, and the friendly camaraderie that is found in the sport of rodeo.

Many thanks and appreciation to my generous sponsors, without whom this amazing year could not be possible!

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Hi, I’m Jessica Johnson. I’m an All-American cowgirl with blonde hair and blue eyes. I’m the 16-year-old daughter of Gus Johnson and Sheila Kari-Johnson. I live on a cattle ranch near Bison, SD. I was crowned the 2009 Jr. Miss Rodeo South Dakota, July 2nd, at the Black Hills Roundup in Belle Fourche, winning the categories of Horsemanship, Speech, Miss Congeniality and Top Sales.

I have been blessed with family, friends, and an abiding faith, which has shaped me into the person I am today.

This has been a wonderful journey that I have been given. I am humbly grateful and honored to represent South Dakota. I’ve been blessed with wonderful people to help me promote this great state and the sport of Rodeo. Cindy Wilk of Huron, Torey Berdan of Rapid City, Courtney Smith, Miss Rodeo South Dakota, and McKenzie Haley, Lady in waiting, are just a few of the wonderful mentors I share this journey with.

During these first few weeks of my rein I have had the awesome privilege of attending several rodeo’s, starting with carrying flags, clearing the arena, and riding in the parades for the Black Hills Roundup Rodeo, Mitchell Corn Palace Stampede, and the Days of ’76.

As Jr. Miss Rodeo SD, I will devote this year to promoting and educating others about South Dakota, and our rich heritage through the western way of life. I hope to inspire people of all ages to embrace the values that rodeo and our western heritage represents: faith, family, respect, patriotism, integrity, a strong work ethic, and the friendly camaraderie that is found in the sport of rodeo.

Many thanks and appreciation to my generous sponsors, without whom this amazing year could not be possible!