Brawley – Stockmanâ€™s Club in Brawley glittered with rhinestones and ornate western boots as the next crop of Cattle Call royalty hopefuls met the committee and each other atÂ the Brawley Chamberâ€™s orientation whichÂ officially begins the competition for the coveted queen crowns.
Brawleyâ€™s Chelsey Roper, 17, was announced as the 2015-16 Cattle Call Queen. The top spot was the only division uncontested. The brown-eyed beauty is no stranger to rodeo royalty as she won the Teen Queen title in 2012.
Four young ladies will vie for Teen Queen, Lydia Jackson, 14; Kylie Mikusk,15; Bayleigh Nelson, 14; and Keeley Gene Poloni, 14.
All of the above contestants will sharpen the many skills necessary to take the crown including public speaking and horsemanship.
Jodi Rollins, chamber event coordinator reminded the girls that the committee and the chamber will set a high caliber for the competition, modeling everything off of the Miss Rodeo California rules and contest.
Junior queen is back, although they will not be judged on horsemanship, nor will the Lilâ€™ Miss candidates. Junior Queen candidates are Kaitlyn Jackson, 10; and Rylee Locher, 11. Lilâ€™ Miss candidates are Chyenne Cox, 7; Morgan Manning, 7; and Genesis Sandoval, 7. Lilâ€™ Miss has changed in that only one contestant will win, rather than all participating, as in the past.
â€œKeep your chin up, but not your nose up. Itâ€™s important to be humble,â€ Rollins said in parting to the young ladies, as they become serious in polishing their wardrobe and skill sets.
Cattle Call queen committee members are Alexis Brown, Kaylynn Sampson, past queens, Robin Kelley, Kay Day Pricola, chamber member, Jodi Rollins, and Sue Baran, queen mum.
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