Hello Idaho, it has been what I like to call, “The Year of the Covid” for High School Rodeo; a season of uncertainty and lots of change for everyone. None the less, we have been so blessed to carry out our rodeo season, not like usual but “covid” way! I am so excited and grateful to be representing the greatest sport on earth, Rodeo, in our beautiful Gem State. A rodeo queen is considered to be a positive ambassador for the sport of rodeo to help create a direct line of communication and connection from the fans in the stands to rodeo contestants, contractors and the livestock. I’m looking forward to making some awesome memories!
I would like to introduce myself as your 2020-21 Idaho High School Rodeo Queen. I am from Rigby, Idaho. My parents are Jason and Shawna Warner. I have two younger brothers, Jaydon and Jarett who are currently in Junior High Rodeo. Together as a family we love to rodeo, team rope, and train and ride rope horses and travel to Arizona in the cooler winter months. I attend Wickenburg Virtual Academy where I am a sophomore this year. I enjoy school and pushing myself in advanced classes and lucky enough to maintain a 4.0 GPA.
I had the opportunity to represent Idaho at the 2020 NHSRA national finals rodeo I had a fantastic finals, winning the horsemanship and personal interview categories and was crowned the NHSRA 1st Attendant, a huge accomplishment and honor! As the 1st Attendant, it is my responsibility to step in as the association Queen if something was to happen that the Queen is unable to complete her reign.
In January at the NHSRA mid-winter meeting, I was asked to fulfill the responsibility as the 2020-21 National High School Rodeo Queen. Needless to say, I am ecstatic to represent the NHSRA as the 2020-2021 queen!
I encourage all of us to do our best and to make the most out of every run, good or bad!! We are making memories that will last forever!! Expect the unexpected; let’s do this!!!
- Shaylee May Warner