Old West royalty
candidates for the 2002 Miss Days of the Old West royalty served notably
during last weekend’s Hailey Independence Day rodeo sponsored by the
Sawtooth Rangers Riding Club.
winners were revealed at the July 6 performance.
of the biggest winners was Melinda Markin, 16, a junior at Wood River
High School in Hailey.
was crowned Hailey Teen Queen and teen horsemanship winner. In addition
the Hailey resident was the overall high-point winner of the entire
received a Tex Tan saddle from the Sawtooth Rangers Riding Club,
complete with a matching breast collar from Wood River Equine Hospital.
winner in the Senior Queen, Teen Queen and Junior Queen contests were
awarded engraved silver belt buckles donated by Sawtooth Auto Sales and
Queen winner was Bekki Fayle of Salmon. Bekki also won Senior Queen
horsemanship, Miss Photogenics, personality and appearance, and speech.
Queen winner was Kassie Willie, 13, of Pocatello. Kassie also won Junior
Queen speech and horsemanship and was voted by the contestants as the
winner of freestyle horsemanship.
Congeniality," also voted by the contestants, was Tricia Lynn
Crump, 14, of Pocatello.
Queen runners-up: First, Cassi Ann Rushton; second, Jaclyn Bruhn;
third, Caitlin McGuire; fourth, Tricia Crump; and fifth, Stephanie
Cassi Rushton also won teen personality and appearance, and speech.
Sharing the honor for Miss Photogenics were Caitlin McGuire and Jaclyn
Queen runners-up: First, Jentry Perkins; second, Felicity McGraw.
13, of Hailey, also won junior Miss Photogenics and personality and
coordinator for the ninth consecutive year was Michelle Bobbitt of
Bellevue. The judges were Kindi Hess, Miss Rodeo Idaho 2000; Gabrielle
James, Miss Rodeo Idaho 2002; Lorraine Wilcox of Lucky 13 Ranch; and
next week’s Local Life for a complete list of royalty prizes.