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Miss Rodeo Nebraska 2017 – Laramie Schlichtemeier
Laramie Schlichtemeier is Miss Rodeo Nebraska 2017.
The Ogallala woman considers herself blessed to have grown up in a family that enjoys rodeo, agriculture and the great outdoors. She loves anything that has to do with horses, hunting, fishing or any other adventure her home state offers.
Laramie graduated from Chadron State College in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and options in Agri-Business and Marketing.
She plans to use her degree to pursue a career that will have a positive impact on farmers, ranchers and others who have chosen what she believes to be one of the most important career fields in the world – agriculture.
Laramie wants to help expand and further develop the dynamic and crucial industry for future generations.
With her queen title, Laramie plans to visit schools across the state promoting her platform, “BAM” (Banning Alcohol for Minors) and her slogan, “Rope Your Dreams.”
Laramie hopes her influence will encourage youth to make good decisions and will encourage the pursuit of dreams – no matter how big they may seem. (Photo courtesy of George Hipple Photography.)
Miss Teen Rodeo Nebraska 2016 – Taylor Fugate
Taylor Fugate was crowned Miss Teen Rodeo Nebraska 2016 on June 15. She is the daughter of Jeremy and Dustie Cole, of North Platte, and is the oldest of six siblings.
Taylor, 15, is a sophomore at North Platte High School where she competes in volleyball, basketball and track.
She is no stranger to the world of rodeo. Her previous queen titles include: Miss Ogallala Junior Rodeo and Sutherland Rodeo Queen.
At the MTRN Pageant, she won the horsemanship and appearance categories and tied for first place on the written test.
Taylor thrives on challenges and views her reign as Miss Teen Rodeo Nebraska as the opportunity of a lifetime.
“I believe if you really want something in life, you have to put in the time and effort,” said Taylor. “The discipline it takes to represent this title will help me grow immensely as a woman and a horsewoman. I’m ready to take on that challenge and represent the title with great commitment, pride and hard work.”
(Photo courtesy of KC Creations Photography.)