Moscow Mills resident Danielle Williams was recently crowned Miss Teen Rodeo Missouri 2018.
The two-day pageant was held in Kansas City at the American Royal in conjunction with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) rodeo.
To participate in the pageant, Williams had to submit an application and submit her rodeo and horse experience.
She is the former Troy FFA/Relay for Life Rodeo Queen and has shown for many years in the Gateway Saddle Club and 4-H shows. Williams had to learn and practice two different patterns for the horsemanship portion.
She also had to study the PRCA website weekly to keep herself current with the world standing of the cowboys.
During the pageant, Williams had to compete in several categories, including written exam, personal interview, media interview, public speaking, impromptu questions and modeling.
The process to select the next Miss Teen Rodeo Missouri pushes each contestant to find the young lady who will best represent Missouri. Williams was competing with a broken wrist, however in true cowgirl form she made it through with a smile on her face.
Williams enjoyed all parts of the pageant, with the personal interview and public speaking being her favorite parts.
Some people are a little unnerved speaking in public, but Williams said she enjoys speaking with others and wants to pursue a degree in agriculture communications.
Success in her FFA public speaking contests and agriscience projects also helped prepare her for the pageant. Being MissTeen Rodeo Missouri, Williams will be speaking to residents all over the state of Missouri. She is grateful to have the ability to speak in public and in comfortable meeting new people.
Williams will be travelling to Florida in February to represent Missouri in a Miss Teen Rodeo weekend. There, she will attend a PRCA rodeo, visit Disney World, and meet other Miss Teens from all over the U.S. Williams’ summer will be jam-packed travelling all over Missouri attending PRCA rodeos.
Between rodeos, she will be graduating this May from Troy Buchanan High School and will be attending college in the fall, majoring in ag communications.
While at TBHS, Williams has been active in her local FFA chapter, varsity dance team, NHS, 4-H and has been busy working with the rescued PALS dog, Diesel.
Williams wants to thank Austin and Sylvia Roper of Ropin’R Ranch for their continued support. Austin has always been one of Williams’ biggest supporters and she gives much of the credit for her success to him.
Williams is looking forward to an exciting year as Miss Teen Rodeo Missouri and she wants to invite everyone to her official coronation party that will be held Jan. 6, 2018 at St. Stephen United Methodist Church in Troy.
The doors will open at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Coronation will be at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door.