Two compete for rodeo queen, three for junior queen

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2013 Pioneer Reunion Rodeo Queen Mikayla Graham of Bluegrove and Junior Queen Rexa Hand of Deer Creek will hand down the title to two new young ladies at Tex Rickard Arena during the opening ceremonies of Friday’s rodeo performance.

Bobbi Loran of Scotland and Taylor Watson of Bluegrove will seek the title of 2014 Pioneer Reunion Rodeo Queen, while Kamryn Wyatt of Deer Creek, Bailey Goodin of Thornberry and Layten Graham of Bluegrove will compete forPioneer Reunion Junior Queen.

Senior contestants

Bobbi Loran

Bobbi Loran

Bobbi Loran, 16, is a junior at Archer City High School, and is sponsored by Heritage Real Estate of Henrietta. She is the daughter of John and Gina Loran of Scotland. Bobbi participates in band, FFA, 4-H, UIL academics and track. She is in the advanced placement program and receives dual college credit in several subjects. She is a member of the Archer County 4-H, Horse Club and horse judging team, the Texas-Oklahoma Barrel Racing Association, Red River Riding Association,  Chris Cox Horsemanship, AQHA and Miss Rodeo America. She is a member of the Texoma Cowboy Church of Wichita Falls. She was a member of the Archer County 4-H Horse Judging Team that placed in the District 3 competition and advanced to state. The team went on to represent Texas at the Youth World Championship in Oklahoma City. This year, she earned the Archer County senior 4-H speed event championship buckle, and in 2013 earned the Texas A&M Reining and Horsemanship buckle and the TCC All-Around Cowgirl buckle. In June, she attended the Texas Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Conference.

Taylor Watson

Taylor Watson

Taylor Watson, 18, is a homeschooled high school senior and a second-year dual credit student at Midwestern State University. She is sponsored by Dry Fork Vet Clinic of Henrietta. Taylor is the daughter of Bo and Trina Watson of Bluegrove. She has her sights set on becoming a Physical Therapist. She is an active member of the Clay County 4H Horse Club and Horse Judging Team. Taylor has earned multiple buckles in horsemanship. Her 4-H Horse Judging team has won second at the district level and qualified for state in College Station the past two years. She enjoys riding and training horses, volleyball, and cross country. In the past she has participated in Horse Quiz Bowl, FBCWF Youth Orchestra, HEAT volleyball team, soccer, A.C.T. Drama, and WEST Swim Team. Taylor is a member of AQHA, RCHA, TABHSA, and Chris Cox Horsemanship. Throughout the years she has loved competing in local, district, and state level horse shows through 4-H and the Texhoma All Breed Horse Show Association circuit. She attends Bluegrove Baptist. Taylor has went on multiple mission trips, including an international trip to Belize. She has volunteered at United Regional Health Care System for three years and Whispers of Hope Horse Farm for six. While there, she was nominated for the Jefferson Award for outstanding volunteer. Fir two years, she has worked for Dr. Steve and Polly McDonald at Dry Fork Vet Clinic.

Junior contestants

Kamryn Wyatt, 9, is a fourth grader at Midway Elementary and is sponsored by Wyatt Engineering and Fabrication. She is the daughter of Kyle and Courtney Wyatt of Deer Creek. Kamryn is involved in UIL Academics, 4-H, KJRA and Chisholm Trail Youth Rodeo, where she competes in barrels, poles, flags and steer daubing. She also enjoys basketball and tennis and volunteers at the North Texas Rehab Center.

Bailey Goodin, 9, is a fourth grader at Petrolia Elementary and is sponsored by the UNT Quail Project. She is the daughter of J.C. and Courtney Goodin of Thornberry. Bailey is involved in the Texas-Oklahoma Barrel Racing Association, Red River Riding Association and the Chisholm Trail Youth Rodeo Series in Nocona. She enjoys softball, basketball and volleyball. She is a member of Texoma Cowboy Church.

Layten Graham, 10, is a fifth grader at Midway Elementary and sponsored by RW Training and Canine Retreat of Henrietta. She is the daughter of Scott and Lisa Graham of Bluegrove. Layten is a member of the 4-H Horse Club, where she competes in horse judging, quiz bowl, public speaking, team penning, reining and cutting. She was named the 2014 high-point junior. Layten is a member of the AQHYA, NCHA and RCHA, and of the Henrietta Cowboy Church.

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