A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege to attend the send-off for Miss Rodeo Nebraska to the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas and the competition for Miss Rodeo America.
Amy Amack has been a wonderful representative of Rodeo and of Nebraska. Miss Rodeo Nebraska is crowned each June during the PRCA Buffalo Bill Rodeo, a part of North Platte's NEBRASKAland DAYS celebration.
If you enlarge the program below, you will see a schedule of the week she has in front of her beginning on Sunday November 29 and the contestant check-in for the Miss Rodeo America pageant.
It was pretty much a full house at the new Creekside Event Center in North Platte as friends, sponsors and well-wishers gathered to give Amy an appropriate send-off. Scattered throughout the crowd are many former Miss Rodeo Nebraska's, and two former Miss Rodeo America's.
Here Amy shows off her "You've Been Pinked" outfit. To give you a little insight into what an incredible young woman she is, she lost her mother to breast cancer shortly before the competition in North Platte in June of 2008. Knowing how much her mother supported her competition, Amy found the strength to compete and win. She has dedicated her reign to her mother and to raise awareness of the fight against breast cancer.
This outstanding young woman will also be a worthy representative of the state of Nebraska, the Buffalo Bill Rodeo, and of the competition during NEBRASKAland DAYS. It will be interesting to watch her during her reign.
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