Montana's First Lady of Rodeo...

Miss Rodeo Montana 2001

Contestants

  • CONTESTANT 1

    Rebecca Busby

    Rebecca Busby

    is the 20-year old daughter of Delton and Patty Busby of Livingston. She is a graduate of Park High School and attended Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming. Rebecca served as the 2000 Livingston Roundup Queen and has been active in both FFA and 4-H, winning awards for market sheep, breeding sheep and breeding bucks.

    Her future plans include getting a degree in Business Management and starting her own wedding cake business.

    Rebecca enjoys walking, horseback riding, swimming, skiing and decorating cakes.

  • CONTESTANT 2

    Kande Ellis

    Kande Ellis

    is the 19-year old daughter of Jack and Kathy Ellis of Bigfork. She is a graduate of Bigfork High School and is attending Flathead Community College working toward an Associates Degree in Business Financing. She plans to transfer to the University of Montana and to seek a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting.

    Kande is an active member of the WPRA and the Montana Barrel Horse Association and served as 2000 NW Montana Pro Rodeo Queen. She is a Corral West representative, a model and has been featured in Montana Woman Magazine. Currently Kande is a secretary for Adult Basic Education and holds a Senator position on the student senate at FVCC. She is also a riding instructor and wrangler for Flathead Lake Lodge.

    In High School, Kande won many awards in speech, debate and drama as well as worked on the yearbook committee and was a cheerleader. She has held all offices in her 4-H club, and has won numerous awards in 4-H horse shows and O-Mok-Sees.

    Kande enjoys rock climbing, hunting, skin diving, dancing, kick boxing, barrel racing and rodeo. She plans to become a CPA and own her own firm in Montana.

  • CONTESTANT 3

    Staci Peterson

    Staci Peterson

    is the 22-year old daughter of Bud and Gayle Peterson of Miles City. She is a graduate of Custer County High School in Miles City and is currently attending the University of Montana. A former State FFA Reporter and Student Senator at Northwest College, Staci will graduate in May 2001 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and plans to pursue a career in International Business and Marketing.

    Staci enjoys horseback riding, skiing, hiking, reading and spending time with friends and family.

  • CONTESTANT 4

    Katherine Settle

    Katherine Settle

    is the 21-year old daughter of Robert and Patricia Settle of Miles City. She is a graduate of Helena High School and has an Associates Degree from Miles Community College. She is currently attending MSU-B illings.

    In High School she was a member of the NationalArt Honor Society, Academic All-State Cheerleader, VICA State Welder and a high school rodeo contestant. She has competed in college rodeo and has qualified for the National Barrel Horse Association World four times. Currently she is a 4-H leader in Custer County and the Captain of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Team at MSU-Billings.

    Katherine will graduate with a degree in Art Education and plans to teach at a small rural school in southeastern Montana. She enjoys swimming, art, dancing, modeling, doing radio commercials, traveling, horseback riding and rodeoing.

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