Montana's First Lady of Rodeo...

Miss Teen Rodeo Montana 2007

Lorissa Harris


Style Show, Photogenics, Speech Horsemanship, Personality Appearance, Projection and Presentation

Lorissa Harris, the 17 year old daughter of Todd Harris and Linda Rest of Shepherd, was named Miss Teen Rodeo Montana 2007 in front of a crowd of 100 at the Great Falls Hampton Inn Sunday morning.  Along with the title, Harris swept all of the category awards, including the Style Show Award, Photogenic Award, Speech Award, Horsemanship, Personality, Appearance, and Projection & Presentation.  Alyson Grinestaff Red Lodge of Kalispell was named 1st Runner Up.

Contestants competed for four days in a rigorous competition involving horseback riding; giving a 3-minute speech on the State of Montana, modeling in a Style Show, answering impromptu questions, and being interviewed privately by the judges.  Judges for the contest were Mike Lorash of Fishtail, MT; Jeanine Shepard of Manhattan, MT; and Suzanne Brownell of Wyarno, Wyoming.

Lorissa succeeds Audrey Sholty, 18, from Missoula.

Lorissa currently attends Shepherd High School and has been active with Tennis, Cheerleading, Golf, and the National Honor Society.  She is a member of FCCLA, the Shepherd FFA, the American Angus Association, and the American Quarter Horse Association.  Two of her favorite sports are tennis and golf.  She also enjoys showing reining horses, skiing, and trail riding with her mother.   She has held the title of Miss Rodeo State Fair for 2005-2006, Miss Dillon Jaycee Princess 2004-2005, was the Montana Angus Queen for 2005-2005, and Montana Angus Princess 2003.  Lorissa plans to attend MSU-Bozeman after graduating from High School, and major in Business and Pre-Law.  Her greatest ambition is to one day represent Montana as Miss Rodeo Montana.