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Miss Rodeo America 2018

Keri Sheffield

                                                                                                           

Capturing the title of Miss Rodeo America, Miss Rodeo Florida, Keri Sheffield was crowned Miss Rodeo America 2018 at the Miss Rodeo America Pageant in Las Vegas on December 6, 2017.

Keri Sheffield is a 24-year-old sweet-tea drinking, sunshine-loving, cowgirl from Summerfield, Florida. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Berry College, and works as an ICU nurse. As Miss Rodeo America, Keri will receive more than $20,000 in scholarships. When the year is over, she plans to continue her education to become a nurse anesthetist and carry out her vision to serve as a medical missionary.

During her reign as Miss Rodeo America and as the official representative of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Keri will travel more than 120,000 miles and appear at more than 120 rodeo performances. Along the rodeo trail she’ll make appearances at schools, children’s hospitals, civic groups and other special events to educate the public about the sport of rodeo. Keri will also serve as a spokesperson at a variety of promotional events and model in advertisements for Western clothiers, publications, Miss Rodeo America sponsors and other service providers to the Western industry.

 

Keri’s determination is resolute, her passions unmistakable: riding, rodeo, kissing on her nieces and nephews, and living a life of service. In her spare time, Keri enjoys reading, hunting, fishing, riding horses, boating with her family, befriending strangers, going on mission trips, paying it forward, and sports.

“There is an abundance of privilege and responsibility bound to the crown of Miss Rodeo America. It would afford any one of us the unique and honorable opportunity to promote the sport of rodeo and the Western way of life. It is also a deeply personal choice. I have prayed for an avenue by which I can be a living demonstration that a life is best lived when it is given selflessly to others. I have prayed for a path that can make my dreams of continuing my education a reality, which will ultimately lead me to help administer medical services as a missionary in third world countries. I have prayed for a way to lead others towards a sense of belonging and community. I have prayed for a position of leadership from which I can teach humility and simple kindness. Miss Rodeo America is, quite frankly, an answer to my prayers.”

The Miss Rodeo America organization is excited to work with Keri for the next year while she is traveling the United States as the official representative of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

 

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MRA Standings

Miss Rodeo America 2018: Keri Sheffield - Miss Rodeo Florida

First Runner-up: Tianti Carter - Miss Rodeo Texas
Second Runner-up: Hunter Rackham - Miss Rodeo Idaho
Third Runner-up: McKenna Hales - Miss Rodeo Utah
Fourth Runner-up: Kayla Vincent - Miss Rodeo Oregon

 

Top-Five Finalists:

McKenna Hales - Miss Rodeo Utah
Keri Sheffield
- Miss Rodeo Florida
Tianti Carter
- Miss Rodeo Texas
Hunter Rackham
- Miss Rodeo Idaho
Kayla Vincent
- Miss Rodeo Oregon

 

Top-10 Finalists:

Abby Hayduk - Miss Rodeo Wyoming
McKenna Hales
- Miss Rodeo Utah
Emma Jumper
- Miss Rodeo Mississippi
Keri Sheffield
- Miss Rodeo Florida
Tianti Carter
- Miss Rodeo Texas
Lorrie Ann Smith
- Miss Rodeo Hawaii
Nicole Moody
- Miss Rodeo North Carolina
Hunter Rackham
- Miss Rodeo Idaho
Brittany Phillips
- Miss Rodeo California
Kayla Vincent
- Miss Rodeo Oregon

 

Appearance: Keri Sheffield - Miss Rodeo Florida
Personality: Keri Sheffield - Miss Rodeo Florida
Horsemanship: Tianti Carter - Miss Rodeo Texas
Photogenic:  McKenna Greene - Miss Rodeo Louisiana
Speech: Tianti Carter - Miss Rodeo Texas
Congeniality: Katelin Bradley - Miss Rodeo Wisconsin
Written Test: Tianti Carter - Miss Rodeo Texas

 

Other Awards

Scrapbook Awards:

1st Place: McKenna Wilmes - Miss Rodeo Missouri
2nd Place: Emma Jumper - Miss Rodeo Mississippi
3rd Place: Laurie Ann Smith - Miss Rodeo Hawaii
4th Place: Kaitlin McBride - Miss Rodeo Nevada
Cover: Tianti Carter - Miss Rodeo Texas

 

Achievement Award: Tianti Carter - Miss Rodeo Texas
Chap Award: McKenna Greene - Miss Rodeo Louisiana
Wrangler Jacket Award: Kelsie Winslow - Miss Rodeo Colorado
Master Beef Award: McKenna Greene - Miss Rodeo Louisiana
‘Wear the West Your Way’ Montana Silversmiths Award: Laurie Ann Smith - Miss Rodeo Hawaii
Sherry Smith Memorial Scholarship: Hunter Rackham - Miss Rodeo Idaho
Dea Family Foundation Scholarship: Keri Sheffield - Miss Rodeo Florida

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