Morgan Laughlin is the 20-year-old daughter of Steve and Denise Laughlin. Her roots run deep in the Northern California town of Livermore, home of the World’s Fastest Rodeo. Coming from a six-generation rodeo family, the sport of rodeo has been a part of her life from a very young age. Morgan enjoys riding Reining Cow Horses, running barrels, and working cows with her family. She loves God, her country, and the sport of rodeo. She recently completed her certification as a Phlebotomy Technician. She will continue her education to earn her Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing to become a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurse. Morgan proudly represents the Livermore Rodeo as their 2019 Queen. She feels very blessed to have the opportunity to hold the title of Miss Rodeo California 2020 – 2021.
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Jackie Scarry is Crowned Miss Rodeo California 2022
San Luis Obispo, California; October 30, 2021 — Jackie Scarry, 24, of Redding was crowned Miss Rodeo California 2022 after a two-day pageant in its new home of San Luis Obispo, California at the Madonna Inn and Cal Poly SLO Rodeo Arena.
The competition included the following categories: Horsemanship, Speech, Personal & Horsemanship Interviews, Test, Raffle Ticket Sales, Photogenic, Personality & Appearance. Along with the title of Miss Rodeo California 2022, Jackie was the winner of the written test, personality and horsemanship categories that count for points as well as the high-ticket sales and speech categories that do not count toward points. As the newly crowned state rodeo queen Scarry received a $2,275 educational scholarship, a buckle, saddle, perpetual chaps, perpetual crown, and other various awards provided by our generous sponsors from the western industry.
Scarry has also been awarded the prestigious opportunity to represent California traveling the state and nation representing as well as finishing her year competing in the Miss Rodeo America 2023 Pageant. The Miss Rodeo America Pageant is held in December each year in conjunction with the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“We were so excited to move the Miss Rodeo California Pageant to San Luis Obispo for 2022 for the first time. We cannot thank Madonna Inn enough for the hospitality and welcoming us with open arms. Each of the contestants did a remarkable job demonstrating their rodeo knowledge, public speaking and horsemanship abilities. We are looking forward to watching Jackie’s year transpire and feel confident she will represent the organization and the sport of professional rodeo with the utmost grace and dignity.,” Brittney Phillips, Pageant Director, said.
“We are so excited to back on the central coast! The community of slo are amazing individuals that have welcomed us with open arms. We are looking forward to watching Jackie’s year unfold,” Markie Battaglia, Miss Rodeo California Inc National Director, said.
“I’m elated to have the opportunity to work alongside such a dedicated board of directors in our inaugural year and even more excited for the future of the organization. Our focus more than ever has been increased scholarships. This year and every year forward each of our contestants will walk away with an educational scholarship. In addition, we recognize the need for resources to better educate and support our local California pageants. We fully intend on establishing guidelines to provide a lifeline for aspiring rodeo queen pageants, pageant directors and contestants. 2020 will be a year of not only a new decade, but broadening horizons. I look forward to working with Morgan and watching her year unfold,” Brittney Phillips, Pageant Director, said.
Surrounded by the Coastal, Klamath, and Cascade Mountain Ranges and farmlands to the south is the town of Redding, which Jackie Scarry proudly calls home. Having access to mountains, lakes, and rolling hills, Jackie has been able to pursue her love of photography, outdoor adventure, and everything cowboy culture. The 24-year-old daughter of Joe and Janet Scarry was introduced to the life of rodeo at 10-years-old and hasn’t looked back. She enjoys the familial atmosphere found within a rodeo committee, as well as the adrenalin rush found watching the rodeo competitors dominate their field.
When not working as a Dermatology Medical Assistant, Jackie spends her time competing in ranch versatility classes, reading a good book, or drawing. With a career goal of Crime Scene Investigations, Jackie’s final class for her Associates degree is underway and will start classes next year with Liberty University pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.
Who is Miss Rodeo California?
Miss Rodeo California is a young lady who strives to promote the State of California and the sport of professional rodeo. In doing so she also endeavors to promote the great western way of life with its strong morals and values. Miss Rodeo California will be a talented, personable horsewoman with a vast knowledge of the sport of rodeo, the equine industry, and the State of California. She is a young lady who enjoys travel and has a sincere interest in garnering educational experiences that will assist in laying a solid foundation for her future. As an ambassador to the sport, Miss Rodeo California promotes the western way of life and professional rodeo. She is well versed on the sport of rodeo, horsemanship skills, has a wonderful personality and is an excellent speaker.
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