Rodeo crown bestowed

Mackenzie Carr

Mackenzie Carr of Vernonia, Ore., was crowned 2012 Miss Rodeo America Dec. 10 in Las Vegas. She represented Oregon in the pageant.

The 2008 graduate of Vernonia High School will travel the nation during the coming year as a goodwill ambassador for the pageant and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

She was a member of the Columbia County 4-H and attended Oregon State University for two years.

She received a $20,000 scholarship and many other prizes.

As Miss Rodeo Oregon 2011, Carr traveled over 30,000 miles throughout Oregon, the United States and Canada.

Carr previously attended Oregon State University for two years studying civil engineering, and will transfer to earn an architectural degree, with a minor in speech communications. She hopes to focus on interior architecture and commercial building design.

First runner up was Jamie Udell, Miss Rodeo Utah; second runner up was Brittany Slaton, Miss Rodeo California; and third runner-up was Alyssa Morrison, Miss Rodeo Kansas.

Carr is the daughter of Alan and Barb Carr of Vernonia, Ore. She grew up on a small farm in the rural timber community, according to a pageant press release.

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