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Lake County Round-Up Court tryouts, April 19

April 17, 2013 by

Tryouts for the 2013 Lake County Round-Up court are scheduled for Friday, April 19, at the Lake County Fairgrounds.

The tryouts will be held at 4 p.m. at the Lake County Fairgrounds. The location is subject to change, in the event of inclement weather.

Candidates must be at least 16 years old as of April 1 and no older than 19 years. Entrants must also reside in Lake County or the Goose Lake valley. The deadline for applications was Wednesday, April 10.

Ashley Reese and Stacey VanNes served as the 2012 Lake County Round-Up Queen and Princess, respectively.

For more information, contact Lisa Shullanberger at 541-947-3649 or Jody Graham at 541-947-5450.

Round-Up candidates:

McKenna Albertson

McKenna, 16, is the daughter of Clint and Heidi Albertson, has two siblings, brother Reed Steele, 21, and sister Cara, 11.

Riding Rio in this year’s Lake County Round-Up Court tryouts, McKenna previously served as the 2011 Lake County Jr. Rodeo Queen.

Citing English as her favorite subject at Lakeview High, McKenna also enjoys playing soccer, dance, riding her horse and competing as a member of the Lakeview Swim Team. She also has interest in livestock showing, traveling and foreign languages.

McKenna is also an active member of the Lakeview FFA chapter, noting she’s been competitive on varied contests this year. She’s also raising a market lamb for this year’s fair. Additional extracurricular activities include 4-H horse participation. High school athletics include soccer in the fall and ski team in the winter.

“I want to represent Lake County because it’s where my family dwells, and it’s where I grew up,” she said. “I want to represent what Lake County has to offer and what Lake County has provided for me, already.”

Katherine McKenzie

Katherine, 16, the daughter of Rosanne Fitzgerald and Jeff McKenzie, has two older brothers: Colin, 22, and Daniel, 20.

She previously served as the 2011 Junior Rodeo Court princess, and will be riding Jack in this year’s try-outs. Katherine’s favorite subject in school is English and she also enjoys hanging out with friends and family, swimming, roping and working on the family ranch.

Extracurricular activities in which Katherine is involved include 4-H, softball, basketball and volleyball.

“I want to represent Lake County because as a life long member, I feel that I will be a positive reflection of the western heritage,” Katherine said. “My ranch upbringing has instilled in me the love of cows, horses and the cowboy way. After being on the junior court, I have developed great leadership and people skills which I hope to strengthen by being a member of this year’s round-up court. I will put forth enthusiasm, hard work and positive energy that will positively contribute to the Round-Up court. I look forward to experiencing fun times at the rodeo each year and know

Carley Cahill

 Carley, 16, is the daughter of Frank and Cynthia Cahill and has an older brother, Terry, 19.

Riding her horse, Little Man, in this year’s try-outs, Carley is a newcomer to the Lake Count Round-Up Court experience. Her favorite subject in school is art, and she enjoys showing horses and working on the family ranch.

Extracurricular activities include volleyball, basketball and active participation in 4-H.

“I am very proud to be a Lake County resident and have wanted to be on the rodeo court since I was a young child,” Carley said. “There is no better place to grow up and I would be honored to represent it.”

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