By Liz Bowen
ETNA – A junior from Etna High School will serve as royalty for the 2012 Scott Valley Pleasure Park Rodeos. Kelly Carter recently won the title of Rodeo Queen and was crowned by the 2011 Pleasure Park Rodeo Queen Cricket Postma. As queen, Kelly received a silver and copper buckle, a bouquet of flowers and $150 cash award. She is the daughter of Cheryl Carter of Etna.
Queen Kelly will ride in the Etna Rodeo Parade this Sunday, May 6 and then will welcome the rodeo crowd during the Grand Entry of the 65th Annual Pleasure Park Rodeo at 1:30 p.m. at the Etna arena.
Kelly is active in agricultural activities and has served for two years as secretary-treasurer of the Siskiyou Golden Fair’s Junior Fair Board.
This spring, she competed as president of the fast-paced Advanced Parly-Pro FFA Team in competitions and on the Etna FFA Soil Judging Team. She also competed in the Lions Club’s Speech Contest and is secretary of the Fort Jones Leo Club, a youth group sponsored by the Lions Club.
In her spare time, Kelly plays on the Etna Tennis Team and has performed as a pianist in local variety shows and fundraisers.
Kelly has already decided she will study agricultural systems management and is hoping to attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo after high school graduation.