California High School Rodeo Queen Taylor Renihan (fourth from left, back row) poses with the nine CHRSA district queens who are vying for the 2013-14 crown. In numerical district order, Renihanâ€™s court includes District 1 Queen Jayden Byrne; 2, Ashley Steele; 3, Corinne Link; 4, Michelle Serna; 5, Elizabeth Staal; 6, Christina Hakl; 7, Kara Kester; 8, Rachel Lee Asbell; and 9, Victoria Hazelwood. Photo by Marilyn Blake Philip
JUNE 12, 2013 â€“ Role model, family life, relationship building and responsibility are terms that every California High School Rodeo Queen candidate hits upon at least once as they talk about rodeo life and representing their district.
Current CHSRA Rodeo Queen, 15-year old Taylor Renihan will pass her crown to the one of nine CHSRA district queens who will begin her reign as the 2013-14 California High School Rodeo Queen at the coronation ceremony on Friday. The coronation is the culminating event in the whirlwind, two-month district queen process that starts in April or May, depending on the district, CHSRA Publicity and Media Vice President Tracey Scott said.
The queensâ€™ main aim is to promote rodeo, Scott added, and that keeps these young ambassador/athletes pretty busy. This week alone, since they arrived in town on Saturday, the contestants have attended an orientation, taken a written test, officially met the judges, attended their luncheon, underwent their personal interviews and competed in the queensâ€™ horsemanship event. That was Sunday. Mondayâ€™s agenda included speech and modeling events, the welcome barbecue and the impromptu question portion of the judging. Renihan also received the third annual Outgoing Queen Bishop Community Scholarship for $1,000, which was made possible by Sunrise Rotary Club, Altrusa of the Eastern Sierra, Paul Bedell and Joanne Parsons, Bishop Lions Club, Dr. Joe and Mrs. Wendy Duncan and Bishop City Attorney Peter Tracy, said CHSRA Bishop Committee member Chuck Kilpatrick.
(Read more in the Thursday, June 13, 2013 edition of The Inyo Register.)