Miss Pleasant Grove Strawberry Days Rodeo Royalty 2016
Queen: Sadie Waller
Sadie is the 17 year olddaughter of Nicki Nelson and lives in Wellington, Utah. Sadie enjoys many outdoor activities including camping, fishing, skiing, swimming, and horse riding. She competes in Utah High School Rodeo in Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Breakaway Roping, Queening, and Reined Cow Horse. Last year Sadie qualified for Silver State International Rodeo, where she finished 5th in Reined Cow Horse.
Sadie is a member of the National Honor Society and FFA. She plays varsity volleyball for Carbon High School. Sadie is doing concurrent enrollment in Cosmetology at USU Eastern, so when she graduates from high school she will have a degree in Cosmetology. She then plans to rodeo in college as she pursues a degree in Veterinary Medicine.
Sadie is excited to represent the Strawberry Days Rodeo and the city of Pleasant Grove as their rodeo queen.
1st Attendant: Sarah Lady
Sarah is the daughter of Chuck and Cheryl Lady of Mapleton. Sarah Lady has been riding and showing horses since she was nine years old. In her free time she enjoys riding her horses, barrel racing, dancing and spending time outdoors. Sarah has eight horses and three dogs.
Sarah participated in 4-H for ten years and qualified to compete at the state level five years in a row. She has also won three times the High Point Overall award at the Utah County Fair. Sarah is excited to participate in and represent the Strawberry Days rodeo and events.
2nd Attendant: Mckell Wall
Mckell Wall is the oldest daughter of Jared and Shelly Wall of Santaquin, Utah. Mckell is a very dedicated and outgoing young woman. She is also very active in her community and in her school. She currently attends Utah Valley University where she is working towards her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication.
Aside from her school work she is very involved in college. At Utah Valley University she has been involved in several programs such as the UVMentor Program, the Service Council, and Orem Institute Council. She currently is serving on UVU’s Student Council acting as a Senator over the University College, she is also a UVU Ambassador and a Team Lead for the Center for Advancement and Leadership program.
Mckell loves the outdoors and appreciates all that Utah has to offer through camping, hiking, trail riding, riding four-wheelers, hunting and going on all sorts of adventures. She loves doing anything that keeps her busy, from working, playing with her dog Bruno, doing service projects, participating in sporting events, training her own horses, and spending time with friends and family.
In addition to becoming a Strawberry Days Rodeo Queen, her ambitions include finishing her degree at Utah Valley University and continue being involved in her school and community. She also hopes to be a wife, a mother, and continue working in and serving the community around her.
Mckell strives to live her life to the best of her ability and in a way that is encourages others to progress and become better through her example. She hopes to continue living in a way that can help her own personal growth as well as influence others.
“I am beyond blessed and so excited to continue representing the community and people of Pleasant Grove. I am excited to be able to represent the Strawberry Days Rodeo and advocate for the sport of rodeo which I love. I hope that I am able to influence and represent myself as well as Pleasant Grove to the best of my ability.
Thank you for this opportunity!”
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2015 Miss Strawberry Days Rodeo
Bailee Sage Noble is the 2015 Miss Strawberry Days Rodeo. Bailee is 17 years old and lives in Wellsville, Utah. She is the oldest of four daughters. She loves the outdoors and appreciates all that Utah has to offer through camping, trail riding, swimming, riding four-wheelers and hunting. Bailee loves to cook and bakes many dishes she finds on Pinterest.
Bailee also loves being a part of the design and construction of her competitive rodeo queen clothes. In addition to competing in pageants, Bailee has put a great time into the horses she uses for high school rodeo where she competes in break-a-way roping, barrel racing and pole bending. She is loving her newest pastime of competing in rein/cow working horse events. Bailee has spent numerous hours with her reining horses. “I take pride in developing a great horse for me and my little sister to use.”
Bailee is a member of the National Honor Society at Mountain Crest High School. She has been a member of the Bridgerland High School Rodeo Team for three years and participated in the Cache County Horse 4-H Program for the last eight years. Bailee has held numerous rodeo queen titles since beginning competition at 11 years old. She loves representing and promoting all the cowboys and cowgirls. Her titles includes, Lewiston 4th of July Princess, Cache County Fair and Rodeo Princess, That Famous Preston Night Rodeo Jr. Queen, and voted Miss Congeniality 2013 for Utah High School State Rodeo Queen pageant.
After Graduation form High School Bailee wants to earn her License in
Cosmetology and go on to Collegy in Ag Business. With a great love of horses she hopes
to continue with working with young horses and pursue more in the sport of rodeo. One
life ambitions is to reign as Miss rodeo Utah, to continue supporting the great sport of
“It would be an honor representing as your Queen for Strawberry Days Rodeo”
Rodeo has taught me to be strong, patients, compassionate, and humility. I want to give
back where is needed and being that person that can help whether its helping an
unknowledgeable rodeo fan or the cowboys and cowgirls be able to perform to there best
ability at the rodeo, Thanking our sponsors (without them there can not be a rodeo). Its
not just about a pretty face, but the love of my western life.
Victoria Hall is from Pleasant Grove, Utah. As the middle daughter in a family of five girls, she has a wide variety of hobbies and interests. These hobbies range from baking desserts in the kitchen to camping in the beautiful outdoors, playing the piano while singing, or shooting a shotgun. She is the record holder in her family for most fish caught in one trip. You can typically find her reading a good book or spending time with her favorite horse, Jasper!
Victoria (or Tori as she likes to be called) recently returned from serving an 18 month LDS mission in the country of EI Salvador. While there she learned to speak, read, and write in the Spanish language. She solidified her knowledge of important values such as dedication, hard work, service, and love. Previously, she served the city of Pleasant Grove as a member of the Pleasant Grove Youth Court/Counsel. In her final year of service with the counsel, she was appointed Youth Mayor.
Tori says, “I have been fortunate to provide service with great organizations; however, my greatest accomplishment would be training my own horse.” She began riding at the age of 10 and when she was 13 her family was able to purchase Jasper. She have worked hard over the years to train Jasper and have been very rewarded by my efforts. Jasper is trained in halter and western pleasure showing as well as speed events such as pole bending and jumping. He also has been trained on behavior on the trail and in the arena. Tori has competed in many horse shows over the last five years and has won multiple blue ribbons and trophies in Western Pleasure, Halter and the speed events. Tori went on to compete at the State level for the 4H horse program.
In 2012 Tori graduated from Pleasant Grove High School as an Honor Roll student while simultaneously graduating from Utah Valley University with an Associate Degree in Science. She earned her Young Womanhood Recognition medallion, an award given through her church to commemorate many hours of service while exemplifying leadership and other meaningful values.
Apart from becoming a Strawberry Days Rodeo Queen and eventually competing in the Utah State Rodeo Queen Pageant, her ambitions are to become a riding instructor and horse trainer. Tori plans to finish her degree in Equine Science with a minor in Agricultural Business at Utah State University and open a riding school in the near future. She also desires to become a wife and mother, and raise a family that is involved in the sport of rodeo. Tori wants to be able to serve the rodeo community that I love, as well as serve the youth and community here of Pleasant Grove.
Mckell Wall is the daughter of Jared and Shelly Wall of Santaquin, Utah. Mckell is 20 years old and is a student at Utah Valley University where she just received her Associate’s Degree. She plans on continuing her education at Utah Valley University by working towards her Communications (Public Relations) Degree. Mckell is a very dedicated and outgoing woman and is also very active in her community and her school. She currently volunteers as a Youth Leader for her local 4H club, is a part of the UVMentor Program, the Service Council, and the Ambassador program at UVU. Mckell loves spending time with her friends and family. Mckell strives to live her life to the best of her ability and hopes to continue living in a way that can help her own personal growth as well as influence others.
Mark & Jolynne Goodman have been life long residents of Pleasant Grove. They have been married for 42 years and have three children who all reside with their spouses in Pleasant Grove as well. They are the proud grandparents of 9 grandchildren. Strawberry Days has been a lifelong tradition (holiday) in their family forever. Jolynne’s family owned Smith Drug and she would ride the family float every year in the parade. Mark has been involved with the rodeo in one capacity or another for over 15 years. Together they have manned the Strawberry Days queen pageant for about the same amount of time. They wholeheartedly love the experience of interacting with these hard working young women. They have been able to meet numerous members of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. They have also appeared on Good Things Utah and at parades throughout the state. They look forward to many more years of service!
Lori Peters, Strawberry Days Rodeo Queen Coordinator, has been involved with Pleasant Grove Strawberry Days Rodeo and pageant for over 20 years.
Her involvement began when she was 12 years old competing for the Miss Pleasant Grove Strawberry Days Rodeo and winning both the junior and senior titles. She continued on to win various other city titles while also placing in the circuit pageants.
Lori’s involvement with horses and rodeo wasn’t contained only in pageants. Throughout her childhood she was an active competitor in 4-H. Throughout her high school years, Lori was competitor in the Utah State Future Farmers of America organization placing 2nd in State Horse Judging Competition and achieving her State Farmer Award. This judging experience compelled her to continue her judging resume to include Utah State High School Rodeos, various city and rodeo pageants, 4-H and other open horse events over a 15 year span.
An additional love for Lori was riding and training cutting horses. This love propelled her to win a Utah State Girls Cutting title and she continued on to compete at two National High School Rodeo Finals placing in the top 10% of 120 cutters from the United States and Canada. Her mare later took many other young competitors to multiple National High School Rodeo Finals. Her experience riding cutting horses expanded to open events in the Utah Cutting Horse Association and Utah Reining Horse Association. She raised and trained many horses during this time.
Ultimately after ceasing her competition, Lori became involved judging and later coordinating the Pleasant Grove Strawberry Days Rodeo Queen pageant. 2015 marked her 20 year anniversary as a pageant coordinator. In addition to her work on the pageant, Lori was also instrumental for many years in the development of the grand entry, sponsor program, entertainment and event coordination for the Pleasant Grove Strawberry Days Rodeo.
Lori’s professional life outside of the rodeo ring includes college graduation and a successful 23 years in corporate legal in steel manufacturing and aerospace. She is now employed at Utah Valley University in Student Life / Judicial Affairs. Lori resides in Lindon with her husband Heath and their two children. Her greatest passion is her family. They spend most of their time on Utah baseball diamonds.
Lori often is quoted as saying, “What is the worth of a young person’s soul? I volunteer because I want to give back to the community and provide growth opportunities for our youth as others have done for me.”
Lori considers it an honor to be involved and welcomes all to enjoy this longstanding American tradition of Pleasant Grove’s Strawberry Days Rodeo and Rodeo Queen Pageant.