Miss Morgan Rhea Stanko is the 17-year-old daughter of Delmer and Anna Lee Stanko of Harlingen, Texas. She is a senior at Rio Hondo High School. Morgan is a member of the Rio Hondo FFA where she currently holds the Vice President position and has been the President and Reporter in the past. She is also a member of the Cameron County 4-H Council where she currently holds the 1st Vice President position and has also held the Secretary and Health & Safety positions. Morgan is also a member of the Paso Real Chapter of the National Honor Society, Lower Valley Cotillion Club, the Highland Hustlers 4-H Club, Texas Junior Brahman Association, American Junior Brahman Association, South Texas Junior Brahman Association, Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association, South Texas Beefmaster Breeders Association, Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, and the National Corn Growers Association. She has also been the Tip-O-Tex District FFA Secretary, Rio Hondo Student Council Chaplain and Secretary, a member of the RGV Jr. Brahmans & Fl Association, and a member of the Texas Youth Livestock Association. Morgan competes in Radio Broadcasting and Quiz LDE Events and Livestock Judging CDE competitions. Being an active member of both FFA and 4-H for over 10 years, Morgan has been involved in many activities. Morgan has shown market steers, registered and commercial heifers, market and breeding lambs, rabbits, goats, hogs, and lambs. She has shown at several prospect shows throughout her years in showing and has also shown at the State Fair of Texas, Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo, Cameron County Fair and Livestock Show, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show and Rodeo and Rodeo Austin. This year Morgan will be exhibiting two steers and four registered heifers at the Cameron County Fair and Livestock Show. Morgan has been extremely involved in community service throughout her years in FFA and 4-H, including Cameron County 4-H Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Help, ringing the bell for the Salvation Army, donating coats to Tim's Coats, decorating and delivering pumpkins to the Valley Baptist Medical Center Children's Wing, and many more. Morgan and her sister, Paige own a small cattle operation, where they raise heifers and steers for show. She also helps with the family farm and hay operation. In her free time, Morgan enjoys hunting, fishing, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Morgan plans to attend Texas A&M University in Kingsville upon graduating from high school and pursuing a degree in Agricultural Business.
Morgan is proud to be representing the Los Fresnos Rodeo as the 2024 Rodeo Queen.