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2019 Rodeo Queen - Ms. Karen Kutscher Waters

Ms. Karen Kutscher Waters is the 16-year-old daughter of Bruce & Karen Waters of Los Fresnos, TX. She is a junior at Los Fresnos High School. Karen has enjoyed being a farmer’s daughter and living the ranch life with her three older siblings (Bruce, Morgan, and Robert). She enjoys caring for her registered Brahman and is currently the Treasurer of the South Texas Junior Brahman Association. On the farm she raises commercial heifers, market steers, rabbits, and her mare “Faith.” Karen improves her archery and rifle skills at home and shoots competitively with 4-H shooting sports teams. She is the current President of the Tip-O-Tex district FFA and Reporter of Los Fresnos FFA. She serves on the Texas 4-H council, District 12 4-H officer team, Cameron County 4-H council team and East Cameron County 4-H vice-president. In 2018 she earned the Gold Star in 4-H, the district FFA Star Chapter Farmer - Production award and accepted her invitation into the South Texas Cotillion Club. She has lead service projects in her community and assisted with state 4-H and FFA initiatives. She was accepted into the medical academy and dual enrollment program at Los Fresnos High School her freshman year, she is currently ranked in the top 5% of the class of 2020. She is a varsity athlete that enjoys swimming, diving, track but is most passionate about water polo. Karen is a member of the Los Fresnos National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, and HOSA. She plans to attend Texas A&M and pursue a degree in biomedical engineering to prepare for a career in designing and constructing medical devices. Karen is honored to represent the Los Fresnos Rodeo during its 30th anniversary as their queen.

2018 Rodeo Queen - Ms. Madelynn Kristeen Hill

Madelynn Kristeen Hill is the daughter of Stephen and Kristi Hill from Santa Rosa, TX. She is seventeen years old and in the 12th grade through a homeschool educational setting. She is representing the Arroyo 4H club and will be showing lambs and rabbits at the stockshow. Madelynn’s community service has included helping at the Logos Community Church Christmas party, Foster Children Toy Drives, RGVLS Gala student volunteer and as Team Leader for Calvary Baptist Music Camp. Madelynn is the 3 rd Vice President and Council Delegate for Arroyo 4H and served as a team leader for a summer camp with Calvary Baptist Music Camp. She is an A Honor Roll student and awarded Best Offensive Basketball player for the Harlingen Homeschool Team and invited to the National Basketball Camp in San Diego, CA. Madelynn joined 4H to sharpen her leadership skills and public speaking skills. It also allows her family of ten to be involved together in her love of animals and competition. Madelynn’s future plans include attending college to major in education and kinesiology in order to play college basketball. She hopes to continue to eventually coach and establish a basketball camp for less fortunate children.

2017 Rodeo Queen - Ms. Cara Lisette Cash

2017 Los Fresnos Rodeo Queen Cara Lisette Cash is the daughter of Todd and Michele Cash of Harlingen.She is a sophomore honor student at Harlingen High School where she is a member of the Harlingen FFA, speech/drama/debate and the PTSA.Through the FFA, she has competed in creed speaking, radio broadcasting, wildlife, and prepared speaking.Her team advanced to state in the wildlife competition.She is the current secretary of the FFA and is the former vice-president.She is also an 8-year member of the Highland Hustlers 4-H Club where she has competed in multiple projects including: foods & nutrition, public speaking, theater arts, and livestock judging.She has held multiple officer positions at the club and county level.Cara won 2 nd place at the 4-H State Roundup in Poultry Judging, 2nd place in the Food Challenge, and 5th place in Solo Band Performance.Her livestock projects throughout the years include swine, poultry, rabbits and cattle.She has been high point livestock judger at the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show twice.Academics are very important to Cara and she has been in the top percentage of her class for many years.Cara is a proud member of the First Christian Church in Harlingen where she volunteers in various community service projects.She has also participated in the youth praise band and has been a nursery worker.Cara is proud to be representing the Los Fresnos Rodeo as their 2017 Rodeo Queen.
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