Congratulations to the 2022 Elks Rodeo Queen Rylie Halsell from St. Joseph High School!!
Hi! My name is Rylie Halsell and I am excited to be the 2022 Santa Maria Elks Rodeo Queen Candidate representing St. Joseph High School! I am currently a Senior at St. Joe’s and have really enjoyed my time there. I’ve furthered my faith, relationships, and education at SJ. Raising money for the scholarship fund at SJHS is a cause near to my heart because most of my family has attended St Joe’s. My dad and his siblings were only able to attend with the help of the Saint Joseph community. I am honored to be able to help more students to be able to experience the community at St. Joe’s that I experience every day.
In my free time I enjoy riding my horse, Beau Jangles. I am a member of the California Gymkhana Association and Orcutt Hill 4-H. I have ridden on the Sponsor Flag Team for the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo. I have volunteered for many organizations, but the one that had the most impact on me is the Golden Circle of Champions for Pediatric Cancer. I volunteered at the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo event and had the pleasure of attending the National Finals Rodeo in December as a chaperon for one of the children and their family. It was a truly life changing experience, especially considering my younger brother, Logan, had recently been diagnosed with Leukemia. I plan on staying an active member for years to come.
I am grateful for the support from my family and friends. I come from a big family including my parents, three brothers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and many cousins that have helped me become who I am today. I also have the best group of friends that a girl could ask for.
After graduating I will be attending the University of Montana Western as a member of their horsemanship program. I plan on double majoring in Natural Horsemanship Management and Business with hopes of one day owning my own business in the equine industry.
For more information, visit: https://sjhsrodeoqueen.com/