Sunday, July 25, 2010

Miss Missouri

What is your favorite memory as queen

My favorite memory is Junior Nationals 2010 getting to meet all the other queens and meeting new people in the Hereford industry

What do you like most about being queen?

I love wearing the tiara and having people ask me questions about the Hereford Breed.

Any funny moments?

Riding to the Hereford Women's Breakfast with Mary and Miss. Diann, she made sure we got there more than on time!

Future aspirations?

I plan to get a degree in Ag Business and would like to own my own business and continue to develop my herd and live close to our family farm

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

National Hereford Queen

Name: Katie Killian
Home state: Texas

What you like most about being queen?

I like interacting with different people.

What is your favorite memory of being queen?

At Reno this past December, there was a group of little girls who followed me around. There was even a little girl that would not leave the show without sitting in the "white queen's" chair!

Any funny moments?

Last year at the queen competition in Kansas City my mom and I went to the grocery store near our hotel. I was in my full queen outfit. The man at the check out counter said to me, "You are pretty enough to be a real queen!". He thought I was dressed up for Halloween!

What are your future aspirations?

I am attending Texas A&M in the fall. After graduating with my degree in nutrition I plan to attend medical school.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Miss Illinois Horned

Name: Mary Kline
State: Illinois

What do you like most about being queen?

I like meeting new people and having a good view of the show.

Best Memory as Queen

When I was princess a little girl helped me pass out ribbons...she was so cute!

What would you say to young girls to get them involved in the queen program?

It is great to be queen! You get to get dressed up and receive a crown. You also get to meet new people.

Future Aspirations

I would like to be involved in agriculture business.

Any funny moments as queen?

During opening ceremonies at the Junior National I had jeans under my skirt and I had to quick change at my tack area. In general I have had to change in the stalls several times this week, which has been interesting.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Miss Oregon

Name: Amelia Stallings
State: Oregon

What do you like most about being queen?

I like watching the cattle classes, seeing the animals, and being up close to the show.

What is your favorite memory of being queen?

My Oregon state queen coronation.

What are your future aspirations?

I would like to be involved in the beef industry and continue showing.

Do you have any funny moments as queen?

The other day I was passing out ribbons and a junior got his show stick stuck in my banner and ended up stabbing me!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Miss Texas Polled

Name: Keely Hamman
State: Texas

What do you like most about being queen?

I like watching the show and the kids. It also enjoyable being a mentor to the youth. Representing the great state of Texas is special to me as well.

Best Memory as Queen

2010 Junior National in Indianapolis, Indiana

What would you say to young girls to encourage them to get involved with the Hereford industry and queen program?

Girls dominate. It is a lot of fun being queen. When your involved in a breed, such as Herefords you gain another family.

What are your future aspirations?

I would like to attend Texas Tech of A&M to obtain a degree in Agriculture Communications.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Meet the Queens

Queen: Kimberly Katich
State: Ohio

What do you like most about being queen?

I really enjoy meeting new people throughout the United States.

Best memory as queen

The queen competition at Kansas City last October was my favorite queen memory.

What are your future aspirations?

I plan to attend Veterinary Technician school, own my own Hereford farm, raise a family and teach my children about Hereford cattle.

Junior National Recap

Great week at the Junior National in Indy! There were many queens representing the Hereford breed at this exciting event! All of the queen did an excellent job passing out ribbons, holding awards in photos, and speaking to breeders! In the next few weeks there will be short video messages from the young women appearing here. Be sure to check back so you have the opportunity to learn a little bit more about the queens and the program.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

National Hereford Women Breakfast

Tuesday morning the queens attended the NHW breakfast which was held at the Farm Bureau building at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Each queen introduced herself to the audience and assisted in handing out the door prizes to guests.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Queen Orienation

Monday afternoon was a lot of fun! All of the state queens came together for queen orientation which was held in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Debbie Wiley did an excellent job of educating the young women about proper etiquette, social skills, and table manners! The queens will have the opportunity to demonstrate their new skills at the National Hereford Women Breakfast, held this morning at the Farm Bureau building at the fairgrounds.

Opening ceremonies also took place on Monday. The event began with the parade of state flags and juniors followed by Katie Killian, National Hereford Queen holding the American flag. Randy Owen entertained the crowd with a wonderful rendition of our National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Finally in Indy!

Today marks the first day of the 2010 Junior National Hereford Expo held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Queen orientation begins at p.m. in Meeting room #4 of the Blue Ribbon Pavilion. This year we are privileged to have Debbie Wiley as our guest speaker. Debbie lives in Carmel Indiana with her husband Mark and they have enjoyed raising 5 children and are now experiencing the joys of grandparenting, with grandbaby #7 being born on Mother’s Day.Debbie works at WTHR- Channel 13in Indianapolis, as the Executive Assistant to thePresident and General Manager and earned a degree from Butler University in Journalism and Communications. Debbie has worked for a professional modeling agency and the Indiana Cotillion Society as an instructor. She is a very experienced judge within many pageant systems including judging the Indiana State Fair Queen pageant in 2008, the Kentucky State Fair, the Mrs. Kentucky Pageant and within the Miss America Organization. Debbie won the titles of Mrs. Indiana America and Mrs. Indiana USA. Debbie has been seen as an on camera talent for WFYI Public Television during all of their fundraising campaigns. She is the Co-Executive Director of the Miss Central Indiana Pageant, a preliminary to the Miss Indiana Pageant and she currently serves as the President of the Local Directors Association.

Be on the look out this week for the official queen T-shirts which the young ladies will be wearing when they are not busy in the show ring handing out awards and prizes!