A rodeo queen isn't your average, everyday queen. A girl who participates in a rodeo queen pageant not only knows how to get dirty but stays that way most of the time.
From riding her horse on a daily basis to hanging out in places where high-heeled shoes are frowned upon, a cowgirl is tough but, she's still a girl. Last weekend, five high school rodeo cowgirls participated in the Northeast La. High School Rodeo Queen's contest which was held in conjunction with the rodeo at the Morehouse Activity Center.

Contestants were judged in the categories of interview, modeling and speech, impromptu speech and horsemanship. Each girl was required to have a speech relating to their country, state or anything with a western theme. They also had to answer the question, “What do you think makes Louisiana great?”

The current La. High School Rodeo Association Queen, Logan Poole, was the emcee of the pageant. She is a junior at Claiborne Christian School and has participated in rodeo for six years.

Poole crowned Macey Colvin of Dubberly as the newest NELA High School Rodeo Queeen. Colvin is 17 years old and is home schooled. She is the fourth generation of Colvins to participate in rodeos and has been competing in pageants for five years. She is also the owner of Fanci Feet Dance Studio.