SRS honors breast cancer survivors and crowns 2017 rodeo queens

Posted at 5:49 PM, Jul 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-20 19:56:00-04

Among all the rodeo action on day two of the Snake River Stampede in Nampa, a more serious tone.

For the past ten years, the SRS rodeo board has dedicated an entire day to creating awareness on how to detect breast cancer.

On Wednesday, the "Stampede for the Cure" night returned, along with some possibly life saving education.

"If you don't get a mammogram at least know what to check for, what to look for," said Ken Nicodemus, SRS board president. "And, that's what we're trying to do is just bring up awareness of what to do."

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Wednesday's pink-themed luncheon honored breast cancer survivors.

Then, it was time to crown 2017's Miss Junior Rodeo Idaho.

Maycn McCullough, 13, of Middleton, walked away with the title saying her hard work paid off.

"In the competition you have an interview, a test about rodeo knowledge and you have horsemanship and appearance," McCullough said. "Appearance is really how you present yourself and how you carry yourself.. and then there's speech, all of which are important to what a rodeo queen is made of."

Miss Teen and Miss Rodeo Idaho were crowned at Wednesday night's competition.