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Local cowgirl wins inaugural IJHSRA princess pageant

June 23, 2017
Traer Star-Clipper

On June 11, 2017, Shanin Sebetka, the 13 year old daughter of Brandon and Deanna Kucera of Traer, Iowa, and Andrew and Desiray Sebetka of Tama, Iowa, was crowned the 2017-2018 Iowa Junior High School Rodeo Association (IJHSRA) Princess. This is the first year the IJHSRA implemented the title.

Sebetka competed at the Iowa High School Rodeo State Finals in Waterloo, Iowa, in the categories of impromptu questioning, horsemanship, modeling and interview. She walked away with the crown, trophy buckle and other prizes.

Besides representing the association and her state throughout the entire year, she will compete at the Iowa State Fair Cowgirl Queen Contest this August.

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Including being crowned IJHSRA Princess, Sebetka also participates in Barrel Racing and Pole Pending. She just completed the 7th grade at North Tama County Community School and her future plans are to attend Iowa State University to become a veterinarian.

The Iowa Junior High School Rodeo Association (IJHSRA) is an affiliate organization to the Iowa High School Rodeo Association (IHSRA). Youth membership is over 100 members strong from all over the state of Iowa and surrounding states. The rodeos are scheduled in conjunction with the fall and spring school sessions. Iowa is a member of the National High School Rodeo Association, which facilitates the first and second largest rodeos in the world: National High School Finals Rodeo and National Junior High Finals Rodeo, respectively.



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