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2018 Miss Gem State Stampede

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Hey! My name is Alex Sheets, your 2018 Miss Gem State Stampede! I am the daughter of Jeff Sheets and Michele Sheets and a junior at Timberlake Senior High School, where I am the vice president of the Agriculture club, on the board of directors for the FFA program based out of our school, I am also on the board of directors on my high school's mixed choir. I keep very busy by also participating on my school's golf team. After high school I plan on moving towards medical school to become a surgeon. I am undecided on a school as of now but I am ready for all of the new challenges that any medical program has to offer. My biggest goal is to be able to enhance the lives of those who haven't been able to fully live out their best life because of an illness that may be keeping them from experiencing the greatest things life has to offer. I plan on changing my world and my community one step at a time, and to be blessed with this title gives me the opportunity to empower many who want to change their community as well.

My family is very involved in the 4-H program. This year makes my ninth year as an active member in the 4-h community. I have participated in horse, goat, chicken, rabbit, gardening, and swine. My horse project has definitely been the most successful. My first big award was in 2010 when I won top junior showmen after that I won top intermediate showmen in 2014 and 2016! My first high point was in 2012 in the walk trot competition at the fair show, I still wear that buckle to this day. Since that day I have won over 10 reserve high point and high point awards. Scattered through the years, I've also achieved top market chickens, top market goat and top gardening project. I truly believe that 4-H will really improve the lives of anyone who is willing to dedicate their time to it. It has made me grow as a person and more importantly as a leader. I grew up at these fairgrounds, from staying during fair week, rodeos, and all of the volunteering I already do it feels like my second home.

Every rodeo queen needs a few essentials being bobby pins, safety pins and obviously a trustworthy companion. My companion is a beautiful Quarter Horse mare, her registered name is Smart Dark Kela we call Kela (kee-lah) but most of the time we just call her Kee. She is 15 years old and is 15’3 hands tall. She has an amazing liver chestnut color with shiny red dapples. She is definitely an eye pleaser. She is the most calm and collected horse I have ever met which makes her the perfect queening horse, but don’t get me wrong she is also full of energy! Some of her favorite things include both western and english riding, drill team, running flags, cutting cattle and playing with her brother Cimarron.

I am over excited to be able to represent our rodeo this season as Miss Gem State Stampede 2018! I'm looking forward in meeting new people and serving as a positive influence to our community. I'm ready for every adventure that this year has to offer me. Kela and I are going to learn so much from this amazing experience! I’m very passionate about sharing my passion with the public and keeping the North Idaho Fair and Gem State Stampede a positive environment! Follow my latest adventures on the Miss Gem State Facebook page.

Hope to see you along the way,

Alex Sheets

2018 Miss Gem State Stampede


Queen Coordinator:

Hayle Carver

Our Past Queens

2017 Miss Gem State Stampede

2017 Miss Gem State Stampede

Taylor Hill represented the Gem State Stampede in 2017. She was focused on her job to promote our rodeo and the importance of agriculture by visiting many youth camps and clubs in our area. Her travels across the Northwest provided opportunities to attend almost 40 events. Taylor’s genuine personality had a profound impact upon everyone she encountered. 
2016 Miss Gem State Stampede

2016 Miss Gem State Stampede

Cassy Ripatti was crowned Miss North Idaho Fair & Rodeo her reign was unique that she also carried forward the rodeo name change becoming Miss Gem State Stampede later in the year. Also a representative of the North Idaho State Fair, Cassy made 40 appearances throughout the year all over the northwest. 
Miss North Idaho Fair & Rodeo 2014-2015

Miss North Idaho Fair & Rodeo 2014-2015

Haley Jackson Miss North Idaho Fair & Rodeo 2014-2015. Miss Haley was crowned during the fair in 2014 and held the reign for a little over a year. She attended over 30 functions including rodeos, parades, luncheons, community events and represented the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo during the Miss Rodeo Idaho Pageant, winning horsemanship and congeniality. 
Miss North Idaho Fair & Rodeo 2013-2014

Miss North Idaho Fair & Rodeo 2013-2014

Jessica Norlander, Miss North Idaho Fair & Rodeo 2013-2014; Miss Jessica was the first young lady to wear the crown. Jessica was crowned during the taping of Chicks N Chaps for the Queen Latifah show at fair in 2013 and made over 20 appearances, attending rodeos, parades, luncheons, and community events. 
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2018 Miss Gem State Stampede Events

Rodeo Queen Clinic

Rodeo Queen Clinic

2018 Rodeo Queen Clinic - April 20-22 
Queen Coronation

Queen Coronation

Come join us for the 2018 Miss Gem State Stampede Coronation, February 24 
2019 Miss Gem State Stampede Pageant

2019 Miss Gem State Stampede Pageant

Save the Date for September 21-22, 2018 for the 2019 Miss Gem State Stampede Pageant. More information to follow, 
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