2023 Lewiston Roundup Royalty
2023 Queen - Lexi Way
The 2023 Lewiston Roundup Queen is Lexi Way. She is the 20 year old daughter of Cheryl and Mark Way. Lexi attended high school in Nampa, Idaho and is currently attending the University of Idaho for her undergraduate in Pre-Veterinary Science, and plans to continue her graduate program at Washington State University for Equine Veterinary Medicine.
Some outstanding achievements include a recipient for the 2022 University of Idaho Dean's List, recipient finalist for the Ms. Stars & Stripes scholarship, past vice president & president of the Ehcapa Bareback Riders Youth Board, alto saxophone, and bullet team rider for the Ehcapa Bareback Riders.
As a young girl, and year after year, Lexi always looked forward to attending the Lewiston Roundup; sitting on the sidewalk of main street, waving and smiling at the rodeo royalty as they passed by her in the parade and then in excitement when they would buzz by her in the arena during the rodeo. At the age of 4 this ignited her dreams and lit a fire in her that someday, she would ride down in that arena, in that dirt, and be a cowgirl just like them. Lexi began riding at the age of 6, training to run barrels, after asking her mom and for two straight years, day after day, for a horse. At the age of 9, for her birthday, the dream of every girl happened and she got her very own horse. This is the very same that you will get to see Lexi riding this year, a Palomino Quarter Horse by the name of Pally.
Lexi has used Pally in 4-H, FFA and for the last 10 years has been on a youth equestrian drill team, located in Nampa, known as the Ehcapa Bareback Riders. Lexi credits this club and family organization for being what shaped her into the horsewoman she is today. While riding for the Ehcapa Bareback Riders, she learned the ultimate bond between horse and rider in which she performed with her team for PRCA rodeos all over the United States riding bareback and bridleless doing several drill maneuvers, riding at liberty and even soaring over jumps. It is this bond that Lexi has with Pally that has given her the confidence to merge her childhood dreams with her experience to now be able to mentor boys and girls; to show them that with grit comes glory. If you set a goal or have a dream and work hard towards it, nobody can ever hold you back! Life is too short to be hindered by the what-ifs.
Lexi would like to thank everyone who has helped her along this journey to become a Queen of the Lewiston Roundup because surely she wouldn't be here without them. She would also like to give a special thank you to all of the Lewiston Roundup Association for making this year possible, Director Jamie Canning, and Royalty Chaperone Athena Ells for all of their dedication to us. Lexi is thrilled to be representing the Lewiston Roundup this year with Princess Emily.
2024 Royalty Contest Rules & Guidelines
Application Deadline: August 6th, 2023
This packet includes:
• 2024 Royalty Contest Rules & Guidelines
• Speech Topics
• Dress Code for Contest
• Horsemanship Pattern
• Sales/Participation Criteria
• Sample Knowledge Questions
• Royalty Contest Application
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Princess MAYBELLE OLIVER
Princess MARION STRUSHON
Princess GWEN CHURCH
Princess PEARL STEWART