August 12-19, 2017
Samantha Jarolimek - Cassia County Fair and Rodeo 2017 Queen

2017 Queen
Samantha Jarolimek

Hello Cassia County Fair and Rodeo fans! My name is Samantha Jarolimek, 2017 Cassia County Rodeo Queen. I am the 18-year-old daughter of Jeff and Dena Jarolimek. In the spring of 2016 I graduated from Burley High School. During high school, I was involved in FFA and the Burley Rodeo team. I was active in many events through the Dist. 6 rodeo including: barrels, poles, goat tying, team roping, reining cow horse, and the queen contest. While in FFA, I enjoyed being part of the officer team as the reporter for two years. I also took part in many speaking contests which has helped me prepare for speaking to all kinds of audiences. These are just a few of things I enjoyed doing in High School. I also enjoy being in the outdoors: hunting, snowboarding, hiking, and of course riding my horses.

Each year since I was a little girl, I saw the queen riding her horse around the arena waving to all the rodeo fans. I always had a dream of becoming that girl. In 2013, I gained the opportunity to be the 2014 Cassia County Fair and Rodeo Princess. Receiving this title helped me become a better person and now I am able to help all the little girls with their dreams. This is when I realized that becoming the queen would not only help me, but also show that dreams do come true.

This contest to become the queen cannot be done without the help of family, friends, and sponsors. I would like to thank my parents for pushing me to be the best I can be and cheering me on. I would also like to thank Chris Oliver and his family for the support they gave me. These people were willing to help no matter what or when. I was also blessed to be a recipient of a sponsorship from Western Edge Photography. Without all that help, I would not be where I am today.

Running for queen opens many opportunities that will be remembered for a lifetime. During fair week, girls are asked to give a speech, model, interview, and show horsemanship skills. Through this contest, I have gained the knowledge and experience on how to improve myself. Along with all the contest aspects and friendships, pure fun memories are gained from being a part of this. There are also many prizes given out from many different sponsors to each young woman. This year I was able to earn a great scholarship, a saddle, a saddle stand, and other prizes.

If you have a dream of becoming a queen and representing a sport that you love, this is the opportunity for you. Come and join me at the 2017 Cassia County Fair.