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2019 Western Stampede Royalty
Raegann Cynthia McCurdy is the daughter of Rob and Katie McCurdy. She is 17 years old and will be a senior this fall at Copper Hills High School. She has lived in West Jordan her entire life and both of her parents grew up in West Jordan. In 2002, when she was just six months old, she won Little Miss Utah and was invited to ride in the welcome wagon in the Western Stampede Rodeo along with City Council members and the Mayor. Since then, she has wanted to become royalty and ride her own horse in the rodeo. Raegann enjoys competing on her local High School Rodeo team, loves her 4H club and was a student body officer. As a leader who strives to always lead by example, she was given the Mentor Award from her 4H peers and was also a member of Youth At Large. She is currently a varsity cheerleader and is looking forward to new adventures in leading her school. After graduating, Raegann plans to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. When she returns, she would like to attend Utah State University and pursue a degree in sign language interpretation.
Ashlyn Montague is a student at Corner Canyon High School where she maintains a 4.0 GPA and has become fluent in Mandarin Chinese. She plans on attending Utah State University after high school to receive her degree in Equine Science with an emphasis in training. She has been competing in 4H and American Paint Horse shows since she was seven. She has held the office of vice president and secretary in the Utah Junior Paint Horse Club and is currently a youth ambassador for the Salt Lake County 4H Horse Program, the president of the Sale Lake 4H Teen Council, and is on the American Paint Horse Association’s Youth National Board of Directors. She works at Mountain Point Performance Horses where she loves learning from her trainer and working with horses. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and doing anything that includes being outdoors.
Madelyn Mundy is a 15-year-old, who attends Olympus Jr. High School. She is currently in her third year of Spanish and her favorite subject is science, especially equine science. She won the Granite School District and Utah State Science fair competitions and represented Utah at the National Science Fair competition with her project about horses. Madelyn competes in 4H, horse bowl for 4H, and many horse shows and barrel races all over Utah, including UBRA and Down & Dirty. She also enjoys helping, riding and training horses. Some of her other activities include acting, dancing, swimming and being outdoors. In her free time, she loves to volunteer at Courage Reins where she helps autistic kids through the therapy of horses. “Rodeo has been a part of my life since before I could walk; my favorite thing about the rodeo is the barrel racing and the rodeo queens. I love the adrenaline and the environment the rodeo has to offer,” says Madelyn. She loves how the rodeo brings everyone together and how it acts like one big family.