TVE crowns new rodeo queen

Maci Collins, a 17-year-old junior at Hardin High School, is the new Miss Rodeo Trinity Valley Exposition for 2019. She was crowned during the Trinity Valley Exposition rodeo on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Collins also was named Most Photogenic and won Best Speech and Best Horsemanship, three of the categories on which queen candidates are selected. For the speech award, she will receive a plaque from the Kim Green Stephenson Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by the Barret Stephenson family and presented by Ava Green. For the horsemanship award, she will receive a pair of spurs, bracelet and a scholarship from the Barrett family.

Reagan Boswell is the first runner-up for Miss Rodeo Trinity Valley Exposition. She also won Best Interview and Miss Congeniality. For the Best Interview honor, she will receive a pair of earrings sponsored by K-3 Designs, and for Miss Congeniality, she received an overnight bag sponsored by TVE.

Maci Collins (left) flowers and other prizes for winning the 2019 TVE rodeo queen crown Saturday. Outgoing TVE rodeo queen Grace Williams helped in the presentation.

Collins, as the new queen, will receive a saddle sponsored by Pat Chapman and family and a crown, belt buckle, sash and flowers.

The new queen is the daughter of Mark and Kim Collins of Hardin. At Hardin High School, Collins is involved in the Hardin FFA, Silver Spurs Riders Club and the Liberty County Saddle Tack.

She also is the reigning Dayton FFA Rodeo Queen. After high school graduation, she plans to pursue a degree in veterinary science.

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