Dec. 22, 2017
Miss Teen Rodeo Tennessee
Savannah, TN – The Miss Rodeo Tennessee Association has announced the crowning of the 2017-2018 Miss Teen Rodeo Tennessee Hailey Rose Viars of Loudon, TN, during a coronation ceremony on Saturday, July 15, 2016 at the Buckin’ on the River rodeo in Savannah, TN, sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.
Viars is an 18-year-old freshman at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, where she is majoring in Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication, with a concentration in Communication and Business. She is minoring in International Agriculture.
The daughter of Terry and Stephanie Viars, she graduated high school sixth in her class with honors and distinction. She spent much of her high school career competing in Tennessee High School Rodeo, 4H and serving as an officer for the school’s Future Farmers of America club.
Viars rodeo events are barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying and breakaway roping. She has participated on equestrian drill teams and horse judging teams.
In addition to rodeo and agriculture interests, Viars also enjoys reading and photography. She hopes to have a career that allows her to advocate for others.
“We’re thrilled to have this young lady represent the sport of rodeo for Tennessee,” said Pageant Director Sue Lynn Perry of Millington, TN.
“She is a high achiever and already very accomplished at such a young age. We’re expecting to see great things from her.”
As part of the Miss Rodeo America Pageant, Miss Rodeo Tennessee and Miss Teen Rodeo Tennessee are ambassadors for the rodeo industry, handling pre-event publicity such as media interviews and community interaction such as visiting school children or civic groups.
They spend a year traveling throughout the state to promote the sport. Often they can be seen carrying the America flag horseback for the national anthem or carrying sponsor flags horseback during the rodeo.
Contestants are judged in the areas of horsemanship, personality, appearance and rodeo knowledge.
Viars was crowned by Miss Teen Rodeo Tennessee 2016 Reagan Caen of Columbia, TN.
Sponsors of the Miss Rodeo Tennessee and Miss Teen Rodeo Tennessee Pageant include Western Image Communications, Inc., Creative Images by Jennifer of Centerville, TN, DeBusk Livestock Services of Andersonville, TN, Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association of Murfreesboro, TN, the Ashe family of Savannah, TN,Zion Tack of Columbia, TN, and individual members of the Miss Rodeo Tennessee Association board of directors.
For more information about the Miss Rodeo Tennessee and Miss Teen Rodeo Tennessee program, follow the association on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email the director at email@example.com.
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