July 09, 2001 11:00 pm
Kacie McDonald ().
Kacie McDonald ().

By The Observer

Kacie McDonald of Elgin will be reigning over this weekends 55th annual Elgin Stampede with practiced ease.

McDonald earned the title of Queen of the Stampede Saturday, completing the riding, speaking, and ticket-selling components of the contest with style. She was crowned Saturday evening.

Wearing a crown, and performing the corresponding duties that entails, arent new to McDonald, who will be a senior at Elgin High School this fall.

McDonald has spent the past year serving as queen of the Catherine Creek Rodeo.

She is the daughter of Tom and Sheri McDonald.

McDonald participates in high school rodeo, 4-H, snow sports, cheerleading, dance team, Students Against Drunk Driving, and is a water safety instructor. She is active in FBLA, FFA and the National Honor Society.

The Elgin Stampede Court includes Natalie Soares from Wallowa and Shilo Zacharias of Enterprise. McDonald follows Chelsie Wiles as the Stampedes queen.