2023 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) McCaughn, Younger, Whaley, Suber, Seymour
A RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING KENNADEE RIGGS AS MISS RODEO AMERICA 2023 AND WELCOMING HER TO MISSISSIPPI ON THE OCCASION OF THE DIXIE NATIONAL LIVESTOCK AND RODEO.
WHEREAS, Kennadee Riggs was crowned as Miss Rodeo America 2023 on December 4, 2023, at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada; and
WHEREAS, having grown up under the western skies of Queen Creek, Arizona, Kennadee has carried on the legacy of her cowgirl bloodlines as a member of the Cowgirls Historical Foundation while working for the Arizona Farm Bureau and Cowboy Lifestyle Network; and
WHEREAS, prior to being selected, the 22-year-old daughter of Don and Shanda Riggs, represented the Grand Canyon State as Miss Rodeo Arizona 2022. She served an 18-month church mission in Brazil, Arizona and Oklahoma, and is currently a student at Arizona State University pursuing journalism. She enjoys teaching horsemanship lessons, as well as volunteering as an instructor teaching English and Portuguese to Brazilians in weekly classes. Her passion of "Kicking Up Kindness" is reflected in The Kindness Journal Podcast, and she encourages everyone to perform acts of kindness in their everyday lives; and
WHEREAS, during her reign as the official representative of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Kennadee will travel approximately 40,000 miles and appear at nearly 150 rodeo performances, as well as making appearances at schools, civic groups, and other special events in order to educate the public and create awareness about the sport of rodeo, its sponsors and its opportunities. During her appearances she will represent and promote rodeo, agriculture, and the western way of life to more than two million people. Kennadee will also serve as a spokesperson at a variety of promotional events and model in commercial advertisements for western clothiers, publications, sponsors and other service providers to the western industry; and
WHEREAS, it is with great pride that we welcome Miss Rodeo America to the Hospitality State:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby recognize Kennadee Riggs as Miss Rodeo America 2023 and welcome her to Mississippi on the occasion of the Dixie National Livestock and Rodeo:
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this resolution be presented to Kennadee Riggs, forwarded to the Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce and be made available to the Capitol Press Corps.