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SAMANTHA HENRICKS MISS NPRA

Miss NPRA will be signing autographs at the Josephine County Fair

Wednesday August 16, 2017

GRANTS PASS, OREGON — “Hometown Pride County Wide!” The Josephine County Fair is just around the corner.

Samantha Henricks is 21 years old and calls Grants Pass, Oregon her home. She was born and raised in the Rogue Valley where she grew up in the 4-H program showing swine, rabbits, dogs, horses (well mules) and also cooking for a few years. Samantha has been active in High School Equestrian Team and since graduating in 2014, have now returned to coach Grants Pass's team.

In addition to coaching, she has also held the title of 2017 Miss NPRA for the Northwest Professional Rodeo Association is the largest regional rodeo association, sanctioning roughly 40 rodeos a year across Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho and Nevada.


In September of 2016 she tried out for the title after coming off the Miss Rodeo Oregon tryouts, where she was second runner up. Throughout the NPRA tryouts each contestant is judged based on five categories: Personality, Knowledge, Speech, Appearance, and "the covenanted" Horsemanship. She went through interviews, written tests, speeches, a school presentation, modeling, horsemanship patterns and rail work. During the crowning ceremony, she was awarded Personality, Speech, and Horsemanship which gave her enough points to become the 2017 Miss NPRA.

The demand of Miss NPRA is a great one. She is contracted to be at an NPRA rodeo every
weekend that there is one held. Samantha also attend schools, luncheons, fairs, parades,
award ceremonies, and community events. Therefore, she is on the road more than she is
home. There has never been a Miss NPRA from Southern Oregon before so she has taken
great pride in representing the Josephine County community.

Samantha will be attending the Josephine County Fair Wednesday August 16th at 5:30 PM
signing autographs right before the Challenge of Champions Bull Riding Tour that will be held in the Indoor arena at 7:00 pm to be followed by a dance on the Midway Stage headlining
FOGLINE, a Country Western band from Southern Oregon.

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