2017 Miss NPRA Samantha Henricks was born and raised in Rogue River, Oregon, but currently hangs her hat in the neighboring town of Grants Pass. She lives alongside her brother Jake, sister Jessie and parents, Lyle and Lisa Henricks. Growing up, Sam showed rabbits, sheep, and pigs in 4-H and also played soccer for eight years. Nevertheless, her passion was and still is showing mules and horses. Living her whole life in a small town, many know her as the 'Mule Girl', a title she gladly calls her own. Unlike most competitors with their horses, Sam’s nine years of Horse 4-H, four of Equestrian Team and fourteen of breed and local shows were all accompanied by performance mules. After graduating from Grants Pass High School in 2014, she is now a student at Rogue Community College studying to obtain a Business Marketing and Media Degree. Now Sam devotes some of her time back to 4-H as a leader of her childhood club and to her old high school as the equestrian team coach. Samantha says, “Being Miss NPRA provides me the opportunity to represent the sport I love and be a role model for the younger generation, demonstrating that with hard work and determination you can do anything. To be an ambassador for rodeo, our western heritage, and family values is truly be an honor!”
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applications and rules
Radio/television spot promotions for your rodeo • Assist with awards presentations • Act as a spokesperson for your rodeo • Greet people at the door of your rodeo • Sign autographs • Assist media with interviews and information during your rodeo • Special promotions with local sponsors • Speak at schools • Participate in your parade and grand entry • Participate in your Queen pageant as a judge or guest
Miss Northwest Professional Rodeo is an official ambassador of the sport of professional rodeo.
She is well-versed on rodeo, horsemanship skills, appropriate appearance and is a polished speaker. Miss NPRA can help make your rodeo a fun filled success. Please schedule your date for Miss NPRA well in advance in order to assure that your press conferences, interview and appearances will be well coordinated and effective. Contact theMiss NPRA Coordinator Jean McPherson 503-481-3384