2020-2021 Student Officer Team
LARAMIE DEARING - THSRA RODEO QUEEN
Hello, I'm Laramie Dearing and I reside in Paradise, Texas. I attend Paradise High School as a senior and am active in 4-H, FFA, UIL, FCCLA and am the Paradise Varsity Cheer Captain. I am a member of Region III and compete in the breakaway roping as well as serve as Miss THSRA Rodeo Queen and Miss National High School Rodeo Queen! I am thrilled to see what this next year holds and am so honored to represent the many talented, young rodeo athletes that make up THSRA and NHSRA.
After winning the National Title this summer, we hit the ground running! I feel very blessed to have attended the THSRA Board Meeting in Dallas, Texas with my fellow student officer team and to represent THSRA at the Josey Ranch in Marshall, Texas for the Jr. World Barrel Race. Busy, yet loving every minute of it, I am delighted in knowing the future of High School Rodeo is bright!
If anyone is interested in becoming the 2021-2022 Miss THSRA Rodeo Queen, please be sure to request a packet from Ann Blackwell.
DALTON STRIPLING - THSRA STUDENT PRESIDENT
My name is Dalton Stripling, I am your current THSRA and NHSRA President, I live in Montgomery Texas and I attend Lake Creek High school where I have played varsity football for the last three years. I am a senior this year and I plan on pursuing a business degree after high school. My passion in rodeo is calf roping and steer wrestling, when I’m not in the arena you can find me working on the ranch bailing hay, working cows, riding colts or pursuing my many other interest such as participating in Business Professionals of America program. Religion is an important part of my life, through my Church I have gone on mission trips throughout many states and have enjoyed serving lower socioeconomic youth, elderly and homeless populations. I have attended multiple Texas political conventions, worked election polls, attended Teen Pact in Austin and worked with Senators at the Capital in Austin. I urge each of you to become educated in our political system. We are the future of this Great State and one day the burden will be ours to facilitate our way of life and many of the issues faced today have a direct impact on our future.
We as the high school rodeo body are the roots of rodeo and we are the key to growth at all levels of rodeo. I will constantly be looking for ways to improve each Region Rodeo and our State Finals. I would like to invite anyone who has a suggestion or idea to contact me via: (936) 900-7757or (Instagram: dalton__stripling) . We have a great organization that we should all be proud of. I made a promise to be your voice and I stand by that promise. I now need your ideas and suggestions to make your voice heard. Please join me in thanking our directors, sponsors and the many parents that work tirelessly to support Texas High School Rodeo.
I look forward to seeing y’all soon on the Road but for now my Mom told me to get off the computer and go feed or she‘ll slam my head in the keyboard! I think she’s joking.
BROOKLYN BALCH - THSRA VICE PRESIDENT
My name is Brooklyn Balch. I was recently elected as you new THSRA Vice President! I am from Cameron, Texas and I compete in Region IX. I compete in Barrels, Poles, Goats, and Breakaway Roping. I will be a junior this coming fall at Cameron Yoe High school. I have been blessed to run on Varsity track every year and be apart of the National Honor Society. With all of the fun things I’ve been apart of in my life, Rodeo has been my greatest game. This is the only sport I’ve competed in that takes a mentally and physically strong person. After High School I plan to attend Sam Houston University and compete on their rodeo team. I also plan on getting my Nursing Degree and working in the medical field. I am so grateful to be apart of the THSRA and have lifelong friends and memories! I am honored to represent THSRA as your 2020-2021 Vice President!
ABI DEPRIEST - THSRA SECRETARY
Howdy everyone! My name is Abi DePriest and I am your THSRA Student Secretary. I live in Tenaha, TX on our family ranch that has been our family since the late 1890’s. I attend Carthage High School in Carthage, TX as a sophomore where I am very involved in FFA, Student Council, and a member of the CHS Girls Golf Team. I have also participated in 4-H showing poultry since I was 9. I am a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and the American Paint Horse Association. I was a member of the TJHRA for three years and was blessed to be the 2019 State Pole Bending Champion. Currently as a THSRA member I compete in Barrels, Pole Bending, Goat Tying, and the Light Rifle Shooting competition. I am also the Student President of “The Biggest, The Baddest, & The Best” Region V.
Rodeo has opened many doors that I never knew that could be opened and also has closed some as well, but when God gives you a new beginning, it starts with an ending. Be thankful for closed doors, they often guide us to the right one. While opening many doors, I have the opportunity meet many people some which are lifelong friends, that I now call my family. I am very excited to be part of the 2020/2021 THSRA Student Officer Team and I am ready to make more lifelong memories and friends while promoting Texas High School Rodeo.