Jaelyn Himmelberg is the 2022 Phillipsburg Rodeo Queen.
The seventeen-year-old cowgirl, who lives in Lawrence, Neb., was crowned in August of 2022.
A junior at Blue Hill (Neb.) High School, she is captain of the spirit squad team, secretary of the school’s FFA chapter, treasurer of the National Honor Society, and president of her class. She plays basketball and runs track and is involved in speech and FBLA. She is on her school’s high honor roll.
Outside of school, Jaelyn participates in dance, having taken dance classes since age three. She believes dance has made her a better queen. “It definitely helps with strength and riding,” she said, “and helps with movement with modeling.”
Prior to being crowned queen of the Phillipsburg rodeo, she was the 2022 Miss Central Plains Rodeo Princess, the 2019 and 2020 Furnas Co. (Neb.) Rodeo Princess, the 2016 Ellis Co. (Kan.) Rodeo Princess, and the 2014 Little Miss Ak-Sar-Ben.
In her spare time, Jaelyn loves doing anything outdoors, including camping and fishing. She likes to fish with her grandpa and is a self-proclaimed “Grandpa’s Girl.”
Her future plans include college and possibly becoming an OB-GYN.
Jaelyn has an older brother, John. She is the daughter of John and Cassandra Himmelberg.