In August of 2021, Calie Troyer was crowned as the 2021 Phillipsburg Rodeo Queen.
The Hershey, Nebraska cowgirl will complete her junior year at Hershey Public School in May of 2022.
She is involved in a variety of extracurricular activities: one-acts, speech, dance, FBLA, TeamMates, National Honor Society, student council, and is on the high honor roll.
Her favorite class is Leadership and Business, where students discuss careers and work on school projects. Her least favorite class is Medical Terms, where she estimates she’s made about 400 note cards, to help her memorize the terms. “I’m a flashcards person,” she jokes.
Prior to the Phillipsburg Rodeo title, she served as the Miss Sutherland (Neb.) Junior Rodeo Queen and the Miss Ogallala (Neb.) Round-Up Rodeo Queen.
As for queening, she considers her strengths to be speech and horsemanship. “Speech comes pretty natural to me,” she said. “Presenting doesn’t scare me.”
She has ridden since she was a young girl and shows horses in 4-H. “Showing my horse is easy to me, and I ride a lot of hours.”
Calie is president of the 4-H Council and used to do craft projects for 4-H. Now her only 4-H project is showing horses.
In her spare time, she loves to play boardgames, including Monopoly, Clue, and Life. Crafts are also something she likes doing, including accessorizing her pageant clothing.
She also enjoys going to the lake with friends, camping out, and spending time with her family, which includes her parents, Kyle and Yvette, brother, J.D., and sisters Ryce, Breanna and Nevaeh.
After her schooling ends, Calie would like to work with kids in her future career, either as a pediatric nurse or an elementary teacher.