Vie Vie Blanchard, a McKinney native and junior at Celina High School, was named Miss Texas High School Rodeo Association Queen 2021, after competing in a two-day pageant. The catagories included horsemanship, speech, modeling, impromptu speaking, and personal interview. The pageant concluded in Abilene with a rulebook test during the Texas High School Rodeo Finals on June 6, 2021. Blanchard won the Photogenic, Appearance, Impromptu, Personality, Modeling, Speech, and Horsemanship categories, landing her the title. The new Texas High School Rodeo Association Queen faces a full year of travels, interviews, and meetings representing the THSRA, not only across Texas, but also on the national stage.
Blanchard is an exceptional student who plans on becoming a trauma surgeon one day. She has been a member of the National High School Rodeo Association since 6th grade and participates in barrel racing and pole bending in her Texas home Region III, located in Graham, Texas. Along with her title, she received a scholarship and a prize package including multiple buckles, a trophy saddle, and many other awards. Blanchard previously heldt the title of Miss Texas Junior High School Rodeo Princess in 2019. Miss Blanchard said, “I am honored to be able to serve the Texas High School Rodeo Association as its ambassador, promoting the sport of rodeo and western lifestyle. As a first-generation cowgirl, I can connect with others who want to become a member of the National High School Rodeo Association!”
Blanchard will be traveling to Lincoln, Nebraska to represent Texas in the National High School Rodeo Queen competition to be held July 16-24. Congratulations Vie Vie and Good Luck!