Rep. Dent honors Miss Rodeo America with House resolution

At the Washington State High School Rodeo Association state finals banquet Friday, Rep. Tom Dent presented Miss Rodeo America Katherine Merck with a House resolution honoring her achievements. Merck, a Spokane native, is the first Miss Rodeo Washington to be crowned Miss Rodeo America. Dent, R-Moses Lake, sponsored the resolution.

“I could not think of a better ambassador for the sport of professional rodeo than Katherine Merck,” said Dent. “Katherine's talent and diverse skill set is impressive, and being crowned Miss Rodeo America is a tremendous achievement. I congratulate her and wish her the very best in her future endeavors.”

Merck is currently on a 340-day journey around the country promoting the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. She is scheduled to cover more than 120,000 miles on her tour, appearing at rodeos and other special events, educating the public and creating awareness about rodeo.

As part of being crowned Miss Rodeo America, Merck was also awarded a $25,000 scholarship. A current Gonzaga University law student, Merck says she will use the scholarship funds to pursue a master's degree from the University of Washington. After school, she plans to run for a judicial position on the Washington State Supreme Court to promote ethical justice for land use, water rights and agricultural estate planning.

To read House Resolution 4659, click here.

Rep. Dent presents Miss Rodeo America Katherine Merck with a House Resolution honoring her achievements


Washington State House Republican Communications