The 2012 Southeast Arkansas District Rodeo Queen will be crowned during the final performance of the 45th annual Arkansas Finals Rodeo at Hestand Stadium on Saturday. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The 2012 Southeast Arkansas District Rodeo Queen will be crowned during the final performance of the 45th annual Arkansas Finals Rodeo at Hestand Stadium on Saturday. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Reigning queens and contestants will circulate through the crowd during each rodeo performance to visit with the audience and share their love of rodeo.

Miss Southeast Arkansas Rodeo Queen KK Burchfield, the daughter of Billy and Lois Burchfield of Rose Bud, has represented Southeast Arkansas during her reign as queen by attending many rodeos and events throughout the state. She enjoys competing in rodeos, showing reining horses and being an ambassador for the rodeo. She is active in the National Reining Horse Association, Appaloosa Horse Club and the Central Horse Show Association.

Contestants vying for the title of 2012 Rodeo Queen include:

• Morgan McGraw of Cabot is the daughter of P.K. McGraw. She is a senior at Cabot High School, where she is active in the FFA and PALS programs. Morgan enjoys barrel racing, trap shooting, attending rodeos, and duck hunting. She plans to attend Southern Arkansas University in the fall and major in sports medicine. Morgan is sponsored by McVay’s Farrier Supply of Sheridan.

• Bethe Barnett of Cabot is the daughter of Jimmy and Sheila Barnett. She is a freshman at Arkansas State University at Beebe, where she is studying to be a veterinary technician. She enjoys showing shorthorn cattle, and is currently raising two bulls and one shorthorn heifer to continue her cattle showing career. She is a member of the ASU- Beebe Agri Club and the National American Veterinary Technician Association. She is sponsored by Jimmy and Sheila Barnett of Cabot.

• Kasie Cook is the daughter of Tommy and Kathy Cook of Mena. Cook is a junior at the University of Arkansas, where she is working towards her bachelor of science in nursing. She plans to become a nurse practitioner midwife upon completion of her undergraduate degree. She enjoys team roping, hunting, sewing, painting, and being in the U of A honor’s program. She is sponsored by Robbins Ranch of Mena.

• Kaylee Kubitz of Little Rock is the daughter of Bubba and Donna Kubitz. She plans to attend cosmetology school and open her own salon. She enjoys barrel racing, trail riding, and razorback football. She is sponsored by Circle A Quarter Horses of Redfield.

• Cassey Stewart of Pine Bluff is the daughter of Shellia and Dwayne Kornegay. She is a sophomore at Southeast Arkansas College, and has been accepted into the Jefferson School of Nursing. She plans to obtain her bachelor of science in nursing, and become a family nurse practitioner. Stewart is a member of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, and enjoys rodeo, cooking and fishing. She is the current Grant County Rodeo Queen and is sponsored by the Grant County Fair Association.

• Ashley Holloway of Ward is the daughter of Marty and Gina Whited and Jason Holloway. She is a senior at Cabot High School, where she is the vice president of the FFA. Ashley has served on the FFA Meat Judging Team, and is active in the Arkansas High School Rodeo Association. She enjoys riding horses, hunting, riding four wheelers and training horses. She is the current Lonoke County Rodeo Queen and is sponsored by Janes Kitchen and Gina’s Grill and the Lonoke County Fair Association.

• Caitlin Jacobs of Little Rock is the daughter of Jamie and Mark Jacobs. She is a senior at Robinson High Scholl, where she serves as a student ambassador and the football and basketball team manager. Ashley is active in BETA Club, National Barrel Horse Association, and was on the homecoming court. She enjoys giving riding lessons to children, playing with her mini donkeys and reading. She is the current Miss Teen Rodeo Old Fort Days and is sponsored by Hawley’s Farrier Service of Malvern.

• Cheyenne Minton of Pine Bluff is the daughter of Rick and Cindy Minton. She attends the University of Arkansas at Monticello, where she is studying to obtain her bachelor of science in agriculture. She is active in the UAM Agriculture Club, 4-H, and the Central Arkansas Little Britches Rodeo Association. Minton enjoys attending UAM football games, rodeo, volunteering and raising cattle. She is sponsored by John Fults Roofing of Pine Bluff.

• Hannah Dixon of White Hall is the daughter of Dale and Claudette Dixon. She is a senior at White Hall High School, where she is active in the BETA Club, Mu Alpha Theta and FCCLA. Hannah enjoys playing softball, spending time with her family, and showing horses, and was the 2012 High Point Junior Exhibitor at the Arkansas State Championship Horse Show. She plans to attend college and become a nurse practitioner. She is sponsored by Dixon Insurance Agency of Pine Bluff and Kip Ply Performance Horses of Redfield.

Also attending the pageant will be Lily Rowland, the current State Fair Rodeo Queen, Miss Rodeo Old Fort Days, and Miss Rooster Days Rodeo; and Stephanie Kaeppel, Miss Rodeo of the Mid-South.