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I’m Claire Felton and I will be the NYSHSRA Student President for the upcoming year! I’ll be a senior at Ballston Spa High School this year and I compete in goats, poles, breakaway, team roping, barrels and reined cow horse. This will be my 7th year as a member of NYSHSRA and 4th year on the student board. I also ski race during the winter and really like to kayak when it’s hot out. I’m looking forward to another great year and to make the HSR experience even better for the younger competitors!


I’m Michaela Bania, I am the Vice President. I live in Florence Vermont, I am a junior at West Rutland High School. This will be my sixth year competing in High School Rodeo. I compete in goat tying, breakaway, barrel racing, and pole bending. In other years I have also competed in light rifle shooting, and team roping. My other sports are playing basketball for my school, AAU basketball, summer league basketball, and also track and field. This is my last year competing in the New York high school rodeo, next year I will be in Australia. I hope to make this year as fun as possible for everyone in the association. My mom was the president this past year, I have learned a lot from her. I hope that it will help me this year to set a good example for others. My goal is to find more ways to raise money so we have more year end awards!


Hello my name is Lacey Winslow and I am your New York State High School Rodeo Secretary for the 2020-2021 rodeo season! I live in Salem, New York and I am a sophomore in Salem Central School. I’ve been a New York State High School Rodeo member for 2 years, I compete in Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Goat Tying, and Breakaway Roping. I am also a part of my schools FFA program and I also like to hunt. I am looking forward to being your High School Rodeo Secretary!


Hi everyone, my name is Gabrielle Graham, and I am super excited and really looking forward to being your 2020-2021 NYSHRA Treasurer. I first want to start off by saying I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during times like these. While on the other hand I am upcoming freshman from Hadley-Luzerne Central High School and currently live in Lake Luzerne, NY. Growing up, rodeo wasn’t even an option for me since I was raised right into a rodeo industry, known as the “Painted Pony Championship Rodeo”. I’ve traveled all around the country, along with going to the NFR multiple times, with my Dad being a professional stock contractor. I’ve also been competing in rodeos for several years now, as well as High School Rodeo for the past 3 years. The events in which I compete in are Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Goat Tying, and Breakaway Roping. Along with my other interests outside of rodeo include Soccer, Basketball, and Softball. Again, I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy! I hope to see you all soon. Sincerely, Gabrielle Graham


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Joanne Bania

Tracey Brennan 

Dee Burch

Amy Caswell

Bill Dunn

Shawn Graham

Fallon Jankowski

Rich Kennedy

Shawn Wade

Sarah Winslow