State of South Dakota  


Introduced by:    Senators Frerichs, Begalka, Bradford, Gray, Juhnke, Krebs, Olson (Russell), Rhoden, Sutton, and Tidemann and Representatives Wismer, Brunner, Dennert, Fargen, Feinstein, Olson (Betty), Sigdestad, Street, Turbiville, and Vanneman

        A LEGISLATIVE COMMEMORATION, Honoring Courtney Peterson of Sisseton, South Dakota, as the recipient of the 2012 Miss Rodeo South Dakota crown.

    WHEREAS, Courtney Peterson has shown unshakable determination for many years, showing dedication to her family, her church, and her community as a whole, while continuously pursuing excellence in all areas of competitive rodeo pageantry and many various endeavors in her young and decorated life; and

    WHEREAS, Courtney found great success as a student at South Dakota State University where she was involved in the Admissions Ambassador program, SF Briggs Student Organization, and Golden Key International Honor Society, and served as president of the National Postsecondary Agricultural Student Organization; and

    WHEREAS, Courtney has distinguished herself as a rodeo queen in South Dakota's official state sport, and as such, she has consistently fulfilled her honorary role as an ambassador for the state of South Dakota all over the United States; and

    WHEREAS, Courtney continues to expand her horizons through study at South Dakota State University where she is currently pursuing a master's degree in agricultural economics:

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT COMMEMORATED, by the Eighty-seventh Legislature of the State of South Dakota, that Courtney Peterson be recognized and congratulated on her many achievements in rodeo and most notably her recent achievement of being crowned as 2012 Miss Rodeo South Dakota.