Tymra Anderson, Elgin
I am Tymra Anderson from Elgin, Oregon. My parents are Chuck and Sheri Anderson. I have one sister whose name is Dakota. My family has always lived close to one another with one set of Grandparents directly across the road, my Aunt and Uncle right beside them and my other set of Grandparents half a mile away.
I will be a Senior at Elgin High School this year. After graduating high school I would like to attend the University of Idaho to become a large animal veterinarian. While attending the University of Idaho I would like to become part of the collegiate basketball team since basketball is a true passion of mine. During high school I have been a varsity athlete in volleyball and basketball since my Freshman year. I was also on the varsity softball team my Freshman year, and during my Junior year was also on the varsity track team. My Sophomore year playing basketball I made the second team all league and this year as a Junior I made first team all league. Also during my Freshman year of softball I made honorable mention which was a big accomplishment since I had never played before. Throughout my high school career I have also served as the Elgin FFA President for 3 years, have been an Associated Student Body officer since my Freshman year and am a member of the Nation Honors Society.
The town of Elgin will forever hold a special place in my heart and I could never imagine calling another place home. I am a third generation Court Royalty and a fourth generation Stampeder. I am truly honored to have been chosen to become a member of the Elgin Stampede Royalty Court during the 73rd year. I will be riding my 8 year old Quarter Horse mare, Piper. Piper is a new addition to the family and is dearly loved. I knew instantly when we went to see her that this horse was the absolute one for me. Since having her we have competed in rodeos, and she never lets you down with her “go get ‘em” attitude. I am beyond happy that we get to further our horizons and continue our journey while on the Elgin Stampede Court.
I am looking forward to representing the Elgin Stampede—always the 2nd weekend in July- – alongside Maggie Zacharias.
Maggie Zacharias, Joseph
Hello Rodeo Fans,
I am Maggie Zacharias a 16-year-old sophomore at Joseph Charter School. I was bor and raised in Wallowa County, ‘God’s Country.” I love in Joseph with my parents Luke and Merilee Zacharias, my brother Tristan, and little sister Quincee. My partner this year is my quarter horse Russell, and we’re looking forward to a great rodeo summer representing the Elgin Stampede.
I am involved in horse 4-h, FFA, volleyball and basketball. I was also on the dance team at Joseph Charter School. My favorite hobby of course is riding and showing horses. I was a member of the 2017-18 Wallowa County 4-h court, and I have qualified for the Oregon State Fair with my horse in 2017 and 2018. In 2018 I received the sportsmanship award at Wallowa County Fair, and have earned three Step Dad Potter awards at the fair, as well. I have receive several all around and high point awards with my horses, and was reserve intermediate beef showman in 2017. I served on the Wallow county Horse Bowl team in 2016 and 2017, and in 2017 I was one of the lucky recipients to receive a heifer from the Wallowa County Stock Growers to start my small cow herd.
There are so many people that I would like to thank for helping me achieved my goals and dreams. First off, I would like to start with the Elgin Stampede directors and everyone behind the scenes for allowing me this amazing opportunity to represent you this 73rd year. Second, to my fellow court member Tymra Anderson, I am so excited to share this year with you and to make memories that will last a lifetime. David and Kelly Baker, thank you for taking time out of your summer to be the court chaperones and travel with us girls.
Thank you to everyone who supported me through ticket sales – your support and generosity is greatly appreciated. I am looking forward to purchasing new toys for the children at Doernbecher’s with 15% of my own commission. Without all of you, this would not have been possible.
I will leave this rodeo trail with how I got my name, Maggie. My great grandma Margaret, or better known as Maggie, left us way too soon. I am honored to be named after her. This is very fitting this year, as our color yellow was also her favorite colors. So when you see me in the parades and arenas, I will wear this color with pride and honor, and know that I have my grandma with me every step of the way and her looking down with a smile on her face.
Always stay humble and kind,
2018 Elgin Stampede Queen Brianna Micka