The new Miss Northern Montana Rodeo queen and princess for 2002-03 are Cassidy Han of Inverness and Jourdon Han of Rudyard, respectively. A Little Miss was also crowned. She is Hanna Heckman of Choteau.
Coronation took place prior to the Great Northern Fair's rodeo evening performance on Aug. 10. Crowns and buckles were presented at the rodeo performance by the reigning queen, Angie Muir of Geraldine.
An official pageant took place at the Great Northern Inn and Hill County Fairgrounds in Havre. Participants were judged through an interview process, a speech prepared, memorized and given on Montana, rodeo and horsemanship. A style show put on by contestants.
This was the first official rodeo pageant held in Havre for many years.
Organizers would like to see the program grow and develop in the future. To qualify, a girl needs to be an intelligent skilled horsewoman with a healthy dose of common sense and a pleasant, well-groomed appearance. Contestants must exemplify the wholesomeness of youth and the Western tradition. For any information on next year's pageant, call Lynn Mahon at (406) 357-2880.