Mississippi woman wins Miss Rodeo America

Published 1:37 pm Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Mississippi woman has been crowned the 2010 Miss Rodeo America.

Kelli Jackson took the honor Saturday during a ceremony in Las Vegas, defeating 29 other women for the title.

Jackson, 22, grew up in Sturgis but now lives in Eupora.

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As the pageant winner, Jackson will travel to professional rodeos around the country.

She also won the speech, appearance and personality categories.