Priceville High senior Pilkington named Miss Teen Rodeo USA
By Catherine Godbey
For the Enquirer
Priceville High senior Anna Leigh Pilkington earned the title of Miss Teen Rodeo USA in July. The pageant was held in conjunction with the International Finals Youth Rodeo in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Judges rated the contestants on horsemanship, personality, appearance and public speaking, which included talking about their platform. Pilkington’s platform, “Mending Broken Minds,” focuses on shedding light on the stressors of mental health hazards for teens and young adults.
In the National Little Britches Rodeo Association, Pilkington competes in trail course, goat tying, breakaway roping and team roping.
Pilkington, the daughter of Matt and Kyla Pilkington, is the first Alabamian to earn the Miss Teen Rodeo USA title. She is dual enrolled at Calhoun Community College and Priceville High, where she participates in cross country and soccer.