Lane Frost once said, "Don't be afraid to go after what you want to do, and what you want to be. But don't be afraid to be willing to pay the price." This is a quote that Nicky has referred to as she has lived out her dream year as rodeo queen, but she also shares it with the youth she has had an opportunity to come in contact with through the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Miss Rodeo America Organization. it is her mission to inspire young people in all walks of life not only to have great dreams for their future, but to put in the necessary work to make those dreams come true.
Being a farrier's daughter came with many unique opportunities that have prepared her for the journey. At age 5, Nicky's dad introduced her to some of his customers' children and they work together to create a 4-H club in Berkeley County. They built that club to forty members and took home many titles at the local, state, and national levels.
Nicky has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Computer Science from Charleston Southern University. She has a strong love for rodeo, agriculture, and a passion for teaching the public about it's importance in society. Though she has aged out of 4-H, Nicky continues to volunteer and has transitioned her love for agriculture by holding a a seat on her local Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Committee.
The Miss Rodeo North Carolina and Miss Rodeo America serve as the official spokesman and ambassador for the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association and western lifestyle. Nicky was crowned Miss Rodeo North Carolina on December. 10, 2016. She went on to compete in the Miss Rodeo America Pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada. On December 10, 2017, she made history by being the first ever Miss Rodeo North Carolina to be awarded a Top Ten spot at the Miss Rodeo America Pageant
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