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Rodeo queen rides her way to a win


Caitlin Sievers

McKenzie Hixon talks about her path to rodeo queen on Wednesday.

For McKenzie Hixon, being the 2014 Cheyenne County Fair and Rodeo Queen has been quite a ride. Thankfully, she is no stranger to the commotion.

As last year's Lady-In-Waiting to 2013 Rodeo Queen Bailey Miller (a position which is akin to being "a princess to a queen," she explained), Hixon got a taste of what it meant to be county fair royalty, and it's not all glamour and rhinestones.

Particularly during fair week, there are many people to meet and events to attend, and not much time to relax.

"It gets hectic," she said.

Becoming Rodeo Queen is no easy task. In order to make it to this p...

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