(Cushing, Okla.)  Drumright High School senior Jessica Thompson says one day she would like to be a horse jockey; but in the meantime she has set out to become the 2012 Cushing Community PRCA Rodeo Queen.

Jessica has been riding horses for about seven years and is actively honing her skills by taking part in 4-H, DRUC Playdays, barrel racing and as a volunteer at the Right Path Academy. She’s a member of FCCLA and DHS Yearbook and you will also find her name listed on the National Honor Society, Oklahoma Honor Society and the Principal’s Honor Roll.  In her spare time, Jessica enjoys color guard, writing and shopping!

When asked why she would like to be this year’s queen, Jessica said, “Rodeo and the western way of life continue to shape the person I am today.  When you live a western lifestyle, you do it with faith, integrity, determination, kindness, honesty and a life that centers on family.  I have always wanted to become Cushing Rodeo Queen and it would be an honor to receive that title.”

Jessica is the daughter of Abbie and Danny Thompson and the sister to Kyle Thompson.  Her grandparents are Jeanie and Bill Yates of Freeman, Missouri and John Hybskmann of Topeka, Kansas.

To purchase rodeo tickets from Jessica, call 918-513-1308 or you might find her at the snow cone stand on Main Street in Cushing.