Oliver grad off to world’s biggest rodeo

Oliver grad off to world’s biggest rodeo

Recent SOSS grad and Osoyoos Indian Band member Keianna James is heading off to the National Highschool Finals Rodeo next week. (Submitted photo)

Next week Oliver’s Keianna James will compete in the world’s largest rodeo in Rock Springs Wyoming.

She’ll be one of over 1,650 contestants from 43 states, five provinces, Australia and Mexico taking part in the 70th annual National High School Finals Rodeo from July 15 – 21.

James qualified after competing at the BC High School Rodeo finals in Merritt last month where she finished third in breakaway roping.

The Osoyoos Indian Band member competed in the rodeo last year as well, and was also names the BC Highschool Rodeo Queen.

She’ll be joined by three other locals: Ali Lantz and Vanessa Caverly of Willowbrook and Nevada Dynneson from Osoyoos.

(Submitted photo)