Mckell is from Santaquin, Utah and is the daughter of Jared and Shelly Wall. She graduated from Utah Valley University in the Spring of 2018 with her Bachelor of Science, majoring in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations, and a minor in marketing. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University in the next few years. She currently hopes to continue working in Higher Education, specifically at Utah Valley University.
While attending college, Mckell was involved in over ten different clubs and organizations across campus. Some of these organizations include Ambassadors, CAL, UVU Mentors, Student Government (UVUSA), and etc. She enjoyed her time at college fully and was able to graduate debt free and with a leadership distinction and with honors due to various scholarships and multiple part time jobs.
Mckell has held 14 titles from across Utah County including titles from Pony Express Days, Genola Days, and Salem. She has spent the past four years representing Strawberry Days Rodeo as attendants and is beyond happy to get her turn to wear the rodeo queen crown in this great legacy.
In her spare time, she enjoys a variety of activities including camping, hiking, trail riding, riding four-wheelers, hunting, traveling, and going on all sorts of adventures. However, the greatest time she feels is spent with friends and family, in church service, and playing with her dog Bruno.
Mckell strives to live her life to the best of her ability and in a way that is encourages others to progress and become better through her example. She hopes to continue living in a way that can help her own personal growth as well as influence others.
Mckell is honored and feels blessed to have the opportunity to continue representing the community and people of Pleasant Grove, this time as the Miss Strawberry Days Rodeo Queen. Pleasant Grove has been a home to her for the past four years and will forever hold a place in her heart. She is excited to be able to give back to something that means so much to her.
Grace Green-1st Attendant
Grace is finishing her junior year at Herriman High School and is concurrently enrolled in Salt Lake Community and Snow college. She plans to graduate with her Associates degree alongside her high school diploma in 2019. Her long-term ambition is to become an athletic trainer for the Justin Sports Medicine team.
Grace is a member of FFA where she competes in five different events. She will be representing the state of Utah this October at the FFA Nationals in Indiana for Extemporaneous Public Speaking and Horse Judging.
Grace is thrilled to be the 2018-2019 Strawberry Days 1st Attendant. Her previous titles held include Miss Rodeo Oakley 2nd attendant 2018-2019, 2017-2018 Miss Western Stampede Rodeo Queen, 2017-2018 Utah High School Rodeo Queen 3rd Attendant and Miss Draper Rodeo Queen 1st Attendant in 2016. She has also participated in 4-H, qualifying for state and shown in the APHA circuit.
When Grace isn’t on a horse, she enjoys to hike, play volleyball and support our local sports teams. Depending on the season, you can frequently find her attending a Utah Jazz, Salt Lake Bee’s or Grizzlies hockey game.
Grace is honored to participate with the longest running rodeo in Utah and help celebrate their 97th anniversary. She also wants to thank her family and friends for their support to help her to promote rodeo in our great state!
Jaycee Carter-2nd Attendant
Jaycee Carter is the 18-year-old daughter of James and Ronelle Carter. She was born and raised in Orem, Utah. She graduated a year early from Pleasant Grove High School. She has plans to begin college at Southern Utah University in the fall. She will pursue a Bachelor’s of Science degree majoring in Agricultural Sciences and Industries.
Jaycee began riding horses when she was 13. She immediately fell in love with rodeo and the western way of life. In high school, she became involved in FFA—Future Farmers of America. She competed in many events, including the Agriscience fair, where she ranked silver at the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Outside of riding, Jaycee can be found painting, writing, playing sports and babysitting her niece. She has always been a fan of using art to express herself. Her favorite project was taking an old, worn down saddle and giving it new life. She treated the leather, replaced the saddle strings, and even etched her name into the seat.
Jaycee wants to thank her family and friends for always supporting her throughout her queening endeavors. She looks forward to representing her hometown rodeo as the 2018 Strawberry Days Rodeo 2nd Attendant and wants to invite everyone to come join in on the fun June 20-23!