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2022 Royalty

Queen Jenna Johnson is the 16-year-old daughter to parents Chris and Brooke Johnson. Living the entirety of her life in Walla Walla alongside her 18-year-old sister Lauren, she has come to love the valley and all it has to offer.

Jenna is currently fulfilling her junior year at Walla Walla High School where she enjoys taking ag based extracurricular activities. The school farm sparked her interest in FFA ever since she very first arrived at WAHI in her freshman year, since then she has taken several leadership roles and competitions such as Creed Speaking, Livestock Judging, Job Interview contest, and taking a position on the officer team as reporter. Showing her lamb at the 2021 Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days was a brand-new experience for Jenna, not only did she learn how to care for a market lamb over the summer but also realized how to work as a team to prepare and create a successful showing and selling experience for all FFA members.

In April of 2018 she began a job at a local boarding facility cleaning stalls and feeding in trade for lessons. This led her to the purchase of her first horse, a 6-year-oldappaloosa named Wren. Throughout the past couple of years, she has competed on Wren locally and regionally earning titles in trail, western and ranch riding. Though she has accomplished many of her showing goals, success is not granted without hard work. She has learned it takes time to build a relationship with your horse, it takes practice to hone her skill and it takes dedication to keep going every day. Deciding to throw her hat into a new ring, Jenna entered the competition for pioneer posse royalty. Being named Posse princess has given her the opportunity to represent her community, meet new people and share her love of the sport with her teammates. This experience has not only helped her grow as a person but enliven her for future court engagements. Jenna looks forward to the dedication it will take to become part of the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days Royalty Court.

Princess Dalli Valentine is the 17yr old daughter of Brandi Valentine. She is the youngest of three children, having two older brothers Miles Valentine and her oldest brother is Zack Jordan of Milton-Freewater. Dalli moved to Texas with her mom & brother Miles when she was six years old. After living in San Antonio, Texas for several years they moved back to Walla Walla in 2017. Dalli is a senior at Walla Walla High School where she is an active member of her FFA and is running for Vice President of her FFA Chapter for the 2021-22 school year. She just wrapped up a very successful Walla Walla County Fair where she won Champion Novice FFA Swine Showman & Champion Novice FFA Beef Showman in her class. She also received many other awards for her market hog, beef heifer, livestock judging and educational posters for multiple species.

While attending College Place High School in 2019 she was the FFA Reporter and State Delegate for her school. She participates in Veterinary Science, Horse Evaluation, Livestock Judging, Creed Competition and Floriculture. She is also the primary high school football manager for the last two seasons. And has competed in the high school competitive choir. Outside of high school Dalli enjoys going to VGBRA barrel races, Pioneer Posse, Walla Walla Valley Rodeo Bible Camp, Cowboy Church & Buckaroo Rodeo Bible Camp where she enjoys meeting new friends and being a part of her local community. After high school Dalli plans to follow her passion for horses and eventually would like to open an Equine Rehab Facility. Her passion for horses began when she was a young girl while her mom was working as the Equine Barn Manger for Stephen F. Austin State University. Dalli would ride the bus to the barn and arena every day to spend her afternoon with the college kids, learning how to care for and manage horses. The Equine Professor Dr Joe Gotti quickly became an idol for her as she traveled with him and her mom throughout Texas and Louisiana showing stock horses. Anyone who knows Dalli will say she is most proud of her 2018 AQHA blue roan gelding “Cats Steel Blue Moon” aka Steely. She was there soon after his birth and spent the day home from school bonding with him. Dalli saved her money and sent Steely to be trained by Tice Hiner in the spring of 2021. Dalli plans to use Steely as one of her court horses as he has matured into a solid ranch gelding. Dalli will also be riding Rip her 2010 Quarter Horse dun gelding. Rips been used in the past for gaming and working on the ranch. She’s been using him to carry flags for the last year for the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days Royalty. Dalli has dreamed of being able to represent the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days since she moved to the valley. She is excited to meet new people and represent the Fair & Rodeo she loves while traveling with her horses.

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For Royalty information, please contact:

Charlie Barron, Director

Cindy Granger, Advisor

Tracy Barron, Advisor

Makenzie Widner

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