Smith to sing National Anthem at Giddy Up Gala

August 19, 2014

Emily Miranda Smith is the 2014 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Princess. She will be singing the National Anthem at the Giddy-Up Gala, this Friday night.

Emily is 12-years-old and is in the 7th grade at Altus Junior High. She loves school and is a 4.0 student and is the 2014 recipient of the Superintendent’s Academic Award. Emily is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Tribe of Oklahoma and she is proud of her Native American heritage.

Emily has been participating in junior rodeo since the age of 7. She is a three-time youth rodeo goat tying champion as well as a breakaway roping champion. Emily has been around horses and cattle her whole life and she actively works her family’s cow calf operation.

A talented vocal performer, she has performed at many community and regional events. Her favorite sport is rodeo and she loves being a representative of the sport along with the Western Heritage it grew out of. She loves living a rural lifestyle and is grateful for the opportunity to promote the sport and way of life she loves across the great state of Oklahoma.

Emily considers it a blessing and a privilege to be an Oklahoma girl and she is very proud to call Altus home.