Notre Dame Magazine
It takes less than a minute of talking with Katherine Merck ’12 to realize that she shatters nearly every stereotype of a beauty pageant queen — except the stunning good looks one.
Crowned Miss Rodeo America 2016, the Gonzaga University law student is probably the only rodeo queen — or pageant queen of any kind — to have practiced her state pageant speech before Supreme Court justices. “It was an oral argument on the superior attributes of the state of Washington,” she says with a dimpled grin.
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