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Spokane native named Miss Rodeo America

KREM - Spokane


LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A Gonzaga student and Spokane native was named the 2016 Miss Rodeo America on Sunday.

Katherine Merck was named Miss Rodeo Washington before winning the national competition. 

She's also a law student at Gonzaga University. She hopes to use that degree to helping farmers and ranchers preserve and pass their land on to the next generation, according to her website.  

Merck will receive a $25,000 scholarship for taking home the crown.


Katherine Merck

An advocate of the Western way of life and agricultural industry in all aspects of her life, Katherine Merck is a lawyer, entrepreneur, and cowgirl who is dedicated to uplifting others through her motto, Kindness Matters. 

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