Miss Rodeo Illinois
- 5 days ago
Interview with WDAY
The Weather and Ag Radio show from Fargo, North Dakota and I had a smashing good time discussing my title as Miss Rodeo Illinois....
Charlee Stewart of Robinson is the 19-year-old daughter of Eric and Christy Stewart. Charlee is a former graduate of Robinson High School where she was her graduating class’s valedictorian. In high school, she was a UCA All-American Cheerleader and an Illinois State Scholar. She then went on to study at Lincoln Trail College. Charlee is currently studying at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC). She is a chapter member of Alpha Gamma Delta where she serves as the Director of Ritual. She is an SIUC Excellence Scholar as well as part of the SIUC Honors College. Charlee is also on the SIUC Equestrian Team and Stock Team. She plans on graduating from SIUC with her bachelor’s degree in physiology with a minor in chemistry. She then plans to continue on to medical school all while
growing her involvement and knowledge of the sport of rodeo. In 2019 during the Palestine Labor Day Celebration, Charlee was named Miss Labor Day 2019. She enjoys attending local saddle club shows where she completes in pleasure and barrel racing as well as giving riding lessons to children. Aside from the arena, Charlee is a summer softball coach for the junior prep 12u division and enjoys health and fitness. “I would like to earn the title of Miss Rodeo Illinois for all that
she represents. To me, the rodeo queen stands for not just the sport, but the culture of rodeo as a whole. The atmosphere surrounding rodeo is something that is so comforting and really cannot be found anywhere else. It would be such an honor to represent such a wonderful sport and group of people.” Charlee’s father, Eric was a professional bronc rider when Charlee was young; this sparked her interest in rodeo at a young age.