Mary Olney is the 2018 Wheeler County Fair and Rodeo Queen—a first for both Warm Springs and Wheeler County.
Mary is a junior at Madras High School, where she excels at academics, being an Honor Society student.
She plays varsity softball, and is president of the Lyle Gap 4-H Livestock Club.
Just recently Mary was voted incoming president of the Future Farmers of America Madras Chapter. For the current school year she is the FFA chapter vice president.
The Wheeler County Fair and Rodeo Queen Coronation Dinner is coming up at the fairgrounds in Fossil in mid May.
Mary and family are raising items for the auction that will benefit the fair and rodeo.
Her mom is Sonia Heath, who works at the Early Childhood Education Center, and her grandmother is Catherine Watah.
This will be a great and interesting chance to share our Warm Springs culture at the Wheeler County Fair and Rodeo, Sonia said. And for their part the Fair Board is excited to have Mary as their ambassador, and the 2018 Fair and Rodeo Queen.