Congratulations Taylor Glines, 2015 Elks Rodeo Queen!!
What an incredible campaign this young woman ran! In just under 2 months, Taylor raised $200,870 for VTC Enterprises! Wow!
Taylor is a seventh generation Santa Marian and dreamed of becoming the Elks Rodeo Queen since the age of five. She was thrilled to have VTC Enterprises as her sponsor and so grateful to have such a supportive family behind her, including her parents, John and Karrie Glines, grandparents, Jim and Kathy Glines, and her Aunt Anne.
Taylor currently attends Orcutt Academy High School where she maintains a 4.25 GPA and plays for the volleyball team. After high school, she plans to attend the University of Oregon where she hopes to earn her BA in business. Afterward, she plans on transferring to the University of Miami to earn her MS in ichthyology. She has been involved in 4-H for seven years, has raised six sheep and last year raised a heifer named Princess (how coincidental.) 4-H has taught her the value of hard work as well as leadership.
Taylor said, “I feel honored to have been chosen by VTC Enterprises to represent them in the 72nd Annual Elks Rodeo Queen Contest. VTC does so much for the community and I am looking forward to helping them raise money. They make such a difference in individuals’ lives, and I am so happy to be a part of their organization.
My wonderfully supportive family has been involved with the Elks Rodeo Queen Contest for years. My grandfather, Jim, was Elks Rodeo Queen Chairman for many years, and my dad was a campaign chairman for several campaigns, including mine this year. I remember how much fun I had as a little girl running around with my dad and past queen candidates in my little pink cowgirl boots and pink cowgirl hat with a tiara. People would always ask me what year I would eventually be running for Rodeo Queen, to which I cheerfully replied, “Two thousand and six-TEEN!” I am a year ahead of schedule; I just couldn’t wait any longer!”