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2017 Miss Rodeo Mississippi

Emma Kathryn Jumper

2017 Miss Rodeo Mississippi

Emma Jumper, from Starkville, Mississippi, is the 41st young lady to have the distinct honor and privilege of wearing the crown of Miss Rodeo Mississippi. She will represent Mississippi at all Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) events statewide and several abroad, for a period of one year, as well as compete for the title of Miss Rodeo America, in Las Vegas, Nevada, December, 2017.


A Magna cum laude, Shackouls Honors graduate of Mississippi State University (MSU), Emma earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Minor in Economics, December, 2016. While at MSU, she was a member of the Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society, and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. With nine hours of foreign language in Mandarin Chinese, Bloomberg Market Concepts Certification, Artificial Insemination Certification, and a Master of Beef Advocacy Certification, Emma is sure to excel with her educational goals of obtaining a Master of Business Administration in Economics from Oklahoma State University, an Intellectual Property Law degree from Texas A&M, and a Master of Law in Agricultural and Food Law from the University of Arkansas.


Earning the 2016 Top Retail Student in the Country award, Emma has not only excelled academically, but continues to gain recognition for her service in the agricultural industry. She has been featured in the MSU Foundation Alumnus Magazine and the Business Dividends Magazine, and was a finalist in the Mississippi Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet and American Farm Bureau Collegiate Discussion Meet. A past Mississippi Farm Bureau Ambassador, American Angus Foundation Ambassador, and National CattleWomen’s Association National Beef Ambassador, Emma has received numerous scholarships, FFA awards and degrees, and community service awards.


When Miss Rodeo Mississippi is not promoting the sport of rodeo or the agriculture industry, she enjoys completing her requirements for her private pilot’s license, international and stateside travel, raising Angus cattle, working on her family’s ranch via horseback, reading presidential biographies and western romance novels, vocal performances and fine arts, running, yoga classes, showing livestock, and rappelling and outdoor activities.


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