2017 Queen Cassie Chandler & outgoing queen Bella Klapprich

Let me introduce myself, I am Cassie Chandler, your 2017 White Bird Rodeo Queen. I am 15 years old and am a freshman at Grangeville High School. My parents are Travis and Chandra Chandler of Stites, Idaho. While in school, I am involved in volleyball and softball.

I am also a member of the Fenn Livestock 4-H Club.

I am a past queen of Riggins Rodeo. Aside from Cowboy, I also will be riding my 16-year old horse, Tuff to parades and rodeos while representing the White Bird Rodeo.

"In White Bird, friends are more like family", as in my speech I mentioned that my dad and I were in a life-threatening accident in 2013 and my hometown of White Bird came together to help in the much needed support for me and my family. "I believe in paying it forward" so representing White Bird as queen would not only be an honor, but also a way to give back to my hometown in such a positive way."

First and foremost, my love is ranching with my family and trying to build my family's cow herd.

I would like to invite everyone to come to our small hometown rodeo, with the Salmon River as your backdrop, on Friday, June 16th and Saturday, June 17th and Let 'er Rip!