The Round-Up Association named a new queen Saturday, but you can still call her Kylie.
2015 Round-Up Queen Kylee Jensen will cede the crown to the 2016 queen — 21-year-old Kylie Willis.
The Enterprise native and 2014 Round-Up princess is a dean’s list student at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho and has deep Round-Up roots. Her mother was a Round-Up princess, her grandfather a stock contractor and her grandmother a longtime Round-Up secretary.
Willis will be served by four Round-Up princesses.
Marlene Bodmer, 19, is a Blue Mountain Community College student and a Round-Up volunteer, continuing a family tradition going back to her grandfather and great grandfather, who were on the Round-Up Board of Directors.
One of Bodmer’s volunteer duties was carrying the flag in the 2015 Round-Up grand entries.
“No thrill ride can compare to the adrenaline rush of hearing the firing of the cannon and taking a leap over the rail,” she said.
Makenzi Hughes, 18, is a BMCC student and is active on her family’s ranch in Heppner.
In addition to volunteering at the Round-Up, Hughes participates in Future Farmers of America and 4H and will follow in the footsteps of her sister, who was a princess in 2012.
Ashley Moore, 20, is an honor roll student at Oregon State University and an accomplished equestrian, having won English, western, dressage and barrel racing competitions.
Eliza Wagner, 19, has been volunteering at the Round-Up since she was seven and was a pennant bearer from nine to her freshman year in high school.