Sequim’s Hermann qualifies for world’s largest junior high rodeo

Amelia Hermann, and eighth-grader at Sequim Middle School, has earned a position on the Washington state National Junior High rodeo team and will be traveling with teammates to Huron, South Dakota, to compete at the 14th-annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo, June 24-30.

She will be competing with about 1,000 contestants from 43 states, five Canadian provinces, Australia and Mexico. In addition to competing for more than $80,000 in prizes, contestants will also be vying for more than $200,000 in college scholarships.

Hermann, daughter of Mike and Rashell Hermann, was Washington Junior High School Rodeo Association’s all-around state champion, breakaway state champion, reserve ribbon roping, reserve team roping and reserve goat tying in 2018. She maintains a grade-point-average of 3.80.

Washington State Junior High rodeos are in the fall and spring of each year. They take in Omak, Ritzville, Coulee City, Goldendale and Kennewick.