Stampede Park, home of the Cody
Stampede Rodeo, lies nestled in the shadows of the Rocky Mountain range. The
sport of rodeo, reflects the proud history of the American West, the
quintessential cowboy lifestyle and for a few hours, takes us back to a simpler
time. A time where riding for the brand was a way of life, a hand shake was a
man's bond and a good horse was your best partner. In the spirit of this proud
tradition, Miss Cody Stampede Mackenzie Scott, welcomes rodeo fans to the
Centennial celebration of the iconic Cody Stampede Rodeo.
Mackenzie is a proud Wyoming native
that calls Cody home. It is here where she has attended school from
kindergarten at Sunset Elementary through graduation from Cody High school this
past June. During her academic career, Mackenzie enjoyed participating in
sports such as volleyball and swimming and taking field trips to Yellowstone National
Park. However, her greatest passion was being involved in 4-H and Future
Farmers of America (FFA). In 4-H, Mackenzie cut her teeth in the show ring with
hogs and, of course, horses, where she won her first high point buckle. She was
also introduced to horse judging and was part of a team as a freshman that
placed 3rd in state, allowing them to compete at a national competition in
Ohio; Mackenzie placed 13th overall individually. In high school, she
joined the Buffalo Bill FFA chapter where she served on the officer team as
reporter and had the honor of serving as president her senior year. In FFA,
Mackenzie again showed hogs and horses as well as competing in speech, sales,
livestock judging and horse judging. Her sophomore year, her horse judging team
won the Wyoming state competition giving her the opportunity to attend the
national FFA competition in Indiana where she placed 15th overall as an
individual, earning her the Gold Star award.
Every summer however, Mackenzie is
usually found at the rodeo grounds riding with the local drill team, running
sponsor flags and sharing her passion of rodeo with the many visitors that
visit our rustic town.
In her free time, Mackenzie is very
involved in her church as nursery supervisor, committee member of the Mission
and Evangelism committee and has been on the planning team for a youth mission
trip. She thrives being in the wide open spaces of Wyoming riding horses,
hunting, camping, listening to music and spending time with friends. Mackenzie
is also an avid gear head, tinkering under the hood of her GMC truck.
In the fall, Mackenzie plans to
attend Northwest Community college at Powell Wyoming in the nursing program.