Along with spring Laramie has ushered in another exciting event. On April 3rd  Laramie's finest young women competed to represent Laramie Jubilee Days for the upcoming year.  Known in it's early days as "Equality Days"  Jubilee Days has always celebrated the strength and spirit of Wyoming and it's women.

Starting bright and  early at the U.W. Hanson Teaching Arena each contestant was interviewed by a panel of judges followed by an open to the public presentation where they modeled the latest western fashions as well as delivered a speech focused on Laramie Jubilee Days. Much to public delight reigning Miss Jubilee Holly Kennedy also participated in the events. Support from the community was incredible as family, friends, neighbors, business owners, Laramie Jubilee Days committee and board members, past queens, and school educators came to view the modeling and horsemanship competition.  Each contestant was required to draw randomly two questions and answer them in front of the judges as well as the public. In addition to this each contestant prepared narration to be read during the modeling and horsemanship portions of competition.

It  was  heart warming watching the girls wait for the judges final decision. They went well beyond good sportsmanship.You could see each girl freely giving smiles and encouragement to their fellow contestants.  Laramie can truly be proud of these young women.

Miss Jubilee Holly Kennedy crowned 2011 Laramie Jubilee Princesses 14 yr. old Pamela Gandy daughter of Terry and Lisa Gandy and 10 year old Kemsley Gallegos daughter of Ted and Arnie Gallegos. As the day drew to a close Holly then crowned Laramie's 2011 Laramie Jubilee Days Lady In Waiting  19 year old Kodie Lester daughter of  Dennis and Larie Lester.

The amount of skill, talent, and dedication these contestants  displayed was truly inspiring. Girls interested in participating in this incredible competition and program can go to

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