Samantha Elben is the 18 year old daughter of Kacey Jackson of Clarkston and Eric & Jenni Elben of Lewiston. She is the oldest of four siblings and values family and friendship. She is currently a senior at Clarkston High School and is a hard working ambitious student on the honor roll. She loves horses, animals, the outdoors, and being a part of rodeo. She is involved with the Clarkston DECA program, Clarkston FFA Chapter, and has been in 4-H for 10 yrs. 4-H and FFA has taught her the importance of leadership, horsemanship, and the responsibility of raising animals. Samantha likes spending time with her family and giving back to her community through service and showing honesty and loyalty. She is passionate, and her caringness for others is one of her greatest strengths.After graduating High School Samantha plans on attending college, getting her degree in the medical field as an X-ray ultrasound technician.
WHY I WANT TO BECOME MISS TEEN RODEO WASHINGTON As a little girl I would watch the queens and princesses at each rodeo, thinking to myself what a dream it would be to ride like them. Now, as an 18 year old young women my dreams are coming true. I desire to be the queen that our youth can look up to, just like I used to as a little girl sitting in the stands. I hope that during my reign I can inspire kids to believe in their dreams and always think positive because challenges always make us stronger. I also hope that I can grow with my horse and learn all about this great opportunity.