Hi, I’m Shelby Eckenberg, the eighteen-year-old daughter of James and Janet Eckenberg. Being raised in the small agricultural-based town of Mattawa, in the heart of Grant County, I have grown up learning essential life skills such as courage, determination, faith and personal responsibility. I am a proud member of Future Farmers of America, Washington State High School Equestrian Team, Eastern Washington Junior Rodeo Association, National Society of High School Scholars, American Quarter Horse Association, and the American Buckskin Registry Association. Following graduation from Royal High School in June of 2018, I plan to pursue my Associate’s Degree in Nursing and, in the future, transfer to Washington State University Tri-Cities to earn my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. My career goal of becoming a nurse, will allow me to follow my passion of horses and the rodeo industry. I look forward to serving as your 2018 Miss Teen Rodeo Washington!