Payson Queen Shoots For Turquoise Title

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Brandyce Engler, Payson Rodeo Queen, continued her role as ambassador for Payson last weekend at the Williams parade and rodeo.

Anyone who has met this young woman is not only struck by her bright eyes and beaming smile, but her inner beauty as well. She is the type of girl a mom would love for her son to bring home.

For now though, Engler has put her personal life on hold and is dedicated to school, work and her reign as queen.

It's that dedication that took her to Phoenix Monday to help at the Labor Day Jerry Lewis Telethon. Engler said she did not get on television, but was able to jump in and help with the preparation and NewsChannel 3.

Engler said she loves the parades and rodeos, but said the best part is the public speaking.

"I love talking to people, it's the funnest part of being Payson's queen," she said.

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With her eyes set on a run for the Turquoise Circuit Rodeo Queen title this winter, Engler plans on polishing her speaking and people skills by attending rodeos this fall in Kingman, Wilcox and Gilbert. She will be accompanied by her parents, Don and Sherry Engler.

Her brother Donald also will tag along when he is not busy playing sports as an eighth-grade student at Rim Country Middle School.

Engler is a Y2K graduate from Payson High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society, Students Against Destructive Decisions, and also was involved athletically in softball, volleyball and cross country.

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