2018 Border Days Queen: Micaela Farris

‘Means so much more to me’ than title

GRANGEVILLE – This year’s Border Days queen is no stranger to the rodeo circuit or Border Days in general: Queen Micaela Farris was last year’s Border Days princess, too.
“It means so much more to me than just holding the title ‘Queen of Border Days,'” Farris explained.
She said she has grown as a person through her royalty experience and has enjoyed representing her hometown.
“To have people look up to me and to have the support of my family, Grangeville and surrounding communities means so much to me,” she said.

Farris, 17, is the daughter of Jeff and Amy Farris. She and her twin sister, Macenzie Farris, will be seniors at Grangeville High School this fall. She is the granddaughter of Ray and Ellen Aiken of Grangeville.
Aside from her busy schedule that has included High School Rodeo, volleyball, basketball and softball, Farris also recently became a certified physical therapy aide. She volunteers and works at Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation, a place she has been running the halls of since she was a baby; her mother and grandmother are both employed there.

Farris is also a long-time member of the Triple Bar Drill Team where she served as queen in 2015.
“I would encourage other girls to try out for Border Days royalty because you create many new memories that will always stick with you,” she said. “It also teaches you many life lessons.”

Farris was recently a participant in the Distinguished Young Women of the Camas Prairie program and was awarded the Spirit Scholarship for 2019. She enjoys spending time trapshooting with her family each season.
A variety of sponsors has helped support the Border Days royalty in 2017-18, including major patrons Wharton Cattle Co., Farris Transport, Super 8 and Miller Brothers Electric.

Farris hopes to attend college on a softball scholarship; however, her backup plan includes applying to Washington State University to major in physical therapy and athletic training.


– Lorie Palmer, Idaho County Free Press

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