Candidates for the 2009 Whoop-Up Queen are:

Candidates for the 2009 Whoop-Up Queen are:
2009 WHOOP-UP QUEEN CANDIDATES — Roberta Kronebusch, top left; Kelly Johns, top right; Jamie Ries, bottom left and Stephanie Murphy, bottom right.
   School is winding down and Whoop-up Trail Days are on the horizon.  The Pondera Tavern Association is again sponsoring the Whoop-Up Queen Scholarship program.  
   This year there is a twist to the program.  In addition to ticket sales, the young women will be writing a short essay on the history of the Whoop-Up Trail.
   A meet and greet social will take place at Legion Park on June 6.  Everyone is welcomed to attend and meet the candidates, view their essays and find out who will be crowned Whoop-Up Queen 2009.

   The announcement is coming a week in advance to allow the queen to reign for the whole Whoop-Up weekend.  
   The winner will have sold the most tickets as of June 4.  The candidate with the best essay will receive an extra $200 towards their scholarship.  Ticket sales will continue after the deadline until midnight on June 13.
   Purchases after the deadline are eligible for the drawings and will boost the candidate’s scholarship amounts.
   The first drawing will be held June 13 at the Mud Runs, and the second drawing will be June 14 at the Rodeo.  
   You need not be present to win, but you must be at least 18 years of age to purchase a ticket.
   This is a unique program, in that all the candidates all receive a scholarship.  The queen receives 75 percent of her sales and the remaining candidates receive 50 percent of their sales.
   Now let’s take a look at our candidates for Whoop-up Queen 2009.
Roberta Kronebusch
   Roberta is the daughter of Jon and Shirley Kronebusch.  She is planning on attending MSU-Bozeman this fall. Throughout high school she has been involved in Project Pals, volleyball, music, track, speech and drama, NHS, FCCLA, and is the editor of the high school yearbook.  Her grandparents are Kenneth and RutheMary Kronebusch and Jean Duncan and the late Bob Farrar.
Kelly Johns
   Kelly has lived in Conrad her whole life, and has roamed the halls of CHS for four years now. She has participated in volleyball and tennis all four years, as well as being tennis captain her senior year.  She has also been the boy’s basketball manager for two years and the senior captain for the cheerleading squad.  
   Alongside sports she has been involved in FFA, as president of the Conrad chapter for the last year, Yell Squad, FCCLA, and student council as a representative.  Johns has been in Project Pals for three years and is currently the Pals coordinator.  She will be attending MSU-Bozeman in the fall with the intention of majoring in Agriculture education.
Jamie Ries
   Jamie was born in Conrad and lives on a farm north of town.  Her parents are Bernard and Patty Ries.  She has two older sisters, Stacey and Kristi.  
   She will be attending MSU-Bozeman in the fall and plans on majoring in elementary education.  
   Throughout high school Jamie was involved in volleyball, boy’s basketball stats, football stats, and tennis.  She has also been an active member of BPA, FCCLA, student council, where she was the vice-president of the student body, Yell Squad where she was president, and FFA where she held the office of Sentinel.  
   In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, playing tennis, and singing in her car.
Stephanie Murphy
   Stephanie is the daughter of Brett and Tina Murphy.
   In the fall she plans on attending Dawson Community College in Glendive.  While there she plans on majoring in law enforcement/psychology.  
   She also hopes to play baseball while there for the Dawson Buccaneers.