Acton resident and 2017 Vasquez High graduate Jessie Chikato

Acton resident and 2017 Vasquez High graduate Jessie Chikato is the 2018-2019 Miss Rodeo UNR, representing the University of Nevada, Reno. It’s the Reno Rodeo’s 100th Anniversary and Chikato will preside over the 10-day event as Miss Rodeo UNR, along with Miss Rodeo Nevada and many other dignitaries. Chikato is a sophomore at UNR, where she is a nursing major with a minor in community health science. Her career goal is to become a labor and delivery nurse. As part of the UNR Rodeo Team, she and her 13-year-old Palomino gelding Seeker compete in barrel racing. The duo was part of the award-winning Blue Shadows Junior Advanced Team (JAT), an equestrian drill team that competes all over California, as well as at the Reno Rodeo’s Western States Drill Team Competition. The 2019 Reno Rodeo will be Chikato’s eighth year attending the event. She is the daughter of Acton residents Jim Chikato and Jennifer.

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