Hershey teen is new Miss Teen Rodeo Nebraska

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Brylee Thompson, of Hershey, says she worked hard to earn the Miss Teen Rodeo Nebraska title Wednesday in North Platte. The 14-year-old says, "Getting the crown was just icing on the cake today. "

Hershey High School teen, Brylee Thompson, was crowned Miss Teen Rodeo Nebraska Wednesday in North Platte. She says, "It was a great competition." (SOURCE: Jace Barraclough/KNOP-TV)

"I had mixed emotions, I was happy, sad, I was excited for the other girls," says Thompson, "It was a great competition. We all have our strengths and weaknesses. We've all known each other for a very long time."

Sierra Cain, 14, of North Platte, was named first-runner up after winning the speech and written test awards. She will fulfill the duties of queen if, for some reason, Thompson is unable to complete her reign.

Amber Gonzales, 14, of McCook, received the Rising Star Award.

Thompson's parents are Lucas Anderson and Hanna McConnell.

A student at Hershey High School, Thompson participates in basketball, one-act plays, quiz bowl and volleyball and is a member of the student council. Her activities outside of school include: 4-H Council, horse 4-H, Lonestar Cowboy Church youth group and rodeo Bible camp participant and counselor.

After graduation, Thompson plans to attend Colby Community College and eventually become a registered nurse. Her goal is to work in a large hospital setting – specifically an emergency room. While at Colby, Thompson also plans to compete as part of the college’s equestrian team.

Thompson’s life goal is to always spread kindness and lift others up. She wants to be a person who focuses on the positive in every aspect of her life and to be known as someone who is compassionate and kind to everyone.