WHATCOM — Elisabeth Deming from Meridian High School has again qualified for High School Rodeo Nationals (World Finals), which will be in Rock Springs, Wyoming, July 14-20. The 2019 Meridian graduate also went to finals last year.

Deming was the barrel racing champion this year for Washington Sate High School Rodeo. She had been second in 2018.

Along with qualifying, Deming has also been elected to the Washington State Cinch Rodeo Team. This is for students in junior high and high school, and is based on performance in state or provincial rodeo events.

Deming rides Kiowa, and she is coached and hauled around to competitions by grandfather Doug Crabtree, said her mother, Sarah Pitts.