Kindy educator Samantha Eaton makes four total entrants for rodeo Queen Quest

BEST JOB: Kindergarten teacher and Queen Quest entrant Samantha Eaton with three of her "little characters", Rodney Marshall (3), Chloe Munokoa (4), and Cody 'Tuffy' Parker-Barry (4). Photo: Esther MacIntyre

BEST JOB: Kindergarten teacher and Queen Quest entrant Samantha Eaton with three of her "little characters", Rodney Marshall (3), Chloe Munokoa (4), and Cody 'Tuffy' Parker-Barry (4). Photo: Esther MacIntyre

A fourth woman has joined the quest to become 2017 Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo Queen.

Samantha Eaton, 34, is fundraising for Estelle Cardiff Community Kindergarten where she has worked for the last 12 years.

Ms Eaton, who the children call ‘Miss Sam’, says it’s a great opportunity to give back to her town.

“I’ve been here 12 years and I love the Mount Isa community. I want to get out there this year and do more, and get our kindy’s name out there,” Ms Eaton said.  

The dedicated educator has four kids of her own with partner Stephen, who all attended the kindergarten.

Born in Australia’s beef capital Rockhampton, Ms Eaton is no stranger to rodeo.

“We always go to the rodeo and Mardi Gras, so I’d love to be involved this year and see what goes on behind the scenes,” Ms Eaton said.

Now with six months to fundraise for her charity, the potential queen has her work cut out.

“It’s going to be a challenge, but I have a great support system behind me and we have a lot of great ideas. for events, mainly children and family focused,” she said. 

Ms Eaton’s biggest supporter is sister Marnie, owner of Beat hair studio, who is planning a ‘Mummy and Me’ makeover day to fundraise very soon. 

Ms Eaton’s partner Stephen has also vowed to shave off his dreadlocks if she can raise $10,000.