Police officer Aimee Sewell will work to engage and inspire local youth in her new role as Mount Isa Rodeo Queen.
One of seven contestants in the annual competition, Ms Sewell raised more than $80,000 for Police and Community Youth Club with the help of her volunteers "Aimee's Army".
She was crowned Mount Isa Rodeo Queen at the Isa Rodeo Ball on Saturday August 3, stunned by the results of the competition.
"I honestly didn't think I had a chance at any of the positions because all the other candidates did such a wonderful job," Ms Sewell said.
"When they called my name I was so surprised, overwhelmed and emotional, so I definitely didn't expect to win rodeo queen."
Ms Sewell said through her role as Rodeo Queen she hoped to engage and inspire youth.
"I think for our younger generation it is very important to inspire them to keep doing passionate work within our community, to identify charities and other agencies that we can support to make our town a better place," she said.
"My goal is to convey to young people that the Queen Quest is not a beauty contest, it's about what you can give back to community.
"You don't have to be in the role of Rodeo Queen or King to give back to your community everyday and do nice things for other people."
Ms Sewell is not the first policewoman to take out the Rodeo Queen title with others inspiring passionate work within the community also.
"We have a very strong history of policewomen entering the competition and taking out the crown," she said.
"Prior to me arriving in the district there had been five or six entrants over the years. Those women who had won have gone onto strong leadership positions around the state.
"This has been such a wonderful journey I think it has made me a better police officer.
"I have learnt new skills like delegating because I couldn't do it all myself, trusting in our local community hoping they share the same vision and public speaking and talking to people about the charity."
Ms Sewell spent 10 months raising funds and awareness for her charity, PCYC, with a goal to donate $30,000 for a 12-seater bus.
"We hit the $30,000 mark quite early and we just kept pushing to raise more," she said.
"We raised enough money for two 12-seater buses on lease for five years. They will be for the use of PCYC and hired out to other members of the community.
"We understand that transportation is such a major barrier to access, and any left over money will be put into creating extra PCYC revenue streams.
"I was lucky that I had a phenomenal support base (Aimee's Army) behind me that shared in my mission and my dream to raise money for PCYC. They had my back through the entire thing, no matter how many hours I asked of them, everyone contributed."
Winning Mount Isa Rodeo Queen makes Ms Sewell an eligible candidate for the national title of Miss Rodeo Australia, but she was unsure if she would enter at this stage.
"It is a conversation I need to have with the Mount Isa Rodeo committee and whether they think I am suitable," Ms Sewell said.
"I am not from that background so it is completely up to them.
"I am happy to support in whatever capacity that they would like but I just have to be the best ambassador for Mount Isa and represent our local rodeo."
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