Story by Riata Cummings Denim Wilson is the 13-year-old daughter of Dave and Tracina Wilson of Tabiona, Utah. She has a younger brother, Ryker, and […]
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Meet the Member Eliza Morley
story by Ruth Nicolaus
Eliza Morley and her sisters are not bathroom hogs, even though their brothers might disagree.
The Salem, Utah cowgirl spends very little time in the bathroom, as do her six sisters, she claims. It’s just that their three brothers need to use it when the girls aren’t in it.
But when she’s not putting her hair in a ponytail, she’s competing in the barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying and ribbon roping as a Utah Junior High School Rodeo Association member.
The thirteen year old cowgirl rides a nineteen year old gelding named Buck, who was the stud for her grandpa’s horse breeding program and whose registered name is Little Buck Peppy. He’s a big sweetheart, she says. “He’s very athletic. He’s like a jock but a nice jock.”
She is an eighth grade student at American Leadership Academy in Spanish Fork. She enjoys school and is proud of all of her A grades, except for a B+ in math.
Eliza plays basketball and runs track and field, She is historian in the National Junior Honor Society and is in student government.
For fun, she likes to cook and sew with her mom. She’s good at cooking and knows how to read and follow a recipe.
This is her first year of junior high rodeo, and she enjoys it very much, especially spending time with her brothers and her dad, and “going out of my comfort zone.” The part she doesn’t like so much is missing school and the “nerves” she gets from running from event to event.
She has three older sisters (Camilla, AudriLyn and Clara), an older brother, Hyrum, two younger brothers (Hinckley, and Heber) and three younger sisters (Marjorie, Ellie and Rubee.) She is younger than Hyrum by a year and a half, and sometimes he claims that she is bossy, but there’s a good reason for that. “I can be, when he’s not listening or when I’m put in charge,” she said. “But they never listen anyways.” When she grows up, she’d like to be a mom. She is the daughter of Rich and Audra Morley.