This year’s Northern New Mexico Royalty Court features, from left, Queen Aspen Jaramillo. Princess Jewel Jaramillo and Princess Shea Archuleta Courtesy photo
COUNTY NEWS RELEASE
The Northern New Mexico Royalty Court competition was held in June of this year and judged by the reigning New Mexico State Fair Queen Tonantzín Candelaria, and the former Sandoval County Fair and Rodeo Queen Courtney Gurule.
This year’s Royalty Court is Queen Aspen Jaramillo, Junior Queen Shea Archuleta, and Princess Jewel Jaramillo.
Aspen Jaramillo is a 17-year-old upcoming Senior at Los Alamos High School, who is an active student-athlete, meaning she maintains a 4.0 GPA while competing for the LAHS NJROTC Precision Air Rifle Team as well as NJROTC Academic Team.
Aspen lives in the Jemez Mountains where she enjoys many activities such as hunting, fishing, and most of all volunteering with the La Cueva Volunteer Fire Department. Aspen is a certified Wildland Firefighter and has just recently finished her first responder EMS class at UNM. After graduation, she hopes to use her volunteer experience to apply for the Los Alamos Fire Department.
Aspen would like to think her parents Kevin and Vera Jaramillo and her sister Jewel, for supporting her and everything she does, and above all else she’d like to give all glory to God for being her rock and her inspiration for everything she does. Aspen feels blessed to live in such a beautiful place and proud to live in the greatest nation! Her goal is to keep this beautiful place one nation under God.
Shea Archuleta is the Northern New Mexico Fair and Rodeo Junior Queen. Shea lives in Cebolla, NM with her parents Felix and Tyler Archuleta and brother Trey. She is a Freshman at Escalante High School in Tierra Amarilla. She is an honor student as well as a member of the volleyball, basketball, and track teams. When Shea isn’t practicing her team sports you can find her enjoying the beauty of our Northern New Mexico mountains. She loves riding horses, camping, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, and chasing our beautiful New Mexico sunsets, but her true passion is hunting and helping her dad with his outfitting business. Shea is an all-around cowgirl and not afraid to get a little dirty but really loves all the cowgirl glitz!
Jewel Jaramillo is a 14-year-old incoming Freshman at Los Alamos High School, who plays JV Softball and has recently made the varsity Cheer team. Her parents are Vera and Kevin Jaramillo and her sister is this year’s Royalty Court Queen, Aspen Jaramillo. In the future, Jewel would like to attend cosmetology school, pursue Rodeo and the Queen title, and possibly start a small business. Jewel believes anything is possible with God.