Virginia Conner is the daughter of Kevin Blueback, of Warm Springs, and Kristen Conner, of Pendleton. She graduated from Pendleton High School in 2015 and is a student at Blue Mountain Community College. At PHS, she was a 4 year letter winner in swimming, active on the CTUIR Youth Council, and a member of the Native American Board of Representatives, serving as Secretary from 2012 to 2014. She is an enrolled Member for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.
She represents the fourth generation of her family to participate in Happy Canyon and has had several relatives serve as Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon royalty.
She’s held a number of roles in the night show, and has shared the role of the bride with her cousins since for several years. She’s ready to appear in the numerous parades to promote Happy Canyon. She has been riding extensively in parades promoting Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon since 2010.
In the future, Conner plans to transfer to a 4 year college to pursue her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Currently Conner can be found working behind the counter at Dave’s Chevron while attending college here in Pendleton.