Junior fair king and queen candidates
By Evelyn Long -
Finalists have been named for the Morrow County Junior Fair king and queen honors. The winners and runners up will be announced during the annual Junior Fair King and Queen program in the Youth Building during the fair on Tuesday, August 28, at 6:30 pm. The event will be preceded by the Royalty Dinner beginning at 5 pm also in the Youth Building.
Queen finalists are Jordan Blanton, Amanda Bush, Reagan Neviska, McKenzie Smith and Valerie Tolle. King finalists are Kyle Hack and Jason Zeigler.
Jordan, daughter of James Blanton and Rhonda Yontz, represents Clover Posse 4-H Club. She is a graduate of Cardington-Lincoln High School and was active with community service independently, Operation Christmas Child, Make it Easier for a Senior and walking dogs at the local dog shelter. “Junior fair is important to me because it has helped make me into the person that I am today. Junior Fair helps mold the youth of today into the leaders of tomorrow.”
Amanda, daughter of Anthony and Teresa Bush and Jodi Moss attends Mount Gilead High School and represents the Mount Gilead FFA. She also belongs to the Country Clovers 4-H Club, Junior Leaders and is secretary with the Junior Fair board. “The junior fair is important to me because I feel that the organization enables me to be my own person and express myself in a positive manner while having a common ground with my fellow junior fair members.”
Reagan is the daughter of Tim and Mary Neviska, is a graduate of Buckeye Online School for Success and is enrolled at Kenyon College this fall. She represents the Rolling Clovers 4-H Club. She is also a 4-H Camp Counselor, belongs to the Morrow County Poultry Committee, the Morrow County Litter and Recycling Board, the 4-H Advisory Committee and the Morrow County Beekeepers. “Junior fair has been a part of my life for the past nine years. It has become one of the most important parts of me. I’ve met my best friends and learned the best lessons in life through the 4-H program. It has made me a better person and inspired me to help others to change the world, one person at a time.”
McKenzie, the daughter of Shelley and Jay Smith, attends CArdington-Lincoln High School. She represents the Shaw Creek Farmers 4-H Club and the Cardington FFA where she holds the office of secretary with both groups. She is president of her class, belongs to student council and the Spanish Club. “Junior fair is important to me because it is an opportunity to show off everyone’s hard work and a time for the exhibitor to be proud of everything they’ve done.”
Valerie, a graduate of CArdington-Lincoln High School, is the daughter of Roger and Christy Tolle, She attends Columbus State Community College and represents the Rolling Clovers 4-H Club. She is a Boys and Girls Club mentor, belonged to the Cardington FFA, the National Honor Society, and is on the Junior Fair Board. “The junior fair has impacted me in a majority of my daily activities including work. The past nine years in the junior fair has helped shape me into the person I am today. It has taught me influential skills such as public speaking and organizational skills. I also love working with the younger kids.”
Kyle is the son of Tim and Patty Hack and attends Mount Gilead High School. He represents FFA and Showing and Growing 4-H. “Junior Fair is important to me because it’s a great way to meet new people and develop as a leader.”
Jason is the son of Clint and Tracy Zeigler. He is a graduate of Gilead Christian High School, and represents Showing and Growing 4-H Club. He played golf, basketball, bowling and track, was on student council and was a class officer. “Junior fair is important to me because it has given me the opportunity to show animals, meet new people and have a good time. I look forward to the fair every year.”
Crowning the new king and queen will be the 2011 Morrow County Junior fair royal couple, Lindsey Hessey and Coltin Osborne.
Julia Logan is Morrow County Junior Fair coordinator.