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2 Wednesday, July 31, 2019 2019 CHAMPAIGN COUNTY FAIR PREVIEW Urbana Daily Citizen Nine apply to be 2019 Market Hog project – 3 years well at so I used every spare moment to Chapter President, 2019 - 2020 create my speech. Memorization is one Chapter Reporter, 2018 - 2019 of my skills, so that part of the speech State Public Speaking, 2018 was easy. In selecting an agricultural Champaign County Fair Queen District Public Speaking, 2019 topic I chose something of interest to State Degree Recipient, 2019 me – differences between conventional Chapter Degree Recipient and organic farming. As someone with Greenhand Degree Recipient food allergies, knowing how and where Welcome to the 2019 Champaign High School: my food is produced dramatically County Fair Preview section. Freshman Class President affects my life. My first time reciting Last year’s Champaign County Fair Sophomore Class President my speech in front of judges was nerve Queen, Lora Current, was selected as the Junior Class President wracking; however learning I made it Ohio Fairs Queen earlier this year. 3-year High Honor Roll past the first round gave my confidence Nine have applied to compete for 3-year Varsity Soccer a big boost. This year I participated the 2019 Champaign County Fair 3-year lead in School Musical in the Extemporaneous category for Queen title. This special section 3-year Student Council member FFA public speaking. For this event, includes their photos and biographies Vice President 2018-2019 you select a topic at random, have 30 of their accomplishments along with National Honor Society member minutes to research the topic, and then essays about how participation in the National Honor Society President, give a 5-minute speech. Participation Champaign County Fair has helped 2019 – 2020 in this event provided an opportunity prepare them for the future. 3-year band member to learn about many agricultural topics The 2019 Champaign County Fair 3-year choir member while continuing to improve my public Queen will be announced the evening 3-year member of the basketball team speaking skills. This experience will of Sunday, Aug. 4 during ceremonies at 3-year statistician for the softball team benefit me throughout life and I am the grandstand. A panel of judges will 2017 Sophomore Class Homecoming thankful for the opportunity FFA has Staff photo choose the winner prior to the crowning Attendant provided me. 2018 Champaign County Fair Queen Lora Current and the annual contest is sponsored by is shown in this file photo after being crowned Prom Committee Chair Vernon Funeral Homes. last year at the grandstand. Champaign County Fair Essay Question: How has your involvement in 3-year Junior Fair Board Member the Champaign County Fair better prepared Junior Fair Board Reporter - 2019 you for the future? Emma Wilson Caught pig in pig scramble My involvement in the Champaign Community: County Fair has prepared me for my American Legion Americanism test future by instilling responsibility, winner respect, and pride. First, by participating Parents: Kelly Evans-Wilson and John 3-year Be W.I.S.E. STEM Camp in 4-H and FFA projects I learned Wilson counselor responsibility. Taking multiple Organization Name: 4-H and FFA Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership projects to the fair requires financial High School Attending: (HOBY) representative, 2018 responsibility and time management. Mechanicsburg High School Buckeye Girls State Representative, Raising an animal takes a lot of time and Year completed in school: 11th grade 2019 effort. While my parents help with my Graduation date: May, 2020 10-year Relay For Life Volunteer animals, I must feed them, walk them, Special interest: Singing, soccer, Kelly’s Krew team member and clean their pen because they are my basketball, reading, animals, swimming, Messiah Lutheran Church responsibility. While my animals are at public speaking Praise Team Choir member the fair I am in charge of making sure What do you most like to do in your No Room at the Inn volunteer they have a clean pen, enough water, leisure time? I enjoy reading books, feed, and they are ready for the show. hanging out with my siblings and Describe any particular interest or activities I must take care of them even if I am friends. I am constantly singing or of the above groups: hanging out with friends, riding rides, humming. I always love to play games I have a very strong interest in public or even watching another show. These and be active in everything that I do. speaking. I decided to pursue public animals are my responsibility and they Wilson speaking after becoming a lead in the depend on me. This experience will List 4-H, Girl Scouts, FFA, FCCLA, and school musical. My FFA advisor said it prepare me for in the future if I decide School Activities. Include honors won, held, 4-H Club President 2 years would be a good choice for me because to have kids or pets. Also, I’ve learned awards received, etc. 4-H Clothing projects – 8 years I enjoy presenting in class, and speaking that when you commit to a project or 4-H: 4-H Nutrition project – 1 year in front of people. I had one month to a task you must do all that is required 4-H Sheep Skillathon winner 3 years 2018 Top Senior Model write a six to eight-minute prepared to complete that project, even when it in a row Sewing State Fair Representative speech on any agricultural related topic. means making difficult choices with how 4-H Market Lamb project – 6 years FFA: This was a challenge but public speaking to spend your time. 4-H Club Secretary 1 year 3-year member was something I felt I could do very I’ve also learned financial
Urbana Daily Citizen 2019 CHAMPAIGN COUNTY FAIR PREVIEW Wednesday, July 31, 2019 3 responsibility through my involvement in the time correctly has created more opportunities to have given me a great sense of pride not only for my town, Champaign County Fair. There is a lot of food, games, fun at the Fair, instead of rushing around being late, or but the county as a whole. When I go to other fairs I and merchandise that can be bought at the fair. In order canceling plans with friends. The Champaign County find myself comparing their barns, activities, people, to make sure I do not run through all of my money from Fair has taught me to be responsible with my time, how grounds and buildings to the Champaign County Fair. the first day I set up a budget before the fair begins to get the most out of my favorite week of the year and Out of all the fairs I’ve seen I am 100% certain ours and map out what I can and should spend each day on will be crucial in everything I do. is number one. We have amazing support from the food, sweets, and prizes. Going to the fair each year has In addition, I have learned respect from attending community and the grounds are well kept all year long. taught me financial responsibility from a young age, by the Champaign County Fair. Each year of showing When someone asks about my home fair I go on-and- not only budgeting but learning to save up money from and being at the Fair presents itself with a new set on, trying not to brag about just how much I love the my birthday, odd jobs, and other places to then be used of challenges and opportunities. These challenges Champaign County Fair. responsibly at the fair itself. Having the ability to save especially come to light when working on the Jr. Fair The Champaign County Fair may only come around and budget while being tempted to spend money all the Board. I was always taught to treat others how you one week out of the entire year, but each year it leaves a time will help later in life when I’m on my own. want to be treated and I was also taught to respect lasting imprint on not only me, but everyone it touches. My involvement in the Champaign County Fair has my elders. So when an older person in the community I am very blessed to have been involved with the fair greatly improved my time management skills. From comes up to you very angry after a show you must for so many years. I have learned valuable lessons about timing how long it takes to get from my camper to my remain calm and show respect, even if they don’t give it responsibility and respect. I am mostly thankful for how pens, the swine barn to the grandstand, the hang glider back. Everyone deserves respect no matter who you are much pride I have in being from Champaign County. ride to Farmer’s Daughter French fries, to knowing or what you are doing. Learning how to give and show No matter where I go or what I do, I will always be when to start washing my pig so that I’m ready to go respect even during challenging times will prepare me from Champaign County Ohio. I would be honored to into the show ring, time management is a necessity at for dealing with people in the workforce. serve our community as the Champaign County Fair the Champaign County Fair. Being able to manage my Being involved in the Champaign County Fair has Queen. Elizabeth Schipfer Camp Counselor, St. Michael’s Church Server, In Good Taste Catering Food currently spend many hours practicing with my Meats Evaluation team for Cooking (2016), Financial Planning (2017), Community Preparation/Service, Goshen Township the National Contest taking place in Service (2018), Scrap-booking Parents: John and Marlo Schipfer Park Concessions Stand Worker, Indianapolis in October. But even with (2019) Organization Name: 4-H, FFA, Babysitter, St Michael’s Church Youth many outlets of entertainment, when Additional Activities: 4-H Camp High School Attending: Choir, Mechanicsburg Spring Musical I need time to relax, I love getting the Counselor (2016-19), Jr. Pork Mechanicsburg High School What do you most like to do in your chance to sit down at a piano. Council (2017) Name of College and major (if leisure time? I’m blessed to have the Awards: Book Project State Project applicable): Miami University, ability to play the sports that I love. I List 4-H, Girl Scouts, FFA, FCCLA and School (2016,2018), 2013 Swine Science in Kinesiology and really enjoy playing sports, so most of Activities. Include Honors won, offices held, Herdsman Junior Division Health my “leisure” time is spent at practices awards received, etc. Runner Up, 2018 4-H Girl of the Year in school (completed May, 2019): or games. I also really enjoy reading. I Mechanicsburg Leaders and Year High graduate, Upcoming can escape in a book for hours at a time. Feeders 4-H Club: Mechanicsburg FFA State Degree College Freshman Fiction is my favorite, but I will read just Offices: News Reporter (2010), recipient (2018) Special Interests: Basketball, Softball, about anything that I can get my hands Health Officer (2011), President Offices: Treasurer (2017-18), Vice Track, Cheerleading, Volleyball, on. While FFA is a school activity, like (2012), Treasurer (2013-15), President (2018-19) Student Council, Mechanicsburg FFA, athletics, I love spending time in the ag Secretary (2018) General Livestock CDE Judging Mechanicsburg Leaders and Feeders room. I enjoy doing workshop projects Projects: Market Swine (2010-15), 4-H Club, National Honor Society, 4-H to raise money for the chapter, and I Cake Decorating (2012), See SCHIPFER | 5 IT SHOULDN’T HURT TO GROW OLD... 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4 Wednesday, July 31, 2019 2019 CHAMPAIGN COUNTY FAIR PREVIEW Urbana Daily Citizen Ariana Spina shape my dream of becoming a large animal veterinarian with my own clinic, which I began dreaming about when I was only in third grade. Over the years many people have told me that I would change my mind because I would not be able to handle the job and what it entailed. These comments stuck Parents: Brooke & Anthony Spina in the back of my mind for several years but with the Organization Name: 4-H experience I gained caring for my own animals and High School Attended and year of graduation: working with my veterinarian to keep them healthy I Hilliard Darby High School 2019 realized with certainty that this was my dream career. I Name of College and major (if applicable): have shadowed four veterinarians and spoken to at least University of Kentucky (2019 eight about what my future plans would entail. I have incoming freshman) Dual Major: Animal (pre- looked up to veterinarians my whole life as people who vet) and Agricultural/Medical Biotechnology could help my animals and who could teach me how Year in school (completed May, 2019): Senior to best care for them. My life goal is to one day be that Special Interests: My special interests include person for others. photography and competitive swimming. It seems as if I have lived a double life for the past What do you most like to do in your leisure time? In ten years. Spending my school year in the suburbs my free time I enjoy reading and swimming depending with people who do not understand what I did when on which best suits the weather. I love staying active I showed my animals or why I had to sell my animals when hanging out with friends, whether it be trail to market, some even went so far as to call me a walking or wandering downtown for photo shoots. murderer for selling my animals. Summers are spent with friends who loved showing just as much as I List 4-H, Girl Scouts, FFA, FCCLA and School Activities. Spina did, who understood why livestock and agriculture Include honors won, offices held, Awards received, etc. were so close to my heart. Because of my need to be 4-H: Describe any particular interest or activities of the above as close to livestock/ agriculture as possible I worked 10 years (2010-present); Mad River Jr. Livestock- groups: hard to become a member of our Jr. Fair board and a President (2019)/ secretary (2017-2018)/ vice A special interest of mine is photography, the interest member of the OSIA LEAD Council (the Ohio Sheep president (2014, 2015, 2016) was sparked after taking a photo class my Freshman Improvement Association LEAD brand works to help Buckeye Shepherds-News Reporter (2010) year. I have since taken all the photo classes that Darby run shows at the Stat Fair and educate the youth Market lamb showmanship division winner-Rookie offers, I was Vice President of Darby’s Photo Club this about 4-H and showing). In addition, based upon (2010)/ Junior (2011)/ Intermediate (2012)/ past year and helped to organize outings to shoot. I my experiences I will be attending the University Senior (2017) have had my work displayed in the Columbus Museum of Kentucky next year to study Animal Science and of Art three times over these past three years and have Agricultural/Medical Biotechnology. Market lamb skillathon winner (2013)-Junior (2017) participated in three other photo competitions, earning I do not believe that I could have accomplished any Junior clothing skillathon winner (2013) an Honorable Mentions in the Scholastics competition. of the above without the experience I gained form the County rep at state fair for-veterinary science 1 and 2 Essay Question: How has your involvement in the Champaign County Fair. It not only sparked my interest 2017 Lamb and Wool Queen Champaign County Fair better prepared you for the in livestock at a young age, but it also opened many Extreme 4Her doors in my life, I could not have made the connections Outstanding Market Exhibitor (market lambs) State future? As wide-eyed little girl that loves animals nothing necessary to join OSIA without our fair. I could not Fair (2016) have made all of these lifelong friends without that first State skillathon winner (2018) new, nothing unique. That is how I started out. I have lived in central Ohio suburbs my whole life, but my full week of August every year and our favorite fair food Reserve Champion Open Class Southdown State Fair stops. I have had so many things change throughout grandparents, Wayne and Judy Russell live in Mutual. (2017) my life three schools, two homes, many friendships, By the time I was five the Champaign County Fair Ohio Sheep Improvement Association: 4-year became the best part of my summer. Somehow, I was and one very scary car accident. But even with all of member lucky enough that one of the livestock breeders, Kevin these changes in my life, the Champaign County Fair LEAD Council Junior Director 2 years Neer and his daughters Betsy and Maggie, taught me has been a constant and a great part of my life. No Age division Reserve Champion Showman (2017, how to show lambs at the fair. I have been raising and matter the circumstances in my outside life, I know 2018) showing market lambs for ten years at the county, that the Champaign County Fair will always bring me Age division third place showman (2016) state, and national levels. 4-H and the fair have helped hope, joy and even sanity to my usually hectic life. Darby HS Swim Team: 4-year member raise me in my morals and responsibilities, as well as These fairgrounds have shaped me as a person and have Darby Scholar Athlete (2015-2019) allowing me to branch out and make new friends and helped me grow in ways I did not know that I could. OCC Scholar Athlete (2018-2019 season) pushing me into other amazing organizations. I have Because of my experiences I feel ready to take on my Varsity letter sward (2016-2019) learned that hard work is important, as long as you future and know that I can be successful so long as I Team Captain (2018-2019 season) remember to keep pushing how hard you work. I am so not let go of the halter when I feel like everything is Darby HS Photo Club: 4-year member grateful for the new perspective that I have been given spiraling out of control. I do not know what the future Vice President (2018-2019) and never would have seen without 4-H. holds, but a good showman takes what they are given Darby HS NHS, 3-year member This Champaign Co. 4-H experience also helped and makes it look good.
Urbana Daily Citizen 2019 CHAMPAIGN COUNTY FAIR PREVIEW Wednesday, July 31, 2019 5 Schipfer Essay Question: How has your involvement in the Champaign County Fair better prepared you for the future? a shovel, and other times I simply need some showmanship tips. So, during those many fair weeks, I learned how From page 3 I’ve struggled with thinking about to properly ask for help, and how the future for so long, because so many to be willing to accept constructive Team: 2017 State Champion Team, times I tell myself “I’m not ready,” or that criticism from others. But the most 2017 State Twelfth High Individual I “just need some more time to better important thing I learned from my Meats Evaluation CDE Judging Team: myself.” So truthfully, thinking about many experiences in fair weeks, it the 2018 State Runner-Up Team, heading off on my own to college in importance of surrounding yourself with 2019 State Champion Team just seven weeks terrifies me. There are incredible people. My greatest memories Projects: Market Swine (2016-17), times when I feel like I’m not organized at the fair are the times when I get to Market Lambs (2017-18),2017 enough, not quite independent enough visit with campers that I was a counselor Reserve Champion Scramble Pig to handle adult responsibilities without for at 4-H camp, when I get to interact Mechanicsburg FFA Ag Booster the aid of my parents, and even times with other exhibitors and learn from Scholarship Recipient, Mark when I fear that I will struggle with their own projects, and when I get to Hartley Award and Scholarship Schipfer making friends. But as I prepare myself continue to learn from my incredible 4-H Recipient for my last fair seek as an active 4-H and FFA advisors. Mr. Neer has been one time when I couldn’t seem to find a new and FFA member, I can’t stress enough of my biggest influences and role models, Describe any particular interest or activities “normal.” But with the guidance of Mr. just how wrong I am. I’m ready because and so it means the world to me when I of the above groups: Neer, the Mechanicsburg FFA Advisor I had these organizations, and because get to share fair week with him and show General livestock judging a CDE and the camaraderie my teammates I experienced that privilege of the him not only what all I’ve accomplished in which individuals compete against gave me, general livestock completely Champaign County Fair for so many but what I continue to learn for him. others in the evaluation and placing of saved me. I no longer felt angry at what years. I didn’t win every show I participated classes of livestock. Competitors will I had lost but felt hopeful for the new Having an animal project is not in, didn’t impress every judge I crossed judge classes of beef, swine, lambs, opportunity that God seemed to put easy, because as a teenager I am paths with, and made many mistakes. and goats during contests, and will in front of me. That year I went from solely responsible for a living being. But there is no greater learning complete keep/cull classes, a market walking around my first contest on Sure, I have the aid of my parents experience than getting to work through grid, and written exam, and sometimes crutches with my clipboard tied around and ag teachers, but without my own a labor-filled fair week with many highs even oral reasons. The CDE itself is my neck, to a state championship with responsibility and desire to place my and lows, and no greater joy than getting especially challenging because it’s more my team, I completed at Nationals in animal’s needs above my own, they to spend a week with a county that has than just understanding what a quality Indianapolis later that fall of 2017, and don’t survive. So, it falls on me to keep been my home for so long. Good-byes animal looks like, but truly being able I still believe that my team of Miranda their living space clean, their food and are never easy, and saying good-bye to comprehend what it takes to create Lauchard, Caleb Martin and Jacob water full, and to simply keep them to 4-H and FFA has been the toughest great livestock. The concepts of learning Ripley was quite possibly the best comfortable. Ultimately, because I was challenge for my senior year. I won’t range from identifying desired physical team I will ever get the privilege of entrusted during fair week and the many remember medals, ribbons, or plaques attributes of a steer or hog, to applying experiencing. months prior to care for such incredible come September in the midst of my the live and carcass performance of an General Livestock is not easy; in fact, animals. I now possess the level of college transition—I’m going to simply animal to determine its market value and giving oral reasons is quite possibly responsibility it takes to take care of embrace the memories God bless me learning how to publicly speak clearly the hardest task ever (however, helium myself. During fair week, things go with, and take the skills and work ethic and strongly. added a whole new experience and wrong-animals can sometimes get loose, I’ve developed though my 4-H an FFA I joined the General Livestock CDE delivery and I made Mr. Neer spit his many forms need filled out throughout experiences, and make the many people team as a freshman, simply because no coffee), but I encourage members to the week and it can sometimes get who have had a hand in shaping who I other activity seemed to bring me the join because it teaches you so much confusing sometimes I need to borrow am, very proud. joy I desired in FFA. With conflicting more than just animal science. I learned time schedules and my inability to valuable skills that come from belonging identify exactly what it was I wanted to to a team. I learned about time IT TAKES A COMMUNITY TO accomplish in FFA, I joined the team on a whim. I expected to do decently, as I management, how to display confidence even if I didn’t feel it, the value of PROTECT A CHILD had shown pigs for several years. But patience, trusting my instincts, public I found out that the rewards of joining speaking, coaching each other through To report child abuse or for more information the team went so much further than just frustrations, and so many more valuable on how you can help protect a child competing well in a contest. assets I can utilize in every area of my During a low point in my life my life. General Livestock saved me, it filled Call 484-1500 OH-70138921 sophomore year, after God decided that a void that was in my heart and helped I needed to take a break from sports as me find my smile again. I hope that I experienced a torn ACL, I relied solely someday other members get to feel the Champaign County Dept. on general livestock judging to get me same joy I feel whenever I talk about the of Job & Family Services through it. It became my new outlet, memories, I had the privilege of making champaigndjfs.org my new source of happiness during a with my team.
6 Wednesday, July 31, 2019 2019 CHAMPAIGN COUNTY FAIR PREVIEW Urbana Daily Citizen Taylor Ayars Honor Society. In FFA and 4-H I have showmanship and how to better prepare served as President and Secretary, which yourself for the ring. Mick and I went onto has helped me develop leadership skills. I the county fair where we won Reserve have also shown heifer, steers, and feeder Cattlemen’s Steer and Champion FFA Parents: Bill and Melinda Ayars calves since 3rd grade in 4-H and FFA. I Steer. Mick was my favorite calf I have Organization Name: 4-H FFA also participated in FFA Meat Judging, had. We had a lot of first together through High school attended and year of Parliamentary Procedure, Public Speaking, the BEST Program, but I am thankful for graduation: Mechanicsburg High and Agriscience Fair. Through 4-H I have the people who helped support me. This School- 2019 had the opportunity to explore new topics year I took a different route with my show Name of college and major (if by taking different projects including Get cattle and decided to try something new. applicable): I will be attending Started in Art, Explore the Outdoors, The young ones! I currently had two feeder Wilmington College and majoring Meat Barrow, and Vet Science. I have also calves, one beef and one dairy. The dairy in Animal Science with intentions been given the opportunity to serve as feeder project is completely new to me, but of attending veterinary school a 4-H Camp Counselor for the past four so far it has been an enjoyable year. I am after. Ayars years. On the separate document included, excited for the 2019 fair, and I hope that I Year in school (completed May, 2019): I have provide a further description of I ended up crying before the first time can make my last time in that ring, since I 12th grade each activity with awards, offices, honors entering the ring, but I was smiling on the am a senior, one to remember. Special Interests: Over the past four received. way out because I won my first ribbon. Essay Question: How has your years in high school I have developed a The following year I took a heifer named involvement in the Champaign County Fair passion for FFA and agriculture. Growing Describe any particular interest or activities Missy and we also competed at the State better prepared you for the future? up on a farm, I have learned to love the of the above groups: Fair, however this time we left Division Since I was a baby, my family and I have agriculture industry. I enjoy working with In FFA I have been able to judge meat. Champions. attended the Champaign County Fair. It the animals and the people. In the future, I started judging meat in the fourth grade When I entered high school I joined is my favorite week every year because I have hopes of becoming a veterinarian. when my father was asked to coach the FFA. For the past couple years before I get to spend time with my family and Currently I am working at Wingfield team. At my first contest I cried and got high school I didn’t show cattle because friends, see everyone else’s projects they Animal Clinic to learn about the field of vet only four of the forty meat cuts correct. of family decisions. However, my FFA have worked hard on all year, present my medicine. In FFA, I have also participated Now, I am getting almost perfect scores. Advisor gave me the idea of showing cattle own projects, make memories, and enjoy in showing cattle, public speaking, meat The past four years in FFA I have been again, but this time, steers. I presented time with those around me. Over the judging, and becoming the Mechanicsburg able to compete at many different contest the idea to my dad and Grandpa, who years, Champaign County Fair has taught FFA President for the 2018-2019 year. around Ohio and the country. In 2018, my both have a love for cattle, and they were me many lessons to help prepare me for What do you most like to do in your meats judging team placed second in the on board with the idea. Before I knew the future. I have learned how to interact leisure time? In my leisure time I enjoy state which meant we would advance to it, we were out hunting for a calf for and help others by working food booths, spending time with my family. Family is the national Western Round-up in Denver, the 2016 fair. I purchased a calf from a shows, pulls, and other events. I have very important to me, from my sisters Colorado. The contest would take place county breeder and named him Thunder learned to make every second count with and parents, to my grandparents, aunts, January of 2019. My father pushed the (my younger sister had just entered 4-H the ones you love, and that your family will uncles, and cousins. Often, I will take team; at the beginning of the school year and she bought a steer who was named always be there for you. Lastly, the biggest my two younger sisters out to eat, shop, we would meet three times and week at Lightening). Thunder and I only competed lesson I have learned is what hard work hike, etc. so I can spend time with them the end of the school day and had two hour at the county fair , but he did amazing. He truly means, and to never give up, even in before I leave for college. Majority of practices on Sunday evenings. However, ended up winning Cattlemen’s Born and tough situations. the Ayars family lives on Rosedale Road, our hard work paid off. In January we Raised, Reserve Champion Overall, FFA Thousands of people attend the fair so I can easily visit other family. My traveled to Denver to compete. Our team Champion, and he helped me win the Beef every year. They come to watch the grandparents live two miles down the finished 3rd overall and I finished in the Showmanship Show. Thanks to Thunder shows, ride the rides, eat great food, and road from me, and I enjoy going over to top 10th individually. During the 2019 and Mr. Neer I was totally on board with enjoy our fair. I started at a very young their house to talk and play cards. I also Ohio season, our team placed 1st at every showing beef steers. The following year, I age helping out in the Cattleman’s Food enjoy doing farm chores with my family. contest. We once again competed at the bought a red calf whose name was Paco. Booth outside the show ring. My first job In the morning during the summer, I meet State Contest, and this time we won it. I Out of all the calves I had owned, Paco consisted of getting lemonade or iced tea my Grandpa Ayars, dad, and sister at the placed 3rd overall and our team now will has taught me the most lessons. Paco was for people, and as I got older I was able barn to complete our chores. My family get to compete at Nationals in October. the first steer I showed at the Ohio State to help serve the food. Dad and grandpa makes doing chores early in the morning In the 3rd grade I started showing Fair, and I learned to be humble that year. would cook on the grill, while I stayed in enjoyable. beef heifers. My grandpa bought me my I placed second to last in Showmanship the tent (or after a few years we upgraded first heifer, whose name Snow White. At and we were in the middle of our class to a trailer) and prepared sandwiches and List 4-H, Girl Scouts, FFA, FCCLA and School a young age I already had a love for the at State Fair. At the county fair Paco and wraps. I got to meet so many new people Activities. Include honors won, offices held, barn and cattle. I would wake up every I had a accident (which I will talk about on Cattlemen’s Board and those who came awards received, etc. morning during the summer to do my in my essay), but we still manage to win to see the Champaign County Fair. I also Throughout high school I have morning chores of washing, blow drying, Champion FFA. During the 2018 show am a part of Champaign Jr. Fair Board, participated in different activities and feeding my heifer. I ended up taking year, I had a steer named Mick and we and I am currently serving as Secretary. Jr. including FFA. 4-H, Jr. Fair Board, Varsity Snow White to the state fair. I had never went around to different winter shows Fairboard has taught me how to interact Volleyball, Varsity Cheerleading, Spring shown at the State Fair before and the through the BEST Program. I got to meet with all kinds of people, while still having Musical, Class Officer, and National people and cattle were very overwhelming. so many people and I learned a lot about a smile on your face. I have worked pulls,
Urbana Daily Citizen 2019 CHAMPAIGN COUNTY FAIR PREVIEW Wednesday, July 31, 2019 7 shows, and derbys at the fair. I really enjoy working with grandpa and I have a tradition at fair that started a few show ring. Halfway through the show, Paco tried to mount the different shows because I get to watch the youth years ago. Each morning, he would pick me up or meet me another steer, but instead, mounted me. Falling to the present their projects. I understand the hard work it takes at the fairgrounds around 6:00 a.m. We usually were the ground hard, I got right back up and continued showing. to care for an animal all year, and how proud they feel to first ones in the barns. While I began chores he would set I finished to show for the night, winning Champion FFA present their project. While working a beef showmanship up a 40-cup pot of coffee. After about an hour, we would Steer. Later that night, my back felt as if I had been in show, I learned to always be willing to lend a hand. I was finish our chores and the coffee would be ready. We set a car wreck. I figured I was just sore from the fall, and I checking calves in when I noticed a young girl crying. It out two boxes of donuts for all to enjoy while we sat in our did not think too much about it. A week later, I was still was her first time showing and her calf started to act up. chairs by the calves and enjoyed a cup of coffee and donut dealing with the pain, so I went to my athletic trainer, who I remembered my first time showing, where I also cried together. It’s times like these that I have learned to love sent me to a doctor. After learning that I had fractured because I was nervous, too. Her parents kept trying to those around you and to not take any time for granted. my vertebrae in my lower back, I was devastated. I was persuade her to take the calf because it was almost time The biggest lesson fair has taught me that has helped going to be out of playing volleyball my Junior year and to go in to the ring, however, she refused. I then offered to prepare me for the future is the meaning of hard work, was told to rest by the doctor. This also meant rest from help; I asked the girl and her parents if it would be okay if and to never give up on tough situations. Showing cattle my barn activities. After 3 months of resting, healing, I walked the calf and she held the rope and walked beside has taught me what hard work is. Before school, in the and only wanting to get back into the barn, I was able to me. She agreed to that and we manage to get the whole cold winter temperatures I would have to feed my calves. show my new calf, Mick, in Lima, Ohio. I learned what way through the show. She exited the ring with a smile on In the summer I would have to get up before the sun to perseverance was and to never give up what you love. her face, and I could tell that her parents were relieved and do morning chores, and at night instead of going out with I am very thankful of the Champaign County Fair and proud of their daughter. friends I waited until it was cool enough to let the calves Family has always played a huge role in my life, and back outside of the cooler room. However, all the hard all it has to offer. The fair has taught me many lessons the fair has taught me that family will always be there for work pays off, and even though I didn’t win every year, I including how to work with others, to never take time you and will always be willing to lend a hand. Anyone was always proud of my calf and myself. My one calf Paco, with loved ones for granted, what hard work is, and to who shows beef cattle knows that the projects takes your taught me to never give up, and to not lose sight of what never give up on what you love. These life lessons have whole family’s help. The biggest help in my family would I love. It was a Wednesday night at the 2017 Champaign shaped me into the person I am today, and I will continue be my grandpa Ayars. Every morning in the summer, County Fair. I had just finished getting my 1,400 pound to use these lessons in the future as I enter college he would meet me at the barn before the sun rises to do steer, Paco, prepared to go into the ring. We made our and adulthood. I will always continue to support the our chores. He never complained of the early mornings, way to the ring, and Grandpa told me the same words he Champaign County Fair and our youth, because I know but he loved every minute of it. I loved every minute of says before I enter any show ring: “Give ‘em hell.” Paco without it, I would not be where I am today. chores, because I got to spend time with my grandpa. My and I made our way into the Thank you. Good Luck To The 2019 Fair Queen Candidates and To All The Fair Participants! Thank You, Lora Current For All Your Efforts During Your 2018 Reign As Representative of Champaign County! 5734 St. Rt. 4 • Mechanicsburg OH-70137844 OH-70138020 (937) 834-2606
8 Wednesday, July 31, 2019 2019 CHAMPAIGN COUNTY FAIR PREVIEW Urbana Daily Citizen Ally Marie Pierce Parents: Kelly Fleming Organization Name: 4-H, FHA Champaign County Fair High School Attended and year of graduation: Urbana High School Name of College and major (if August 2 - 9 applicable): University of Kentucky in the fall studying Nursing, in hopes of becoming a Fair Week Special Nurse Practitioner. Year in school (completed May, 2019): Senior Special Interests: My special interests include a wide variety of activities. I enjoy volunteering for many organizations such Pierce as NHS, FFA, 4-H. I also enjoy traveling to $125 - Year Choir -student director, President, different countries and understanding all section leader the unique cultures. I also have a passion French Club for music and singing in the community. Show choir $65 - 6 months What do you most like to do in your Musical lead all 4 years leisure time? When I have free time, I Freshman Focus Mentor enjoy playing the piano and hanging out NHS with friends the most. Coffee and food Varsity Cheer dates are some very important bonding experiences with others in my life. I also enjoy swimming during the summer and Varsity Golf Student Council 5 day (Tuesday - Saturday) home helping younger kids with whatever they need. Class Officer DECA Leadership Committee delivery with E-edition access Describe any particular interest or activities List 4-H, Girl Scouts, FFA, FCCLA and School of the above groups: Activities. Include honors won, offices held, Awards received, etc. There are many different activities r ry ! O ff e r e x pires 8/13 Hu /19 and accomplishments I reflect back on, 4-H: but there is one that always stands out. Current president, past secretary, Becoming a camp counselor at 4-H camp treasurer, and recreation officer has been one of the best decisions I ever 4-H Camp Counselor Runner-up Junior top mode. 2019 Pork Queen made as a freshman in high school. As a young girl, camp has always been a second Stop by our booth Tech Change makers Ambassador Junior leadership home to me. As my years of becoming a counselor close, I am able to; understand & register to win Junior Pork Council 2nd Runner up Fair Queen (2018) the important personality traits, ambitions and memories given to me from this a 6pc Commercial Scrapbooking Sewing leadership position. As I became a counselor, I began to Bakeware set Nutrition Swine understand the responsibility I was given and just how important it was to make the campers week just as special as my years Courtesy of Photography projects at camp have been. Camp is all about the Cloverbud camper’s experience but many of those FFA 2019 State Degree young kids do not understand the impact Gold Rated Secretary they have on me. As I see the kids faces Star Chapter Farmer (2019) radiate with fun and excitement, it rewards Meats Evaluation me with a feeling ho happiness that I have Job Interview created the joy in their hearts. Parliamentary Procedure As I have learned responsibility Agricultural Communications leadership and so much more, camp has Meal of Hope proven to me that I am the outgoing, Washington Leadership Conference positive individual I have always wanted OH-70138950 Recruitment Committee School Activities: See PIERCE | 11 1637 E US Hwy 36, Suite 10, Urbana, Oh 43078 (937) 652-1331
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10 Wednesday, July 31, 2019 2019 CHAMPAIGN COUNTY FAIR PREVIEW Urbana Daily Citizen Ally Cupps the score to be eligible has gone to our summer camps Champaign County Fair better for the seal of Biliteracy and fall retreats multiple times, I prepared you for the future? in Spanish get to help my leaders guide our The Champaign County Fair Discipleship Bible Study cabin’s nightly reflection times as has prepared me for my future by Parents: Brook & Betsy Cupps Junior Fair Board the younger girls near the gospel weaving endurance, hard work, Organization Name: 4-H Ecuadorian Exchange for the first time. patience and humility into the High School Attending: Lunch Buddies Discipleship is the Young life’s fabric of my character. Its early Centerville High School Reading Buddies upper classmen Bible study. We mornings, long days and late Name of College and major (if Homecoming Court: selected meet every Friday before school nights have grown and developed applicable): as junior class and dive deeper into the scripture a work ethic within me; one that Year in school (completed May, representative than our full group Bible study has grit and perseveres. Its wild 2019): Junior during the week. weather, judge’s lineups, and Special Interests: My special Describe any particular interest or Junior Fair Board mirrors the young visitors have provided me interests include the dairy activities of the above groups: senior fair board to maintain and with opportunities to cultivate industry, Spanish, serving Country Critters is my 4-H improve the Champaign County a humble attitude of servant those in need through faith, club where I show dairy cows, Cupps Fair. This year as a board, we mindedness. serving foster children, and heifers, feeders and steers. I have attended the Ohio Fair This past year, I brought eight photographing rural and attended 4-H camp for four years Vape-Busters is a sub-group of Managers Conference, worked cows and heifers to the fair. The agriculture-based settings. and participated in the 2017 pig BOLD that chose to specifically at the Matt Calland Truck Pull, preparation before fair and the What do you most like to do scramble. As a Club, we take target the vaping epidemic in painted a snowplow, worked work during the week did not in your leisure time? My favorite annual field trips to mega dairies our school. We noticed a lack at the Champaign County 4-H bring immediate gratification thing to do with my leisure like Fair Oaks. Our community of knowledge about vape and extension office, and designed along with it. However, as I time is helping my grandpa on projects have always been to e-cigarettes, so we created an and printed maps for the reflect on our hours on the wash his farm. I also love mentoring improve our community (ex: entertaining and informational fairgrounds. rack and our chaotic show day, I younger girls with Young Life. Cleaning bike paths: but recently video for the health classes at our In the Ecuadorian Exchange, am grateful for the opportunity to I spend most of my winter they have shifted to directly school. my school had students for do things that are not easy. I can supporting my brother and dad in improve our fair week, like PBIS stands for Positive Ecuador spend the month of now use this endurance and hard basketball. In my solitary leisure disinfecting and repainting the Behavior Interventions and February with us in Centerville. work when I have an overload of time, I attend hot yoga, journal, dairy barn). Support. Our core values are In the past, students have come homework, or in 10 years when and watch TED Talks. The Red & White Dairy Cattle respect. Responsibility and from Costa Rica and Argentina as my first kid is crying through Association strives to promote citizenship, and we work to well. I hosted a student for two the night. I am confident that List 4-H, Girl Scouts, FFA, FCCLA the breeding and development encourage those values in our weeks, and it was one of the best these moments at the Champaign and School Activities. Include of Red & White Dairy Cattle student body. All of the students experiences. She has horses in County Fair have helped and will honors won, offices held, Awards by providing breeders with in PBIS were selected by teachers Ecuador, so she loved doing barn continue to help me embrace the received, etc. information and services to help for having high character. We chores with me, and visiting my uncomfortable, difficult parts of Country Critters 4-H Club: improve the breed. It has allowed meet once a month with the grandparents’ farm. everyday life. secretary, president, vice me to compete with my cows and teachers also in PBIS and our In Lunch Buddies, the guidance One of my favorite parts of president, Jr. Dairy Skill-A- heifers at county, district, state coordinating principal. We have counselors at the six Centerville fair are the young kids who walk Thon winner, Dairy Showman and national level shows, and to signs hanging throughout the elementaries identify students through the barn after they’ve of Showman, 3rd place in King participate in the 50th Ohio State school helped with weekly raffle that are at risk, whether it be finished eating their Sno-Cones of the Ring, Leslie Broshes Fair Sale of Champions. drawings, and created a video poor grades, behavior, or home and riding rides. Children have Herdsman Award recipient. National Honor Society introducing our core values of the life. Then, these students are such a unique curiosity within Red & White Dairy Cattle highlights Student’s academic, following school year. matched to a high school student. them, and the Champaign County Association: Ohio State Fair Red leadership and service The Avant Stamp Test was Once a week, we to eat lunch Fair has given me opportunities and White Jr. Grand Champion, achievements. NHS has provided to students who wish with our buddies and spend time to interact with it. I love being Grand Champion Holstein encouraged me to look for service to verify their proficiency in two with them. interrupted by a little five year Champaign County, 1st place Red opportunities, like serving at my languages. This test consists of Reading Buddies was just old who just wants to pet my & White Jr. 2-year-old at North church or reading with children at four parts to show the student’s started at our school this year. heifer. The chance to make their American International Livestock Centerville’s elementaries. ability to read, write, speak and We went to Centerville’s Primary day brighter with my projects, Expo, All Ohio Jr. 2-year-old & BOLD stands for Building listen in two languages. I took the Villages (grades Prek-1st). We and perhaps to ignite an interest 3-year-old cow, Jr. All American Our Lives Drug-Free. We test for Spanish, however there simply read books with groups within them about the dairy Jr. 2-year-old red & white cow model and promote a drug and are 15 languages to choose from. of young kids and talked to them industry or agriculture as a whole National Honor Society alcohol-free lifestyle where it’s Young Life is a global about their interests. is priceless. This sacrifice of my BOLD (Building Our Lives not popular. We spot issues in Christian organization focused For Homecoming Court, I was time has allowed me to serve my Drug-Free) our community, and work to on bringing high school students selected by my peers to represent friends with more patience, and Vape-Busters mend them. As a group, we have to know Jesus through authentic the class of 2020 (about 700 to think of myself second. These PBIS (Positive Behavior hone into freshmen homerooms relationships once a week, we students). I received recognition traits drawn from the Champaign Interventions and to share why we are drug and gather for a Bible study, and then in our school magazine, during County Fair have helped me take Support) alcohol free and done panel at our spend time with one another, our homecoming football game, ideas from others more readily, Young Life: leadership role at middle schools and allowed those we go on a weekend retreat in and at our homecoming dance. which I am able to utilize now in camp, act as a mentor students to ask questions about the fall, and a week camp trip Essay Question: How my classes and I will be able to Avant Stamp Test: received drugs, alcohol, or high school. in the simmer. As someone who has your involvement in the utilize in a future job.
Urbana Daily Citizen 2019 CHAMPAIGN COUNTY FAIR PREVIEW Wednesday, July 31, 2019 11 Pierce The values of hard projects year-round for fair every important life skill. Life is not be able to make connections and work and humility are week. When she got here, I always about winning, it is about further myself all because of this not being put on the back had to put her first because being able to learn what happened opportunity the fair has given me. burner, but they are being she was the learner, like I From page 8 and being able to grow from it. Also, being apart of many actively utilized in my life do for the young kids that Showing has never been about organizations has showed me to outside of the Champaign come through the barn. to be. I can lead and promote any winning for me, and our fair has interact with younger members at County Fair. In February, When the week comes, different aspects firmly because of shown me how to take defeat and fair. From setting up craft activities I had the opportunity to I can serve other people the voice camp has given me. This use it to grow. This skill will help for Cloverbuds, to helping kids host an exchange student at the fair because of experience has also made me realize with all my future plans because get animals ready to show, to even from Ecuador. I had to my preparation, helping I belong in a pediatric nursing field no matter how many times I get helping kids set projects up in their reorganize my room, scrub them have a memorable and to continue to impact the lives knocked down I will be able to grow booth, this interaction has helped my bathroom spotless and experience as well. of kids for years to come. Camp and change to make things better decide my career path. As I want to plan different activities The lessons learned counseling has given me my voice, the next time. Showing will forever go into pediatrics, my interaction for us so that she had from my involvement in and I am forever thankful for the be a learning experience and prepare with kids at the Champaign County the best experience she this great fair will remain opportunity. me for more future endeavors. Fair has made it that much more could while in the United near to my heart and at the Essay Question: How has your At the Champaign County evident that this is my future. States. When she arrived, top of my mind as many involvement in the Champaign Fair, I have also been given many Champaign County Fair has given I shared my room with her changes come my way. I County Fair better prepared you for opportunities to speak in front me strength and guidance to succeed and allowed her to choose will soon be graduating the future? of others and make personal in my future. This fair, has given me our activities; making the high school, going to As I begin to look back at connections with fairgoers I have led hope and a voice to be who I want exchange centered around college, and beginning everything, I have been involved many activities for Junior leadership to be and to never give up. A quote her. This experience a life of my own. I know with the Champaign County Fair, while at fair, as well as getting to the fair has taught me is that ‘You mirrors the Champaign I will look back on the I am forever grateful everything it know important people that make will never be comfortable in your County Fair. In order for time I dedicated to the has prepared me for, I have been our fair one of the best in Ohio. This grow zone, but you will never grow my exchange student to Champaign County Fair given opportunities to show, speak public speaking and interaction skill in your comfort zone.” I am thankful have the best experience and be thankful for the and even involve kids in activities at will help tremendously in the future for all the lessons and opportunities with me, I had to prepare; gritty young woman it has the fair. As my show career comes with making connections and being the Champaign County Fair has just as I work with my taught me to be. to an end, it has prepared me for more outspoken in my field. I will given me. Precious Baby Contest For babies 0 to 24 months Merchants Building August 2-9 • 1st place $200 • 2nd place $150 • 3rd place $100 Lucky Baby Drawing $100 Bring your baby’s photo (3½ x 5 or smaller), a $2 entry Buying? fee, and a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of Selling? photo. Contest ends at noon August 9. Call Us today! Sponsored by Right to Life OH-70137865 For more info call 937-653-6745 OH-70137858 BUYING ? SELLING ? CALL US TODAY!
12 Wednesday, July 31, 2019 2019 CHAMPAIGN COUNTY FAIR PREVIEW Urbana Daily Citizen Addalyn Johnson High School Musical (4 years) Played role of Spiker in James and the Giant Peach (2018-2019) Spy in the Kitchen (Book Award, Rosette) Creative Clovers 4-H Club- Recreation Horse Auction Participant Advisor Horse Show Participant (Most Points Trophy) Parents: Greg & Crystal Johnson Played role of Lady Larken in Once Leader PAS Horse Show Participant Organization Name: 4-H Upon a Mattress (2017-2018) Go N Show N Equestrians 4-H Club- Ohio State Fair Horse Show Participant- High School Attending: West Liberty- Played role of Tootles in Peter Pan News Reporter 4th place Western Showmanship, Salem High School (2016-2017) 4-H Camp 2 at Camp Clifton 4th Hunt Showmanship, 2nd Name of College and major (if Played role of Dishwasher in Thoroughly Horse Safety Clinic Participant place Hunt Seat Equitation applicable): The Ohio State Modern Millie (2015-2016) Horse Auction Participant County- 1st place Western University: speech and hearing “SoundCheck” Show Choir (4 years) Participated in Style Review and Showmanship, 1st place Hunt science major Key Club (3 years) received honorable mention Showmanship, 2nd place Hunt Year in school (completed May, 2019): Office: Secretary (2017-2018) Sewing Skillathon, Nutrition Skillathon, Seat Equitation, 2nd place Senior Key Leader Leadership Retreat 3rd place in Junior Division of Hunter Under Saddle, 1st place Special Interests: My special interests Representative (2016) Horse Skillathon Western Horsemanship include, working with children, art, church, Pages (1 year) 2nd place Western Showmanship, Reserve Champion Junior Versatility volunteering, and community service. Creative Arts program through the Ohio 4th place Hunt Showmanship, Reserve Champion Overall Hunt Seat What do you most like to do in your State University Wexner Center 3rd place Hunt Seat Equitation, Equitation leisure time? In my leisure time, my to learn about visual/performing 3rd place Western Pleasure Horse Skillathon (6th place) favorite thing to do is spend time with arts and culture Bronze Medal Extreme 4-Her 2015: people. I love being involved in the lives Link Crew (3 years) 2012: Horse, Makeover My Space of my friends and family, and my biggest Mentoring program for incoming high Horse, Tops for Tweens (Rosette, State Creative Clovers 4-H Club- Recreation passion is helping others. In my own life, school freshmen Fair Qualifier), Creative Writing Leader I’ve received help from many people, and I iPad Committee (3 years) (Rosette) 4-H Camp at Camp Clifton enjoy giving back by helping others. Prom Committee (1 year) Creative Clovers 4-H Club- News Junior Horse Council Member Book Club (2 years) Reporter Horse Auction Participant List 4-H, Girl Scouts, FFA, FCCLA and School National Honor Society (2 years) Young Riders 4-H Club PAS Show Participant Activities. Include honors won, offices held, WeLiSaHi Yearbook Staff (1 year) 4-H Camp at Camp Clifton State Fair Horse Show Participant awards received, etc. West Liberty-Salem November Senior of Participated in Style Review and was Horse Skillathon High School Activities: the Month 2018 (1 year) called back Champion Junior Versatility High School Soccer (4 years) Highest Honors (4 years) Horse Clinic Participant Reserve Champion Overall Hunt Seat Awards: 2018 Varsity Letter, 2017 Academic Excellence Banquet (4 years) Advisor Horse Show Participant Equitation Hustle Award, 2018 Scholar West Liberty-Salem High School Horse Auction Participant 2016: Athlete Award, 2018 Defensive Valedictorian of the Class of 2019 Button Day Participant Horse (Book Award), The Laundry Most Valuable Player Award, 2018 4-H Activities: Outstanding of the Day at Ohio State Project (Rosette, State Fair Kettering Sports Medicine 2008: Fair with Tops for Tweens Qualifier), Get Started in Art Sportsmanship Award, 2017 Cloverbud. Horse Skillathon (2nd place), Sewing (Rosette, State Fair Qualifier) Division III District Champions, Cloverbud Camp Skillathon Creative Clovers 4-H Club- Health and 2016 and 2018 District Runner-Up. 2009: 1st place Hunt Showmanship, 1st place Safety Officer Varsity Track and Field (4 years) Cloverbud Western Horsemanship, 2nd place 4-H Camp Counselor-In-Training Awards: 2016-2019 Varsity Letter; 2018 Cloverbud Camp Hunt Seat Equitation Junior Leadership Member Scholar Athlete Award; 2019 2010: 2013: Junior Horse Council Secretary Scholar Athlete Award; 2018 Ready Let’s Sew (Rosette, Book Award), Horse, Let’s Quilt, Cake Decorating Outstanding of the Day at Ohio State Most Improved Award; 2017, Horse (Book Award) (Rosette, State Fair Qualifier) Fair for Getting Started in Art 2018, 2019 Ohio Heritage Creative Clovers 4-H Club- Recreation Creative Clovers 4-H Club- Secretary Horse Auction Participant Conference North 100 Meter Leader Young Riders 4-H Club- News Reporter PAS Show Participant Hurdles Champion; 2018, 2019 Go N Show N Equestrians 4-H Club- 4-H Camp at Camp Clifton State Fair Horse Show Participant- Division III District Champions. Recreation Leader Horse Auction Participant 2nd place Hunt Seat Equitation, Junior Varsity Basketball (2 years) 4-H Camp 2 at Camp Clifton Advisor Horse Show Participant 9th place Overall Hunt Seat Class Officer (3 years) Participated in modeling workshop at PAS Horse Show Participant Equitation Championship, 7th Senior Class Vice President the fairgrounds Ohio State Fair Horse Show Participant- place Hunt Showmanship Junior Class Vice President Participated in Style Review and was 8th place Western Showmanship, Horse Skillathon (1st place) Freshman Class Secretary called back 5th place Hunt Seat Equitation Champaign County Reserve Horse French Club (4 years) Horse Safety Clinic Participant Horse Skillathon (1st place) Ambassador Offices: President (2018-2019), Vice Horse Auction Participant Silver Medal Extreme 4-Her 3rd place Western Pleasure, 3rd place President (2017-2018), Secretary Horse Skillathon and Sewing Skillathon 2014: Western Horsemanship, 5th place (2016-2017) 1st place Walk Trot 1st year member, Horse, Pantry Panic (Rosette, State Fair Hunt Seat Equitation, 5th place Varsity Choir (4 years) 3rd place Hunt Showmanship Qualifier) Hunter Under Saddle Office: Soprano Section Leader (2018- Bronze Medal Extreme 4-Her Creative Clovers 4-H Club- Vice 2017: 2019) 2011: President Horse, Get Started in Art High School Student Council (4 years) Horse, Sundresses and Jumpers (Book Young Riders 4-H Club- News Reporter Creative Clovers 4-H Club Office: Secretary (2018-2019) Award, Honorable Mention), I 4-H Camp at Camp Clifton 4-H Camp Counselor
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