Meet The 42 Ladies Competing To Be Named 2015 Fair Queen

The following appeared in the Elkhart Truth, and the original is available here.

This year, 42 women from Elkhart County are competing to be crowned the 2015 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Queen.

The contest is at 8 p.m. Friday, July 24, at the Grandstand, but the women have seven practice sessions beforehand to get them acquainted with what the contest will be like and to prepare them for the judging and gala.

Contestants will be judged based on their ability to converse, poise and personality in evening-gown, interview and professional-wear divisions.

Here they are:

Abbi-HawkinsABBI HAWKINS

Parents: Cindy and Dave Hawkins

Age: 17

Education: senior at Bethany Christian Schools

Involvement: 4-H Poultry Club for nine years, 4-H Saddle Club for six years, 4-H Rabbit Club for two years, co-photo editor for her school’s yearbook, member of prom committee, junior representative of student government, leadership role for annual student-led FishFry, four years of school volleyball, youth group at her church, works in the nursery at church, attends Mennonite Youth Convention every other summer, volunteers for Revive Indiana

Hobbies: knitting, horseback riding, baking with her grandmother, photography, traveling

Sponsor: Elkhart County 4-H Poultry Club

Emily-KeyserEMILY KEYSER

Parents: Scott and Rebecca Keyser

Age: 17

Education: senior at Northridge High School

Involvement: member of Kind Clovers 4-H Club, Starlights advanced women’s show choir, student council, National Honor SocietyNational Art Honor Society, counselor in training for GEMS girls’ club, worship team singer, children church helper.

Hobbies: drawing and riding her bike

Sponsor: Kind Clovers 4-H Club

Rachel-BuckleyRACHEL BUCKLEY

Parents: Jeff and Kim Buckley

Age: 18

Education: freshman at Goshen College in the fall, studying elementary education and theater; graduate of Elkhart Memorial High School

Involvement: member of community theater at Premier Arts, where she has been a Premier Art Ambassador for two years; Busy Bobcats 4-H Clubfor 10 years; member of youth and adult hand bell choirs at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Granger

Hobbies: sewing, reading, playing board games, singing, playing the piano, writing, acting, dancing

Sponsor: Busy Bobcats 4-H Club

Mikayla-RayburnMIKAYLA RAYBURN

Parents: Mark and Karla Rayburn

Age: 17

Education: senior at Northridge High School

Involvement: nine years of 4-H in Kreative Kids, Elkhart County 4-H Lamb Club, junior livestock advisory board, student council, show choir, manager of the golf and softball teams, volunteer at Elkhart General Hospital junior auxiliary

Hobbies: hanging out with friends, art, reading, movies

Sponsor: Chase

Maggie-LengacherMAGGIE LENGACHER

Parents: Rick and Jan Lengacher

Age: 20

Education: junior at Indiana Wesleyan University, where she is studying social work, sociology and child advocacy; graduated from Northridge High School in 2013

Involvement: involved with 4-H for 13 years — participating in 4-H Swine Club, 4-H cake decorating, Exploring 4-H, junior livestock advisory board, was Miss 4-H Swine Club, volunteer at First Light Child Advocacy Center in Grant County, played soccer in club and high school, three years of show choir, four years of chamber choir, choir prop manager and coordinator, student council, president of National Honor Society, leadership team and service project coordinator for her youth group, page designer for high school yearbook, volunteer at Maples at Waterford Crossing, mentor at Boys & Girls Club

Hobbies: running half-marathons, reading, knitting, spending time with friends and family, camping

Sponsor: Waterford Crossing

Stephanie-ChuppSTEPHANIE CHUPP

Parents: Kevin and Val Chupp

Age: 16

Education: junior at Fairfield Jr./Sr. High School

Involvement: eight-year 4-H member, Fairfield Pioneer 4-H club member for four years, Dairy Feeder Calf Club member for four years, 2012 champion junior showman, Jersey Club member for three years, member of junior livestock advisory board, member of Nappanee Missionary Church High School youth group, member of Fairfield Jr./Sr. High School Future Farmers of America club, Fairfield Jr./Sr. High School cheerleader for three years, Fairfield Jr./Sr. High School varsity baseball manager for one year

Sponsor: Jersey Club

Samantha-Li-ShankSAMANTHA LI SHANK

Parents: Phillip and Dara Shank

Age: 16

Education: senior, homeschooled

Involvement: member of 4-H Media Club, CEO of The Parsi Co., winner of the local Young Entrepreneurs Academy “mini Shark-Tank” competition for The Parsi Co., featured in The Elkhart Truth’s annual Business and Industry magazine in 2015, winner of the 4-H Little Miss and Mister Contest/Little Achievers Contest in 2005

Hobbies: reading, writing, coding, graphic design, social media marketing

Sponsor: Elkhart County 4-H Media Club

Morgan-AlexanderMORGAN ALEXANDER

Parents: Jeff and Stacy Alexander

Age: 16

Education: junior at Fairfield Jr./Sr. High School

Involvement: member of Fairfield Jr./Sr. High School Future Farmers of America, internship at Henry Show Horses, worked at Stacy Alexander’s Cleaning Service, worked at Eby’s Evergreen Plantation, eight-year member of 4-H Saddle Club, Junior Leader Livestock, Exploring 4-H, 2013 Reserve World Champion for Showmanship with International Buckskin Horse Association, 2014 BHAM Congress and 2015 BHAM Circuit for American Buckskin Registry Association, American Quarter Horse Association Circuit.

Hobbies: horse-show competitions, spending time with friends and family, agriculture, 4-H

Sponsor: Eby’s Evergreen Plantation

Lisa-Kirsten-SennLISA “KIRSTEN” SENN

Parents: Bernie and Karin Senn

Age: 17

Education: senior at Fairfield Jr./Sr. High School

Involvement: 4-H Saddle Club since 2006, 4-H State Horse Bowl & Hippology for six years, Future Farmers of America Area Horse Judging for one year, FFA Area and State Soils Judging for two years, FFA Area Livestock Judging for two years, FFA Prepared Public Speaking Area & State Leadership for two years, FFA Extemporaneous Speaking Area & State Leadership for two years, FFA National Livestock Judging for one year, FFA State Livestock Judging for two years, FFA State Parliamentary Procedure for one year, National 4-H Horse Bowl 2013, 4-H junior livestock advisory board for two years, FFA Area Parliamentary Procedure for two years, FFA District Parliamentary Procedure for two years, FFA Demonstration Contest Area Contest for three years, FFA Demonstration Contest State for two years, FFA National Soil Judging for one year, Saddle Club Fair Queen Representative (Top 10) 2014, 4-H Saddle Club Mid-States Competitor (Equitation) 2015, Elkhart County 4-H Saddle Club Health & Safety for two years, 4-H Saddle Club Vice President 2013, Fairfield FFA Secretary 2013-2014, Fairfield FFA Vice President 2014-2015, Seed to Feed since 2012

Hobbies: spending time with family and friends, FFA competitions, showing/training/trail-riding horses

Sponsor: Polk Auction

Tori-VanDiepenbosTORI VANDIEPENBOS

Parents: Jeff and Joy VanDiepenbos

Age: 19

Education: freshman at Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne studying hospitality and tourism management, Fairfield Jr./Sr. High School graduate

Involvement: active member of Yellow Creek Mennonite, volunteer at food pantry, Sunshine Society, National Honor Society, pole vaulter on women’s track team at IPFW, 4-H Saddle Club for eight years, 4-H Jacksonians for nine years

Sponsor: Affairs to Remember

Gale-Immel-1GALE IMMEL

Parents: Chris and Tonia Immel

Age: 18

Education: freshman at Saint Joseph’s College studying nursing, Goshen High School graduate

Involvement: two-year apprentice on Elkhart County 4-H Fair Board, student athlete representative for Goshen Swimming Inc., two-year ambassador for Stay in Bounds for fourth-graders, two-year member of student athletic advisory council, treasurer for the Goshen-Go-Getters 4-H Club, three-year high school varsity golfer; four-year high school varsity swimmer, golfer at Saint Joseph’s College

Sponsor: Goshen-Go-Getters 4-H Club

Emilee-AnkromEMILEE ANKROM

Parents: Mike and Tonya Ankrom

Age: 17

Education: senior at Northridge High School

Involvement: nine-year member of Dairy Feeder Calf Club, recipient of Honor Showman and Herdsman awards, regularly attends First Baptist Church in Elkhart, played soccer for 11 years — three years for the high school team, second year on track team, two years in Northridge Starlights show choir, received eighth in state for concert choir

Hobbies: photography, singing, showing cows, sports

Sponsor: Dairy Feeder Calf Club

Noelle-FloraNOELLE FLORA

Parents: William and Kristine Flora

Age: 16

Education: junior at Elkhart Central High School

Involvement: volunteers with PEERS at Elkhart Central, Champs, Move2Stand and Riley Dance-a-thon, member of track and swim and dive teams, All Conference Diving Finalist, swimming sectional participant

Sponsor: Greenleaf Family Dentistry

Chaynie-BelcherCHAYNIE BELCHER

Parents: Rachel Evans

Age: 17

Education: junior at NorthWood High School

Involvement: member of the national Future Farmers of America chapter for two years, involved with tractor restoration, NorthWood High School cheerleader, helps out with scrapbook

Hobbies: spending time with friends, sitting around a bonfire, horseback riding, going to the movies, going out to eat with family and friends

Sponsor: Knee Deep in 4-H

Cassidy-ConradCASSIDY CONRAD

Parents: Joel and Darla Conrad

Age: 16

Education: junior at Fairfield Jr./Sr. High School

Involvement: eighth year in Jacksonian 4-H Club — was recreation leader, secretary and president; Clown Club for four years; active member of Bethany Church of the Brethren; plays flute for high school marching and concert bands; member of junior varsity softball

Hobbies: painting, drawing and other arts; listening to music

Sponsor: Jacksonians/Producers 4-H Club

Rhianna-MedlenRHIANNA MEDLEN

Parents: Jerry and Maja Medlen

Age: 18

Education: senior at Elkhart Central High School

Involvement: member of student council, member of Art Outreach program, cheerleader for Elkhart Central, recipient of eight grand champions for Elkhart County Dog Club, grand champion for Elkhart County Small Animal Round Robin 2014, recipient of one grand champion for Indiana State Fair 4-H Dog Club, 10 Top 10 finishes at the Indiana State Fair 4-H Dog Club, one United Kennel Club (UKC) dog title in agility, junior educator at the Potawatomi Zoo, People To People Student Ambassador

Hobbies: Elkhart County 4-H Dog Club, cheerleading, UKC dog showing, horseback riding, spending time with family and friends, church activities, school activities, mentoring, coaching

Sponsor: Chroma Cars

Allison-LantzALLISON LANTZ

Parents: Doug and Mary Jo Lantz

Age: 17

Education: senior at Northridge High School

Involvement: eight years with 4-H Llovable Llama Club, has served as health and safety officer and devotional leader; member of the swim and dive team for three years; member of the Northridge Area Swim Association club team for three years; plays flute in concert band, symphonic band, pep band and marching band; volunteer at the Middlebury Food Pantry and Feed My Starving Children

Hobbies: reading, listening to music, knitting, baking

Sponsor: 4-H Llovable Llama Club

Moriah-ClaarMORIAH CLAAR

Parents: Stephanie and Glenn Claar Jr.

Age: 18

Education: graduated from Jimtown High School in 2015

Involvement: football and wrestling manager, regional gold medal winner and Indiana state bronze medal winner in Skills USA photography competition, member of National Technical Honors Society, member of 4-H organizations for 10 years, 21st Century 4-H’ers, Rabbit Club, Jamestown 4-H Club, two gold medals at ISSMA Solo and Ensemble, silver key in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, member of PEERS

Sponsor: Jamestown 4-H Club

Jessica-GordenJESSICA GORDEN

Parents: Anita and Richard Gorden

Age: 19

Education: sophomore at Ball State University studying telecommunications, graduate of Elkhart Central High School

Involvement: studies martial arts, teaches self defense, has done 4-H for 10 years, serving on the Fashion Revue Committee as a commentator for the 2015 4-H Revue, member Chi Omega at Ball State, volunteers at Muncie Animal Shelter, Camp Adventure, Hootie Hoops, Yippie Chi-O, member of Cardinal Filmworks and Judo Club, was a member of PEERS, sports commentator, student council class representative, member of Key Club, member of Blazer Communications, Busy Bobcats 4-H club for 10 years, Llovable Llamas 4-H club for seven years, 4-H Junior Leaders for six years, 4-H shooting club for two years, lemonade-shakeup stand volunteer, senior citizen day llama walk and demonstration, judging helper at fair, volunteered at Salvation Army, Lifeline, Soles for Souls, Soup for Success, Elkhart river cleanup, community service coordinator for service project X

Sponsor: Nicolet Natural Water

Gabrielle-BirrGABRIELLE BIRR

Parents: Greg and Dawn Birr

Age: 17

Education: senior at NorthWood High School

Involvement: NorthWood High School Future Farmers of America secretary, NorthWood High School girls Black Swish, NorthWood High School girls cross country, Wakarusa Missionary Vacation Bible School leader, 4-H Goat Club president, 4-H Goat Club vice president, 4-H Panther Paws vice president, secretary for 4-H Goat Club, 4-H Panther Paws and 4-H Junior Leaders, 4-H Junior Leaders fair board representative, volunteer at Faith Missions, Soup Of Success, Feed My Starving Children and Feed My Children

Sponsor: 4-H Junior Leaders

Jade-BentonJADE BENTON

Parents: Mike and Tori Benton

Age: 18

Education: freshman at Indiana University South Bend studying to be a medical assistant, graduate of Northridge High School

Involvement: played basketball for one year and volleyball for four years in high school, member of Chamberlights and Starlights concert choir and show choir groups, ISSMA State Champion for Starlights, worked for the election board at the Goshen courthouse, participated in the Wabash County Fair showing dairy feeder calf and swine, has participated in 4-H for six years, top five showmanship class for 2014 with her calf

Sponsor: Crystal Valley Dairy Farm

Morgan-KerrnMORGAN KERRN

Parents: Sharon McIntosh and Mark Kerrn

Age: 19

Education: studying business management at Purdue University, graduate of Jimtown High School

Involvement: 4-H member for 10 years, dancer at Patchwork Dance Co. for 12 years, dancer at Higher Ground Dance Co. for one year, employee at Urban Swirl Frozen Yogurt for three years, Jimtown High School musical participant for four years, member of Jamestown United Methodist Church, National Honor Society for three years, DECA for three years and was president, student council for four years and was vice president, PEERS mentor for two years, Principals Advisory Group for one year, Fellowship of Christian Athletes for four years, volunteer at Coordinator for Muscular Dystrophy Association festival, Feed My Starving Children, Boys & Girls Club, coach Jimtown Junior High cheerleading, coach for Jimtown cheerleading clinics, volunteer at Momentum Youth Conference Outreach Days, member of varsity cross country for four years and was captain, member of varsity cheerleading for four years and was captain, member of varsity track for two years, state finalist for 4-H Foods

Sponsor: NIBCO Inc.

Kylie-FrauhigerKYLIE FRAUHIGER

Parents: Steve and Kim Frauhiger

Age: 16

Education: senior at Northridge High School

Involvement: nine-year member in 4-H Swine Club, has been involved in 4-H Dog Club, member of student council and is secretary of the class of 2016, member of prom committee, member of National Honor Society, member of Spanish club, does church alter service, member of varsity tennis team for three years, teaches summer tennis program at Maple Crest Country Club, volunteer at Interfaith Community Services

Hobbies: playing piano, tennis, running

Sponsor: 4-H Swine Club

Nicole-KeenanNICOLE KEENAN

Parents: Steven and Sandra Keenan

Age: 20

Education: junior at Goshen College studying accounting and business, graduate of Goshen High School in 2013

Involvement: member of 4-H Cat Club for eight years, National Honor Society, Elkhart County 4-H Fair Queen contestant in 2013 and 2014, 2012 National American Miss state finalist, violinist in the orchestra, volunteer at Boys & Girls Club and Habitat for Humanity, intern at Lippert Interior Solutions, was a Mary Kay independent sales consultant

Hobbies: art, puzzles, baking, gardening, gymnastics, diving/swimming, biking

Sponsor: Tiki Tan

Lilliana-SchmuckerLILLIANA SCHMUCKER

Parents: Rachel Byers, Andrew Schmucker

Age: 16

Education: junior at Goshen High School

Involvement: vice president of Bridging Boundaries 4-H Club and member since third grade, member of art club, manager of track and field team, National Junior Honor Society

Hobbies: painting and writing

Sponsor: Stumpy’s Old Time Pizza

Brooke-JanowskiBROOKE JANOWSKI

Parents: Michael and Patricia Janowski

Age: 20

Education: junior at Indiana Wesleyan University studying music education, graduate of Jimtown High School

Involvement: president and secretary of National Association for Music Education, member of Student Education Association, president of wind ensemble, member of jazz ensemble, member of sax quartet, member of orchestra, member of University Singers, member of pep band, volunteer marching band staff, worship intern at The Vineyard, National Honor Society, PEERS, yearbook, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, concert band, choir, tennis, Jamestown 4-H — president, vice president, secretary and queen representative, queen representative for junior leaders, junior livestock representative for 4-H Rabbit Club, 4-H Goat Club, member of the junior livestock advisory board

Hobbies: sewing, photography, fashion review

Sponsor: Creative Homemakers

Mallory-FletcherMALLORY FLETCHER

Parents: Nicole and Jason Fletcher

Age: 17

Education: senior at Northridge High School

Involvement: member of 4-H Lloveable Llama Club for eight years and is vice president, member of Starlights show choir group, member of Light Works Tech Crew, co-vice president of student council for class of 2016, vice president of student council, soccer, golf, track and field, volunteers for Special Olympics

Sponsor: Elegant Designs

Lexi-KingenLEXI KINGEN

Parents: Dusty Kingen

Age: 16

Education: junior at NorthWood High School

Involvement: member of Future Farmers of America, been in 4-H for eight years, member of 4-H Saddle Club, member of 4-H Dog Club, 4-H Lamb Club member and secretary, member of 4-H Shooting Sports

Hobbies: playing guitar and singing

Sponsor: 4-H Lamb Club

Torrie-MastTORRIE MAST

Parents: Marie and Rob Mast

Age: 18

Education: Elkhart Memorial High School graduate

Involvement: member of pep club, 4-H Saddle Club, 4-H Rabbit Club, Happy Hoosiers cake decorating, photography club, played softball and volleyball, member of cheerleading team, was in school production of “Footloose,” participates in church choir

Hobbies: showing horses, hanging out with friends and family, playing volleyball and softball, singing in choir, taking photos, baking, volunteer work, caring for young children, shooting, fishing

Sponsor: Twisted Cow

Katie-BeronKATIE BERON

Parents: Bruce and Barbara Beron

Age: 18

Education: freshman at University of Indianapolis studying psychology, graduate of Jimtown High School

Involvement: 2013 DECA state qualifier, first place in state DECA in 2015, DECA national qualifier in 2015, member of DECA for three years, member of 4-H for 10 years, 4-H Sewing, 4-H Personality, 4-H Photography, 4-H Electric, member of tennis team for four years, student council representative for one year, student council vice president for three years, member of choir for six years, member of show choir for four years, member of color guard for two years, participant in school musical for three years, Vacation Bible School leader at Jamestown United Methodist Church, internship at LoveWay Therapeutic Riding

Sponsor: Schwartz Electric

Kaitlyn-MillerKAITLYN MILLER

Parents: Benjamin Miller and Elizabeth Shepard

Age: 18

Education: senior at Northridge High School

Involvement: member of 4-H Rabbit Club and Kreative Kids club for nine years, 4-H Goat Club for three years, 4-H Shooting Sports for two years, song leader for Kreative Kids for eight years, safety leader for Kreative Kids for one year

Hobbies: singing, performing, reading, showing animals, spending time with friends and family

Sponsor: 4-H Goat Club

Kaylee-KercherKAYLEE KERCHER

Parents: Trevor and Laura Kercher

Age: 20

Education: junior at Indiana University South Bend studying dental hygiene and illustration, graduate of Fairfield Jr./Sr. High School

Involvement: member of Student Alumni Association, volunteers at homeless shelter, member of choir for three years, member of show choir for three years, Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, Sunshine Society, Key Club, performed in musicals for three years, performed in high school plays for four years, 10-year 4-H member, 4-H Dog Club for eight years, 4-H Poultry Club for seven years, Junior Leaders for seven years, 4-H Shooting Sports for five years, 4-H Sewing for four years, 4-H Drawing for four years, 4-H Fashion Review for four years, 4-H Fair Queen contestant for three years, 4-H Goat club for two years, 4-H Shooting Sports leader for one year

Hobbies: painting, drawing, crocheting, knitting, sewing, participating in church activities, staying physically active and healthy

Sponsor: Schmucker Heating

Yvette-NissleyYVETTE NISSLEY

Parents: Laural and Geraldine Nissley

Age: 18

Education: senior at NorthWood High School

Involvement: member of Younger Generation singing group for three years, played the clarinet, four-year choir member, 2013 Maple Syrup queen contestant, nine-year 4-H member, volunteer for church summer school

Sponsor: 4-H Rabbit Club

Hannelore-JonesHANNELORE JONES

Parents: Kenny and Lyn Jones and Misty Earl

Age: 16

Education: sophomore at Fairfield Jr./Sr. High School

Involvement: member of Future Farmers of America, livestock judge, member of concert choir, nursery helper and member at St. Andrews United Methodist in Syracuse, member of 4-H Beef Club, 4-H Swine Club and 4-H Lamb Club

Hobbies: fishing, softball and hunting

Sponsor: 4-H Beef Club

Katheryn-GiddensKATHERYN GIDDENS

Parents: David and Lisa Giddens

Age: 20

Education: junior at Purdue University studying extension education, graduate of Goshen High School

Involvement: attends Goshen First United Methodist church, sang with Joy youth choir and church choir, involved with 4-H for 10 years, 4-H Dog Club for 10 years — was vice president, president and assistant project leader, Junior Leaders Club for one year, Exploring 4-H camp leader for one year, junior livestock advisory council for one year, apprentice to the fair board for three years, 4-H fair queen participant for four years, member of the golf team for five years, member of tennis team for four years, member of drama club, participant in school musical, member of Goshen choirs for four years, student council, member of homecoming committee, member of Purdue Western Equestrian Team, member of Alpha Gamma Delta, women in agriculture learning community member for two years, volunteered with therapeutic riding at Wild About Horses Equestrian Center, participated in Purdue University Dance Marathon 2014, volunteered with Relay for Life in 2013

Sponsor: Cripe, Stephens and Stickel Optometry

Megan-NunemakerMEGAN NUNEMAKER

Parents: Glenn and Jill Nunemaker

Age: 17

Education: sophomore at NorthWood High School

Involvement: 4-H Rabbit Club for eight years, 4-H Dairy Feeder Club for eight years, 4-H Cat Club for four years, 4-H Swine Club for two years, 4-H Scrapbooking Club for two years, 4-H Collections project for one year, Upward Basketball for five years, Wakarusa softball for five years, Leanne Stewart Dance School for 12 years

Sponsor: 4-H Cat Club

Mallory-HillMALLORY HILL

Parents: Curtis and Teresa Hill

Age: 19

Education: sophomore at Indiana University, graduate of Elkhart Central High School

Involvement: writer for The Blazer Pennant news magazine, PEERS, National Honor Society, participant at Premier Arts for seven years, self-published a young adult novel, “One Wish”

Hobbies: creative writing, acting, singing, dancing

Sponsor: Benchmark Cleaning

Taylar-McKinleyTAYLAR MCKINLEY

Parents: Patricia and Robert McKinley

Age: 16

Education: junior at Concord High School

Involvement: student council, concert choir and advanced women’s choir, Concord Potter’s Marathon for Riley Children’s Hospital, fair board apprentice, president of Classy Cavies 4-H Club, 4-H Shooting Sports, 21st Century 4-H’ers — president, vice president and secretary, Goshen-Go-Getters for seven years, Genealogy Club for six years

Hobbies: helping with community service projects outside of 4-H, walking the dog, coloring, listening to country music, spending time with friends and family

Sponsor: 21st Century 4-H’ers

Holly-HoganHOLLY HOGAN

Parents: John and Dianne Hogan

Age: 17

Education: senior at NorthWood High School

Involvement: member of 4-H for nine years; Harrison Helpers 4-H Club; 4-H Woodworking; 4-H Scrapbooking; 4-H Photography; Yellow Creek Mennonite Church youth group and praise team; member of NorthWood Red Regiment, choir, jazz band and drama

Hobbies: music, singing, playing saxophone, acting, reading, hanging out with friends

Sponsor: Harrison Helpers 4-H Club

Laura-ChuppLAURA CHUPP

Parents: Dennis and Carol Chupp

Age: 17

Education: junior at NorthWood High School

Involvement: vice president of 4-H Dog Club, office assistant at Chupp’s Piano Service, kennel assistant at Animal Aid Clinic South, eight-time state dog show title holder, five United Kennel Club titles

Hobbies: piano, children’s missions, ceramics, drawing, volleyball, horseback riding

Sponsor: 4-H Dog Club

Kalin-MeikleKALIN MEIKLE

Parents: John and Roseann Meikle

Age: 20

Education: sophomore at Indiana University South Bend studying elementary education, Goshen High School graduate

Involvement: member of Goshen Boys & Girls Club, 4-H club for nine years, Sewing 4-H for six years, Photography 4-H for nine years, 4-H Fair Queen contestant for four years, member of Girl Scouts for 10 years, swam for four years, track and field team manager for one year, member of cheerleading team for eight years, GTV broadcast news show for two years, PACT for two years, dance team for one year, equestrian team for one year, member of East Goshen Mennonite Church, Mennonite Youth Fellowship for five years

Hobbies: working at Chili’s, babysitting, baking, working out, jet skiing, dancing, skiing, ice skating, running, yoga, photography, drawing, swimming, volunteering, singing

Sponsor: U.S. Male Hair and Body Salon

Madison-PykeMADISON PYKE

Parents: Brian and Sherry Pyke

Age: 19

Education: sophomore at Ivy Tech Community College studying applied science and physical therapy, graduate of NorthWood High School

Involvement: mentor and assistant choreographer at Elkhart Christian Dance Academy for one year, 4-H Lamb Club for five years, NorthWood Future Farmers of America for three years, member of Nappanee Missionary Church, volunteered at Kingdom Come Festival, First Serve Saturday for two years, Feed My Starving Children for three years, Seed to Feed for two years, Family Home Front Services for five years, Polk’s Auction for five years, Premier Driving for Tots for two years

Hobbies: dancing, choreographing, spending time with friends and family, fishing, hiking, camping, painting, sketching, Sudoku/brain puzzles, watching documentaries

Sponsor: Steam Couture

 

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