Six vie for Jefferson County Fair queen title
Six young women are contestants for the 2013 Greater Jefferson County Fair Queen title: Allie Philips, Danielle Garrison, Ellen Peters, Brooke Stever, Kaitlyn Daugherty and Megan Black.
The queen contest is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, preceded by the Little Miss Contest at 6 p.m., and followed by the Bill Riley Iowa State Fair Talent Search Contest at 7:30 p.m. on the show arena stage.
The 2013 Greater Jefferson County Fair, with free front gate admission, runs Wednesday through July 1.
Allie Philips, 16, is the daughter of Dennis and Sondra Philips. Her sponsor is D and D Horras Farms of Richland.
Philips’ school activities include track, dance and drill, volleyball, basketball manager, erestling manager and FFA. Her community activities include volunteering at vacation Bible school, at Maplewood Manor for painting, Harvest Party, bingo and the Easter egg hunt, at the KOTM Bridal Show, the Jefferson County Fairgrounds clean up, Hedrick tornado clean up and EMOP, a little kids’ wrestling tournament.
Philips is a member of both 4-H and FFA. She is photographer for the Pekin FFA Chapter. She shows swine.
Philips has earned the FFA Green Hand Degree, Chapter Degree, Scholarship Award, Chapter Award. She has been listed on the honor roll all semesters, earned an academic letter, National Honor Society membership and a varsity letter in volleyball.
Her hobbies include running, taking care of animals, hanging out with friends, riding four wheelers, playing volleyball, spending time at the county fair, camping at the Iowa State Fair and Old Threshers.
Her plans after graduating from high school, are to attend Indian Hills Community College for twoyears, transfer to Iowa State University then apply to vet school and specialize in swine.
Danielle Garrison, 18, is the daughter of Art and Chris Garrison of Fairfield. Her sponsors is Fairfield Vet Clinic.
Garrison’s school activities include: band, cross country, track, and tennis. Her community activities include various Girls Scout activities and she is a volunteer at Noah’s Ark Animal Foundation.
In addition to being a member of Girl Scouts, Garrison also is a member of Round Prairie Echoes 4-H Club, Horse Club and Dog Club. She is flag bearer for the horse show and fair parade, has exhibited various home economics projects and photography, and worked in the FFA Food Booth.
At school, Garrison earned the Silver Renaissance Award, 3.523 GPA, lettered in track and cross country. In 4-H, she has shown the reserve champion and reserve champion horse. In Girl Scouts, she has earned the Bronze, Silver and Gold awards and the Presidential Community Service Silver Award.
Garrison’s hobbies include horseback riding, reading, Girl Scout trips, running, camping and photography.
Her future plans are to attend Iowa State University to become a veterinarian.
Ellen Peters, 17, is the daughter of Kevin and Shelley Peters. Her sponsor is Lee’s Photography.
At school, Peters is involved with volleyball, track, choir, Quiz Bowl, and drama. She is the student council secretary and head wrestling manager. Her community activities include youth group dance, HOBY (Junior Staff) FCA, nursery volunteer at church and Working Man’s Christmas.
Peters’s 4-H/FFA activies include being photographer and reporter, farm tours and egg hunt volunteer.
Her honors at school include National Honor Society, A and B honor roll, varsity letters in choir, wrestling and track managing and a Safe Driver Award.
Peters’s hobbies include singing, dancing, swimming, track and playing with children.
After graduating high school attend, Peters plans to attend Central College and major in pre-pharmacy, then transfer to Univeristy of Iowa.
Brooke Stever, 17, is the daughter of John and Lori Stever. Her sponsor is Edward Jones Investment with John Stever.
At school, Stever is involved with volleyball, track, choir, Future Business Leaders of America and is a freshman orientation assistant. Her community activities include vacation Bible school counselor, church nursery volunteer, youth volleyball camp volunteer and mentor ing at Washington Elementary School.
Stever is secretary of the Ceniteers 4-H Club. Her 4-H service projects include nursing home visits, fair clean up and working in the Youth Committee food booth.
Her honors include membership in the National Honor Society, Non-Judgmental Renaissance Award, Silver Academic Award for Renaissance, academic awards for volleyball and track and a varsity letter for choir.
Her hobbies include quilting, scrapbooking, photography, four wheeler riding and reading.
Stever’s plans after graduating from high school are to pursue a career in the field of science and perhaps become a biology teacher.
Kaitlyn Daugherty, 18, is the daughter of Joe and Stacey Daugherty. Her sponsor is Hinshaw Trailer Sales.
Daugherty’s school activities include: Student council, choir, cross country captain, basketball, soccer, track and volleyball manager. Her community activities include: Girl Scout troop member, Girl Scout Board of Directors member and community service, volunteering more than 400 hours since June 2009.
Daugherty is a member of Jefferson G’s 4-H Club and has served as president, vice president, photographer and caller.
Her honors include: 4.0 cumulative grade point average, Renaissance Character Award-Steward, Indian Hills Community College President’s List, Southeast Conference All-Academic Team in cross country, basketball and soccer, National Honor Society, Cross Country Coach’s Award and Most Improved. She earned the Girl Scouts’ Gold Award, and several 4-H awards: Outstanding Member, Achievement Award, National I Dare You! Award (Danforth Leadership Award) and Stan Stover Award.
Her hobbies include volunteering, reading, making jewelry, babysitting, cross stitch and spending time with family and friends.
Daugherty’s future plans are to attend University of Iowa to earn a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, then attend medical school to become a doctor.
Megan Black, 18, is the daughter of Matt and Dawn Black. Her sponsor is Pest Control.
Black’s school activities include: wrestling team captain, cross country team captain, FFA, FCA group leader, student council, track and swim team. Her community activities include: Church youth group, volunteered by painting signs, filled food baskets for a food pantry, put up and took down flags at a cemetery for Memorial Day and Operation Christmas Child.
In 4-H, Black is president of Packwood Trojans 4-H Club and a member of Teen Council. She shows beef, swine, sheep and dogs.
In FFA, she shows swine and sheep, participates in State FFA Livestock Judging, Soil Judging and Ag Sales.
Black’s honors include: Sterling Athlete of the Year, American Citizenship Award, SCC All Conference Award, homecoming queen, various 4-H livestock awards and she was the first female to place at the Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament.
Her hobbies include: Working with cattle, spending time with family, running, lifting, painting, pottery and baking.
Black’s future plans are to attend Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs for three years while taking courses at the University of Colorado, with hopes of participating in the 2016 Rio Janeiro Olympics for women’s wrestling, then attend Iowa State University and study agronomy.