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Six vie for fair queen title

Jun 26, 2018
Photo by: Cynthia Post 2018 Greater Jefferson County Queen candidates: Kristen Daugherty, Katie Jones, Lily Brown, Kelly Myers, Hunter Lock, Holly Nelson.

The 2018 Greater Jefferson County Fair Queen Contest is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on the show arena stage.

Six young women are vying for honor of representing the county this year: Lillian “Lily” Brown, Kristen Daugherty, Katie Jones, Hunter Lock, Kelly Myers and Holly Nelson.



Lillian “Lily” Brown, 18, is the daughter of Nick and Amanda Brown of Richland. She is a 2018 Pekin High School graduate. Her school activities involved Spanish club, FCCLA, speech and drama. She earned speech and drama varsity awards and academic letters. She attended state speech two years in a row. She is involved in youth group and the Jefferson G’s 4-H Club. She has served as president, secretary, treasurer and photographer and shown various projects throughout her 4-H years.

Brown enjoys cooking, swimming and spending time with friends.

She plans to attend Indian Hills Community College for nursing and hopes to become a pediatric nurse.

Her sponsor is Hinshaw Trailer Sales in Richland.



Kristen Daugherty, 18, is the daughter of Joe and Stacey Daugherty of Fairfield. She is a 2018 Fairfield High School graduate. She is a member of the Jefferson G’s 4-H Club and has served in various offices through the years. She has been involved with numerous projects and activities through 4-H at the community, county and state fair levels. She is a member of Jefferson County 4-H Teen Council serving as vice president. She has received outstanding 4-H member awards, the Stan Stover Award and various 4-H project awards.

Throughout high school, Daugherty was active in band, track, student council, volleyball, vocal and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She was inducted to the National Honor Society. She received several honors through band, vocal and track, and several scholarship awards. Among other awards received are the Presidential Volunteer, FHS Student Council Samaritan and Lions Club Top 10 Senior Member awards. She was a Girl’s State attendee and a member of Girl Scouts.

She enjoys running, baking and shopping.

She plans to attend Northern Iowa University to major in vocal music education and become a choral director at the high school level.

Her sponsor is The Sweet Spot in Fairfield.



Katie Jones, 17, is the daughter of Todd and Amy Jones of Richland. She will be a senior at Pekin this fall. Her school activities include track, cross-country, band, quiz bowl, Spanish club and dance team manager. She has been the director for plays and musicals and is a member of FCCLA. She serves on the student council and class secretary. She has received various awards for individual state speech, FCCLA, and was inducted in the National Honor Society. In her community, she is a vacation Bible school class leader and is an assistant for the Richland Library Reading Program. She is an active member of the Packwood 4-H Trojan Club currently serving as the president. She is the Jefferson County 4-H Teen Council treasurer and a member of Pekin FFA. She participated in the beef bonanza and won individual and team champion honors.

Jones enjoys organizing, baking, leaving people positive notes and listening to music.

Her future plans are to attend college to earn a Bachelor degree in nursing.

Her sponsor is Bennett Ag Research Corporation of Richland.



Hunter Lock, 17, is the daughter of Dave and Shawn Lock of Packwood. She will be a senior at Pekin High School this fall. She participates in and has been a three-year letter winner in track and cross-country. She is a member of FCCLA, Spanish club, FFA and the yearbook staff. she has been on the “A” honor roll since her freshman year. In her community, Lock has participated in Take Away Hunger, Operation Christmas Child, vacation Bible school, T-ball volunteer and youth group. She is a member of the Packwood Trojans 4-H Club and has served as president. She is also a member of the Jefferson County 4-H Teen Council. She has won various honors with her livestock projects and other 4-H projects both at the county and state level.

Her hobbies include showing cattle, livestock judging and running.

After graduation, she plans to attend a community college to compete in livestock judging. Then she would like to continue her education at a four-year school for animal science and livestock judging.

Her sponsor is Lock Cattle Company of Packwood.



Kelly Myers, 17, is the daughter of Mike and Jenny Myers of Packwood. She will be a senior at Pekin this fall, where she is involved in cross-country, basketball, FCCLA, FFA and Spanish club. She has been on the honor roll throughout her middle and high school years. Myers is a member of the National Honor Society and has lettered in basketball and cross-country. She is a volunteer for the youth basketball tournaments and Pekin T-ball. She is a member of the Packwood Trojans 4-H Club and the Jefferson County 4-H Teen Council. She exhibits cattle and chickens and various projects in the Activity Building.

She has enjoyed participating in community outreach events such as baking cookies for the Manor House and making barn quilts. She likes to swim, fish and work with kids.

Her future plans include earning a Bachelor degree in elementary education or speech pathology.

Her sponsor is Myers Automotive of Packwood.



Hollie Nelson, 18, is the daughter of Shawn and Heather Nelson of Lockridge. She graduated this spring from Fairfield High School. Nelson is very active in her 4-H club serving in various offices over the years. She is a member of the Jefferson County 4-H Teen Council and volunteer for the 4-H day camps. She also is a volunteer for the Midwest Old Threshers. While in school, she was a member of the student council, National Honor Society, elementary mentoring program and served as the 2017-18 yearbook editor. She also is a member of FFA. Nelson has received GPA, DeKalb Agricultural Accomplishment, good steward and student of the month awards and earned her silver cords.

She enjoys gardening, travel and kayaking. She will be attending Des Moines Area Community College to study agriculture business then return home to the family farm.

Her sponsor is Central Boiler Wood Stoves of Lockridge.

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