The 2020 Clinton County Fair Queen will be selected Friday evening at the Edward Jones building on the Clinton County and 4-H Fairgrounds in Frankfort.
The Queen pageant will begin at 7 p.m. Friday after preliminary judging and interviews take place earlier in the day. The 7 p.m. open-to-the-public pageant will include the modeling of business-professional wear, an outfit of their choice and evening gowns before the 2020 Queen is crowned.
The evening pageant door charge is $3 for adults, $1 for students, and free for those 5 years of age and younger. The Fair Council asks those who are feeling ill to please stay home. They will be practicing social distancing, sanitation procedures and following all local and state guidelines.
“It is a 250-person limit in the building,” said Kody Miller, a member of the Fair Council. “We will practice social-distancing, and everything will be sanitized prior. They will ask questions at the door related to if you have been ill. There will a series of questions to help screen people.
“We will also allow each family, as they come in, to get their chairs to sit together,” Miller added. “In years past, we lined chairs up in rows, but we won’t do that this year. People can grab a group of chairs and socially-distance from the next groups that come in behind them.”
Of the 11 candidates this year, a Queen, First Runner-Up, Second Runner-Up and Miss Congeniality will be selected.
Kileigh Paige Adams-Long
The daughter of Kimberly Jarboe and Kirk Long, Kileigh is a 2020 graduate of Frankfort High School who plans on attending Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan to major in Elementary Education and minor in English Language Arts. He goals include having a classroom of her own where she can help students learn responsibilities for inside and outside the classroom.
A 10-year 4-H member of the Clinton County Llama Club, Kileigh has participated in Photography, Cake Decorating, Sheep, Llamas, and Cats. She is the President of the Llama Club and has previously held the positions of Reporter, Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice President. She has won three showmanship classes and advanced to Masters during her 6th year. She has been a Reserve Champion is every class since. Her cake was selected for the State Fair during her 7th year.
Kileigh has been involved in church mission trips, varsity swimming, varsity cheerleading, varsity dance, marching band, cadet training, special education tutoring, the Burlington Fall Festival (volunteer and Queen court) and giving swimming lessons to children.
Katie Marie Blacker
The daughter of Jamie and Shauna Blacker, Katie is a 2020 graduate of Clinton Prairie High School who plans on attending Purdue University where she will enter Exploratory Studies. She hopes to earn her Bachelor’s degree in 2024 and then move on to graduate school to further her education. She hopes that her future career brings success, happiness and positivity to her life.
A 10-year 4-H member of Pride of Perry, Katie is a Junior Fair Council member, a Swine Mini 4-H Mentor, and a Swine and Basic Crafts exhibitor. She has earned the Travis Stowers award, Basic Crafts Sweepstakes, Master Showman (Swine), Grand Champion Barrow (2015), Champion Hampshire (2019) and Third Overall Barrow.
Katie has been a Zonta Club Member, Colfax Lions Club Volunteer, and a member of Learning to Lead of Clinton County. She was a Captain of the varsity girls basketball team, Student Leader and Mentor (S.L.A.M.), Key Club member, National Honors Society member, Senior Class officer, varsity football manager, and a Cadet Teacher at Clinton Prairie High School. She enjoys traveling, crafting, shopping and concerts.
Shelby Elizabeth Butler
The daughter of Blaine and Melinda Butler, Shelby is a 2019 graduate of Clinton Prairie High School who is entering her second year at Ivy Tech Community College where she majors in Respiratory Therapy. Her goals include attending Ivy Tech’s Respiratory Therapist program this Fall. After receiving her Respiratory Therapist licensing, Shelby would like to work in one of our local emergency departments.
A past 10-year 4-H member of the Madison Blue Ribbons Club, Shelby was a 4-H Council member, Jr. Leader and Madison Blue Ribbons President.
Shelby is a volunteer firefighter for Madison Township Fire Department and a State 1st Runner-Up Miss Flame. She was a recipient of the 2019 Maria Droesch Scholarship, 2019 Chancellor’s Opportunity Scholarship, CP Foundation Colfax EMS Scholarship, Clinton County 4-h Advisory Council Livestock Scholarship, First Responder American Citizenship Award, and a Hoosier FFA Degree.
Shelby’s favorite hobbies are working with her livestock, helping out around the family farm and spending time with her family. She is favorite interest is being a CNA (certified nursing assistant) and being able to work with geriatric patients and being a volunteer firefighter to serve her community.
Breawna Eileen Caldwell
The daughter of Shannon and Brenda Caldwell, Breawna is a 2019 graduate of Clinton Prairie High School who is entering her second year at Purdue University where she majors in Agronomy and Agribusiness. After graduation, Breawna plans to enter the agriculture research field and eventually own her own contract research company for production agriculture.
A past 10-year 4-H member of Pride of Perry, Breawna participated in Goats, Swine, Basic Crafts, Farm Toy Scene, and Mini 4-H Goat Mentor. She had a Reserve Grand Champion Meat Goat Wether (2016), Reserve Grand Champion Meat Goat Market Doe (2016, 19), Reserve Grand Champion Meat Goat Full Blood Doe (2019), and Sweepstakes Basic Crafts (2016).
A Colfax Lions Club Volunteer and former COACH Kids mentor, Breawna was a Lily Endowment Scholarship Finalist. At Purdue, Breawna participates in the Agronomy Club, Crops Judging Team, and CHAARG (Changing Health, Attitudes, + Actions to Recreate Girls).
Reanna Nicole Lowery
The daughter of Greg and Anita Lowery, Reanna is a 2020 graduate of Rossville High School who plans on attending Purdue University this Fall to major in Agricultural Education and minor in Animal Science. She wishes to become an agriculture teacher and FFA advisor after graduating from Purdue because of the impact her FFA advisor had on her time in the organization. She also has the goal of operating a small beef cattle production and a Boer goat operation, as well as providing livestock animals to 4-H members, just as others have done for her in her time in 4-H.
A 10-year 4-H member of the Owen Blue Ribbon Winners, Reanna completed Genealogy, Aerospace, Foods, Food Preservatives, Microwave Cooking, Goats, Home Environment, Verbal Communications, Forestry, Wearable Arts, Cake Decorating, Garden, Sports, and Lego Models. She earned High Team (2017) and High Individual (2017, 19) in the State 4-H Forestry Contest, 15th as a team in the 2018 National 4-H Forestry Contest, Grand Champion Genealogy (2012-2019), Grand Champion Aerospace (2016, 17), Grand Champion Microwave Cooking (2017), Clinton County Grand Champion Food Preservations (2018), Clinton County Grand Champion Home Environment (2019), and Clinton County Grand Champion Verbal Communications (2019).
Reanna is a 4-year FFA member, holding positions of Chapter Reporter, Chapter Student Advisor, District V Treasurer, State Band Vice President, State Band President, and Indiana FFA Executive Committee member. She was a 2020 Clinton County Distinguished Young Woman, 2020 Top Ten Distinguished Young Woman in the State program, Rising Star of Indiana for the Class of 2020, College Board AP Scholar, 2019 Volleyball Academic All-State, National Junior Horticulture Association, National Winner in Use Demonstration, and an Indiana FFA essay contest winner. Reanna was also a varsity member of Rossville’s volleyball and cheerleading teams.
Hannah Lavonne McFauls
The daughter of Darin and Myra McFauls, Hannah is a 2017 graduate of Clinton Central High School who is entering her senior year at Purdue University where she majors in Agriculture Education. After graduating from Purdue, Hannah plans on teaching agriculture and becoming an FFA advisor. Her goals also include raising and selling show stick with her brother and sister-in-law. Hannah wishes to continue working with young 4-H members, helping them with their showmanship skills and raising quality stock. She says that 4-H helped mold her into the person she is today, and she would like to play a more active role in the organization as a 4-H Leader.
A past 10-year 4-H member of Forest Clever Clovers, Hannah has participated in Swine, Beef, Sheep, Foods, Sewing, Woodworking, Gift Wrapping, Jr. Leaders, and the Mini 4-H Mentor Program. She is a current 4-H Volunteer. She has been a recipient of the Farm Bureau Tenure Award, Livestock Scholarship, Supreme Showmanship contestant, Master Swine Showmanship, Senior Swine Showmanship, Intermediate Beef Showmanship, and she has earned multiple Sweepstakes awards.
Hannah has been an FFA Mentor, Peer Tutor, Leaning to Lead member, Wheeler Mission volunteer, and a Clinton Central FFA/FCCLA Coat and Food Drive volunteer. She has been active with Hammer Down Hunger, Purdue Block & Bridle, Indiana Association of Agricultural Educators, as an IAAW mentor, and also as a Food Finders volunteer. She was a recipient of a Clinton county Foundation Scholarship, a Purdue Block & Bridle Top Member, a Shine 99 Outstanding FFA member, and a member of the National Honor Society.
Hannah enjoys flower arranging and gardening, as well as propagating plants. She has a passion for agriculture and informing others of its importance in today’s world. She also enjoys raining and working with livestock. You can find Hannah cheering on Purdue Men’s Basketball in the Paint Crew section. She also enjoys outdoor activities such as fishing and hiking.
The daughter of Kevin and Cathy Price, Emma is a 2020 graduate of Clinton Prairie High School who plans on attending Purdue University this Fall to start in Exploratory Studies. Her goals include discovering her strengths and weaknesses in order to make a well-educated decision on what major she will end up with. Currently, she is favoring either the medical or business fields.
A 10-year 4-H member of Jackson Willing Workers, Emma has earned a Foods Grand Champion, Reserve Champion and Sweepstakes.
Emma has been a COACH Kids mentor, a member of Learning to Lead, Jr. Leaders, a participant in Clinton Prairie Motorsports, and a volunteer for church community dinners. Her accomplishments include being an American Legion Auxiliary Hoosier Girls State Delegate, a recipient of the Clinton County Chamber of Commerce Career and Technical Education Award, being a member of the Jr. Leaders Smoke Free Committee, and a recipient of the COACH Kids Scholarship.
Emma competed in golf and track, and was a boys basketball manager. She was a member of Student Leaders and Mentors, Student Council, Key Club, Science Club, National Honor Society, FFA, Z-Club, Prom Committee, Drama Club and Fierce Females Committee.
Sophia Grace Rominger
The daughter of Michael and Courtney Rominger, Sophia is a 2020 graduate of Clinton Prairie High School who plans on attending Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee to major in Music Business. Her goals include graduating with a degree in Music Business and opening her own coffee house where singers and musicians can come and share their God-given talents with others in a warm and welcoming environment.
A 10-year 4-H member of the Jackson Willing Workers Club, Sophia has participated in Jr. Leaders, Foods, Fashion Revue, Crafts, Legos, Wearable Arts, and Performing Arts. In 4-H competition, she received champion for her solo act in Performing arts Senior Vocalist competition and went on to perform at the State level. While at Clinton Prairie, Sophia participated in Student Leaders and Mentors, performed in the school Revue and played softball. She earned the Governor’s Work Ethic Certificate this year.
A member of New Hope Church, Sophia enjoys singing and performing for churches, ladies’ groups, festivals and funerals when requested. She likes to play on the guitar, fish, cook, playing with her dogs, and spend time with her friends and family. Sophia’s favorite pastime, however, is to do random acts of kindness for others. Whether it be making a meal and delivering it, surprising friends and neighbors with pumpkins in the fall and May Day flowers in the spring, or giving someone a message of encouragement, it brings Sophia great joy to make others smile.
The daughter of Brian and Marcia Tolley, Melody is a 2020 graduate of Clinton Prairie High School who plans on attending Indiana Wesleyan University in the Fall to major in Nursing. Her goals include working in an emergency ward after college to gain experience before joining Doctors Without Borders.
A 10-year 4-H member of Washington Township ‘Lil’ Jeff Hustlers, Melody has participated in Sewing, Sheep, Wearable Arts, Performing Arts, Consumer Clothing, Foods, and Shooting Sports. Her 4-H accomplishments include 5th Overall Ram, First Place Commercial Ram Lamb, Reserve Champion Commercial Ram, Champion Yearling Ewe, Sewing Construction Champion, Champion and Sweepstakes Sewing Fashion Revue, Reserve Champion Construction, State Fair Fashion Revue Honor Group, Champion Sewing Fashion Revue, State Fashion Review Honor Group, and Sewing Construction and Fashion Revue. She was a Consumer Clothing Champion and earned Blue at State Fair from 2012-14.
Melody was a standout runner for Clinton Prairie’s cross country and track and field teams throughout high school. She was a county champion in 2019, competed in the semi-state three times as an individual, and was all-conference in each of her four years.
Melody won the Talent section and was 1st Runner Up on the Distinguished Young Woman contest in Clinton County last December. She plays the piano and was able to participate in the Solo & Ensemble contest during her junior year. She made it to the State contest where she received a Silver rating.
Addy Kay Weaver
The daughter of Randy and Lisa Weaver, Addy is entering her senior year at Clinton Central High School and plans to major in Nursing at Indiana University Kokomo after graduation. Her goals include pursuing a career in nursing and eventually specializing in labor and delivery, pediatrics or trauma. She says she has a passion for helping and caring for those in need.
A 9-year 4-H member of the Sugar Creek Crickets, Addy has participated in Jr. Leaders, Sewing, Dogs, Dog Poster, and Fashion Revue. She has had projects advance to the state level each year she has been in 4-H. In 2019, she received either Reserve or Grand Champion on every project and earned two Sweepstakes. Addy also achieved her goal of receiving the Silver Platter award for Overall Senior Champion 4-H Fashion Revue.
Through FFA, Addy has volunteered at Wheeler’s Mission and sand at local nursing homes during the Christmas season. She plays volleyball trough school and club, competes in track and field and manages the varsity boys basketball team. She also likes to babysit, sing, practice her ukulele, go to church, play with her dogs and spend time with her friends and family.
Mallory Lyn Woods
The daughter of Eric and Tara Woods, Mallory is a 2020 graduate of Frankfort High School who plans on attending Ivy Tech Community College in Lafayette this Fall to study Nursing. Her goals include getting her RN and then working in either an ER or in the pediatric field. She would also like to double-major to get her veterinarian license for large animals.
A 10-year 4-H member of Horse and Pony, Mallory earned Grand Champion Pony (2012) and Master Showman (2016, 17). She was the Vice President of Horse and Pony for two years and was also a Mini 4-H Mentor.
Mallory is a former Competition and Sideline Varsity Cheerleader, track athlete, and Cross-Fit athlete. She enjoys eventing with her off-track thoroughbred, training horses, camping with her family, boating and fishing, and riding ATVs with her dad.