Candidates vie for county fair royalty

BUCYRUS — Young people from across Crawford County have submitted their names for a chance to represent the 2020 Crawford County Fair as its royalty.

The royalty pageant is July 20 at 3 p.m.

The candidates are:

Princess Candidates:

Lynae McKibben

Lynae McKibben, 14, is the daughter of Brad and Krista McKibben. This is her sixth year in 4-H and she is currently serving as the assistant secretary in the Diary Maids and Gents 4-H Club. She will be a freshman at Colonel Crawford High School this fall. She is involved in basketball, cross country, track, pep band, marching band, and academic challenge. Lynae also spends time playing piano, singing with her family and playing card games with her three siblings and her grandparents. In Lynae’s spare time, she also enjoys making homemade cards. Lynae is showing her two hogs, Jelly and Bean, at the fair this year.

Niyah Shipman

Niyah Shipman is the 14-year-old daughter of Thad and Michelle Shipman. She attends Colonel Crawford High School and will be a freshman in the fall. Niyah is a five-year member of the Barnyard Guys and Gals 4-H Club, currently serving as the secretary for the club. Her fair projects include; goats, rabbits and poultry (both ducks and chickens). Niyah plays basketball, softball and runs track for her school while being involved in many clubs and activities. She is very fun and outgoing. She does not give up when things get hard, she finds a different path to take.

Queen Contestants:

Corin Feik

Corin Feik is the daughter of Phil and Michelle Feik. Corin is sixteen years old and is a sophomore at Colonel Crawford High School. At school she is involved in Basketball, Track, Leo Club, FFA, TI, ROX, and was class Treasurer, all while keeping her grades up and earning her second-year academic letter. She is also a nine-year member of the Liberty Leaders 4-H club where she is currently the treasurer. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her two sisters, friends, babysitting, baking, and working with her families Angus Cattle herd. Corin was honored to be crowned the 2019 Crawford County Fair Jr. Princess. She has enjoyed traveling around the state representing not just our fair, but the county she calls home. Corin would like to wish all the 2020 Crawford Country Fair participants Good Luck this year.

Hannah Feldman

Hannah Feldman is the 16-year-old daughter of Chad and Amy Gebhardt. Hannah is a ten-year member of 4-H including clover buds, she is a member of the Lykens Country Crew and a member of the Wynford FFA chapter. Through the fair she has shown hogs for eight years now, showed ducks for one, and has done many department one projects including: sewing, modeling, favorite foods and cooking. She has been selected to represent the Crawford County Fair nine times through cooking at the State Fair. Through 4-H she has attended 4-H camp five times where she has made some of her closest friends and has made memories she will never forget. Hannah has been Fair Princess, Swine Queen and Crestline Harvest Festival Queen where she traveled to many fairs and festivals and has learned so much about herself through these experiences. Outside of 4-H Hannah attends Wynford High School and will be a junior this fall. At school, Hannah is very active. She is involved in Track and is a Varsity Football and Basketball Cheerleader. She has been in the art club for two years, played basketball, been on student council, been a part of four musicals, is a member of the Wynford FFA chapter, is active in Young Life, Teen Institute and is one the Youth Board, and is also in the Interact Club.

Sydnee Corwin

Sydnee Corwin is the 17-year-old daughter of Aaron and Kill Corwin. Sydnee is representing the Diary Maids and Gents 4-H Club, where she currently serves as the President for her club. She enjoys the time she gets to spend with her livestock in preparing for the fair each year and the accomplishment she gets from completing her projects. Sydnee will be a senior at River Valley High School in the fall where she is actively involved with National Honor Society, Teen Institute, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Actively Caring for People, FFA, Volleyball, Basketball, and Softball. Sydnee is a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church where she is involved with her youth group. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and volunteering for various community service events through 4-H, FFA and church.

Jodie Jennings

Jodie Jennings is the 18-year-old daughter of Virgil and Crystal Jennings. She is representing the Mt. Zion Buckeyes 4-H Club and the Wynford FFA. Jodie recently graduated from Wynford High School and plans to attend Wilmington College in the fall where she will work towards a degree in Agricultural Communications. Her goal is to become a 4-H Extension Educator. She has a passion for all things agriculture and is running for fair queen to promote agriculture and the Crawford County Fair to the public. She is excited for this opportunity and wants to wish all other contestants’ good luck.

Sydney Harris

Sydney Harris is the daughter of Roy and Beth Harris and will be a senior at Colonel Crawford High School as well as a full-time student at OSU Marion. She has an older brother Kyle. In school, Sydney is involved in numerous activities which include National Honors Society, Project BLACK, Leo Club, Academic Challenge team, teacher’s aide, mentoring, FCCLA: and received her Academic Letter and Pins. She is a 9-year member of the Barnyard Guys and Gals 4H Club and is current the treasurer. Her 2018 treasurers book received honors at the fair. She has held many other positions such as; Health leader, Recreation leader, and Historian as well. Sydney has exhibited many projects including market lambs, meat goats, breeding goats, baking projects and showed lambs at the Ohio State Fair. In 2016 she has the honor of being the Crawford County Fair Junior Princess. Sydney’s community service projects include food pantry donations, adopt a child for Christmas, the Bucyrus Back Pack Program, and several events through her 4H involvement; peanut butter for Africa collection, homemade greeting cards for nursing home residents and nursing home bingo. In her spare time, she enjoys preforming in the Community theatre, singing, raising fair animals, and traveling. At present Sydney is the 2020 Crawford County Miss Agriculture USA. Her plans for the future include attending college to obtain a degree in economics and continue on to law school. Sydney would like to represent the Crawford Country Fair with the goal to create as many friendships and memories as she can for not only herself, but others as well.

Miya Kinn

Miya Kinn, 16, is the daughter of Lundy Kinn and Melinda Schneider. Miya will be a junior at Wynford High School in the fall. She is a member of the Mt. Zions Buckeyes 4-H Club, where she is currently serving as the secretary. Miya has been involved in 4-H for 11 years, where she is a two-year Junior Fair Board member and Camp Counselor. Through 4-H, she takes breeding and market rabbits, also various Department 1 and FCS projects. She has gone to state four times through Department 1 and FCS projects. At Wynford, Miya is involved in volleyball, bowling, band, Teen Institute, Interact Club, Science Club, and FCCLA.

King Candidates:

Weston Guinther

Weston Guinther is the 16-year-old son of Todd and Amy Guinther. He has two older siblings, Colton and Kendyl Guinther. He will be a junior at Colonel Crawford High School and will be attending Pioneer Career and Technology Center studying Precision Machining and Technologies in the fall. He is a member of the First United Church of Christ, Colonel Crawford FFA, Junior Fair Board, Young Life, FCCLA, Football, Track and the North Robinson Clay Target League. He is a nine-year member of the Dairy Maids and Gents 4-H Club where he has served as the health and safety leader. He also was involved in his club’s clover bud program for three year prior. He has shown Market and Breeding Sheep, Market Hogs, Turkeys, Market and Breeding Rabbits at both county and the Ohio State Fair through 4-H. He is currently serving as the 2019 Rabbit Royalty, traveling the state promoting and inviting many to attend our county fair. He looks forward to the opportunity of running for the 2020 Crawford County Junior Fair King. Weston would like to encourage everyone to take time to visit the 163rd Crawford County Fair. He would like all the attendees to have an enjoyable experience while following safety guidelines. Weston encourages all visitors to enjoy the fair while being sure to visit not only the barns and livestock but also the various buildings displaying department one and miscellaneous projects.

Blaine Bishop

Hello, my name is Blaine Bishop and I would like to welcome you to the 2020 Crawford County Fair! I am a senior at Colonel Crawford High School, where I am involved in National Honor Society, Academic Challenge, debate club, choir, show choir, and the school musicals. On Friday nights, I film football and basketball games for the Eagles. Outside of school, I am on the Junior Fair Board and a member of the Barnyard Guys and Gals 4-H Club. I have taken many different projects to the fair, but I am currently focusing on rabbits. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family. This summer, I have been spending more time dedicated to community service. Other interests of mine include automobiles, technology, and psychology. Again, I would like to invite you to come and spend the day at our wonderful fair.

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