Andrea Brogan is 2010 Switzerland County 4-H Fair Queen

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The Switzerland County 4-H Fair had its first event last Friday night when Andrea Brogan was crowned as the 2010 Miss Switzerland County. She won the title from a field of five contestants, and will now reign over this year’s fair, which runs from July 9th-17th.

Andrea Brogan will also represent Switzerland County at the Indiana State Fair Queen contest, which will be held in Indianapolis in August.

Andrea Brogan was sponsored by the 4-H Rockers Club in this year’s pageant, and will be a senior this fall at Switzerland County High School. She is the daughter of James and Rita Brogan of Florence.

She currently serves as President of the Switzerland County FFA chapter; has been a varsity cheerleader for four years; and earned the “Most Improved” award in track. At the fair, she has earned Grand Champion honors in several categories; and was the first runner up in the 2009 Edelweiss Teen Princess pageant.

After graduation she plans on attending Ball State University and majoring in nursing and minoring in political science.

Beth Abbott was honored as the first runner up in the pageant; and was also judged by her fellow contestants as “Miss Congeniality”.

She is the daughter of Tim and Jenny Abbott of Parks Ridge, and will be a sophomore this fall at Western Kentucky University. She was sponsored in the pageant by the Clover Kids 4-H club.

She was the 2009 winner of the Duke Energy Scholarship; the 2009 4-H Foundation Scholarship winner; and was the 2009 Switzerland County High School Homecoming Queen. She was the salutatorian of her graduating class; and is a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church.

After finishing her degree in political science she plans to possibly attend law school and one day has a goal of being a member of Congress.

The second runner up in this year’s Fair Queen pageant was Chelsea Duvall.

She will be a junior this fall at Switzerland County High School, and is the daughter of Shonda and Tony Rose and Tim and Toni Young. She was sponsored in the pageant by Cathy McAlister, independent Longaberger consultant.

She was the first runner up in the 2009 Queen of Hearts pageant; is a member of the National Honor Society; and has earned many Grand Champion honors at the fair, including two for her steers and five for her heifers. She was the Star Greenhand in the Switzerland County FFA in 2009; and currently serves as the FFA secretary.

Following graduation she plans on attending Purdue University and majoring in pre-veterinary medicine with a minor in animal science. She plans on becoming a large animal veterinarian.

Other contestants in this year’s pageant included Julie Furnish and Alleisha Reynolds.