Calleigh Powell is the 2018 Miss Switzerland County 4-H Fair Queen

The 2018 Switzerland County 4-H Fair gets underway this Saturday, July 7th when members check their projects in at the Exhibit Hall; but the first fanfare of the week came on Monday night when Calleigh Powell was crowned as this year’s Miss Switzerland County.

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The 2018 Switzerland County 4-H Fair gets underway this Saturday, July 7th when members check their projects in at the Exhibit Hall; but the first fanfare of the week came on Monday night when Calleigh Powell was crowned as this year’s Miss Switzerland County.

Calleigh was awarded the title from a field of five contestants, and will now reign next week along with members of her court. The fair runs from Saturday, July 7th through Saturday, July 14th. In January of 2019, she will represent Switzerland County at the Indiana State Fair Queen pageant, with the opportunity to reign over the 2019 Indiana State Fair.
Queen Calleigh is the daughter of Larry ‘Tater’ and Dawn Powell of near Allensville. She is 17 years old and will be a senior this fall at Switzerland County High School. She was sponsored in the contest by Edelweiss Floral.
Calleigh is a member of BPA, FFA, National Honor Society, Pep Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Council. She has received many awards while participating in BPA at the state and district level. This year ranking in the top 10 in Prepared Speech and Interview Skills and has held the role as District President this past year.
She has volunteered for her local food pantry, Olive Branch Church, and has offered tutoring to younger student in her school district. In high school Calleigh participates in soccer, basketball and track where she has received several awards for her athletic accomplishments.
After graduation Calleigh plans on attending Western Kentucky University to study broadcasting and journalism.
The first runner up at Monday night’s pageant was Alexandria Edwards — and she also earned the title of Miss Congeniality, as voted on by her fellow contestants.
Alex is the daughter of Michael and Marla Edwards of East Enterprise. She is 17 years old and will be a senior this fall at Switzerland County High School. She was sponsored in the contest by RS Homes.
She is active in Business Professionals of America in high school where she has served as Student Advisor and was President for the 2017-2018 school year. She is a member of the National Junior Honor Society; Fellowship of Christian Athletes; FFA; Student Council and is on the All A Honor Roll. She is a member of the Center Square Champs 4-H Club and attends Olive Branch Baptist Church where she is a member of the youth group. She has volunteered her time at the Food Pantry; Swiss Wine Festival; Lions Club Golf Scramble and the Swiss Villa Living Center.
Her career ambition is to attend college and obtain a bachelor of science degree in nursing.
This year’s second runner up was Allee Howlett.
Allee is the daughter of Aimee Ballard of Rising Sun. She is 17 years old and will a senior this fall at Rising Sun High School. She was sponsored in the contest by Vevay Media Group.
She was the first runner up in the 2016 Swiss Wine Festival Teen Princess contest, and is her 4-H club’s, the Shawnee Warriors, President and Counselor.
Allee is a member of the Olive Branch Youth Group. In high school she participates in FCA, volleyball, soccer and track. She enjoys volunteering at her local senior citizen snack and meal site, the outdoors, hunting, fishing, kayaking and taking care of animals.
After graduation Allee plans on obtaining a degree in nursing specializing in Diabetes Care.
Also participating in the Fair Queen pageant were Lisa Cunningham and Maci Hankins.

Queen and her court
Switzerland County crowned its 2018 4-H Fair Queen on Monday night, and Calleigh Powell will now reign over the upcoming festivities. Shown here are, from left: candidate Lisa Cunningham, Queen Calleigh Powell, first runner up and Miss Congeniality Alex Edwards; second runner up Allee Howlett, and candidate Maci Hankins.