Switzerland County High School senior Emily White was crowned as the Queen of the 2013 Switzerland County 4-H Fair on Sunday afternoon. She earned the title from a field of seven contestants, and will now reign over this year’s fair festivities, which will take place July 14th-20th.
The new Queen received her crown from the 2012 Miss Switzerland County, Olivia Hewitt. Emily White will now represent Switzerland County at the Indiana State Fair Queen pageant, which will be held in August.
Queen Emily White is the daughter of Eric and Shannon White and will graduate this Sunday from Switzerland County High School. As a Class Committee Member, she will be giving the benediction at this Sunday’s graduation ceremonies.
She is 18 years old; and was sponsored in the pageant by S&O Farmers Mutual Insurance Company.
In school, Emily is a member of the varsity soccer team, where she served as captain for three years and participated in the Indiana Elite All Star game. In track she was a regional qualifier in the 3,200-meter and 1,600-meter relays for two years; and also was All Conference in the 800-meter run and the 3,200-meter relay. She also is a member of the varsity basketball team; and is a member of the National Honor Society, Pep Club, and FCA.
She will attend Ivy Tech Community College this fall to pursue a career in nursing.
The first runner up in Sunday’s pageant was Emily Evans.
Emily Evans is 17 years old and is a junior at Switzerland County High School. She was sponsored in the 4-H Queen pageant by the Pleasant Outlaws 4-H Club; and is the daughter of Michael Evans and Cristina Evans.
She has participated in the Swiss Wine Festival Princess pageant, where she has earned both first runner up and fourth runner up honors. She participates in soccer, is a varsity cheerleader, and also runs track. She is the announcer for the baseball team, and is active in Business Professionals of America and 4-H.
Following graduation she plans to pursue a career as a neonatologist.
Chelsea Duvall was honored as the second runner up in the Fair Queen pageant.
Chelsea Duvall is the daughter of Shonda and Tony Rose and Tim and Toni Young. She is 19 years old and is a student at Purdue University. She was sponsored by Jeremy Armstrong, Smith Implements.
At Purdue, is a member of the Public Relations Committee for the Sigma Alpha professional Agriculture Sorority; and represented Purdue University at the Indiana World Food Prize Youth Institute. She is a 10-year 4-H member; was the 2012 Round Robin Showmanship winner at the Switzerland County 4-H Fair; and was second runner up for Miss Switzerland County in both 2010 and 2012.
After she earns her bachelor’s degree, she plans on attending graduate school to further her education in beef nutrition and reproduction.
Selected by her fellow contestants as Miss Congeniality was Macy Barwick.
Macy Barwick is 16 years old and is the daughter of Carrie Barwick. She is a sophomore at Switzerland County High School, and was sponsored in the pageant by the Switzerland Sidewinders 4-H Club.
She was the second runner up in the Edelweiss Teen Princess pageant; was the winner of the 2012 talent show at the high school; and is a part of the Sophomore Leadership Program.
She is active in student council, Key Club, 4-H, band, and the National Honor Society.
After graduation her career ambition is to be a journalist or best-selling author.
Other contestants in this year’s Switzerland County 4-H Fair Queen pageant were: Erika Coy, Jaclyn Hart, Shyla Prince, and Korah Taylor.