Five vie for title of SWF Prince


The Swiss Wine Festival Prince and Princess Scholarship Program takes place this Sunday evening, August 7th, at 6:30 p.m.; and this year there are five young men vying for the title of Wine Festival Prince.

This year’s Prince will reign over the festival, which is set for August 25th-28th, along with the Princess, who will be crowned on Sunday as well.

Here’s a look at this year’s Prince candidates:

- EVAN LEE FISHER: Evan is the son of Jerry and Lisa Fisher of Vevay, and is being sponsored in the program by the Schenck Mansion Bed and Breakfast. This fall he will be a freshman at Northern Michigan College.

He earned the 20098 Culinary Award from the Southeastern Career Center; earned Advanced Microsoft Word certification; and was a stunt man on the Switzerland County High School varsity cheerleading squad his junior and senior years.

His career ambition is to be a chef; and to be “the first good chef not to use onions”.

– TIMOTHY JAMES McALISTER: Tim is being sponsored in the program by Back to Health Chiropractic, and will be a freshman this fall at Indiana University. He is the son of Terry and Jackie McAlister of Scotts Ridge.

In high school he was a member of the varsity soccer and baseball teams; was a member of the Business Professionals of America, where he earned titles at the district and state levels, and was a part of the National Leadership Academy. He was a member of student council, the History and Calculus Academic teams, and he currently works at The Links at Grand Victoria.

His career plan is to attend Indiana University and major in chemistry and a concentration in metallurgy and a minor in business. He would like to have a career as a metallurgist.

- COREY BRIAN McFARLAND: Corey is being sponsored by the Switzerland County YMCA, and is the son of Brian and Tracey McFarland of near Center Square. He will be a sophomore this fall at Wabash College.

In high school he was a member of the cross country team, earning All Conference, All Sectional, and All Regional honors; and while running at Wabash College, he was named the Freshman Most Valuable Runner; the Most Improved Runner, the team MVP, and earned a Leadership Award. He also participates on the Wabash track team.

His career ambition is to work in conservation and the preservation of our natural resources.

- CONNOR JAMES OSOWSKI: Connor will be a freshman this fall at Wright State University; and is the son of Daniel and Mary Beth Osowski. He is being sponsored in the program by Sheri’s Accounting Service.

In high school he competed in baseball, where he earned the All Conference Mental Attitude Award his senior season. He was the top student in the senior class in AP literature and AP U.S. History; and was a member of the National Honor Society. He also enjoys playing hockey.

At Wright State, Connor will pursue a career as a mechanical engineer.

– DAMON ALLEN ROBBINS: Damon is being sponsored in the program by Homestead Realty, and is the son of Mark and Charity Robbins of Pleasant Grove Road. He will be a freshman this fall at Northern Kentucky University.

While in high school he was a delegate to Hoosier Boys State; was the third runner up in the 2010 Edelweiss Prince Program, and was a member of the high school’s Business Professionals of America organization his senior year. He enjoys basketball, playing video games, and movies.

His career ambition is to make a Super Bowl commercial.