Stephanie Adams crowned Queen of the 2008 Switzerland County 4-H Fair


The Switzerland County 4-H Fair held its first official event last Friday night, as this year’s Queen was crowned, and Stephanie Adams of Green Valley emerged from a field of nine contestants to win the title of Miss Switzerland County.

She will now reign over this year’ fair, which is set for July 12th-19th; and will also represent Switzerland County in the Miss Indiana State Fair pageant, which will be held in August.

Stephanie Adams is the daughter of George and Connie Adams of Green Valley Road, and was sponsored in this year’s pageant by CVS Pharmacy.

She will be a sophomore this fall at Franklin College, where she is a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority; student congress; a freshman Bible study group; and is a Franklin Ambassador. She is also a member of the “Up till Dawn” committee.

She was the second runner up in the 2007 Switzerland County Fair Queen contest, and in high school she was the fourth runner up for Prom Queen; a class officer; and an Honors graduate.

Her career goal is to become an elementary school teacher and/or a youth pastor.

Stephanie Adams was also selected by her fellow contestants as Miss Congeniality.

The first runner up in the Miss Switzerland County pageant was Laci Daugherty.

She is the daughter of Rick and Debi Daugherty of Vevay. She will be a senior this fall at Switzerland County High School, and was sponsored in this year’s pageant by Dr. Chris Sieglitz.

She participates in track, where she earned the Most Improved award; and golf, where she led her team in the golf sectional for the past two years. She is a varsity cheerleader, earning the Top Cheerleader award for three years in a row at cheer camp. She is a member of the National Honor Society; FFA; Junior Historical Society, and Spring Branch Baptist Church, where she is the assistant song leader.

Following graduation she plans on attending Indiana University to study pre-optometry.

The second runner up at Friday night’s pageant was Rachel Gurley.

She was sponsored in this year’s pageant by the Schenck Mansion Bed and Breakfast, and will be a senior this fall at Switzerland County High School. She is the daughter of Jennifer Miller and near Pleasant; and James Gurley.

She is the President of the Switzerland County FFA chapter; and is vice president of her class. She is the co-president of the student council; and was the 2006 Edelweiss Teen Princess. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and the Pep Club; and is a member of Switzerland County Area Youth. She has earned inclusion in the A-B Honor Roll.

Following graduation, Rachel Gurley plans on attending Butler University to study psychology.

Other contestants in this year’s 4-H Fair Queen pageant included: Beth Abbott, Leslie Johnson, Rebecca Romans, Rachel Rodgers, Morgan Ross, and Emilee Waldron.