Sydney Pike is Miss Switzerland County, will reign over next week’s county fair

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The Switzerland County 4-H Fair kicked off last Saturday night with the annual Fair Queen pageant, and Sydney Pike of near Fairview was crowned as the 2007 winner from the field of nine contestants. She and her court will now reign over this year’s fair, which will begin at the fairground this Saturday afternoon and run through Saturday, July 7th.

Greg Curlin was the emcee of this year’s fair queen contest, taking the contestants through the different stages of the pageant.

Sydney Pike was sponsored in this year’s pageant by the Center Square Champs 4-H Club, which is her home club. She is the daughter of Billy and Tanya Pike of Shillo Road, and is a 2007 graduate of Switzerland County High School.

She was first runner up in the 2006 Fair Queen contest; is the reigning Edelweiss Princess of the Swiss Wine Festival; and was the 2006 Queen of Hearts. She is a member of the National Honor Society; was in the Top 10 in the senior class; and was a three year member of the varsity cheerleading squad, serving as co-captain her senior year. She was class secretary; editor of the yearbook; and has earned several Grand Champion honors in 4-H.

Her career ambition is to open her own business.

The first runner up in this year’s queen pageant was Emilee Waldron.

She was sponsored in this year’s pageant by Tom T’s Electric; and is the daughter of Dorie and Greg Peelman of East Enterprise and Tony Waldron of Versailles. She will be a senior this fall at Switzerland County High School.

She was the third runner up in the 2006 Fair Queen contest; and was the second runner up in the 2006 Edelweiss Princess program for the Swiss Wine Festival. She was the first runner up in this year’s Queen of Hearts pageant; and was the 11th grade girl recipient of the Ninth District Americanism and Government Award. She is a varsity cheerleader; treasurer of the FFA; and participates in cross country, softball, and track. She was treasurer of the junior class.

Following graduation her career ambition is to become a plastic and reconstructive surgeon.

Stephanie Adams was the second runner up in Saturday’s pageant.

She is the daughter of George and Connie Adams of Green Valley Road, and is a 2007 graduate of Switzerland County High School. She was sponsored in the pageant by the Clover Kids 4-H Club.

She was the fourth runner up for Prom Queen this year; was co-secretary of the senior class; earned the All Star social studies award; is secretary of the board of directors of the Hoosier Theater; and was voted as having the “Best Personality” in this year’s senior class.

Stephanie Adams will attend college this fall to pursue a career as an elementary/special education teacher.

Judged by her fellow contestants as Miss Congeniality was Rebecca Romans.

She is the daughter of Billy and Nancy Romans of Pendleton Run Road, and attends Ivy Tech Community College. He sponsor in this year’s pageant was Keli’s Critter Care.

She is a member of the 4-H Junior Leaders, where she serves as president; “Who’s Who Among American High School Students”; was the Area I representative in “Share the Fun”; is a 10-year 4-H member; and is the recipient of the Indiana Farm Bureau 4-H Tenure Award. She is a member of the BMI Music Street team; and the Presidential Prayer team.

Her career ambition is to own her own business.

Other contestants in this year’s fair queen contest were: Somer Alford, Jill Hazeldean, Kaitlynn Rayls, Rachel Rodgers, and Bridgett Washnock.