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TELL CITY – Twelve candidates are in the running for this year’s 4-H queen contest and two king candidates will vie for the male’s crown. The competition has each candidate submit an application of their 4-H and community activities, and leadership positions, as well as their interests and future plans.
The candidates will participate in a private interview and then in a public event at 6:30 p.m. July 6. A fashion revue and auction of baked goods and gift baskets will also be held. For more information, call 547-7084.
Jessica Ballman is a seven-year 4-H’er and a member of the Tell City Lepre-chauns. She has served as her club’s treasurer and secretary. She has also been a member of Junior Leaders and has served as that group’s treasurer and secretary. Ballman said her favorite project area is scrapbooking, as it gives her the opportunity to share her memories with others. Her activities besides 4-H include vacation Bible school volunteer, golf and swim teams, with four years of involvement in each. Ballman is the daughter of Paul and Sandy Ballman.
Jennifer Dinkel has participated in 4-H for nine years as a member of the Tell City Leprechauns and Shooting Sports Club. She has served in leadership positions of secretary, community service leader, song leader and recreation leader. Dinkel is completing six years as a junior leader and is the group’s president. Her favorite 4-H project has been sewing, both wearable and nonwearable, which has allowed her to make items she will use after the fair. Dink-el’s other activities include swim team, Perry County League Soccer, Student Steering Committee, National Honor Society and marching band. She is the daughter of Gary and Laurie Dinkel.
Taylor Elmer is a nine-year 4-H’er and a member of Twin Lakes 4-H Club. She has served as her club’s treasurer and news reporter. Elmer’s favorite project area is scrapbook, which she has taken for five years. She said she enjoys this because she will keep her finished projects forever and cherish the memories included. Elmer’s activities in addition to 4-H include cheerleading, cross country, gymnastics, student council, Big Brothers-Big Sisters and Key Club. She is the daughter of Glen and Carla Elmer.
Lynsay Goffinet is a nine-year 4-H member and a part of Young Americans and Blazing Saddles Club. She has served in several officer capacities in her club, including president, vice president, recreation leader and secretary. Goffinet’s favorite project is scrapbooking, she said, because it allows her to use her creativity to show the events in her life. Her activities besides 4-H include horseback riding, basketball, volleyball, National Honor Society, church youth group and Relay for Life. Goffinet is the daughter of Mark and Pam Goffinet.
Sara Hagedorn is a three-year 4-H’er and member of Blazing Saddles 4-H Club. She has served in the role of recreation officer for two years. Her favorite project is horse and pony, and she has been riding horses since she was 5 years old. Her other activities include swimming, dance team, PALS of Big Brothers-Big Sisters and show choir. Hagedorn is the daughter of Jane Williams and Larry Hagedorn.
Kendall Hauser is a nine-year 4-H member and is a part of Young Americans Club. She has completed two years with junior leaders, serving as secretary, fairgrounds committee representative and vice president. Her favorite project is scrapbooking, she said, as it allows her to use her creativity to capture and share memories. Her other activities include baking, Key Club, softball, STAND, Power of Youth, Relay for Life and Pep Club. Hauser is the daughter of Tom and Beth Hauser.
Hillary Hubert has completed eight years as a member of Young American 4-H Club. Offices she has held include song leader, recreation leader, secretary-treasurer and vice president. She has also been involved with junior leaders and served as recreation leader, fairgrounds committee representative and treasurer. Her favorite 4-H project is home environment, as it has allowed her to revive furniture with family history. Hubert’s activities besides 4-H include student council, volleyball, FFA, Power of Youth, St. Isidore Youth Group and German Club. She is the daughter of Chris and Lora Hubert.
Haley Machen is a seven-year member and a part of Shamrocks 4-H Club. She has served as recreation leader and fair booth committee captain. Her favorite project is sheep and she said she enjoys feeding, grooming and working with her animals. Machen’s other activities include Society of Creative Anachronism, Zion Baptist Church Youth Group, Master Sheep Showman and HOSA. She is the daughter of Jason and Halie Machen.
Catheryn Peter is a nine-year 4-Her and a member of St. Mark’s 4-H Club. She has served as her club’s president, vice president, secretary and recreation leader. She has also completed five years as a junior leader, serving as the 4-H council representative and secretary. Peter’s favorite project is dairy cattle, including training and showing her animals. Her activities outside of 4-H include running, Big Brothers-Big Sisters, We the Youth of Perry County, STAND and FFA. Peter is the daughter of Mike and Ginger Peter.
Bailey Powell is a seven-year 4-H member and a member of the Tell City Leprechauns. She has served as her club’s treasurer, community service coordinator, song leader and recreation leader. Her three years in junior leaders included serving as vice president and community service coordinator. Powell’s favorite project is model pirate ship, which she said requires a lot of patience and effort. Her other activities include volunteering, church youth group, Bible school helper, student council and swimming. Powell is the daughter of David and Cathy Powell.
Allison Scheer has completed 10 years as a 4-H’er and is a member of the Tell City Leprechauns. She has served as her club’s president, treasurer and secretary. Scheer has completed six years of junior leaders, including serving as recreation leader. Her favorite projects are scrapbooking and cake decorating, she said, as they allow her to express her creativity. Her activities outside of 4-H include basketball, track, soccer, student council and youth group. Scheer is the daughter of Jon and Kay Scheer.
Maggie Thomas is a 10-year 4-H’er and a member of the Leopold Gang Club. She has served as her club’s president, vice president and secretary. She completed one year of junior leaders. Thomas’ favorite 4-H project is sewing, which allows her to show her unique personality and create clothes you cannot find in a store, she said. Her activities besides 4-H include singing, National Honor Society, STAND, Big Brothers-Big Sisters and yearbook staff. Thomas is the daughter of Bob and Peggy Thomas.
Levi Hilgenhold has completed nine years of 4-H and is a member of the Blazing Saddles 4-H Club. His leadership roles included recreation leader, secretary, vice president and president. Levi has completed three years in junior leaders. His favorite projects include those that he built with his own hands, he said, as he watches the details come together to a finished project. Hilgenhold’s activities besides 4-H are student council, Boy Scouts, STAND, academic team, We the Youth and National Honor Society. Hilgenhold is the son of J.P. and Pam Hilgenhold.
Garrett Jarboe is a seven-year 4-H’er and a member of Tell City Shamrocks. He has served as his club’s president, health and safety officer and recreation leader. Jarboe has also completed one year as a junior leader. His favorite project is creative writing, which allows him to express himself and show emotions, he said. His other activities include playing piano, marching band, academic team, St. Paul Catholic Church server and vacation Bible school volunteer. Jarboe is the son of Greg and Ronica Jarboe.