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Fair Contestant -- Megan Renee Roach

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Megan Renee Roach is an 18-year-old of Roachdale. She is the daughter of Mark and Janice and the sister of Mandi, 20, Mark, 19, Mikayla, 17 Michelle, 16 and Michael, 13.

She is the recent graduate of North Putnam High School, where she participated in FCA, Teen Court and the Spring Spectacle of Shakespeare at DePauw University. She was also a member of 4-H.

Roach plans to attend the University of Southern Indiana in the fall to study political science. After obtaining her bachelor's degree she plans on going to law school. She hopes to open her law practice and be an attorney for abused and neglected children. Somewhere along the way, she would like to also start a family.

She deiced to enter the contest because she wanted to show people that you do not have to be "Miss Popular" to impact your community. She wanted to serve her community and being the Putnam County Fair Queen is a great place to start.

Roach describes herself as honest, mature, confident, competitive, compassionate, intelligent, ambitious and trustworthy.

Her hobbies include knitting, reading, scrapbooking, writing, doing research, debating, swimming and hiking.

The best advice she would give a younger person is to never do something just because everyone else is doing it. The truth is doing something just because it seems "cool" will most likely make you regret that decision later in life. So do what is right and live without regrets.

The event that has had the greatest impact in her life is, a few years ago a good friend of Roach's who was little different expressed to her how much he wished people would stop picking on him.

She decided that just because a person looks different or acts different doesn't mean they should be condemned.

At school she realized that a lot of kids did not share her opinion. She didn't understand how kids could be so heartless. She then found out that her life's purpose was to stand up and be the voice of those who are not heard.

Roach most admires her parents because a long time ago they made the decision to raise her siblings and her in a Christ-centered home. Without her Christian faith and supportive family, she would never be the person she is today.