2018 Fair Queen Contestants

Friday, July 13, 2018

Ten young ladies stand ready to accept the Putnam County Fair Queen crown from 2017 winner Hannah Cunningham.

The queen contest is set for 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 14 at the Fairgrounds Community Building.Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 or free for kids six years old and younger.

Angelina Becker

Angelina Rose Becker of Cloverdale is the 18-year-old daughter of Steve and Treasa Becker.

The recent South Putnam graduate has one brother, 14-year-old Garrett.

She is sponsored by Blue Bird Salon (Rachel Siddons and Cindy Menges).

Angelina is employed at Wabash Valley Goodwill in Greencastle. She is a 10-year 4-H member, with six years in the Horse and Pony Club, two years in the Archery Club and three years in the Snappers.

Her activities include ninth-grade honors banquet, senior year girls’ swim team captain, A-B honor roll, student of the month twice, cross country, dance, swimming, track and rodeo.

Her hobbies include thrifting, horseback riding and rodeo, cross country and track running, swimming, travel, photography and photo editing and makeup.

Angelina plans to attend Indiana School of Phlebotomy to acquire her CPT degree “and go on to work in phlebotomy for the greater good of others.”

Cori Shillings

Cori LeAnn Shillings of Greencastle is the 19-year-old daughter of Ronnie Shillings and Leticia Roberts.

The 2017 Greencastle High School graduate and current Ivy Tech nursing major has five siblings, Ronald, 22, Amy Jo, 18, Glen, 12, Dalelynn, 7 and Shelby, 4.

Her sponsor is Autumn Glen Assisted Living facility, where she is also employed.

Cori is a former five-year 4-H participant, in which she was a three-year member of “That One Club.” She participated in photography for five years, scrapbooking for 3 years, goats for two years and tractor maintenance and woodworking for one year each.

She enjoys playing softball with her friends in the Putnam County Girls Slow Pitch Softball League.

Additionally, on the first Friday in December for the last 39 years, her family has put on what they call the “Learning Center Dinner.” This community event involves serving dinner to and providing entertainment to Putnam County Comprehensive Services community.

Cori’s special interests involve movies and books.

“I absolutely love to watch action and romance films, but when it comes to reading it is always romance books,” she said.

Cori plans to finish college with her registered nursing license and start a career at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

“Once I have experience and time under my belt, my dream job would be to work with pediatric patients at Riley Hospital for Children,” Shillings said. “I have always had a love for children and babies, so making a career out of helping the ones in need is something I am very passionate about.’

phlebotomy for the greater good of others.”

Emma Holsapple

Emma Jane Holsapple of Roachdale is the 18-year-old daughter of Brien and Nancy Holsapple.

The 2018 North Putnam graduate has one sibling, 21-year-old Emmett.

Her sponsor is Stephenson Excavating.

Emma works as a lifeguard at Turkey Run State Park.

Currently participating in her 10th year of 4-H, Emma is a member of the Crafty Cougars 4-H Club. She has participating in scrapbooking (five years), floriculture (three years), goats (two years), wildlife (six years), cake decorating (four years), foods (10 years), food preservation (10 years), Junior Leaders (three years) and Junior Leader camp counselor (two years).

Her activities at North Putnam included National Honor Society, Key Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, FFA, Unified Track, Student Athlete Leadership Team, cheerleading and dance.

In the community, she is a member of Cycle, a student-led group at Putnam County Family Support Services. The mission of Cycle is to spread awareness of sexual and violent abuse throughout the community and local schools. She is also involved in Five Star Athletics, all-star cheerleading and dance and volunteering for the Special Olympics at Indiana State University in the summer.

Emma attends Roachdale Christian Church with her family, and participated in a mission trip to Nashville, Tenn., in 2015.

In her spare time, Emma enjoys fishing with her father, baking, cooking, tumbling, watching “The Walking Dead,” painting her nails and spending time with her friends.

She plans to attend Indiana State this fall to pursue a degree in speech pathology, with hopes of earning a master’s degree in the spring of 2024.

“My hope is to work in the local community schools, hospitals and/or nursing homes,” Holsapple said.

phlebotomy for the greater good of others.”

Nikki Robertson

Erin Nicole “Nikki” Robertson of Cloverdale is the 18-year-old daughter of Joe and Marnie Robertson.

The South Putnam graduate has four siblings, Brice, 27, Dori, 23, Trace, 20, and Brooke, 15.

Nikki is sponsored by York Automotive.

She describes herself as self-employed.

The 10-year 4-H participant is the Putnam Pride Club president and has participated in dairy (10 years), horse and pony (five years), sheep (four years), goats (one year) and veterinary science (eight years).

Other activities have include FFA, IEA, IBRA, IHJA, camp counselor, Christ Fest volunteer, National Champion Horsemanship Sportsmanship Award and a state-winning aerospace project.

Her hobbies include knitting, sewing, crochet, hiking and painting.

Nikki plans to attend Kansas State University and pursue a degree in ag education.

“I hope to move back to Indiana and eventually get married and start a family,” she said.

phlebotomy for the greater good of others.”

Jessica Hays

Jessica Susanne Hays of Bainbridge is the 19-year-old daughter of John and Jenny Hays.

The 2017 North Putnam graduate and current elementary education major at Ivy Tech has two siblings, Jordan, 23, and Jared, 21.

She is sponsored by Neier Inc.

Jessica is currently employed at New Pathways Preschool.

The 10-year 4-H’er was a member of the Horse and Pony Club for 10 years and the PC Kids Goat Club for eight years. She also showed swine for three years and dogs for four years. Other projects included shooting sports (five years), cake decorating (three years), foods (nine years) and photography (six years). Jessica also spent two years on the horse judging team.

Jessica was a six-year member of FFA and also served as the reporter of the North Putnam National Honor Society. She also competed on the English and social studies Academic Super Bowl teams.

At Ivy Tech, she is the treasurer of the Student Government Association and the Ivy-Student Education Association.

Her biggest hobby is working with horses.

“I enjoy riding and showing horses as well as giving lessons to children,” she said. “I also have a great love for working with children.”

Jessica plans to graduate from Ivy Tech in the spring of 2019.

“I will then transfer to a four-year school where I will finish my bachelor’s degree in elementary education and also earn my teaching license,” Hays said. “I then plan to begin teaching in an elementary school or preschool.”

phlebotomy for the greater good of others.”

Katie Haynes

Katlyn Nicole Haynes of Greencastle is the 20-year-old daughter of Jeannie Coy and Richard Haynes.

The Greencastle High School graduate and Ivy Tech nursing major has three siblings, David Britton, 28, Megan Osborne, 22, and Samantha Palmer, 21.

She is sponsored by Pershing & Co.

Katie is currently employed at Autumn Glen Capital Senior Living.

A former eight-year 4-H participant, Katie was part of the goat barn for eight years, chickens for one year, sheep for one year and horse and pony for one years. She also did three years of scrapbooking and four years of dog posters.

Katie participated in track from her sixth-grade through senior year, as well as cross country for all but one of those years. During her cross country and track seasons, the teams won both the county and conference titles consecutively. She also earned her letterman’s jacket for these activities.

She was also a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes for two years, her church youth group for seven years and the county slow pitch softball league for eight years.

“During one of my college classes, I got an award for being most likely to be interested by learning something new in class,” Katie said. “I love learning new things. They catch my attention easily.”

Her hobbies include going out and exercising, as well as doing things for her community and others. Additional hobbies include listening to music, fishing since she was a little girl and being crafty and keeping herself busy.

“I Like to be goofy and to always have a fun time,” she said. “I’m always smiling.”

Katie also describes herself as a creative person who goes beyond what is expected.

Her future plans include becoming a registered nurse and working at Riley Hospital or Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

“I also hope to have a family of my own with two kids but I will take what God gives me,” Haynes said. “I want to end up living in Georgia or Alabama when I get settled down.”

phlebotomy for the greater good of others.”

Kenzie Taylor

Mackenzie Leeanne Taylor is the 20-year-old daughter of Deewayne Taylor.

The North Putnam Graduate and current student at Ivy Tech and Purdue has one brothers, 22-year-old Zachary.

She is sponsored by West Central Veterinary Services.

Kenzie currently works at both West Central and JR Bowling LLC.

A former 4-H member, Kenzie participated in beef cattle for six years.

She is a Certified Bovine Insemination Technician and participated in FFA for two years at North Putnam. She is also a member of DePauw Cat Allies, an organization that feeds feral cats.

Kenzie owns her own craft/vinyl decal business called The Design Barn. She also lists cattle farming as a hobby.

Her special interests include large animal reproduction and genetics as well as cattle farming.

She describes herself as detail-oriented.

Kenzie’s future plans include graduating from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine as a license Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She then wants to be a local veterinarian with a large animal focus, specializing in reproduction and genetics.

She then wants to “continue to grow my business over the next few years, remain a part of the cattle industry by continuing to raise and maintain my cow herd so that I can help educate young children in the industry and in the community.”

phlebotomy for the greater good of others.”

Raegan Bowling

Raegan Grace Bowling is the 19-year-ol daughter of Jim Bowling and Michele Long.

The North Putnam gradate and St. Elizabeth School of Nursing student has three siblings, Baylee, 21, Christian, 18, and Macy, 5.

She is sponsored by HBG Insurance and Bonds.

She is the owner of Southern Grace Boutique and an employee at JR Bowling LLC.

The 10-year 4-H member participated in swine (10 years), beef (six years), cakes (two years) and photography (two years).

Raegan’s other activities and accomplishments included student council for four years, including a term as president, FCA for four years, SADD for four years (co-president), volleyball for four years (varsity captain and numerous school records), PIE Coalition for one years, BITS for one year, Indiana Berkshire Queen and volunteer volleyball coach.

Her hobbies and interests include entrepreneurship, photography, national livestock shows, volleyball, volunteering, self-management and academics.

Her future plans include continuing her education through St. Elizabeth School of Nursing to obtain her Bachelor of Science in nursing.

“Upon completion, I plan to go on an specialize through graduate school and obtain my CRNA,” Bowling said. “I also plan to continue the growth of my small business, as well as continue my community involvement and volunteership.”

phlebotomy for the greater good of others.”

Skylar Clifford

Skylar Joan Michelle Clifford of Roachdale is the 19-year-old daughter of Daryn and Meredith Clifford and Jennifer and Joe Gibbs.

The North Putnam graduate and Ivy Tech/Purdue University student has three siblings, Lucius Alexander, 16, Colton Clifford, 15, and Maelyn Gibbs, 11.

She is sponsored by Namaste Lofts LLC.

Skylar is currently employed at the Putnam Inn.

As a 10-year 4-H member, Skylar participated in beef, swine, rabbits, goats, ATV safety, photography, scrapbooking and Junior Leaders.

Other activities and accomplishments included national and technical honors diploma, Ivy Tech ASAP graduate, Alaska mission trip, Arizona mission trip and children’s ministry.

Her hobbies include showing cattle with her family, helping her sister with her swine project, playing with her pets and enjoying the outdoors. She was also a member of Key Club in high school, participating in food drives and “A Night Without a Home” fundraiser.

“I have natural leadership abilities and communication skills, where I enjoy public speaking,” Skylar said.

She plans to graduate from Purdue in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness with a concentration in animal sciences.

“Upon graduation, I would like to have a career in either selling feed, commercial seed or working with a beef cattle operation,” Clifford said. “Once I accomplish these things, I would like to build my own home and start a family.”

phlebotomy for the greater good of others.”

Trystan Lyons

Trystan Taylor Lyons of Bainbridge is the 18-year-old daughter of Shannon Spurling.

The recent North Putnam graduate has three siblings, Payton Lyons, 16, Casey Lyons, 25, and Michaela Lyons, 20.

She is sponsored by Cornfield Mafia band.

Trystan is completing her 10th year of participation in the 4-H Horse and Pony Club. She was also a member of the Goat Club for her first two years.

Her activities and accomplishments include graduating with academic honors and technical honors at North Putnam.

“I got my CNA license last year at Area 30 and I’m currently working at The Waters of Greencastle,” Trystan said.

She has also been a member of International Barrel Racers Association for four years. With IBRA, she won her championship saddle for the second straight season last year. She has also been top 10 in the state of Indiana in IBRA for two years.

“I love barrel racing,” Trystan said. “I plan to do it after college.”

Hobbies include being outdoors, messing with her dogs and riding her horse. At the fair or horse shows, she can often be found with her nose in a book.

In the fall, Trystan plans to begin her education at the University of Southern Indiana, majoring in nursing with a minor in pediatric oncology.

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