Tippin one of 10 in pageant

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Kristin Tippin says she has always dreamed of having the honor and privilege to represent the Putnam County 4-H community.

That is why she entered as one of 10 candidates vying for the 2006 title during the annual Putnam County Fair Queen pageant, set for 7 p.m. Saturday, July 15 in the Community Building at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. Admission is $2.

The daughter of Rebecca Zaring and Terry Tippin, Greencastle, and the sister of Tiffany and Josh Douglass and Melissa and Tyler Turner, the candidate is a 2006 graduate of North Putnam High School. She will be attending Ball State University in the fall to major in mathematical education.

Tippin is a 10-year 4-H member, and in high school she was active in cheerleading, C-KOM, softball, dance team and SADD. She is also a member of Olive Christian Church, 4-H Key Club, Junior Leaders and Putnam Pride Cub. She says her hobbies are scrapbooking, knitting, shopping and spending time with friends.

The best advice she offers to a younger person is to "take the path that is right for you. Follow your own yellow brick road."

She says the event that has had the greatest impact on her life was watching the people she cared about fight cancer.

"Having both family and a friend fight cancer has taught me not to take life for granted, or for being forever, because forever is only as long as today," she said.

The person she admires most is her Grandma Bonnie. "She taught me to count my blessings."

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