2014 Youth Fair queen contestants

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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Caitlin Pruett

Caitlin Pruett, 17, of Slidell is the daughter of Steve and Cindy Pruett. She represents Slidell/Greenwood 4-H.

She is the District 3 4-H Council public relations chairman and County 4-H Council parliamentarian. She also served as County 4-H Council president and the Slidell/Greenwood 4-H Club president in 2012-2013.

Caitlin’s 4-H honors include second place in state record book, third place educational presentation at 4-H State Roundup and third place state food challenge team in 2013. In 2012, she was a Gold Star winner and won third place state food challenge team.

Her hobbies include watching movies, hanging out with friends and playing basketball. Her basketball honors include being named to the 2012-2013 TABC All-Region basketball team, second team All District and second team All Wise County. She was also the 2011-2012 District Newcomer of the Year.

Caitlin has also earned awards in track, including third place in the 800 meter run at regionals and a 4×4 relay regional qualifier in 2013 and an 800 meter run regional qualifier in 2012. She has also earned honors in other areas such as being named to the 2013 Region All-Star Cast and regional qualifier in One-Act Play, a state qualifier in literary criticism in 2012 and a regional qualifier in number sense in 2012 and 2013.

Her interests include playing basketball, which she describes as her passion, and she also enjoys running track, competing in UIL, One-Act Play, and other extracurricular activities. Her favorite subject is math.

In addition to 4-H, Caitlin is also a member of the Beta Club, student council and FCCLA. Her church activities include the Impact leadership team, Impact Praise Band, children’s church teacher and vacation Bible school teacher.

Her favorite friend is Marisol Millan.


Danae Brooke Meadows

Danae Brooke Meadows, 12, of Paradise is the daughter of Todd and Robin Meadows. She represents Paradise 4-H.

Danae has served as historian, treasurer and secretary of her 4-H club over the past three years. She won top junior goat feeder in her FFA chapter and has placed first and made the sale at the Wise County Youth Fair with her goats and pigs.

Other honors include placing first in the sixth grade talent show and being an all “A” student.

Danae is a member of the Texas Junior Livestock Association and the Paradise Jr. FFA. She is actively involved in activities at Cottondale Church of Christ where she helps with her Sunday school class.

Her hobbies include dancing, singing, art and hanging out with friends. She is also involved in basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, cheer, showing and judging livestock and UIL poetry reading. Her favorite sports are volleyball, basketball and cheer, and her favorite subjects are ELA and math.

Danae said she felt community service was very important. She helps with the Salvation Army bell-ringing at Christmas and participates in Shoebox Christmas. She has also collected books and games for children’s hospitals.


Amber Orr

Amber Orr, 17, of Alvord is the daughter of Melanie and Brian Orr. She represents Alvord 4-H.

She has served as Alvord 4-H vice president and FCCLA historian. Orr has also been a member of FFA and student council.

Her favorite hobbies include showing and spending time at the barn working with her heifer. She also enjoys photography and hanging out with friends.

Orr’s favorite sport is softball, while her favorite subject is math.

She has maintained a 4.0 grade-point average throughout high school, and she is a mentor for Alvord Elementary School.

Orr is a member of First Baptist Church of Alvord, where she is involved in the VBS worship team and FASM Youth Group and Core Crew.


Emily Egle

Emily Egle, 14, of Decatur is the daughter of Roger and Rene’ Egle. She is representing Chico 4-H.

Emily has held the offices of reporter and treasurer for Chico 4-H.

In addition to 4-H, Emily is also a member of TNT Volleyball and PCA Cheer Academy.

She lists her favorite hobbies as reading, exercising and cooking, and her interests include volleyball, cheerleading and showing goats. Emily also participates in monthly community service projects throughout Wise County.

Among the honors she has received are membership in the National Junior Honor Society, making the “A” honor roll and receiving awards in her favorite subjects – math and science.

Emily has been a member of the cheer squad for three years and the volleyball team for four years.

Her favorite friend is Nana.


Fallon Alexis Sachse

Fallon Alexis Sachse, 14, of Decatur is the daughter of Steve and Laurie Washburn. She represents Decatur 4-H.

She serves as the second vice president of her club, is a council delegate for the 4-H Clothing and Textiles Club and secretary for the County Council. She also serves on the Wise County 4-H FCS Taskforce and helps plan county-wide FCS activities.

Fallon participates in a number of 4-H projects including food challenge, food show, consumer decision making, photography, fashion show, fashion storyboards, educational presentations and numerous community service projects.

Fashion, she says, is her passion, and she admits to having a “sixth sense” for spotting the latest fashion trends before they happen. She enjoys innovation, originality, problem-solving and working with others who have the same passion.

Her favorite hobbies include designing, sewing, making jewelry and shopping.

Fallon is a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur.


Angelina Newbold

Angelina Newbold, 10, of Alvord is the daughter of Wes and Nancy Newbold. She represents Bridgeport 4-H.

Angelina is treasurer for the Bridgeport 4-H Club. She is the recreation officer for 4-H Clothing and Textiles projects, and she also participates in photography and horse projects. She said she has enjoyed the various community service projects and the responsibility of holding offices in the Bridgeport 4-H Club.

She won grand champion in the junior construction casual division and first place in miscellaneous personal accessories at the 2013 Wise County Youth Fair. At the Wise County 4-H Fashion Show, she won first place in the junior modeling award. She also won county and district cotton awards. Angelina won first place with her 4-H record book at county and second place at district.

Her hobbies include horseback riding (both English and western), swimming and making jewelry. She enjoys reading and playing the guitar and piano and singing with her twin sister. The sisters won first place in a music/talent competition.

She has been active in her church her entire life and continues to be involved in choir and other church performances, feeding the homeless and participating in Operation Christmas Child. She especially enjoys opportunities to live out her faith by helping younger children.

Angelina’s favorite sport is soccer, and she has enjoyed playing with both the Decatur and North Fort Worth Alliance soccer associations. Her favorite subjects are math, logic and spelling.

She lists her favorite friends as her sister, Brianna McKeever, Lisa and Julie Morgan and Morgan, Jerod and Joshua Flynt.


Saffron Sunshine Smith

Saffron Sunshine Smith, 19, of Boyd is the daughter of Courtland and Scarlet Sears. She represents Boyd 4-H, which she has served as rec leader, reporter, treasurer and County Council delegate.

She was greenhand sentinel, chapter historian, chapter reporter and acting treasurer for Boyd FFA, and served as chaplain for FFA District 3. This past year, Saffron attended the National FFA Convention.

She was float coordinator and County Council delegate for the Wise County Horse Club.

Saffron is also a member of the student council and FFA nursery landscape judging team, which has made it to the state competition every year she’s been a member.

She’s on the “A/B” honor roll and has been named to the All-District academic team and honorable mention for varsity volleyball. She has won the FFA Herdsmanship award, the FFA’s Lone Star degree and grand and reserve champion with show cattle and crafts. Her school activities include track, volleyball, basketball and serving as varsity mascot her junior year.

Saffron’s hobbies include showing heifers, riding horses, crafts, scrapbooking and playing sports. Her interests include showing horses, cows and colored angora goats; spending time with friends; working on her truck (a 1970 Ford F-100) and traveling. During her high school career, she has been active in showing her Beefmasters.

She plans to attend the University of Hawaii’s Hilo campus to pursue a degree in environmental studies with a minor in agriculture and a certification in forestry management.

Saffron works for a local petting zoo and runs her own pet-sitting business. She enjoys teaching others about animals. She also keeps busy working on her family’s ranch.

She lists her favorite sport as volleyball, and her favorite subject is English.

Saffron is a member of the Rock Island Family Church.


Payton Tucker

Payton Tucker, the 18-year-old daughter of Damon and Sharron Tucker, represents the Bridgeport FFA.

Payton, who was chosen Miss BHS, is a class representative and has been a top-five finalist in the homecoming court for four years.

She was second team All-District in volleyball and was the top defensive player on both the freshman and JV volleyball teams. She has also been a state qualifier in youth fair photography for two years.

Payton lists volleyball as her favorite sport and photography and visiting aquariums as her interests. Leah and Taylor are her favorite friends.

She likes listening to music, hanging out with her friends and shopping.


Lauren Hart

Lauren Hart, 17, of Bridgeport, the daughter of Pete and Tobie Hart, represents Alvord FCCLA.

Lauren is student council treasurer at Alvord High School, and is involved in FCA, basketball, track, cheer and cross country – in addition to FCCLA.

She was on the all-academic basketball team the last three years. She went to state in cross country and regionals in basketball and track. She received second team All-District her freshman year in basketball and also received first team All-District her sophomore and junior years. She was also nominated homecoming queen.

Lauren’s hobbies include playing her favorite sport – basketball – as well as going to the lake with friends and spending time with her family.

Her favorite subject is English, and her favorite friend is her sister, Audra.

She is also an active member of Victory Family Church.


Bailey Sides

Bailey Sides, 18, of Runaway Bay is the daughter Leigh Ann and Michael Sides. She is representing Paradise FFA.

She currently serves as the FFA vice president and held the treasurer and historian positions her junior and sophomore years. She has also been a Beta Club member and cheerleader for three years. Bailey was junior class secretary and was class treasurer her sophomore and freshman years.

Her interests include agriculture, education and mission work. She lists Billie Rae Ward and Cody Carmichael as her favorite friends, English as her favorite subject and volleyball and baseball as her favorite sports.

During her high school career, she has garnered several honors including: Area Senior Skill Team for three years, Area Junior Skills Team for one year, Area Nursery Landscape Team for one year. Bailey was an Academic All-District athlete for three years and ran on the varsity cross country team all four years, earning MVP and team captain three years. She’s been a member of third-place and fifth-place teams at state, as well as district and regional champions.

She was also on the varsity volleyball team for three years, earning first team All-District two years and first team All Wise County two years.

Bailey has been a varsity cheerleading All-American two years and was Newcomer of the Year in tennis. She’s played varsity tennis and been the varsity track MVP qualifying for regionals three years.

She has also made the sale with barrows at San Antonio, Houston and county shows.

Her church activities include participating with the First Baptist Church Paradise Youth Group, Club 22:6, extended service nursery volunteer and missions to the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico.

She also serves her community by helping with the mini-cheerleading camp, FFA canned food drives, volunteering at Beautiful Feet Homeless Shelter, being a concession stand volunteer, a vacation Bible school teacher, babysitting through Beat Club, participating in Sarah’s Cure Triathalon, making shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, and participating in Relay For Life.

She plans to attend Texas Tech University in the fall to pursue an English degree. She hopes to specialize in elementary education. She also hopes to one day meet a good Christian man to marry and raise a family with.


Macie Moss

Seventeen-year-old Macie Moss, the daughter of Craig and Leanna Moss, is representing the Chico FFA.

Macie, who is president of the Chico FFA Chapter, also serves as District 1 FFA historian and is president of the Chico High School class of 2015.

She had the champion American heifer in the Chico Buckle Show in 2013 and was on the champion Fort Worth Herdsmanship team. She is the reigning Chico FFA Sweetheart.

She is a member of the National Honor Society, the 2014 prom committee and the Chico FFA beef heifer show team.

Macie’s interests are public speaking and beef cattle. She plans to attend Tarleton State University and earn a degree in ag communications.

She lists her favorite hobbies as baking, showing Beefmaster cattle and shopping at thrift stores. Her favorite friends are her mom and her dog, Rudy. Cheerleading and football are her favorite sports, and English is her favorite subject.

She’s a member of the Cundiff Baptist Church.


DeeDra Phipps

Eighteen-year-old DeeDra Phipps of Boyd, the daughter of Dee Phipps, represents Boyd FCCLA.

Her hobbies include tennis, work and spending time with friends and her family. Her best friend is her twin sister, Destini Phipps.

Phipps’ favorite sport is cheerleading, and her favorite subject is cheer class.

She was homecoming princess her sophomore year.


McKenna Robertson

McKenna Robertson, 18, of Paradise is the daughter of Angela Hensley. She represents Paradise FCCLA.

McKenna enjoys camping, hanging out with friends and family and going to concerts.

Her interests include photography and traveling. Her favorite school subject is government, and her favorite sport is volleyball.


Kelcei Ferguson

Kelcei Ferguson, 19, of Boyd is the daughter of Clint and Brandi Ferguson. She is representing Boyd FFA.

Kelcei is a member of the National Honor Society and was named to the 2013-2014 volleyball academic All-State team by the Texas Girls Coaches Association. Volleyball is her favorite sport.

Her favorite hobbies include hunting, bow fishing, camping, snow skiing, volleyball, softball, spending time with friends and family, being on the water, riding horses and showing goats. Her interests include taking care of animals and taking care of family.

Kelcei’s favorite subject is anatomy.


Hope Webb

Hope Webb, 16, of Chico is the daughter of Marcia Webb. She represents Chico FCCLA.

She is a member of the student council, FCA president and a cheerleader.

Hope’s favorite hobbies include volleyball, basketball and cheering.

She is an A/B honor roll student, and her favorite subject is algebra.

Her favorite friend is Brianna Martin.

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