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Youth Fair Queens 2019

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, February 23, 2019
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Richardson

REBECCA RICHARDSON
Decatur FCCLA
Age: 16
Parent: Melissa Richardson
Club/offices held: FCCLA Correspondence
Hobbies: Cooking, showing animals, camping, swimming, hiking and theater
Sport: Volleyball
Favorite subject: Science
Club memberships: FFA, FCCLA, Drama, National Honor Society, National Speech and Debate Association
Church activities: VBS, member of Slidell First Baptist Church
Other: Rebecca plans to become an agriculture teacher.

Medlin

LYNSEY MEDLIN
Paradise FCCLA
Age: 17
Parent: Gaylyn Medlin
Club/offices held: FCCLA president for two years; Paradise varsity cheer co-captain
Honors: Best Actress in one act play, plus honorable mention and all-star cast and 2017 Miss West of Heaven
Hobbies: Reading, drawing, golfing, being with my friends and family, acting and learning about God
Sport: Cheerleading
Favorite subject: Bible history
Club memberships: UIL Poetry, One Act Play, varsity cheer, FCCLA
Church activities: Cottondale Church of Christ youth group, attend church camp and some youth activities with Stillwater Church of Christ
Other: Lynsey plans to attend Oklahoma State University to pursue a career as an audiologist.

Stephens

EMILY STEPHENS
Wise County 4-H
Age: 18
Parents: Sonny and Missy Stephens
Club/offices held: President of the Wise County 4-H Horse Club in 2016-17 and 2017-18 and parliamentarian in 2018-19; Paradise FFA reporter in 2017-18 and vice president in 2018-19
Honors: The first Texas 4-H equine ambassador for Wise County (2017); reserve champion individual and first place team at the National Cutting Horse Association world judging contest (2018); ranked 4th in the Texas horse cup for judging points accumulated through different contests throughout the year (2018); first runner-up 4-H queen at the Wise County Youth Fair (2018); all-around performance horse at the Wise County Youth Fair (2016); reserve all-around performance horse at the Wise County Youth Fair (2017); reserve champion cutting at the Texas State 4-H Horse Show (2017)
Hobbies: Showing and training horses for stock horse and cow horse events; horse judging; helping the younger generation of our 4-H horse club pursue their passions; cooking with my mom; and shaping hats and western fashion
Sports: My favorite sport is, of course, anything equine related.
Favorite subject: English
Club memberships: Wise County 4-H Horse Club and Paradise FFA
Other: Emily plans to attend college in the fall and seek a degree in agricultural media and communications.

Nivens

AUDRA NIVENS
Alvord FCCLA
Age: 15
Parents: Clint and Melissa Nivens
Club/offices held: Student council, FCCLA, varsity cheerleader, volleyball, softball, track
Hobbies: Listening to music and watching movies, sports, traveling, helping others and serving the community
Favorite sport: volleyball
Favorite subject: math
Club memberships: FCCLA, student council
Church activities: First United Methodist Church of Alvord Youth

McKeever

BRIANNA MCKEEVER
Chico 4-H
Age: 15
Parents: Jeff and Cherie McKeever
Club/offices held: Chico 4-H secretary and second vice president
Honors: High point overall at the Texas State Dog Show, Silver Star Award, multiple high points at the Wise County Youth Fair dog show, grand and reserve champion in Wise County Youth Fair art division and A/B honor roll
Hobbies: Showing, training and grooming dogs; playing the fiddle, guitar and ukulele; singing, baking, drawing and helping better the community.
Favorite subjects: Bible and algebra
Club memberships: Chico 4-H and Wise County Dog Pack
Community service: Heart of a Champion show
Church activities: Brianna is actively involved in her church and youth group, leading worship on Wednesday nights and occasionally on Sundays. She went on a mission trip to Paraguay last summer and helps with VBS every year.

Scarborough

HANNAH SCARBOROUGH
Decatur FFA
Age: 17
Parents: Mickey Scarborough and Shauna Frazier
Club/offices held: Decatur FFA president, vice president of Area IV officer team
Honors: FFA Star Greenhand, Chapter, Star Farmer and Lonestar degrees. She was, along with her FFA wool judging team, a state qualifier in 2017 and 2018. AVID program Perseverance Award and Most Organized Award in 2016 and 2017.
Hobbies: Showing livestock, both cattle and swine, public speaking and serving her community.
Favorite subject: She LOVES anything related to science.
Club memberships: Along with the FFA, Hannah is involved in the AVID program at Decatur High School.
Church activities: Hannah has attended Grace Fellowship Church for the past 11 years. She volunteers in Sunday School and at other annual events. She’s been on several different mission trips and will be serving in Haiti this summer.
Community service: She founded Hannah’s Helping Hands, a non-profit that collects items and puts together hygiene bags for homeless individuals in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Other: She plans to attend West Texas A&M University in the fall and major in animal science.

Whisenant

JESSI WHISENANT
Bridgeport FFA
Age: 18
Parents: Lowell and Kristy Whisenant
Club/offices held: National Honor Society executive secretary, FFA secretary, student leadership president, girls tennis team captain, tennis rep to sports leadership council
Honors: A honor roll, Top 10 percent, Emerging Leader of the Year
Hobbies: Traveling, painting, photography, floriculture, skin care, makeup, spending time with my family and my cat Leo
Sport: Tennis
Favorite subject: Science
Club memberships: National Honor Society, FFA, student leadership, National Society of High School Scholars, Sports Leadership Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Other: Jessi plans to attend Tarleton State University and major in nursing.

Radke

HANNAH RADKE
Boyd FCCLA
Age: 17
Parents: Elizabeth and Jeremy Lankford
Club/offices held: FCCLA vice president of public relations
Honors: 2018 Lady Jacket Softball Honorable Mention
Hobbies: Camping, watching BHS sports, hiking, going to the beach, community service, environmental ambassadorship, health science and children’s ministry.
Sport: Softball; Hannah has played softball since she was 4 years old and has been a varsity Lady Jacket since freshman year.
Favorite subject: Environmental science
Club memberships: FCCLA, Hiking Club and Yoga Club
Church activities: Sponsor for Jr. Youth and the Children’s Department of the First Baptist Church of Boyd for church camp, work in the church nursery Sunday mornings, volunteer in Vacation Bible School in the summer choreographing and teaching dances to students to perform for their parents

Pearson

AUBREY PEARSON
Paradise FFA
Age: 18
Parents: Tony and Shelley Pearson
Club/offices held: Paradise FFA chapter reporter, treasurer, secretary and president, District One Association secretary and Area Four Association vice president
Honors: Lonestar FFA degree, Star Chapter Farmer FFA degree, Star Greenhand FFA degree, AgTexas Ag Youth of the Month
Hobbies: Showing livestock, cheering, playing tennis and hanging with my friends
Favorite subject: Anatomy
Club memberships: FFA, student council, National Honor Society
Church activities: Attend Grace Fellowship

Outlaw

KODIE OUTLAW
Alvord 4-H
Age: 12
Parents: Jay and Carrie Outlaw
Club/offices held: Alvord 4-H secretary
Honors: State archery team, grand champion in rabbits at Houston and Fort Worth Stock Show
Hobbies: Showing cows, horses and rabbits, archery
Favorite sport: Basketball
Favorite subject: History
Club memberships: 4-H, FFA, American Rabbit Breeders Association, Texas Rabbit Breeders Association, Alvord Archery, Appaloose Horse Club, Texas Hereford Association, American Hereford Association
Community service: Meals on Wheels

Ellison

JAYDEN ELLISON
Slidell FFA
Age: 16
Parents: Robert and Whitney Ellison
Club/offices held: 4-H secretary
Honors: All district first team 2017-18, regional cross country 2018-19, all tournament 2018-19, regional cross country 2017-18, state one act play team 2017-18, regional semi-finalist basketball 2017-18
Hobbies: Music, basketball, reading and hanging with my friends
Sport: Basketball
Favorite subject: English
Club memberships: 4-H, FFA, National Honor Society
Church activities: Church fundraisers and boosters

Gordon

CALLI GORDON
Chico FFA
Age: 17
Parent: Lynn Gordon
Club/offices held: Chico FFA secretary
Honors: Star Greenhand, Placement Award, State Lonestar agriscience, Star FFA degree
Hobbies: Stock shows, horse riding, dancing and rodeos
Sport: Volleyball
Favorite subject: Vet med
Club memberships: FFA
Church activities: Branded cross member, New Hope member

Rueda

SOPHIA RUEDA
Clothing and Textiles 4-H
Age: 10
Parents: Jorge H. and Loura M. Rueda
Hobbies: Piano, reading, swim, ballet and shooting
Sport: Swimming
Favorite subjects: Science, history and geography
Club memberships: Clothing and Textiles 4-H
Church activities: Children’s bags for services on Sunday

Williams

ASHLYN KAY WILLIAMS
Boyd FFA
Age: 17
Parents: Jim and Kim Welch
Club/offices held: Rodeo team president; 2015-16 freshman class vice president
Honors: Boyd FFA senior creed speaker: first place at Tarleton Invitational, first at Oil Belt District meet and 5th place at the Area IV meet; rodeo queen titles: 2011 Naples Junior Queen, 2015 Miss Tean United Professional Rodeo Association, 2016 Boyd High School Rodeo Team Queen, 2017 Miss North Texas High School Rodeo Association, 2018 Texas High School Rodeo Association Region III Queen, 2018 First Runner-up Miss Texas High School Rodeo Association Region III Queen, 2018 First Runner-up Miss Texas High School Rodeo Association and 2018 Miss Teen North Texas Fair and Rodeo
Hobbies: Spending time outdoors and in the barn; caring for and riding my horses; fishing and spending time with family and friends
Sport: Rodeo, barrel racing and roping
Favorite subject: Science
Club memberships: Boyd FFA Chapter, National Honor Society, FCCLA, Peer Assistance and Leadership (PALS), Boyd High School Rodeo Association, North Texas High School Rodeo Association, Texas High School Rodeo Association and Region III.
Church activities: Youth group, First Baptist Church of Boyd
Other: Ashlyn plans to attend West Texas A&M Univesity in the fall and major in agriculture sciences.

Gaston

KYLEE ANN GASTON
Bridgeport 4-H
Age: 8
Parents: Kendall and Jason Gaston
Honors: Top 10 individual sweepstakes winner at 2018 National Junior Limousin Show and Congress
Hobbies: Performing science experiments, fishing, baking, crafting, hunting, showing cattle and broilers, reading and training my dog
Sports: Basketball and running
Favorite subjects: Science and math
Club memberships: Bridgeport 4-H Club, UIL storytelling, North American Junior Limousin Association, Texas Limousin Association, National Junior Hereford Assocation, Texas Hereford Association, Texas Polled Hereford Association
Community service: Salvation Army bell ringing

Cox

ALI COX
Paradise 4-H
Age: 12
Parents: Chad and Nikki Cox
Club/offices held: 4-H parliamentarian, treasurer, reporter
Honors: National Junior Honor Society; all A honor roll; won the Jersey Heifer show at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in 2018, grand champion and reserve grand champion heifers.
Hobbies: Watersports, camping, playing piano, showing Jersey heifers
Sport: Basketball
Favorite subject: Math
Club memberships: 4-H, Junior FFA
Church activities: Youth group, First Baptist Church in Bridgeport
Other: Part of the gifted and talented program

Fraser

EMILY FRASER
Decatur 4-H
Age: 15
Parents: Travis and Sherri Fraser
Club/offices held: I have been president and recreation leader.
Honors: Outstanding female band student, Division 1 reserve champion limousin heifer
Hobbies: Showing, cooking, hiking, music, reading, sewing
Sport: Volleyball
Favorite subjects: Algebra and science
Club memberships: Vet science, photography, horse, FFA, Texas Limousin Asociation, National Junior Limousin Association.
Activities: Meats judging, horse judging, livestock judging

Splawn

MADISON SPLAWN
Slidell/Greenwood 4-H
Age: 18
Parents: June Splawn and Buddy Splawn
Club/offices held: Slidell/Greenwood 4-H Club: president-senior year; vice president-junior year; second vice president-sophomore year; secretary-freshman year. National Honor Society: secretary-sophomore and senior years. Class officer: secretary-junior year
Honors: Poetry: regional qualifier sophomore year; prose: 5th in state junior year; persuasive speaking: regional finalist freshman year; informative speaking: state qualifier sophmore year and 4th place in region junior year; congress: state finalist senior year; one act play: 7th in state freshman year, 3rd in state sophomore year; 6th in state junior year, honorable mention/All Star Cast, regionals, junior year.
Hobbies: Singing, drawing, acting, politics, puzzles
Favorite sport: Tennis
Favorite subject: Government
Club memberships: National Honor Society, 4-H, tennis team, robotics team
Church activities: MPACT and various other camps/missions

Outlaw

JESSE OUTLAW
Alvord FFA
Age: 17
Parents: Jay and Carrie Outlaw
Club/offices held: Student adviser, chapter treasurer and Red River district vice president
Honors: Many wins from Fort Worth, Houston and San Angelo stock shows, plus the Youth Fair
Hobbies: Showing animals
Sport: Archery
Favorite subject: Ag
Club memberships: 4-H, FFA, National Honor Society, FCCLA, Archery Club
Community service: Meals on Wheels

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