2012-08-09 / Front Page

Two Compete For Fair Queen

By Jean Snyder

Morgan Strait Morgan Strait Only two Fulton County teens will compete to reign over the 92nd annual Fulton County Fair in a pageant to be held Sunday evening to kick off fair week. This year’s pageant marks the 26th year for the annual event sponsored by the Xi Eta Lambda chapter of Beta Sigma Phi.

A McConnellsburg High School (MHS) senior and a Southern Fulton High School (SFHS) senior will compete for the 2012 Fulton County Fair Queen crown. The pageant will be held Sunday evening, August 12, at 8 p.m. immediately following 6:30 p.m. vesper services.

This year’s fair queen contestants include:

Morgan Strait, a 17-year-old SFHS senior, is the daughter of Brian and Gerri Strait of Warfordsburg. Morgan plays soccer, track and field, basketball and AYSO soccer. She belongs to the Interact Club, Spanish III, the senior high chorus and Ensemble, the band front and took part in the Southern Fulton musical. She was the vice president of her junior class. She is sponsored by the Hancock Antique Mall.

Libby Strayer Libby Strayer Libby Ann Strayer, a 17-yearold MHS senior, is the daughter of Richard and Tammy Strayer of McConnellsburg. Libby participates in SADD, the varsity club, varsity soccer, varsity basketball, track and field and coached AYSO soccer. She is also a member of the Silver Star Saddle Club. She is sponsored by Twist and Shake.

One of the two teens will be crowned the 2012 Fulton County Fair Queen by last year’s queen, Emily Watkins.

This year’s pageant emcee will be Alann Schmidt, who will take over for longtime emcee David R. Hoover II, who has stepped down from the post.

According to pageant officials, judges for the contest will be Shelly Kelley of York Haven, Pa., Jeff Ryman of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Jaime Horne of Three Springs, Pa.

The tabulators will be Rick Strait of Susquehanna Bank and Melissa Rouzer of F&M Trust.

The essay judge will be Jan Hoover. Fair queen contestants are judged in a number of categories, including personality and communication skills, and on a 300-or-less word essay “What My Fair Means to My Community.”

The fair queen winner will go on to compete for the Miss Pennsylvania Fair Queen title in a state contest held in January, 2013.

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