2013-08-08 / Front Page

Five Vie For Fair Queen

Teens from all three school districts to compete
By Jean Snyder


Five Fulton County teens will compete to reign over the 93rd annual Fulton County Fair in a pageant to be held Sunday evening to kick off fair week. This year’s pageant marks the 27th year for the annual event sponsored by the Xi Eta Lambda chapter of Beta Sigma Phi.

Two McConnellsburg High School (MHS) seniors, a Forbes Road graduate (FRHS) and a Southern Fulton High School (SFHS) senior and junior will compete for the 2013 Fulton County Fair Queen crown. The pageant will be held Sunday evening, August 11, at 8 p.m. immediately following 6:30 p.m. vesper services.

This year’s fair queen contestants include:

Samantha Bottenfield, a 17- year-old MHS senior from Harrisonville, is the daughter of Iva Swindell and Bob Bottenfield. Samantha is on the cheerleading squad and is a member of the Breezewood Breezettes. She is sponsored by Bottenfield’s Racing and will be escorted by Ronnie Bottenfield.

Nicole Cutchall, an 18-year old FRHS graduate, is the daughter of Robert and Linda Cutchall of Hustontown. Nicole participates in FCCLA, FBLA, the student council, the band front and the Shooting Stars. She is a graduate of the Huntingdon County Career and Tech Center’s CNA program. She has been employed at Twist and Shake for four years. She is sponsored by Twist and Shake and will be escorted by Wade Shindle.

Sarah Hollinshead is a 17-yearold MHS senior. She is the daughter of Anne Marie and Eric Hollinshead of Harrisonville. Sarah is a member of SADD, TATU and the volleyball team. She is involved in the school musicals and the People to People Student Ambassadors. She is also a snowboarder. She is sponsored by Genetic Visions, Steele Family Dentistry, Wild Annie’s and Antietam Ironworks. She will be escorted by Dr. James Evans.

Christina Koontz, a 17-year-old senior at SFHS, is the daughter of Lisa Koontz of Warfordsburg and the late Herbert Koontz. She is a member of the Southern Fulton chorus and the Southern Fulton band where she plays the flute. She also belongs to the Modern Woodmen Youth Group, Camp Joy El and the camp’s 4:12 Leadership Program, the Pleasant Grove Youth Group, and she is a musician/singer with the Pleasant Grove Worship Team. She is sponsored by Bard’s Auto Sales and will be escorted by Mike Bard II.

A junior at Southern Fulton, Kimberly Stotler is the daughter of Lee and Michele Golden of Needmore. She is a member of the FFA and the Shooting Stars. She is sponsored by Misty Mountain Dairy and will be escorted by Scott Mosemann.

One of the five teens will be crowned the 2013 Fulton County Fair Queen by last year’s queen, Morgan Strait.

This year’s pageant emcee will again be Alann Schmidt.

According to pageant officials, judges for the contest will be Charrisa Hipp, Williamsport, Md.; Casey Grimes, Clearville; and Jennifer Treece, Saxton.

The tabulators will be Rick Strait, Susquehanna Bank, and Melissa Rouzer, 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. The fair queen winner will go on to compete for the Miss Pennsylvania Fair Queen title in a state contest held in January, 2014.

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