Ohio County 4-H Royalty Candidates Announced

Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 9:23 AM

By Ohio County 4-H, news release

Winners will be announced June 24.

(Rising Sun, Ind.) - The Ohio County 4-H Fair is just around the corner! This year, five youth have answered questions and visited with a judge to determine who will serve as 4-H Royalty for the Ohio County 4-H Fair.

Our prince candidate is Holt Walton. Holt is the son of Makki and Harry Walton and is in his 3rd year of 4-H. As a member of the Ohio County 4-H Trailblazers, Holt enjoys working with livestock and taking part in livestock judging. When asked what he would tell someone to encourage them to join 4-H, Holt replied “I would tell them you don’t have to do just animals- there are many other things to do”!

Three participants are vying for the Ohio County 4-H Princess position. First year 4-Her, Piper McKay is the daughter of Joe and Amy McKay. She is a member of the Shamrock Shiners 4-H Club and is excited to displaying her projects at the fair this year. When asked why she wants to serve as Ohio County 4-H Royalty, Piper replied “Because I want to learn to be a better leader”.

Our second candidate is Alyssa Walcott. Alyssa is a 5th year 4-Her, a member of the Ohio County 4-H Trailblazers and is the daughter of Jason and Dawn Walcott. Alyssa’s favorite project is the goat project. It has taught her important skills like time management, organization and how to care for something. When asked what she would tell someone to encourage them to join 4-H, Alyssa shared that “you learn life skills, its fun, and you get to spend a whole week with your friends”.

Our final princess contest is Cara Ohlmansiek. Cara is the daughter of Jenny and Jared Ohlmansiek and is in her 6th year of 4-H where she is a member of the Ohio County 4-H Trailblazers. Some of the skills that Cara has learned through 4-H include leadership, respect for others and strong communication skills. When asked what she would tell someone to encourage them to join 4-H, Cara shared “4-H isn’t just about the money. Once you’re in 4-H, you now have the best family you ever wish for! You make new friends and experience new things all the time”.

This year’s Ohio County 4-H Fair Queen contestant is Ellie Ohlmansiek. Ellie is the daughter of Jared and Jenny Ohlmansiek, is a member of the Ohio County 4-H Trailblazers and is in her 9th year of 4-H. Through her 9 years in 4-H, Ellie has learned valuable life skills like responsibility, hard work, respect, dedication and have fun- all of these will help as she continues to grow into adulthood. When asked what she would tell someone to encourage them to join 4-H, Ellie replied “she would tell about the friendships she has made and that 4-H isn’t just about selling animals. There are also many opportunities that can come from being a part of 4-H.”

Join us on Friday, June 24th at 12:00 p.m. at the Exhibit Hall on the Fairgrounds or via Facebook Live to see who will be crowned Ohio County 4-H Royalty!

For more information on this topic or any other, please contact Shannon Chipman, Purdue Extension Ohio County, HHS/4-H Youth Development Educator at chipmans@purdue.edu. Purdue University, Indiana Counties and U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

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