Pike County 4-H held their 4-H Fair Royalty coronation on July 20, at the Gymkhana horse show. This is the first year that we tried something new for our members. 4-H and FFA members were able to participant in the contest. Judging was based off of an interview process, their self-introduction, a resume, and how well the candidates filled out an extensive application.
Senior Royalty included members who were 14 years of age and older by Dec. 31, 2013, and Junior Royalty included members of eight to 13 years of age by Dec. 31, 2013.
Members that participated in the contest were:
Abbie Waddell, daughter of David and Angie Waddell, from Peppy Circle 4-H Club.
Shay Butler, son of Steve and Dee Butler, from Hartford Go-Getters 4-H Club.
Katelyn Lee, daughter of Kevin and Tina Lee, from Busy Bee Hustlers 4-H Club.
Loren Niemeyer, daughter of Roy and Tina Niemeyer, from Busy Bee Hustlers 4-H Club.
Teagen Teasley, daughter of Bennie and Tonya Teasley, from Calumet 4-H Club.
Hannah Kroencke, daughter of Felicia Gamm and the late Lawrence Kroencke, from Peppy Circle 4-H Club.
Congratulations to Abbie Waddell on being Junior Royalty and Teagen Teasley on being the Senior Royalty.
These participants faced challenges of problem solving and decision making while constructing their responses in their interviews. Communication with the judge was also crucial in this contest. They needed to be confident and able to answer questions about themselves.