The 2014 Emmet County Fair Queen Pageant 2014 Candidates have been announced. Candidates are Elizabeth Boyer, Lauren Newgard, Madison Irmiter, Coral Franklin, Rebecca Boyer and Zoey Huntley
The fair queen and fair princess will be crowned following the 7:30 p.m. fashion show this Thursday, July 24 in the Skateland building.
Elizabeth Boyer- Daughter of Jim and Lisa Boyer. Elizabeth is from Ringsted and attends North Union High School where she will be a senior in the fall. Elizabeth has been coming to the Emmet County Fair since she was a little girl. She remembers being so inspired by the static entries and dreaming of the day she could show her own animals at the fair. Elizabeth started participating in the fair in the second grade by showing in the Open Bucket Bottle Class. She showed calves until she was old enough to join 4-H. Then she joined the Jack Creek Feeders 4-H Club. Elizabeth continued to show cattle, pigs and enter static events at the fair throughout her younger years. As a freshman, she joined Intermediate County Council where she enjoyed the many community service activates she participated in. As a 10th grader, Elizabeth joined County Council where she learned more about the behind the scenes happenings at the Emmet County Fair. Elizabeth hopes to represent Emmet County as their fair queen. She believes that being involved in 4-H, her community, County Council, FFA, National Honor Society, FCCLA and the many other clubs and experiences she has participated in that they have provided her with many skills and values that make her the person she is today. Elizabeth will graduate spring 2015 and is hopeful to attend Central College in Pella, with a major in pre-nursing. She aspires to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and then hopes to get accepted in to the accelerated BSN program offered by Allen College in Waterloo. She has aspirations of getting her Bachelor of Nursing Science done in 15 months. She dreams of working in an urban area and continuing her education to specialize in pediatric nursing.
Lauren Newgard- Daughter of Rhonda Newgard and Stacy Newgard. Lauren lives in Estherville, where she will be a junior in the fall at Estherville Lincoln Central. Lauren remembers watching her brother show cattle at the fair as a young girl and counting down the years until that would be her. As a young girl she marveled over the fair queen competition and was mesmerized by all the pretty dresses. Lauren stared being involved in her community and Clover Kids at a very young age. She loved learning about showing cattle from her brother. Lauren enjoys showing cattle in 4-H as well as open shows. Showing cattle is a big part of her life and she considers the barn her home away from home. She has made many friendships showing cattle and those friends' ships now have grown into friends who are more like family. Lauren currently participates in 4H showing cattle, photography, home improvement, clothing, and visual arts. Lauren is an active member of the County Council; she serves as one of two youth members on the Emmet County Fair Board, and is on the Glow Run Committee. Lauren participates in Purple Cord, and serves as an officer in her school's FFA chapter. Lauren plans to begin taking college classes at Iowa Lakes while still attending high school. Upon high school graduation Lauren plans to attend Iowa State and major in Business or Business Ag.
Madison Irmiter- Daughter of Mike and Jill Irmiter of Armstrong. In the fall Madison will be a senior at North Union High School. Madison reflects that the Emmet County Fair has been a family tradition in her family for years. Her father is a beef producer and she has shown market beef. This year she is experimenting with meat goats, which she says has been a great learning experience. Madison has been active in 4H since fourth grade and is a member of the Iowa Lakes 4-H Club. Madison serves on County Council and enjoys helping in her community with Sunday school, blood drives and volunteering. Madison boasts that 4-H has given her so many opportunities to serve her community, make new friends, achieve goals, and change her life. She feels 4-H gives children the opportunity to seize all their dreams and goals through every opportunity they encounter. Madison works as a CNA at Valley View Care Center in Armstrong. She plans to attend Iowa Lakes Community College in the fall of 2015 for Registered Nursing. She then aspires to attend South Dakota State University to gain her bachelors of Science in Nursing and Nurse Practitioner Degree.
Coral Franklin-Daughter of Kalcey and Candace Harvey of Dolliver. Coral will be a junior at Estherville Lincoln Central High School in the fall. Coral is actively involved with her school, 4-H, and community. Coral has shown livestock at fair as well as entering static events. Coral is a member of the Ellsworth Go Getters 4-H Club and also participates in County Council. Coral enjoys attending the youth conference in Ames yearly and attended the Citizenship Focus trip to Washington D.C. She enjoys learning and working to be a leader in her community. Coral enjoys participating in sports in school. Coral has been participating in the fair for the last seven years and enjoys all the friendships that have been made. After high school, Coral plans to attend South Dakota State University and graduate with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She then plans to work as a pediatric nurse.
Rebecca Boyer- Daughter of Jim and Lisa Boyer of Ringsted. Rebecca graduated from North Union High school in 2014. Rebecca has lived in Emmet County her whole life and has countless memories of coming to the Emmet County Fair. She and sibling started showing bottle calves and sheep at a young age. Rebecca is a member of the Jack Creek Feeders 4-H Club and has served on County Council. Rebecca feels that participating in the Emmet County Fair has given her life skills including becoming a leader, determination, patience, honesty, trustworthiness good communication skills, and goal setting. Rebecca likes showing cattle and swine and sharing all she has learned with the visitors that come to the fair. Rebecca also enjoys helping with Clover Kids night at the fair. Rebecca plans to attend Simpson College to major in Political Science and Minor in History. She would like to possibly go to Law School or Graduate school. Her future plans and career goals also include possibly working as a staff member or analyst at the U.S. Capitol and someday run for an elected office.
Zoey Huntley- Daughter of Aaron and Tara Huntley of Estherville. Zoey attends Estherville Lincoln Central High School and will be in 11th grade in the fall. Zoey is a member of the Center Champions 4-H Club and loves all animals but her favorite are cattle, swine and dogs. Zoey has been participating in the Emmet County Fair for six years and it has taught her a lot. She reflects that it is not always about winning, but more about having fun and doing your best. She boasts that by participating in the fair she has furthered her confidence, built her many new friendships and shown her that with responsibility and hard work anything is possible. Zoey's aspirations are to attend Iowa State University after graduating high school and study to become a veterinarian.