Pages from FAIR COLOR pgs 1-12Brynn McCracken
2015 Rodeo Queen
The 2016 Johnson County 4-H Rodeo Royalty coronation at 6 p.m. on Aug. 1st will kick off the first night of the Johnson County Fair. Royalty are selected based on overall scores in public speaking, community service and horsemanship. The finalists competing for the honor of reigning over the 2016 Johnson County Fair are:
Faith Wakefield is the 17 year-old daughter of Chris and Greta Wakefield of Gardner.. Faith has been an active member of the Johnson County Horse Club for ten years and currently serves as the club’s president. Faith also serves as a co-chair project leader for the 4-H community service and fundraising committees. Faith will be a senior this year at Gardner Edgerton High School and plans to attend the University of Kansas following graduation. Faith enjoys competing in performance and racing events with her horses, Bailey and Lucy.
Natalie Hill is the 15 year-old daughter of Stephanie Brewer of Gardner. Natalie is an active member of the Prairie Moon 4-H Club and an honors student at GEHS. Natalie competes in rodeo events at the national and local level. Natalie participated in several 4-H community service events this year including bell ringing for the Salvation Army, volunteering at a local animal hospital, and working at the Kalee Chandler Benefit Cattle sale.
Avery Maxwell is the 12 year-old daughter of Chad and Shannon Maxwell of Edgerton. Avery is an active member of the Johnson County Horse Club. Avery excels in racing, Western, and English events with her horse, Mocha. Avery attends Pioneer Ridge Middle School, in Gardner, where she is a student ambassador and honor roll student.
Faith Corley is the 9 year-old granddaughter of Bob and Susan Kuestersteffen of Shawnee. Faith enjoys competing in performance and racing events with her horse, Silver. Faith attends Ray Marsh Elementary where she has earned several academic awards and is a member of the running team. This year Faith participated in several 4-H community service projects including: pet therapy visits at Meadow Brooke, Shawnee Mission Park clean up, writing letters to soldiers, and donations for wild mustangs.
Addie Allen is the 8 year-old daughter of Tony and Jessica Allen of Baldwin. Addie is an active member of the Johnson County Livestock Club. Addie enjoys riding and showing her horse, Gus. Addie is a student at Baldwin Elementary where she excels in math and music. Addie participated in several 4-H community service events including bell ringing for the Salvation Army, collecting supplies for Harvesters, and working on a Habitat for Humanity project.
Payton Jansen is the 8 year-old daughter of Courtney Jansen of Lenexa. Payton is an active member of the Johnson County Horse club and enjoys performance and speed events, with her horses, Diamond and Cookie. Payton attends Manchester Park Elementary. Payton participated in 4-H community service events including filling backpacks for underserved children, gathering supplies for an adopted, cleaning up Shawnee Mission Park, and donating food to a local animal shelter.