The 2012 Kosciusko County Fair Queen Scholarship Pageant will be held Saturday, June 23, at Pierceton Elementary School. This year’s pageant will begin at 6 p.m. with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.
There are 10 contestants in this year’s competition. Contestants are:
- Shana Messmore, 19, Pierceton, daughter of Brent and Renea Messmore. She is sponsored by Brent Messmore Plumbing & More. Messmore received her medical assisting diploma at International Business College. This fall she will be attending Grace College, Winona Lake, majoring in education. She was a 10-year 4-H member. Messmore is involved in the student Senate, MASA and is the Pierceton Elementary basketball coach.
- Jenna Coy, 17, Syracuse, is the daughter of Allen and Sherri Coy. She is sponsored by K Rhoads Construction. She is a senior at Wawasee High School. Coy is captain of the cheerleading squad and enjoys wakeboarding and tubing in the summer. She has received the MVP award for cheerleading and is a member of the National Honor Society. Coy is a member of the student council, church youth group and tutors elementary students.
- Mallory Hertel, 20, Warsaw, is the daughter of Neil and Mary Hertel. She is a graduate of Elkhart General Paramedic Education Program and plans on returning to college majoring in nursing and Spanish. The past year she was a volunteer firefighter on the Winona Lake Fire Department and is an EMT with the Multi-Township EMS. She has had the interesting opportunity to deliver a baby girl before she graduated as a paramedic.
- Danielle Boggs, 19, Warsaw, is the daughter of Dennis and Dawn Boggs. She is sponsored by North Central Agri-Power Inc. Boggs is a sophomore at IUSB studying dental hygiene and is a member of the volleyball team. She is the IUSB volleyball representative on the student athletic board. She was a
- 10-year 4-H member, FFA member and part of the Kosciusko Horse & Pony judging team and IQHYA judging team.
- Makayli Phillips, 17, Warsaw, is the daughter of Jerry and Rachelle Phillips. She is sponsored by The Handy Man Team. Phillips is a senior at Lakeland Christian Academy and plans to attend college after she graduates for cosmetology. She will be a 10-year 4-Her this year and has won Little Miss, Junior Miss and Miss Teen Kosciusko through the Kosciusko Fair Children and Teen pageants. She is active in her church and helps with the school supply drive, toy sale and giveaway. She has received the Diligence in Chemistry award from Lakeland Christian Academy.
- Katie Allen, 17, Warsaw, is the daughter of Chris and Tammy Allen. She is sponsored by Karen Long — Mary Kay Cosmetics. She attends Warsaw Community High School and is planning on attending college studying in fashion design and photography. Allen has received the Golden Peer Award, D.A.R.E. Attitude Award and was part of the Junior Homecoming Court. She is active in Family Careers & Community Leaders of America and volunteers in the nursery at Warsaw Wesleyan Church.
- Samantha Schrock, 19, Syracuse, is the daughter of Tad and Tonia Schrock. She is sponsored by Everglass LLC. Schrock is an honors student in her sophomore year at Indiana University studying secondary education and hopes to graduate with a masters to become a social studies teacher. She graduated from Wawasee with honors and received a sewing award. Schrock is a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority and an active member of Grace Lutheran Church. She volunteers for Habitat for Humanity.
- Gayle Peters, 18, Pierceton, is the daughter of Gary and Ginger Peters. She is sponsored by North Pointe Cinemas. Peters is a sophomore at Purdue University studying animal science in hopes to get into the veterinary science program. She was a 10-year 4-H member and is part of Purdue’s Deans
- Scholars Program. She is active in Purdue’s FFA where she is presently the vice president, Purdue Animal Sciences Ambassador & Learning Community.
- Kaytlyn Eberly, 19, North Manchester, is the daughter of Scott and Darla Eberly. She is sponsored by Luxe Studio. Eberly is a sophomore in the honors program at University of Indianapolis studying physical therapy. She was a 10-year 4-H member, student body and National Honor Society vice president and received the University of Indianapolis Honors College Biology Club – Hard Worker Award. She is a member of the University of Indianapolis Dance Team, honors college committee, and “Future Scientist” Teacher. She is also an active member of her church.
- Jessica Lokotar, 18, Silver Lake, is the daughter of John and Kathy Lokotar. She is sponsored by Metzger Trucking Co. Lokotar is a graduate of the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics and Humanities and is a freshman at Grace College, Winona Lake, studying pre-med. She is a 10-year 4-H member and is the small group leader for Sonlight at Warsaw Community Church. She graduated with honors, received the Award of Excellence in IU’s Honors Program in Foreign Languages and was voted best musician.