This year’s Kosciusko County 4-H King and Queen, along with the Prince and Princess were announced Tuesday at the annual public fashion revue at the Kosciusko County Purdue Extension Office in Warsaw. Kristin Quick of Pierceton was named the 4-H Queen and Jake Templin of Milford was named 4-H King.
Kristin Quick is a 10-year member of the Pierceton Hayseeds 4-H Club and 4-H Junior Leaders Club, where she has held offices as president, secretary, health and safety and recreation leader. Her 4-H projects include dairy, dairy steer, dairy calf feeder steer, swine, poultry and foods. Quick is a 2013 graduate of Warsaw Community High School and plans to attend Purdue University for biochemistry. Quick is the daughter of Jill Landrigan and the late Sean Quick of Warsaw.
Jake Templin is a nine-year member of the Milford Helping Hands 4-H Club where he has held offices as vice president. His 4-H projects include beef, dairy beef, dairy calf feeder steer and swine. Templin will be a senior at Wawasee High School and plans to study agribusiness or animal science. He is the son of Terry and Karen Templin of Leesburg.
Hannah Tucker of Milford was named the 4-H Princess and Cody Demske of Claypool was named the 4-H Prince. The 4-H royal court will have many responsibilities during the fair, including presenting awards to winners of 4-H projects and shows.
Ten-year members were honored with a PowerPoint presentation, featuring members’ pictures, acknowledgements and questionnaires prior to the public fashion revue. Final year members were invited on stage to receive an award for their participation.
Farm Bureau Top 4-H’ers, calculated by project and club involvement were Marissa McSherry, Madeleine Pacheco, Kelsey McDonald, Jamie Wall, Ethan Goodman, Trevar Campbell, Kristin Quick, Meghan Tucker, Emily Harden and Karissa Pitt.
Friends of 4-H recipients were Laura Curtis and Jake Wise, who were commended for their part in rebuilding the dairy barn at the fair grounds. Also announced were the winners of the Anglin-Bishop Memorial Award, 4-H Council Scholarship and Indiana 4-H Foundation Scholarships. The Leesburg Lions Club was recognized as a notable business partner to the Kosciusko County 4-H Fair.
Fashion revue champions for the night included Claire Beer, sewed outfits with accessories level A champion; Morgan Smith, consumer clothing grades six through eight champion; and Anna Babcock, consumer clothing grades nine through 12 champion.