WARSAW – The 2021 Kosciusko County 4-H Royalty will be announced at the Public Fashion Review and Awards Night at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8.
The ceremony will take place at the Warsaw Community High School Performing Arts Center at 1 Tiger Lane, Warsaw.
The Kosciusko County 4-H Royalty Contest began in 1968. At that time, the 4-H Junior Leaders selected their “King” and “Queen.” Gary Boggs was Kosciusko County’s first 4-H King and Cathy Bryant Shipley was the first 4-H Queen.
Today’s 4-H Royalty candidates submit a complete history of their 4-H experience, including descriptions of every meeting and trip they have attended, explaining what they learned from the experience. Members also submit a detailed record of their school and community leadership, service, activities and involvement both in and out of the 4-H program. Blind applications are reviewed and scored by a panel of three judges.
In June, the judges meet the candidates for 10-minute professional interviews. For the first time in this contest, this year there will be an on-stage question the night of crowning. Though it isn’t judged, candidates felt it would “keep the night light-hearted and fun for the audience,” and they volunteered themselves to participate.
The 2021 4-H King, Prince, Queen and Princess will be crowned Thursday, July 8, just prior to the opening of the fair.
The 2020 4-H King was Justin Beer and the 4-H Queen was Brittany Duncan.
Although the contest has taken on a new look, it continues to recognize 4-H achievement, leadership and commitment to service. The contest and the royalty court continue to hold a place of high value and tradition in the Kosciusko County 4-H program.
The 2021 Kosciusko County 4-H Royalty Candidates are:
Mallory Bowers, daughter of Kraig Bowers and Jody Titus. She is a nine-year 4-H’er and a member of the Mentone United 4-H Club. Her projects have included sheep and she is a student at Tippecanoe Valley High School. Her future plans are to attend Lincoln Land Community College to judge livestock for two years then transfer to Purdue University to dual major in AgBusiness and Agriculture Education. She then wishes to pursue a masters degree in education online.
Guinevere Garr, daughter of Jay and Michelle Garr. She is a nine-year 4-H’er and a member of the Pierceton Hayseeds 4-H Club. Her projects have included foods. Garr has served as president and vice president of her local club. She is a student at Whitko Junior-Seior High School. Her future plans include attending a four-year university and play softball.
Kendra Kline, daughter of Duane and Rickell Kline. She is a 10-year 4-H’er and a member of the Leesburg Mighty Farmers. Her projects have included swine, sheep, rabbits, poultry, cake decorating, recycled craft, and rabbit poster. She has held the office of president, vice president and secretary of her 4-H club. She is a student at Manchester Junior-Senior High School and her future plans include attending Defiance College to major in Exercise Science and continue my athletic career.
Arrington Krull, daughter of Shawn and Lissa Krull. She is a nine-year 4-H’er and a member of Milford Helping Hands. Her projects have included beef, goats, swine, photography, miscellaneous crafts, garden, fashion review, wearable arts, gift wrapping, foods, Lego, creative writing, blacksmithing and verbal communications. She has held the offices of reporter, secretary, treasurer and inspiration leader in her local club. She is a student at Wawasee High School and plans to attend Purdue University to study either animal or plant science and entrepreneurship and come back to the family farm as a seventh generation farmer and raise hogs, goats and row crops.
Travis McCoy, son of Travis and Tabitha McCoy. He is a 10-year 4-H’er and a member of the Horse and Pony Club. He has held the office of treasurer in his club. He is a student at Triton High School and plans to attend Ivy-Tech Warsaw for two years to become a conservation officer and a volunteer firefighter.
Kaitlin Neese, daughter of Ryan and Michelle Neese. She is a 10-year 4-H’er and a member of the American Neverquitters 4-H Club. Her projects have included photography, fine arts, home environment, collections and dog poster. She has held the offices of president and vice president of her club. She is a student at Tippecanoe Valley High School and plans to attend Grace College to study graphic design
Skylar Payton, daughter of Tony and Samantha Payton. She is a sixth-year 4-H’er with the Sidney Triple S 4-H Club. Her projects have included sheep, rabbit, shooting sports, creative writing, photography, and Poss-Abilities. She is a student at Warsaw Community High School and plans to attend college to become a preacher
Reese Rowland, is the daughter of Greg and Kassi Rowland. She is an eighth-year 4-H’er with the Leesburg Mighty Farmers. Her projects have included beef, dairy calf feeder steer, Junior Leaders and Poss-Abilities. She has held the offices of vice president, secretary and health and safety. She is a student at Warsaw Community High School. Her future plans include attending either Purdue University or Huntington University to major in business and communications.
Logan Schuller, son of Tyler and Heather Schuller. He is an eight-year 4-H’er with the Goat Club. His projects have included garden, wildlife, soil and water, beekeeping, forestry, consumer grilling, goats, poultry, health, electric, library, weather, plant science, Lego and sport fishing. He has served as a recreation leader. He is a student at West Noble High School. His future plans are undecided at this time.
Alexis Stevens, daughter of Joshua and Dulcie Stevens. She is a 10-year 4-H’er with the Sidney Triple S 4-H Club. Her projects have included horse and pony, goats, photography, miscellaneous crafts and creative writing. She has held the offices of secretary, treasurer and recreation leader. She is homeschooled and her future plans is to finish her associate’s degree in Web Development then continue on to a bachelor’s degree.
Allee Snyder, daughter of Derek and Erica Snyder. She is an eight-year 4-H’er with the Beaver Dam Better 4-Hers, where she has held the offices of vice president, devotions and corresponding secretary. Her projects have included swine, miscellaneous crafts, scrapbooking and American Heritage. She is a student at Tippecanoe Valley High School. She plans to go to culinary school and become a chef and own a restaurant.
Alyssa Swanson, daughter of Eric and Kelley Holo. She is an eight-year 4-H’er with the Leesburg Mighty Farmers, where she has held the offices of song leader and reporter. Her projects have included rabbit, dairy, rabbit poster, miscellaneous crafts, photography, and gift wrapping. She is a student at Warsaw Community High School and her future plans include studying abroad with the intent to get a degree in either language education or physical therapy
Cameron Zimmerman, son of John and Peg Zimmerman. He is an eight-year 4-H’er with the Milford Helping Hands where he has held the offices of recreation officer and junior member on the swine committee. His projects have included swine market litter, beef, beef feeder calves, consumer clothing, create-with-a-mix, foods, sewing, photography, sport fishing and shooting sports. He is a student at Wawasee High School and plans to attend an agriculture college on either a wrestling or football scholarship with the goal to take his current swine operation to the next level and become nationally known for his pigs. He also plans to coach either football or wrestling and start and preach at a church.