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VAN WERT — Five young ladies and three young men will seek the titles of 2013 Jr. Fair King and Queen at the 157th edition of the Van Wert County Fair. The coronation will be held at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 28 in the Gospel Pavilion.


The five candidates for Jr. Fair Queen are:


Meredith Arn, daughter of Rex and Patti Arn, is a senior at Van Wert High School. In school, Arn is a part of BETA Club, Service Pack, French Club, Van Wert Swim Team, Van Wert Band and Cougar Mentors. She is a member of the 4-H Bunny Hoppers and a 4-H camp counselor. She is also a teaching assistant at PSD Stars by Erin (formerly known as Pam’s School of Dance), a member of the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church youth group, and was chosen as a delegate to Buckeye Girls State this past summer.

After high school, Arn plans to attend college and study pharmacy.

Macey Ashbaugh, daughter of Rick and Dianna Ashbaugh, is a senior at Lincolnview High School. At school, Ashbaugh is involved in National Honor Society, Agents of Change, BETA Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Council, Spanish Club, golf and softball. She is also president of her FFA chapter and received her state FFA degree this past spring. Ashbaugh is a member of the Leaders of the Future 4-H Club, and a member of the Van Wert County Jr. Fair Board.

Ashbaugh recently attended Buckeye Girls State as a representative of Lincolnview Local Schools and attends First Baptist Church.

Ashlynn Henderson, daughter of Jeff and Pam Henderson, is a senior at Parkway High School. Her school activities include FFA, basketball and softball. Henderson is a member of the Willshire Wide Awake 4-H Club. She has taken many 4-H projects including chickens, turkeys, vet science, cooking, scrapbooking, bee-keeping and cake decorating. Henderson is also a member of the 4-H Ambassadors, Jr. Fair board and has worked as a 4-H Camp Counselor. She is also a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and works at the Willshire Drive-In.

Sarah Klinger, daughter of Bruce and Sandy Klinger, is a senior at Crestview High School. Through her school, she has been a member of Model UN, chorus, school musical, FCCLA, where she is vice-president, Writing Club, National Honor Society and the Scholastic Bowl Team. She has received the Award of Excellence for her studies each of the past three years. Klinger is an eight-year member of the Bunny Hoppers and is currently secretary, a seven-year member of the Ohio Challengers currently serving as president, and a two-year member of the Jr. Fair board. Klinger’s 4-H projects include rabbits, turkeys, broilers, cooking, vet science, leadership and self-determined. She is also a Junior Curator for the Van Wert County Historical Society, was a Buckeye Girls State Delegate, and is also a member of First Baptist Church, where she is active in the church and youth group.

Leah Lichtensteiger is a senior at Crestview High School and 10-year member of 4-H and a four-year member of FFA at Crestview. Currently she is president of the Young Riders 4-H Club and has entered projects over the years in goats, chickens, horses, turkeys and rabbits. She qualified for the state fair in 2010 and 2012. Lichtensteiger serves on the Jr. Fair Board and as a Buckeye Ambassador. In FFA, she has achieved her Greenhand Degree, Chapter Degree and has completed her State Degree. Lichtensteiger has also been a teacher’s assistant for her chapter’s advisor for the past two years. Her FFA courses include Wheat, Soybeans and Hay. After High School, Leah plans on attending The Ohio State University majoring in Veterinary Science with a minor in Business Management.

There are three young men in the running for Jr. Fair King.

Jacob Germann, son of Doug and Marcia Germann, is a senior at Crestview High School where he is a class officer and is very active in Knight Vision, FFA, National Honor Society, cross country and track. He enjoys his horse and a wide array of other animals on the small farm where he lives. Germann is also very active in the church with outreach opportunities and worship team. Jacob works at Century Trading Co. in Van Wert. After graduation from high school, he will attend college to pursue his love of animals with the goal of reaching doctorate work for exotic animals.

Daniel Joseph, son of Kirby and Samantha Joseph, is a senior at Crestview High School where he is active playing trumpet in the band, singing tenor in Knight Vision show choir and Model UN. He has also been in the last three school fall productions. Joseph is a member of the Ohio Challengers 4-H Club and the 4-H Exchange Club. He has qualified and participated at the state level all nine years that he has been a member of his club. He is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Van Wert where he helps with many worship services. Joseph also was named to Buckeye Boys State and as a trumpet player for the All-Ohio State Fair Band.

Logan Miller, son of Dennis and Melanie Miller, is a senior at Lincolnview High School. His school activities include basketball, golf, Science Club, Industrial Technology Club, and Student Council. Logan is very active in the 4-H community by helping with many events through his nine years in 4-H, such as being a camp counselor. He has also shown goats, swine, sheep and rabbits at the fair.

The Jr. Fair king and queen will preside over the 2013 edition of the Van Wert County Fair which officially opens at 8 a.m. Aug. 28.

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