The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update

4-H Fair

July 14, 2012

4-H Queen candidate profiles

The 4-H Fair Queen Pageant is to be held tonight at 7:30 p.m. on the main stage at the fairgrounds in Alexandria. Here are the bios for each of the candidates.

Alexa Munger

Age: 18
School: Frankton High School
4-H Club: Happy Helper
Parent: Lisa Chambers
4-H projects: Foods, sewing, cake decorating, Junior Leaders, gardening, sheep, beef and showmanship
Youth activities: SADD, FFA, FCA, Bible club, show choir, varsity tennis, varsity volleyball, Best Buddies, prom committee, class officer, volunteering at Community Hospital, local nursing homes, serving food at Christian Center. Top finalist in Miss Teen Indiana and named Miss Congeniality.
Career plans: Accepted into New York Film Academy to study musical theatre, TV and film.

Alisha Paddock

Age: 17
School: Alexandria-Monroe High School
4-H Club: Alexandria Ag
Parents: Kurt and Linda Paddock
4-H projects: Alexandria Ag secretary, Recycling, Consumer Clothing, Wearable Arts, Foods, Photography, Fashion Revue, Gift Wrapping
Youth activities: Student Council, AMHS Tennis and Cross Country, AMHS Spanish Club, Madison County Athletes of Character, and Teens Against Tobacco Use.
Career plans: Pursue a degree in physical therapy with a minor in sports medicine.

Clarissa Presley

Age: 16
School: Homeschooled
4-H Clubs: Roger Rabbits, Furs and Feathers, County Mounties
Parents: William and Jeannetta Presley
4-H projects: Fashion revue, Wearable Arts, rabbits, chickens, horses
Youth activities: Horse rescue, softball, dance
Career plans: To be an equine massage therapist

Shelley Rasnake

Age: 18
School: Pendleton Heights High School
4-H Clubs: County Mounties
Parents: Greg and Cindy Rasnake
4-H projects: Consumer Livestock (2), Drug Abuse (4), Health (7), Veterinary Science (2), Photography (9), Wildlife (2), Jr. Leaders (3), Forestry (3), Foods (3), Cake Decorating (2), Scrapbooking (4), rabbits (7), misc. crafts (4), ceramics (3), flowers (2), weather (1), Collections (3), Gift Wrapping (1), Horse and Pony (2), Top Junior Leader Award 2nd Highest, Outstanding 4-H Junior Leader Award, Completion Pins (1-9), Miss Congeniality 2010, Marvin Sheward Scholarship, Chicago Achievement Trip.
Youth activities: FFA Club (reporter, secretary), Horse Judging, Livestock Judging, Livestock Skill-A-Thone, French Club, Spanish Club, Greenhand FFA Degree, Chapter FFA Degree, Trinity United Methodist Church
Career plans: To attend the University of Findlay in Ohio, and graduate with a bachelor’s degree double majoring in Equine Business Management and Western Equestrian Studies. My ambitions are to continue to show horses and make it to the top level of horse showing one day.

Haley Erin Crane

Age: 18
School: Homeschooled
4-H Clubs: Madison County Shooting Sports, Creation Corner
Parents: Timothy and Amber Crane
4-H projects: Poultry, waterfowl, rabbits, pigeon Non-Wearable Sewing, Wearable Sewing, Shooting Sports, Recycling, etc. Awards: Reserve Champ Non-Wearable Sewing, Best in Breed Dwarf Hotot Rabbit, Best in Breed Blue Swedish Duck, Best in Breed Speckled Sussex Chicken, Best in Variety Partridge Rock, Best in Variety Greg Mallard, Best in Variety Golden Sebright. Poultry and rabbit demo.
Youth activities: Highland High School Drama Club, Anderson High School Drama Club, Alexandria Jr. Thespians Club, Strikers co-ed Soccer, Angels Volleyball, Highland High School Academic Decathlon, Highland High School Super Bowl team, National Thespians Society, Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP), LLC Drama Club.
Career plans: Planning on going to Ivy Tech my freshman year and then transferring to Ball State University to pursue a degree as a computer system analyst.

Daniele Burnell

Age: 17
School: Lapel High School
4-H Clubs: Ruff Ryders and Alexandria Ag and Livestock
Parents: Matt and Stacey Burnell
4-H projects: Swine, goats, horses and photography. Horses; I have won high points belt buckle in walk/trot and also numerous blue ribbons. I have also won a blue ribbon with honors in Photography. I have been a Queen candidate the past two years in Horse and Pony representing the Ruff Ryders. I have received the Mental Attitude award in Cross Country.
Youth activities: Varsity cross country, varsity basketball, varsity softball and varsity cheerleading. I have also enjoyed working with kids from Camp Hope and each year I donate time working with young girls in Summer Basketball Camp.
Career plans: Planning on attending Indiana University following high school and get an RN license specializing in pediatrics. I would like to work at Riley Hospital for Kids.

Samantha Thurston

Age: 18
School: Alexandria-Monroe High School
4-H Clubs: Highland Ag
Parents: Dean and Julie Thurston
4-H projects: President of the Highland Ag 4-H Club and vice president of Junior Leaders. Throughout 4-H I have showed swine all 10 years and enjoyed other projects including beef, sheep, goats, photography, recycling, Child Development, foods, Consumer Clothing & Fashion Review, gift wrapping and crafts. My awards from 4-H have been Grand Barrows, Jr. Leader Completion Trips, The Achievement Award Trip, 2nd Runner-Up 2011 Madison County 4-H Fair Queen contest, and Duroc Queen at the Indiana State Fair. I also consider gaining all the new friends and great mentors from being in 4-H the best award from 4-H.
Youth activities: While at AMHS, I was a varsity cheerleader, played tennis, Athlete of Character, a member of SADD/TATU and Spanish Club member. Member of First Baptist Church where I volunteer my time in the nursery. Cheer instructor for my local community center and volunteered for Bids for Kids.
Career plans:  Following graduation, I plan to pursue my love for photography and also attend Cosmetology School.. I will continue showing at National Swine Shows and help with my family’s swine operations.

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