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July 16, 2011

4-H Queen candidates

ANDERSON, Ind. — The Madison County 4-H Fair queen contest will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday night at the 4-H Fairground at Beulah Park in Alexandria.

Each contestant filled out a questionnaire about their participation in 4-H and the community. Here are their responses:

Alyson Alcala

  • Age: 19
  • Hometown: Summitville
  • School: Madison-Grant High School
  • 4-H Club: Stitch-n-Stir and Summitville AG
  • Parents: Dan and Lori Alcala
  • 4-H projects and awards: Foods, sewing, fashion revue, vet science, home environment, scrapbooking, sheep, pigs and goats. Member of Junior Leaders, President of Stitch-n-Stir and Summitville AG 4-H Clubs. Also participated in Fashion Revue Workshops, attended Officer’s Training, participated in PCARET Day, Etiquette and Animal Science Workshops, and Share the Fun.
  • Awards: 2009 Champion Supreme Livestock Showman, 2009 Champion Senior Sheep Showman, 2010 Champion Senior Goat Showman, 2010 Recipient of Madison County Chicago Achievement Trip, 2011 10-Year 4-H Member.
  • Other activities: Member of First Christian Church in Summitville, serving as Deacon, member of the Youth Group and Sunday School secretary. As a member of the youth group, we  participated in World Vision’s 30-Hour Famine for seven years, raising over $3,900 each year to help feed and care for hungry children. Also, volunteered at St. Martin’s Soup Kitchen in Marion, Second Harvest Food Bank, Madison County Women’s Shelter and the Anderson Christian Center.
  • Hobbies: Working with 4-H sheep, golfing, swimming and spending time with family and friends.
  • Future plans: Attending Iowa State University and majoring in Animal Science and minoring in ag business. “My hope is to work in the animal research area, live on a farm and enjoy life to its fullest.”

Haleigh Dyan Allen

  • Age: 18
  • Hometown: Frankton
  • School: Frankton Jr./Sr. High School
  • 4-H Club: County Mounties
  • Parents: Chuck and Jodi Allen
  • 4-H projects and awards: County Mounties Horse and Pony Club President, reining, trail class, bareback class, costume class and contesting.
  • Other activities: “I love my job at Montana Mikes, as hostess.”
  • Hobbies: Riding horses and four-wheelers, camping, cake decorating and playing Xbox 360.
  • Future plans: To become a baking and pastry chef and own her own bakery.

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