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Saline County BBQ 2008/Meet the 2008 Saline County Fair Junior Queen candidates

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Editor's note: Saline County Fair Queens will be crowned at the Saline County BBQ Saturday, June 7. Profiles of the senior queen candidates will appear in the Wednesday, June 4, edition of The Marshall Democrat-News.

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Alyssa Chastine
Alyssa Chastine

Alyssa Marie Chastine, 14, daughter of Kim and Ron Chastine of Marshall.

She will be starting her freshman year at Marshall High School this fall and is currently a member of Work-to-Win 4-H Club.

She has been a member of 4-H for four years and played Malta Bend basketball for four years. She was a member of Malta Bend Marching Band for two years, member of United Church of Christ in Blackburn, member of Marshall Bowhunters club and Missouri Bowhunters Association.

In honors, she received outstanding 4-H member award 2007, 4-H member record chosen for Regional Judging in 2007 and Coats & Clark sewing award at Missouri State Fair 2007. She was a member of Fifth Grade Honor choir, received first place award at Malta Bend Science Fair, received third place awards from 2008 Kansas City Pro Am Shoot Out and 2008 Missouri Bowhunters Indoor Shoot.

Hobbies include archery, basketball, camping, cooking and playing the flute.

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Kelsey Forqueran
Kelsey Forqueran

Kelsey Danielle Forqueran, 15, daughter of Doreena and Jamie Forqueran of Malta Bend.

She is a student at Malta Bend High School.

She is 2007-08 president of Work-to-Win 4-H club and 2008-09 secretary of Malta Bend FFA chapter.

She is also involved in varsity basketball, varsity cheerleading, academic team and Optimist softball.

Hobbies include singing, reading, playing piano and guitar and photography.

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Hope Heaper
Hope Heaper

Hope Destiny Heaper, 14, daughter of Sherrie and Rodney Heaper of Sweet Springs.

She is a student at Sweet Springs High School and a member of Kennedy 4-H.

School activities include basketball, volleyball and track. She is also manager of high school boys' basketball and baseball. Community activities include helping at the local food pantry, keeping a scorebook over the summer for the baseball team, helping out with church Sunday school and church choir.

Honors include second and third place medals in track, starting volleyball and basketball, National Junior Honor Society, high honor roll and honor roll, vice president of her class, Grand Champion awards at Saline County Fair, first place at Saline County Shooting Sports and second place ribbon at Missouri State Shooting Sports competition. She is treasurer for Kennedy 4-H club, past second vice president for Kennedy 4-H club and is in the top fifth percentile of her class.

Hobbies include hanging out with friends, jogging and playing basketball.

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Jade Jenkins
Jade Jenkins

Jade Nichole Jenkins, 17, daughter of Terry Jenkins and Susan Pointer, both of Marshall.

She is a student at Marshall High School and a member of Marshall FFA.

She is involved in DECA, FFA, Bird Cage, golf, soccer, 4-H, Optimist Owls, Circles of Support, United Methodist Church, and is a Lamb Club breeders member.

She has received honors in DECA Districts, seventh place; FFA Districts, 11th individual; 2005 4-H Res. Champion at State Fair; 2005 Res. Champion showman at State Fair; 2006 Champion Ewe at State Fair; state degree; and Kiwanis record book for 3 years.

Hobbies include "showing" with friends at various fairs around Missouri and spending time with family. She enjoys playing with her dog, Sandy, and boating and jet skiing at the lake.

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Kimberly Moenkhoff
Kimberly Moenkhoff

Kimberly Nicole Moenkhoff, 15, daughter of Linda and Alvin Moenkhoff of Blackburn.

She is a student at Santa Fe High School and a member of Lucky Leaf 4-H Club.

She is involved in FFA, Art Club, basketball, softball, track and church youth group. She is a 4-H camp counselor.

She was included on the Counselor's Honor Roll.

Hobbies include spending time with friends, singing, listening to music, playing video games and playing sports.

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Jillian Schell
Jillian Schell

Jillian Renee Schell, 17, daughter of Wendy and Shawn Schell of Marshall.

She is a student at Marshall High School and a member of Town and Country 4-H and Marshall FFA.

She is involved in Gilliam Baptist Church and is president of Town and Country 4-H.

Her honors include Greenhand Degree, Chapter Degree and B honor roll.

Hobbies include rabbits, gardening, family and friends.

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Kaleigh Summers
Kaleigh Summers

Kaleigh Elizabeth Summers, 16, daughter of Kim and Bud Summers of Slater.

She is a sophomore at Marshall High School and a member of Bizy Beavers 4-H.

She is involved in MHS Chamber Choir, MHS Singers, drama club, FCA, MHS girls golf, MHS Dance Force and MHS varsity football cheerleading. She was a participant in the MHS one-act play competition, a mentor in the MHS freshman mentoring program, MHS band, Covenant Presbyterian youth group, shapes dance and Acro Competition Team.

She is an honor roll student and has numerous competitive dance awards on regional and national levels.

Hobbies include dancing, singing, reading, 4-H, playing golf, cooking, spending time with family, traveling, going to the lake and 4-H trips.

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Rachel Thornton
Rachel Thornton

Rachel Elizabeth Thornton, 16, daughter of Wanda and Stanley Thornton of Sweet Springs.

She is a student at Sweet Springs R-7 School and a member of Liberty 4-H and Sweet Springs FFA.

She is first vice president of FFA, treasurer of FBLA, and is involved in FCA, S-Club, NHS, "Fully Forgiven" church band, Saline County Junior Leaders, basketball, volleyball, student council and LYF (church youth group).

Her honors include Star Greenhand of FFA, Greenhand Degree, Chapter Degree, most activity points in the freshman class, FFA member with highest GPA in the freshman class, first year letterman, outstanding academic excellence, highest grade in American History class, top physical science student, top algebra I student, FFA Knowledge Contest -- first at area and sixth at district -- and competed at state contest, sold $500 of fruit, top student in personal finance, second year FFA letterman, cumulative high honor roll, top geometry student, top health student, top student in biology I, top student in family living, top salesman of FFA fruit, parliamentary procedure -- first at area and third at district -- and competed in state contest, Grand Champion FFA Yorkshire Gilt at Missouri State Fair 2007 and Grand Champion Gilt at Saline County Fair, third runner-up in 2007 Saline County Junior Queen Contest.

Hobbies include basketball, volleyball, being active in FFA, singing loud with her sister, shopping, hanging out with friends and showing pigs.

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Paige Wattenbarger
Paige Wattenbarger

Paige Lenae Wattenbarger, 15, daughter of Jackie and Ron Plattner of Marshall.

She is a student at Malta Bend R-V School and a member of Malta Bend FFA chapter.

She is involved in First Baptist Church youth group, FFA, basketball, track, cheerleading, Junior Leaders, 4-H, student council, discipline committee and Foods and More Club.

Her honors include the bug and defense awards for basketball and the jump award for track.

Hobbies include reading, showing swine, showing goats, swimming, horseback riding, talking on the phone, taking pictures and hanging out with friends.

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Holly Walter
Holly Walter

Holly Ann Walter, 14, daughter of Chris and Brian Lunsford of Marshall and Chad Walter.

She is a freshman at Marshall High School and a member of Fairville-Reynolds 4-H and Marshall FFA.

She is involved in Missouri Kansas Youth Rodeo Association, National Barrel Horse Association, Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association and Missouri High School Rodeo Association.

In honors, she is on the A and B Honor roll, received the Matt Bailey Award, third place in the American Mathematics Competition, has been a Missouri Kansas Youth Rodeo Association finalist for four years and a Wrangler Junior Division Rodeo finalist and district and state FFA horse judging competition. She was also the second runner up at Saline County Barbeque in 2007.

Hobbies include rodeo, barrel racing, fishing, hunting and shopping.

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Lauren Weiker
Lauren Weiker

Lauren Ann Weiker, 17, daughter of Bethany and Jason Weiker of Slater.

She is a student at Slater High School and a member of Slater FFA chapter.

She is president of Slater FFA, member of National Honor Society, basketball, football cheerleading captain, S-Club, president of class of 2009, weightlifting and member of Slater Methodist Church.

Her honors include 2007-08 Area 6 FFA treasurer, 2008-09 Area 6 FFA president, 2007 MO Agribusiness Academy member, Star Chapter Greenhand, Star Chapter Agribusinessman, 2008 Area 6 Proficiency Award Winner in Ag Sales Entrepreneurship, State FFA Leadership Medals, Presidential Academic Excellence Award, member of 2006 District Champion Meats Judging Team, 2006 District FFA Meat Judging Top Individual Overall, Varsity Basketball Letter, Varsity Football Cheerleading Letter, Varsity Track Letter and Show-Me State Games Champion Powerlifting Award.

Hobbies include going to Mizzou football games, playing sports, FFA activities, going to concerts and traveling.

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Morgan Fuehring
Morgan Fuehring

Morgan Nicole Fuehring, 17, daughter of Jeff and Michelle Fuehring of Sweet Springs.

She will be a senior at Sweet Springs R-7 High School this fall.

Hobbies include showing livestock, hanging out with friends, shopping, being with her family, going to the lake, cheering, playing volleyball and swimming.

School and community activities include being a member of Liberty 4-H club for five years -- the last two years as president, FFA president, FBLA secretary, FCA member, student council, S-Club, National Honor Society, basketball and football cheerleader, volleyball, youth cheer coach, flag squad captain and a lifeguard.

Honors include high honor roll, Who's Who among high school students, 2007-2008 Sweet Springs Festival queen, 2008 Chapter Farmer, three years letterman in FBLA and FFA, 2008 Swine Production and Small Animal Production.

Mackenzie Wright

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Mackenzie Wright
Mackenzie Lynn Wright, 15, daughter of Wayne and Deanna Wright of Slater.

She is a student at Slater High School.

Activities include Slater FFA, Poultry Area Contest Team, member of Union Baptist Church, Orearville 4-H and Slater basketball cheerleader squad.

Honors include FFA Greenhand Award, FFA Leadership Award and Poultry Pin from FFA Area Contest.

She enjoys being around friends and family, hanging out at her grandparents' house and raising rabbits for 4-H.



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