Saline County BBQ Queen Contest contestants
The Saline County BBQ Princess contest begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 3, on the Marshall Square. The Junior and Senior Queen contest will follow. The following are contestants registered to participate:
— A’Lani Sanya’Rae Polson: A’Lani is 4 years old and attends Marshall Early Childhood Center. She is in pre-K. A’Lani loves to ride her bike, read books, color, sing and shop.
— Kimberly Dawn Pennock: Kimberly is 4 years old from Marshall. She is in pre-k at Bright Beginnings Preschool. She loves to dance, attend church and play barbies.
— Ailani Regina Knox: Ailani is 6 years old and lives in Slater with her mom, dad and her older brother. She goes to school at Slater Alexander Elementary School and is in kindergarten. She likes to cheer, dance and sing. She also likes playing dolls and dress up with her friends. She enjoys reading, and her favorite books are Dr. Seuss books. She loves watching musicals, and her favorite colors are pink and purple.
— Saleen Glory Sylvester: Saleen attends Southeast Elementary and is 6 years old. She is a member of the cheer and dance squad at Marshall Dance Connection. Saleen loves tea parties, putting on make-up, singing, playing with her brother Shawnethan, dressing up her cats, arts and crafts, and admiring herself in the mirror.
— Emmarie Grace Bothel: Emmarie is 6 years old from Gilliam and will be attending first grade this fall at Gilliam Elementary. She is a clover kid in the Orearville 4-H Club. Emmarie loves watching TV, listening to music, raising rabbits and chickens, school cheerleading, and the Orearville 4-H Club.
— Sofia Kaelynn Marcille: Sofia will be entering the first grade at Sweet Springs Elementary in the fall. She is a member of the Kennedy 4-H Club, and Sofia’s hobbies include playing outside and enjoying her toys. She loves painting and coloring, reading books and planting flowers.
— Leila Mae Garrison: Leila is in kindergarden at Sweet Springs Elementary. She enjoys planting flowers, playing with her sister and cousin, making things with playdough, going to grandma’s, exploring outdoors and going to 4-H.
— Aleigha Marie Thomas: Aleigha is 7 years old and will be a third grader this fall at Benton Elementary. She enjoys playing softball, swimming, reading, singing, playing with her twin brother, fishing, camping, and writing letters to her Nanny and Papa.
— Kelsey Morgan Aulgur: Kelsey is from Marshall and is a member of the Work-to-Win 4-H Club. She just completed eight-grade as a home-school student. Some of her activities include singing at church, visiting nursing homes and playing piano or singing for residents, Work-to-Win 4-H Club, Marshall Saddle Club, Jr. Leaders, Clover Kid’s Camp, serving dinner to the participants of the National Coon Hunt, leading in activities for holiday events, church youth group and assisting with children’s programs. Kelsey enjoys horseback riding, sports, reading, writing poetry, being in the sun, hiking, fishing, hunting, swimming, playing piano and drums, singing, cooking and crafting paracord braids.
— Brooke Samantha Vogelsmeier: Brooke is a member of the Sweet Springs FFA Chapter and is currently a junior at Sweet Springs High School. Her school and community activities include, FBLA, FCCLA, FCA, NHS, S-Club, student council, volleyball, cheer, A+ Tutoring, Travel Volleyball, FBLA Drive for your school, FBLA Canned Good Drive, assistant little league softball coach, FBLA NFLA, school/community cleanup, National FFA Convention, State FFA Convention, SOMO Bowling, FFA parliamentary procedure chairman, FFA recruiting chairman, FFA knowledge team, and FFA creed speaking. Brooke is a member of the 2016 softball championship all district team, she volunteers at youth volleyball camps and is a volunteer at the Harvester Farm Show. Honors she has received are the high honor roll, all academic volleyball, volleyball hustle award, citizenship award-grades 3-10, NJHS, Class President Grades 7-11, 2016-17 FFA Secretary, 2017-18 FFA Vice President, FFA Jacket Scholarship, 2016-17 S-club Vice President, 2016-17 FCCLA Historian, StuCo Representative, 2017-18 StuCo Reporter, 2017 State FFA Delegate and eighth grade citizenship award by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Brooke enjoys playing volleyball, watching movies, spending time with family and friends, and listening to music.
— Gracyn Elizabeth Bristow: Gracyn will be a junior this fall at Marshall High School. She is currently a member of the Marshall FFA Chapter, Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra and plays in the Marshall High School Orchestra. Gracyn is a member of bird cage, shoots on the Marshall FFA Trap Team, and her FFA SAE is raising beehives and quail. Some of Gracyn’s awards include the director’s award from the Marshall High School Orchestra, academic excellence award, receiving three “one” ratings and one “two” rating in the orchestra, A honor roll for the past six years and the sophomore class princess at Marshall FFA Barnwarming. Gracyn loves to hunt, fish, shoot trap, participate in FFA and play the violin. She enjoys helping people, making others laugh, paint, sing and spend time with family and friends.
— Grace Nicole Ulbrich: Grace is a member of the Bizy Beavers 4-H Club and the Marshall FFA Chapter. She will be a sophomore in the fall at Marshall High School and is a St. Peter Catholic School graduate. Grace enjoys riding horses, showing and playing with her dogs, watching YouTube, making arts and crafts and spending time with her friends and family. Grace is a member of Marshall Birdcage, Marshall Swim Team, Marshall Volleyball Team, mass server at St. Peter Catholic Church, volunteer for the St. Peter School Foundation Fundraiser, and is a lifeguard at Marshall Aquatic Center. Her honors include, eighth grade principal’s honor roll, swim team varsity letter, FFA Greenhand Degree, eighth grade vice principal/student leadership role, 2016, 4-H High Point Multi-Purpose Building Award, 2014 Intermediate winner in Clothes You Buy, 2014 intermediate winner for Clothes You Make, and the 2011 recipient of the 4-H Horse Show Sportsmanship Award.
— Cassandra Grace Eddy: Cassandra is a sophomore at Slater High School and is involved in the Orearville 4-H Club. She is also active in Slater FFA, cheerleading, FBLA, National Honor Society, Student Council, and Scholar Bowl and is a member of the Pink Week Committee. Cassandra has been selected for Cheer Hawaii in 2017 and has received the President’s award for academic excellence from 2010-2016. She enjoys hanging out with friends, reading, horseback riding and watching Netflix.
— Karrington Renee Owen: Karrington is the daughter of Skip and Kelly Owen from Sweet Springs. She is 14 years old and just finished the eighth grade at Sweet Springs R-7. She is a member of the Kennedy 4-H Club, Youth Group, Saddle Club and FCA. She enjoys riding horses, spending time with family, and training her dogs. As an honor, she is proud of receiving the showmanship traveling trophy for horses at the Saline County Fair.
— Brianne Slusher: Brianne is a member of Clay Center 4-H Club and is a freshman at Marshall High School. She is involved in freshman chorus and soccer. Brianne received the Award of Academic Excellence and she enjoys sewing, singing and playing the piano.
— Haley Baker: Haley will be a senior at Marshall High School in the fall. She is involved in the Marshall FFA, Marshall Saddle Club and Bizy Beavers 4-H. She has received the diversified horticulture proficiency award, group 1 rating in nursery, and third place creed speaking at districts. Haley enjoys horseback riding, drawing, reading and shooting sports. Her future plans include attending Northwest Missouri State University and majoring in Ag business.
— Rachael Ann Bagnell: Rachel attends Slater High School and will be a senior this fall. She is involved in Orearville 4-H, Slater FFA, Saline County Junior Leaders, Saline County Cattlemen’s, Missouri Junior Hereford Association, American Junior Hereford Association, Missouri Bow Hunters Association, National Field Archery Association, Missouri Archery Association, Slater National Honors Society, Slater Student Council, Slater FBLA, and Slater cheerleading. Some of Rachael’s honors are showmanship awarded at the Slater Livestock Show in 2015, 2017-18 Jr FFA advisor, 2016-17 Slater second vice president, 2016 Chapter Farmer Award, 2014-15 Orearville 4-H reporter, 2015-16 Orearville 4-H treasurer, 2016-17 Orearville 4-H president, 2016-17 Saline County Jr. Leaders president, 2016-2018 Slater varsity cheer captain and 2017-18 Area 6 FFA reporter. Rachel loves showing cattle, shooting sports, sewing, cheerleading, babysitting, arts and crafts, hunting, fishing, and being a mentor by tutoring youth in the community. Rachel plans to attend a four-year university and major in agriculture education and minor in animal science.
— Jessica Erin Leimkuehler: Jessica is a 10-year member of the Clay Center 4-H Club and will be a junior at Marshall High School. She is involved in MHS Singers, member of MHS Bird Cage and currently president of Clay Center 4-H. Her honors include 2016 recipient of academic excellence award and the above and beyond award given by MHS staff, cheerleading and basketball awards at Hardeman R-10, and 10 years of 4-H ribbons for projects judged at the Saline County Fair and the Missouri State Fair. Jessica enjoys moving, reading, playing games on her cell phone, swimming, playing with the family dog and spending time with family and friends. Jessica plans to graduate from Marshall High School in 2019 and attend Missouri Valley College or State Fair Community College and graduate with a degree to become a preschool teacher.
— Kylee Brianne Kuecker: Kylee is 17 years old and a member of the Lucky Leaf 4-H Club. She recently graduated from Santa Fe High School and will be attending the University of Central Missouri in the fall. She is involved in basketball, track, a football statistician, FFA, National Honor Society, yearbook staff, speech and drama club, play cast, Project Connect and 4-H. Her honors include honor roll, FFA State Degree, Area Proficiency Winner, All-Conference Basketball, All-State Track and academic letter. Kylee enjoys reading, listening to music, hanging out with friends, baking, running and playing sports.
— Kaitlyn Brooke Aulgur: Kaitlyn just completed her junior year as a homeschool student and is a member of the Work-To-Win 4-H Club. She is the current president of Work-To Win 4-H, treasurer of Saline County Jr. Leaders, helped remodel the cook shack at the Saline County Fairgrounds, member of Saline County Homeschoolers, instrumentalist at Gill Memorial Baptist Church of Marshall, entrepreneur, owner and soap maker at Chicory Lanes Soaps and Salves, flautist in the Marshall Municipal Band, member of Arrow Rock craft club, music student at Missouri Valley College, active participant in youth group at church and a member of the Marshall Saddle Club. Kaitlyn enjoys horseback riding, soap making, music, gardening, hunting, quilting, studying herbs, working with animals, and helping around the homestead. Kaitlyn plans to pursue a certificate of herbalism. She will continue her study of herbs so she can help others learn to use the herbs in their environment for healing and living a healthy life.
— Rylan Jayde Grimes: Rylan is a junior at Slater High School. Her achievements include three state FFA contest team pins in livestock, knowledge, and meats evaluation, FFA champed leadership pins. She has held the offices of reporter, historian, and is currently the parliamentarian and chaplin for the Slater FFA Chapter, formally held the treasurer office for two years in 4-H, FBLA treasurer, FBLA chairman and FBLA membership requirement committee. She has completed all of the requirements for A+, received two state level FFA leadership pins and has been selected for the FFA youth leadership pin. Rylan’s hobbies and school activities are reading, listening to music, hanging out with friends, 4-H, FFA, A+, Christian Youth Fellowship Youth leadership team, NHS, Pink Week Committee, varsity cheerleader, and student council and art club. Rylan’s future plans are to attend Missouri State University and receive her BSN and then enroll into medical school to become a neonatal doctor.