By Wayne Allen
On Tuesday, July 1, the Scioto County Junior Fair Royalty Contest was held at the SOMC Friend Center, naming the top five contestants and junior fair royalty.
Over the course of the competition the contestants are judged in the areas of activities, achievements and interview skills.
“The girls have been interviewed throughout the day and they came back in their formal wear,” said Mary Evans, with the Scioto County Junior Fair Queen Committee. “We had five girls this year so all five make the court.”
This year’s contestants included Holly Collett, Megan Widdig, Jessi Wright, Katie McQuithy and Jordan Hileman.
Collett is the daughter of Roger and Rhonda Collett of Franklin Furnace. Collett has been involved in the Green Clovers 4-H club for the past 12 years and is a Senior at Green High School.
Widdig is the daughter of Debbie and John Widdig of Minford. Widdig is involved in the Green Clovers 4-H Club and is a senior at Minford High School this fall.
Wright is the daughter of Dr. Larry and Jodi Wright of Wheelersburg. Wright is involved in the Green Clovers 4-H Club and is a senior at Wheelersburg High School.
McQuithy is the daughter of John and Stephanie McQuithy of South Webster. McQuithy is involved with the Showblenders 4-H Club and is a senior at South Webster High School.
Hileman is the daughter of Ed and Robin Hileman of West Portsmouth. Hileman is involved in the 4-H clubs Country Cousins and kids the Minford Dairy Club. She is currently attending Portsmouth High School as a Junior.
Evans said the results of the contest will be sealed until the 2014 Scioto County Junior Fair Queen is crowned on Monday night of the fair.
The 2013 Scioto County Junior Fair Queen is Abby Furhman and court members Hannah Davis, Baily Kaulitz, Brittney Keys and Lexi Witter.
For more information about the 2014 Scioto County Fair visit them on Facebook.
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