Six vie for 2008 Idaho County Fair Royalty
This year there are six young women who will be competing for a place on the 2008 Idaho County Fair Royalty.The six candidates for Idaho County Fair Royalty. Clockwise from upper left are Emily Lerandeau, Chelsea Long, Kayla Lorentz, Dana Groom, Katrina Baune and Kristine Poxleitner.
They are Emily Lerandeau, Chelsea Long and Kayla Lorentz of Cottonwood; Kristine Poxleitner of Keuterville and Katrina Baune and Dana Groom of Grangeville.
The Royalty Luncheon, where they will be judged, will be Thursday, August 2. The crowning of the 2008 Fair Royalty will be Friday, August 17, at the Idaho County Fair.
Emily Lerandeau
Emily Lerandeau is the 15-year-old daughter of Michael and Marilyn Lerandeau of Cottonwood. She is sponsored by the Camas Livestock 4-H Club.
Emily has lived all her life in Idaho County and currently attends Prairie High School. She is involved in Honor Society, Zoo Crew, Student Council and cheerleading at school.
Past fair involvement includes 6 years of swine projects, 4-H Fashion Board, 3 years of Making the Most of Me, 1 year of cooking and numerous open class exhibits.
She enjoys reading, taking walks, 4-wheeling, boating, camping and hanging out with friends.
She has earned money as a substitute office cleaner, house cleaning, mowing lawns, babysitting and clerking at Rienerís Grocery.
Chelsea Long
Chelsea Long is the 16-year-old daughter of Pat and Sheila Long of Cottonwood.
She has lived in Idaho County all her life and attends Prairie High School where she is involved in volleyball, cheerleading, student council, Prairieís Active Volunteer Effort, Pep Band, Drug-free group and Zoo Crew.
Other activities include 4-H, Fashion Board, Easter Egg Hunt committee, volunteering at Center For Discovery and volunteering with the Summer Reading Program at Prairie Community Library.
Past fair involvement includes sewing, cake decorating, scrapbooking, rabbit and open class projects as well as the 4-H Fashion Board.
She enjoys camping, boating, 4-wheeling, cooking, fishing, shopping photography, reading, scrapbooking, sports, baking, snowmobiling, massage therapy, recycling and going to the river.
Jobs include babysitting, detailing cars at Longís Auto Sales, mowing lawns at cleaning the laundry room at Pat Longís Apartments.
Kayla Lorentz
Kayla Lorentz is the 16-year-old daughter of Rusty and Laurie Lorentz of Cottonwood. She is sponsored by Indoor/Outdoor 4-H Club.
Kayla has lived in Idaho County all her life and attends Prairie High School were she has been involved in the Drug & Alchohol Free Group, track (where she was a state track participant 1 year), band, 3 years of basketball and Prairie League. She served as vice-president of the Drug-Free group and vice-president of the band.
Other activities include Indoor/Outdoor 4-H Club where she has served as club historian and club treasurer, 1 year of Girl Scouts and 2 years of 4-H Camp.
Past fair involvement includes 6 years of Making the Most of Me, 1 year each of cake decorating and sewing, 4 years of scrapbooking, numerous open class exhibits, and 4-H Fashion Show. She has been among the top 3 projects in Making the Most of Me, had a top project in scrapbooking and was a top model.
She enjoys scrapbooking, swimming, camping, bowling, visiting relatives, photography, skiing, running and babysitting.
Jobs include working as a typesetter at the Cottonwood Chronicle; babysitting for Kert & Lori Schmidt, babysitting for Chinh Le and Jeremy Ostrander and working for Rustyís Carpentry.
Kristine Poxleitner
Kristine Poxleitner is the 16-year-old daughter of Ed and Jackie Poxleitner of Keuterville. She is sponsored by Keuterville Livestock 4-H Club.
Kristie has lived in Idaho County all her life and is a student at Prairie High School where she is involved in basketball, cheerleading, Prairie League, BPA and is the ASB Spirit Leader.
Her past fair involvement includes 8 years of Making the Most of Me, 6 years of market beef projects, 1 year of swine, 3 years of cooking projects and 5 years of swing projects. She also has been a 4-H Ambassador, Teen Leader, did the secretary book for her club and competed in the judging contest.
She enjoys basketball, dancing, snowboarding and hanging out with family and friends.
She has worked for Joe Forsmann & Associates and St. John Hardware.
Katrina Baune
Katrina Baune is the 16-year-old daughter of Mark and Tracy Baune of Grangeville. She is sponsored by This-n-That 4-H Club.
She has lived in Idaho County all her life and attends Grangeville High School where she has been part of the school play for 2 years and on the school tennis team.
She is also involved with trapshooting the past 4 years, on the Grangeville Swim Team for 7 years and attends church youth group meetings. She is also a member of This-n-That 4-H Club.
Past fair involvement includes rabbit and dog projects the past 4 years, 7 years of Making the Most of Me, Know Your Government for 3 years and was on the KYG Planning committee this year. She has also entered paintings and drawings in open class for 4 years.
She enjoys trapshooting, snowmobiling, swimming, hiking, 4-wheeling, dancing, babysitting, hanging out with friends, walking and going to youth groups.
Jobs include driving grain trucks and running the home storage grain elevator on her fatherís farm, working in the trap house at Grangeville Gun Club and babysitting.
Dana Groom
Dana Groom is the 16-year-old daughter of Rob and Teresa Groom of Grangeville. She is sponsored by This and That 4-H Club.
Dana has lived all her life in Idaho County and is a student at Grangeville High School. 
In junior high she was part of the student council, and participates in FCCLA, softball, student council and volleyball in high school.
She was also a part of the M.O.D. Squad (Junior Ambassadors), 4-H and the Dead Theologians Society (a church youth group).
Past fair projects include crocheting, ceramics, cooking, swine, Making the Most of Me I, II, and III, and various open class entries.
She enjoys swimming, camping, fishing, visiting with friends and being with family.
Jobs include babysitting, house cleaning, house sitting, tutoring, softball umpiring, serving as a clerk at Hannahís Closet and housekeeping at Meadowlark.

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