4 vie for 2009 Fair Royalty
There are four young ladies competing for the three positions on the Idaho County Fair Royalty this year, 2 from Cottonwood and 2 from Grangeville.
They are Mary Shears and Samantha Spencer from Cottonwood and Rachel Kaschmitter and Kara Stefani from Grangeville.Candidates for the 2009 Idaho County Fair Royalty. Clockwise from top left are Rachel Kaschmitter, Mary Shears, Kara Stefani and Samantha Spencer.
Rachel Kaschmitter
Rachel Kaschmitter is the 15 year old daughter of Tim and Carrie Kaschmitter of Grangeville.
She is sponsored by Primeland Cooperatives of Grangeville and attends Grangeville High School.
She has lived in Idaho county for 15 years.
She is involved in band (pep, concert and jazz) and has been accepted in the GHS Varsity Blues Choir for 2008-09. She is a member of This and That 4-H Club. She has also been involved in volleyball and Relay For Life and is in a Sts. Peter & Paul Youth Group.
Past fair involvement includes 5 years of sewing projects, 1 year of cake decorating, 1 year of Teens Entertain, 2 years of swine projects and 2 years of Open Class art exhibits.
She enjoys volleyball, swimming, drama, drawing, hiking, biking, playing the flute, singing, playing the piano, cake decorating, sewing and reading.
Jobs include babysitting and mowing lawns and in the past she has dome some concrete finishing and busing tables at the Steakhouse.
Mary Shears
Mary Shears is the 15 year old daughter of Randy and Vicki Shears of Cottonwood where she attends Prairie High School.
She is sponsored by the Cottonwood Saddliers and Livestock 4-H Club.
She has lived in Idaho County all her life.
Mary has been in 4-H for 5 years in which she served as secretary for 2 years, is a member of PAVE (a Prairie High School community service group), raised money for the poor in Africa, went Christmas caroling at the hospital and a nursing home in Grangeville, made gingerbread houses for the priests in Cottonwood, served as sophomore class secretary, helped with Vacation Bible School, was in Missoula Children’s Theatre, was in a St. Mary’s Church Christmas skit, was in St. Mary’s Children’s Choir, cleaned ditches for both her 4-H group and at the high school, and has participated in basketball for 7 years, softball for 4 years, and volleyball and track for 1 year each.
Past Fair involvement includes 1 year each of rabbit, cooking, sewing, scrapbooking and veterinary science projects and 2 years of lamb projects.
She enjoys skiing, snowboarding, reading books, hiking, horseback riding, swimming, rafting, putting together puzzles, rollerblading, western swing dancing, playing cards, playing with children, running and hanging out with friends.
Jobs she’s had include waitress at the Country Haus, housekeeper for Cheri Seubert McDonough, outside work at St. Gertrude’s Monastery, janitor at St. Mary’s Church and babysitting.
Samantha Spencer
Samantha Spencer is the 16 year old daughter of Butch and Jean Spencer of Cottonwood and is sponsored by Keuterville Livestock 4-H Club.
She has lived in Idaho County all her life.
She attends Prairie High School and at PHS she is a member of Zoo Crew, BPA, Prairie League and Student Council in 2005-06. She also plays on the volleyball and softball teams. Other activities include helping coach youth teams, Idaho County 4-H Ambassador, Elementary tutor and M.O.D. Squad (Member of Distinction) for 4-H from 2004-2006.
Past Fair involvement includes being an Idaho County 4-H Ambassador, 4-H Teen Conference the past 3 years and 4-H National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia this past year. She has taken 8 years of steer projects, 3 years of veterinary science and one year each of cooking and Making the Most of Me. She also has attended 4-H camp as both a camper and an assistant. She has served as secretary for her 4-H club for one year and reporter for 2 years.
She enjoys volleyball, softball, taking walks, swimming, hanging with friends, listening to music, cross-stitching, painting, trapshooting, spending time with her family, taking vacations, taking pictures and helping with summer youth sports.
Jobs include auto detailing, babysitting, house cleaning, grain truck driving during harvest and driving truck during haying season.
Kara Stefani
Kara Stefani is the 14 year old daughter of Kathy and Charlie Stefani of Grangeville where she attends Grangeville High School.
She is sponsored by Irwin Drug, Inc. and has lived in Idaho County for the past 3 years.
At GHS she is involved in cheerleading, band, choir and FCCLA. She is on the honor roll and was named Student of the Month (for spirit) She was also named overall outstanding musician. Other activities include youth group, children’s church and providing nursing home church services. She’s also been a part of AWANA in past years, a youth ministry for children in the community. She has also gone to Rosspoint in Post Falls, a Baptist camp for spiritual guidance and will be helping with Vacation Bible School in August.
In the past she has entered a fleece blanket, painting and recycling projects at the Latah County Fair and a clay pottery item at the Adams County Fair. She looks forward to participating in the Idaho County Fair.
Kara enjoys swimming, fishing, huckleberry picking, playing the flute, guitar and piano and she loves to sing. She also enjoys making fleece blankets and pillows, photography and spending hours on the computer. She also collects state quarters and thimbles.
Jobs include housecleaning, helping to teach summer school at GEMS, babysitting and held a modeling contract.

Cottonwood, Idaho 83522


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