vie for 2011 Fair Royalty
There are 6 young ladies competing to be 2011 Idaho County Fair Royalty.
The girls will be judged by a panel of three judges at the annual Idaho County Royalty Luncheon on August 5 at 12:30 p.m. at the Christian Reformed Church in Grangeville located at 4th and N. Junction.
Each will also give a speech prior to the luncheon.
Royalty candidates this year are Merannda Chaffee, Martina Everson and Rachel Falzon of Cottonwood and Halee Hill, Mandee Prado and Sarah Baune of Grangeville.
Following is a short bio of each candidate:
She is sponsored by Cottonwood Foods and has lived in Idaho County for over 11 years.
She will be a senior at Prairie High School where she is involved in the Drug Free Group, PAVE (Prairie Active Volunteer Effort), Prairie League, Knowledge Bowl and the Prairie Pageant. She is also involved in AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed), Vacation Bible School and the Youth Group at Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Past Fair involvement includes many open class entries such as photos, crafts, baked goods, art projects, flower arrangements and various fruits and vegetables.
She works as a box girl at Cottonwood Foods.
Hobbies include photography, camping, 4-wheeling/mudding, farming, baking, babysitting, shopping, design and horseback riding.
After high school she is considering going into the Air Force to be a photographer or pilot or going to college for photography. Eventually she would like to start her own photography business.
She would like to see all 50 states before she’s 30.
She considers her strongest quality to be her creativity which is displayed in various ways from writing to painting. She and her high school art teacher painted the mural of the Salmon River on the front of The Hangout in Cottonwood. She also designed The Hangout’s logo and has designed the logos for Cottonwood Butte Ski Area and for the State Basketball shirts. She has also had poetry published in a book of poetry for young writers.
The most important part of her life are her family and friends. She has two brothers and one sister, all younger than her.
She is sponsored by Camas Professional Counseling which is located in Grangeville.
She has lived in Idaho County for over 6 years and is involved in Girl Scouts, Youth Group, Cheerleading, Drug –Free Group and Prairie League. She is also in the drama class at Prairie High.
This will be her first involvement with the Fair other than working at a booth.
She works part-time as a secretary at Camas Professional Counseling.
Hobbies include drawing, singing, dancing, hanging out with friends, taking walks, reading and writing poetry.
Her plans after high school include going to college to Veterinarian School to become a Vet. She would also like to be able to be a singer for weddings, parties, etc.
Her three life goals are to improve her singing voice, go to college and to stop animal abuse in states where it’s still legal.
She feels her strongest personal quality is her strong sense of caring about others.
Most important to her life are her family and friends because they make her happy and make life worth living.
She has 2 sisters and 2 brothers including one half brother and one half sister.
She is sponsored by Lewiston Rehab & Care Center as well as family and friends.
She has lived in Idaho County for about 6 years.
She will be a sophomore at Prairie High School and is involved in youth group, Drug Free Group, Prairie League, volleyball, cheerleading, band, Miss Teen of Idaho, Relay For Life and was invited to People to People.
Past Fair involvement includes some open class entries with her mom and a chicken.
She works doing cleaning and organization for her mom’s work and also does babysitting.
Hobbies include singing, dancing, reading and listening to as well as playing music.
After high school she plans to go to college.
Three life goals are to help the poor, go to Europe and to learn history such as Greek mythology and ancient artifacts.
She considers her strongest personal quality to be her friendliness.
Most important to her life are her family and friends because they are always there for her.
She has one younger brother.
She is sponsored by This-n-That 4-H Club and will be a sophomore at Grangeville High School.
She has lived in Idaho County all her life.
She participates in 4-H, volleyball, basketball, student council, Youth Legislature and her church youth group.
Her past Fair involvement includes, showing a rabbit and a dog, Setting the Stage, Making the Most of Me I and II, cooking, cake decorating, Teens Entertain, Fashion Board, Know Your Government and the 4-H Snack Bar.
She works as a babysitter, sets trap at the local gun club and works on the family farm as well.
Hobbies include swimming, snowmobiling, volleyball, basketball, baking, reading and trapshooting.
After high school she plans to attend Gonzaga University to pursue either a medical or law degree.
Three goals in life are to earn a college degree, travel to a foreign country and create her own recipe.
She believes her strongest personal quality is leadership.
She considers her family to be most important to her as they have loved her even at her worst and have always supported her.
She has one older sister, who is a former Idaho County Fair Princess.
She is sponsored by B & K Tire in Grangeville and will be a junior at Grangeville High School.
She has lived in Idaho County for 5 years.
She is involved in Varsity Blue and Concert Choir, volleyball, mascotting, Track, and 4-H.
She doesn’t have any past fair involvement but is now in 4-H.
For employment she does part-time babysitting at Mountain Shadows Baptist Church.
Hobbies are sports and anything fun and active including hanging out with friends.
Plans after high school include going to college and then to medical school to fulfill her dream of becoming a pediatrician at a research hospital close to home.
Three life goals are to further her education in the medical field, to express loyalty and kindness throughout her life and to accomplish everything she sets her mind to.
She feels her strongest personal quality is kindness.
Family is the most important thing in her life as without them she wouldn’t be where she is today.
She is sponsored by Idaho County Light and Power and will be a sophomore at Grangeville High School.
She has lived in Idaho County all her life.
She is involved in Catholic Youth Group, Idaho Catholic Youth Conference, basketball, volleyball, track, 4-H, band, piano, gymnastics, choir and Relay for Life. She was also a participant in “Camp Lutherhaven” drug-free.
Past Fair involvement includes 1 year of sewing, 4 years of swine, 1 year of horse 4-H, 2 years of Making the Most of Me, 1 year of government, 5 years as a penny arcade volunteer, 4 years as Idaho County Horse Show food server, served as a youth leader and was a 4-H camp participant.
For employment she does babysitting and housesitting as well as helping with wheat harvest.
Hobbies include singing, waterskiing, snow skiing, swimming, local triathlon, gymnastics, basketball, track, riding horses and playing the piano.
After high school she would like to get a scholarship in the music field for college and study for a career in the medical field.
Goals are to travel and see the world and volunteer serving children who have limited access to health care, study for a career in the medical field and sing professionally.
She feels her strongest personal qualities are that she is charismatic, friendly, outgoing and most of all happy.
The most important thing in her life is her family because they taught her the values of life and are very supportive of what she wants to do with her life.
She has a sister, Hayden and a dog, Dixie.
Yhe six candidates for Idaho County Fair Royalty this year. Top from left are Merannda Chaffee, Martina Everson and Rachel Falzon. Bottom from left are Sarah Baune, Mandee Prado and Halee Hill.