LANCASTER, Ohio – Ten Fairfield County teens are competing for the title of 2022 Fairfield County Junior Fair Queen. The young ladies, all of whom participate in Fairfield County FFA Chapters and/or 4-H Clubs, were interviewed on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, by a panel of three community leaders who evaluated the candidates on a variety of factors including: 4-H/FFA activities, school and community activities and poise.
The 2022 Queen will be crowned along with two attendants by the 2021 Fairfield County Jr. Fair Queen, Hannah Saum, on Saturday, October 8 at 7 p.m. during the Fairfield County Junior Fair Panorama.
This year’s finalists included:
- Grace Ahrens, 17, daughter of Stephen and Erin Ahrens. She attends Hilliard Bradley High School and is a member of Cloverleaf Livestock 4-H Club.
- Lacie Bachman, 16, daughter of Gregg and Christi Bachman. She attends Bloom-Carroll High School and is a member of Unleashed 4-H Club and Bloom-Carroll FFA.
- Isabella Byrd, 19, daughter of Neilston and Christina Byrd. She attends Columbus State Community College and is a member of Fairfield Fowl Friends 4-H Club.
- Annie Deyo, 17, daughter of Heidi and Mark Deyo. She attends Fairfield Union High School and is a member of Rough Riders 4-H Club and Fairfield Union FFA.
- Evelyn Hill, 15, daughter of Jessica and Jason Hill. She attends Lancaster High School and is a member of Shooting Stars 4-H Club.
- Samantha Hurst, 18, daughter of Darren and Amy Hurst. She attends OSU Newark and is a member of Blazin’ Buckeyes 4-H Club.
- Kate Markwood, 18, daughter of Jodi and Travis Markwood. She attends Fairfield Union High School and is a member of Kountry Kidz 4-H Club and Fairfield Union FFA.
- Adriana Rodriguez-Denner, 17, daughter of Jody Denner and Sindy Rodriguez. She attends Lancaster High School and is a member of Shooting Stars 4-H Club.
- Alison Sponseller, 17, daughter of Andy and Melissa Sponseller. She attends Liberty Union High School and is a member of Wild About Animals 4-H Club.
- Jadin Triplett, 18, daughter of Jamie Miller and James Triplett. She attends Hockng College is a member of Rouch Riders 4-H Club and Fairfield Union FFA.
- Grace Terflinger 18, daughter of Tom and Emily Terflinger. She attends Canal Winchester High School and is a member of Green Extreme 4-H Club.