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Fair Queen candidates

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

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Danica Hanson
There will be eight lovely Cherokee County young ladies vying for the title of 2008 Cherokee County Fair Queen at this year's fair. Following are brief biographies and photos of the contestants... (Photos by Pierson Photography)

Danica Hanson

Danica Hanson of Marcus will be a senior at Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn this fall. Her father is Russ Hanson, step mom is Emily Klingbeil, mother is Kathy Hanson, sister is Taylor Hanson and brother is Dalton Hanson.

Her favorite class in school was biology because she got to learn so much about how the human body works.

In school she was involved as a varsity football and basketball cheerleader, drill team, band, choir, art club, photography club, yearbook, leadership team, cross country, MAC and Purple Hands.

Her hobbies include cooking and baking, gardening, listening to music, hanging out with friends and family.

Danica is involved with CYO, work and performing at the nursing home, campus clean-up, blood drive, and volunteering with the American Legion.

Her summer plans include taking a college biology class, cheer camp, hanging out with friends and family, going to the Cherokee fair, setting up cheer meetings and family reunions.

After high school Danica plans on attending a university for nursing and ROTC. After college, she plans on being a nurse in the United States Army as a second lieutenant.

Danica wants to participate in the queen contest because she thinks it will be fun, a great experience, and a chance to meet many new people in the county.

She believes she could be an asset to the Cherokee County Fair by encouraging others to be part of the Cherokee County Fair.

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Jessica Anne Alesch
Jessica Anne Alesch

Jessica Anne Alesch of Marcus will be a senior at Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn this fall. Her family includes parents Doug and Sheila Alesch, and brother Chad.

Her favorite class in school was algebra because she loves working through the problems to solve them, and she really likes working with numbers.

In school she was involved in softball, volleyball, leadership team, Eagle Award, Student Council, and Mentor A Kid. Her hobbies include drawing, reading, riding the 4-wheeler, playing board games, watching movies, fishing, hunting, boating, swimming, having bonfires and enjoying the great outdoors.

Jessica has been involved in CYO, donated blood and served mass.

Her summer plans include playing softball, taking a college biology class, working at the Marcus Junction, swimming, fishing, tubing, having bonfires, babysitting and riding the 4-wheeler.

After she graduates from high school, she plans to attend a four-year college majoring in nursing and pre-med. She then plans to attend a graduate school to become either a pediatric nurse practitioner or a pediatrician.

Jessica wants to participate in the queen contest so she can meet new people, make new friends and be a role model for the younger kids in the county.

She believes she could be an asset for the Cherokee County Fair because she is a great people person, loves to spend time outside and enjoys helping people.

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Nicole Barry
Nicole Barry

Nicole Barry of Marcus will be a senior at Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn this fall. Her parents are Michael and Caryn Barry, and her sisters are Megan and Kristen Barry.

Her favorite class in school was history because without the past you can not possibly have a future. The present times and the future times are all built off the past. Nicole likes history because she enjoys learning that what we do today are traditions that started many years ago. She loves learning about the small details such as where our holiday traditions started and very important things like where our style of government originated. Teachers also make a big difference to Nicole. Her favorite teacher is Mr. Smith. He not only opened her to learning, but did it with humor.

Nicole was inducted into the NHS, National Honor Society. She participates in basketball cheerleading, mentoring a kid (M.A.K.), yearbook staff, concert band, pep band, marching band, concert choir, swing show choir, Madrigal choir, choir and band small groups, elementary walking club, Helping Hands, Highway Clean up, homecoming and prom committees, Eagle Award, and honor roll. In past years she has also participated in cross country, photography club, Rachel's challenge, and other service projects.

In the community Nicole is involved in Lutheran Youth Organization, 4-H (Marcus Go-getters for three years, Tilden Tillers for five years), 4-H officer, helped with Operation Christmas Child, sent Christmas letters to soldiers, and cleaned up the fairgrounds.

Nicole's summer plans include high school music trip to Colorado, college visits, continuing to work at Jeff's Foods and attending cheerleading camps.

After high school Nicole is considering joining the United States Navy, or attending college to attain a degree in family and human services.

Nicole wants to participate in the queen contest because she has been active in the Cherokee County fair in 4-H since she was in fourth grade, and participating in the fair queen contest seems like it should be a part of her 4-H experience. She thinks she can contribute positively to the fair.

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Breann Radcliffe
She believes she would be an asset to the Cherokee County Fair because she is a positive role model to younger kids. She would encourage kids of all ages to participate more and be a member of club like 4-H. Also she would try to encourage people to find an area of interest at the Cherokee County Fair and become involved in that area.

Breeann Radcliffe

Breeann Radcliffe of Marcus will be a senior at Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn this fall. Her family includes parents Bob and Vicki,and sister Brittany.

Her favorite class in school was advanced biology because she thinks that the human body is interesting to learn about. She participates in volleyball and track.

Breeann's hobbies include going to the movies, shopping, hanging out with friends and family. Her community activities include working in concession stands and picking up trash on Earth Day.

Over the summer she plans to work at the Pizza Ranch, go on vacation to Kansas City and take a biology college class.

After high school she plans on going to college for dental hygiene.

Breeann wants to participate in the queen contest because she thinks that it would be a fun experience and a good way to meet new people. She believes that should would be an asset to the Cherokee County Fair because she has a positive attitude and would encourage people to go to the fair.

Emily Peck

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Emily Peck
Emily Peck of Cleghorn will be a junior at Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn this fall. Her parents are Dennis and Sherrie Peck, and siblings Amanda and Matthew.

Her favorite class in school was art because it was a way to express how she felt without words.

Her school activities include drill team, cheerleading and softball. Emily enjoys hanging out with friends, watching movies, texting, listening to music, playing with animals and being outdoors.

She is involved in the community by helping with the marquettes.

Her summer plans are playing softball, hanging out with friends, watching her little brother and relaxing.

After high school graduation she plans to attend LeJames School of Beauty to get into cosmetology and massage therapy.

Emily wants to participate in the queen contest because she thinks it would be a great honor to represent Cherokee County and give her more experience in leadership skills that she will need later in life.

She believes she could be an asset to the Cherokee County Fair because she could be a good leader and role model for the fair. She could help with a lot of activities and give advice when needed.

Jessica Mann

Jessica Mann of Aurelia will be a senior at Aurelia High School this fall. Her family includes parents Denny and Diane Mann, and one brother John. Her grandparents are John and Marlene Pearson and Arlene Mann.

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Jessica Mann
Her favorite class in high school was biology because it was one of the most interesting classes. She liked doing the labs. Her school activities include football cheerleading, cross country, DECA, track, drill team, band, choir, Student Council, and Deb's School of Dance.

Jessica's hobbies are hanging out with friends, going to movies, running, dancing, reading and collecting Cherished Teddies. She has helped her school each year with clean-up day. This year she helped clean the town cemetery.

Her summer plans include a trip with Talent Search to Kansas City. She will also be working at the town pool in Aurelia and the Aurelia Day Care. She will also help with hair and make up for the play.

After high school Jessica plans to go into nursing.

She wants to participate in the queen contest because she thinks it would be a great experience. She plans on meeting a lot of people, and she is looking forward to it.

Jessica believes she would be an asset to the Cherokee County Fair because she has always been a good role model for underclassmen. This last year, for most of her activities, she was voted captain or co-captain. She enjoys interacting with people of all ages and likes helping people.

Cassie Sleezer

Cassie Sleezer of Aurelia will be a senior at Aurelia High School this fall. Her parents are Bob and Diane Sleezer. She has two sisters, Whitnie and Lacie.

Her favorite class in school was psychology because she learned many new things and it was very interesting to her.

Cassie's school activities include volleyball, drill team, DECA, softball, cheerleading, school play and speech. Her hobbies are hanging out with friends, reading and drawing.

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Cassie Sleezer
Cassie is a member of 4-H and taken a mission trip for church.

This summer she plans to work and play softball. She will also be helping with a mission trip in Sioux City.

After high school Cassie plans to attend LaJames College in Fort Dodge and major in massage therapy and cosmetology.

She wants to participate in the queen contest because she thinks it would be a good learning experience and a great way to meet new people.

Cassie believes she would be an asset to the Cherokee County Fair because she is a very fun, helpful and outgoing person. She could represent our county very well.

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Jessica Rosewall
Jessica Rose Rosewall

Jessica Rose Rosewall of Marcus will be a freshman in college this fall. Her family includes parents Ronald D. Rosewall and Melinda R. Rosewall, and brother Jacob D. Rosewall.

Her favorite class was math because you can always check your answer.

Her school activities include volleyball, basketball, basketball cheerleader, golf, baseball manager, art club, Spanish club, speech, vocal, madrigal and swing choir.

Jessica's hobbies are camping, swimming, hanging out with friends and family, scrapbooking, cooking, reading and making crafts.

She volunteers in the church nursery, mentor a kid, and volunteered as a teacher's aid.

For the summer she plans to work, spend time with family and friends and get things lined up for college. She plans to attend the University of South Dakota for pre-med and nursing.

Jessica want to participate in the queen contest because she thinks it will be a great learning experience and it will be fun to do and meet new people.

She believes she would be an asset to the Cherokee County Fair because she enjoys talking and encouraging people to get involved in the exhibits even if they do not belong to 4-H organizations.



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