Abby Everett, Miss Boone County 2012, will preside over the 2013 Miss Boone County 4-H Queen Pageant Sunday. The program begins at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m.
“This marks the 55th anniversary of the Miss Boone County 4-H Queen Pageant and the committee is excited to have the pageant kick-off the county fair festivities,” noted to Becky Livesay, pageant chairwoman. Following are profiles of seven of the 15 young women competing for the title. Eight other contestants were featured in Friday’s Lebanon Reporter.
Tonda-Rae Lee, 20, of Lebanon, graduated from Lebanon High School in 2012. She is the daughter of Greg and Stacey Lee. Her sponsoring organization is Bearable Grins Orthodontics, Dr. Jim Nicholson. She is a member of the Center Township Trailblazers 4-H club. Her 4-H projects include gift wrapping, eight years; junior leaders, six years; foods, four years; sewing, three years; home environment, two years; and dogs, scrapbook and personality, one year. She attended the junior leader conference and the 4-H Chicago Trip, was representative to the 4-H council, vice president of junior leaders and recipient of the junior leaders scholarship. Outside of 4-H, her activities and honors include New Hope Church and youth group, Key Club, Mentor Program, Cedars yearbook sports editor, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Builders Club, LHS swim team, Butler University swim team, Brad Gustin Memorial Swimming
Award and the Rotary scholarship. She is employed at Starbucks. “I enjoy being with my family and friends, swimming, teaching swim lessons, church activities and participating in community service projects such as Operation Christmas Child. I also enjoy mission trips and attending the Indiana State Fair. Recently I had the honor of attending the Greater Grace World Outreach International Bible Convention in Baltimore, Md.”
Jordan Paul, 19, of Advance, is a 2012 graduate of Western Boone High School. She graduated with honors. She is the daughter of Christine Paul and the late Leroy Paul. She is a 10-year member of 4-H; her 4-H club is Jackson Future Farmers. Her 4-H club projects include rabbits, 10 years; photography, nine years; meat goats, seven years; poultry, three years; and horse and pony, two years. She was president of her 4-H club in her 7th year. She won showmanship for rabbits all 10 years she participated; participated in Supreme Showman with her meat goat in her 9th year; won supreme meat goat doe in 2010; and won reserve supreme meat goat doe in 2012. Other activities and honors include 2012 John S. Whittleton Memorial Scholarship, 2011 Whatever it Takes Award (Nationwide Southern Care Academic Award), member of American Fisheries Society of Purdue and Indiana, assists professors with fisheries research at Purdue, inaugural and presiding treasurer of Purdue University’s Goat Club, and attends Jamestown Christian Church. Her employment has included head lifeguard and swim meet manager at Purdue University, Witham YMCA summer lifeguard, and farm assistant for Michalke Farms and Happy Quails to You. Her hobbies and interests include assisting with fisheries research, recreational fishing, showing and riding horses, and maintaining freshwater aquariums for Purdue and personal use.