This year’s slate of candidates for Junior Fair Queen and King includes six females and three males. Below is a little information about each.
Doria Welch is the 17-year-old daughter of Billy and Andy Welch of Williamsport. She is a four-year member of Westfall FFA where she has served as the sentinel and the reporter. She also is a nine-year member of the Kountry Kids 4-H club where she served as president, vice president and treasurer. Doria has served two years on the Pickaway County Junior Fair Board. Doria enjoys showing livestock and making leather earrings. She is a recent graduate of Westfall High School and pursuing a career to become a registered vet tech.
Alexis Henry is a three-year member of Teays Valley FFA, four-year member of 4-H, and a member of the Pickaway County Junior Fair Board.
Alexis has served as the Sentinel and is is serving as president of her FFA chapter. She is a member of the National Honor Society and World Language Honor Society. Alexis loves to bake, collect records and go antiquing. Alexis would like to further her education after school by studying environmental science with hopes of becoming a park ranger. She is the 17-year-old daughter of Joshua and Melisa Henry of Ashville.
Ashley Pence is the 16-year-old daughter of Chris and Christy Pence of Lockbourne. She is an eight-year member of 4-H where she has served as the historian and treasurer in the Squeaks and Squeals 4-H club. Ashley has been a member of the Teays Valley FFA for two years, was a Girl Scout for two years, and she serves on the Pickaway County Junior Fair Board. Ashley is a dance teacher for Chance to Dance, a student leader for the Teays Valley Marching Band, and the community service chair for TV FFA. She plans to attend Ohio State University and study agriculture engineering.
Gracieanne Gray is a 12-year member of 4-H serving as president of the Squeaks and Squeals 4-H Club. She is a three-year member of Logan Elm FFA, a two-year member of the Girl Scouts and serves g on the Pickaway County Junior Fair Board. Gracieanne is a student board member of the Logan Elm Education Foundation, a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club Media Manager, Nipgen Church camp counselor, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes student leader. She enjoys theater, golf, gardening and sport shooting. Her favorite things about the Pickaway County Fair are the people and experiences.
Hannah Mullins is the 16-year-old daughter of Helena and Kevin Mullins of Circleville. She is a four-year member of the Saddle & Sirloin 4-H club where she has served as vice president and news reporter, and a three-year member of Teays Valley FFA. Hannah was selected as the 2018 Pickaway Junior Fair Equine Queen. She is section leader for the Women’s Chorus, a Teays Valley High School student ambassador, enjoys riding horses and performing in the show choir. She plans to pursue a degree in vet school.
Ambrosia Havan is the 17-year-old daughter of Alicia Hall and Nick Evans. Ambrosia is a five-year member of the Scioto Scrappin’ & More 4-H Club where she has served as president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Ambrosia is an Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council member, a member of the state 4-H Health Heroes team, and a youth member to the Pickaway 4-H committee. She also is a three-year member of the Pickaway County Junior Fair Board where she has served as vice president and secretary. Ambrosia loves to bake, sew, quilt, and read. She is an active community volunteer and loves working with people. Ambrosia is a recent graduate of TRECA Digital Academy and will attend the Ohio State University majoring in environmental science and microbiology.
Junior King contestants
Cody Hunt is the 16-year-old son of Angela and Brad Hunt of Ashville. He will be a junior at Teays Valley High School/Eastland Career Center. Cody has been a member of the Madison Livewires 4-H club for eight years where he has served as the president and vice president as well as a county 4-H camp counselor. He also is a two-year member of the Teays Valley FFA. Cody is a member of the varsity cross country, track and wrestling teams. His future plans include owning and operating his own auto garage and a racing team.
Riley Minor is the 17-year-old son of Greg and Michelle Minor of Circleville. Riley is a nine-year member of the Pickaway Bandits 4-H club where he has served as health and safety officer and as a camp counselor. He also is a three-year member of Westfall FFA where he’s served as treasurer and sentinel. Riley also serves on the Pickaway County Junior Fair Board. Riley’s goals are to participate in mission trips and service activities. He hopes to attend Ohio State University to major in agriculture engineering and to compete on the state rifle team.
Jace Conrad is the 16-year-old son of Susan and John Conrad of Laurelville. He is an eight-year member of the Saltcreek Livestock club, and a two-year year member of Logan Elm FFA, where he has served as the parliamentarian. Jace enjoys running, swimming and hiking. He plans to become a veterinarian and own his own goat farm.