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11 vie for Canfield Fair 4-H Royalty

Zachery Kemmer

CANFIELD- The 2019 4-H King and Queen will be chosen from the 11 court members at the Canfield Fair at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Main Concourse Stage across from the Canfield Fair Office.

Karlee Banks

Karlee is 18 years old and will be a freshman at The Ohio State University ATI this fall where she will be studying Livestock Production and Management Beef Specialization. She lives in North Jackson with her parents Ron and Kelly Banks. Karlee is a member and serving as president of the Jackson-Milton Livestock 4-H Club and has been in 4-H for nine years. Karlee’s project areas include market hogs, market dairy feeder, market beef feeder, market heifer feeder, market steers and market and carcass lambs. Karlee is involved in many Junior Fair and 4-H activities including being a 4-H Camp Counselor at Camp Whitewood, attending the Ohio 4-H Youth Conference, attending the Ohio Junior Fair Conference, a current member of the Mahoning County Junior Fair Board, a member of the 2018 4-H Royal Court and Mahoning County Junior Fair Outstanding Youth, and enjoys mentoring younger 4-H members. Karlee’s school activities included National Honors Society, Student Council, helped raise money for breast cancer awareness and participated in donating food to the Youngstown homeless shelter.

Jennel Benson

Jennel is 17 years old and will be a senior at TRECA Digital Academy. She lives in Youngstown with her parents Edward and Anngel Benson. Jennel is a member of the Youngstown Clover Crew 4-H Club. She has been in 4-H for 13 years. Jennel’s project areas include llamas and alpacas, chickens, pocket pets, cats, 4-H Pet Pals, healthy living, leadership, child development, home living, natural resources, food and nutrition, clothing, public speaking and demonstration projects. Jennel stays active in many State 4-H activities including the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council, Health Hero’s, Ohio 4-H Healthy Living Advocate, represented Ohio 4-H at the National 4-H Conference as the 2018 State Achievement Llama award winner, Washington D.C. Health Summit, Ohio Military Kids, Help for Ohio, Urban Immersion, and Capital Challenge participant and mentor, and received a scholarship to attend the Ohio 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus Trip. Jennel’s local activities include the current Miss United States Agricultural Queen for Mahoning County, on the coalition for drug-free Mahoning County, Mahoning County Commissioner intern, and a teen advocate for suicide prevention.

James Moore

Alaina Courtwright

Alaina is 17 years old and will be a senior at South Range High School. She lives in Columbiana with her parents Ray and Laura Courtwright. Alaina is a member of the Western Reserve Rangers 4-H Club. She has been a 4-H member for 12 years. Alaina’s project areas include goats, clothing and textiles, leadership, home living, and money management. Alaina is a current Junior Fair Board member, Food & Fashion Board member, and a Camp Counselor for 4-H Camp Whitewood and Cloverbud Day Camp. Alaina received a scholarship from the 4-H Advisory Board to attend the 2019 Ohio Leadership Camp. Alaina is also active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, her church youth group, South Range drama club, and the South Range marching band, wind ensemble and jazz band.

Sarah DeLucia

Sarah is 16 years old and will be a Junior at Springfield High School this fall. She lives in New Middletown with her parents Joe and Suzie DeLucia. Sarah is a member of the Country Kids and Kritters 4-H Club and the Mahoning County Llama Club where she serves as president. Sarah has been in 4-H for seven years. Sarah’s project areas include rabbits, llamas, pocket pets, scrapbooking, home living, healthy living and creative arts. Sarah is a current member of the Junior Fair Board and has promoted 4-H by bringing animals to Cloverbud Day Camp, North Lima Day Camp, Sebring Day Camp, Masternick Nursing Home and Akron Children’s hospital. Sarah’s other activities include being a Springfield majorette, a 12 year member of the Girl Scouts, Springfield Spanish Club and Book Club, participated in the Youngstown State University English Festival, and competed in the National History Day Regional and State Competitions.

Emily Fagert

Marcus Moliterno

Emily is 16 years old and will be a sophomore at Springfield High School this fall. She lives in New Middletown with her parents Greg and Carol Fagert. Emily is a member of the Country Kids and Kritters 4-H Club and has been in 4-H for four years. Emily’s project areas include food and nutrition, clothing and textiles, healthy living, home living, cake decorating, scrapbooking, natural resources, and canning and freezing. Emily has been a Mahoning County representative at the Ohio State Fair in many of her project areas. Emily is a Junior Fair Board member, 4-H Food and Fashion Board member, and applied to be a State 4-H Fashion Board member. Emily’s other activities include Tiger Tutoring for elementary students, helping at the Western Reserve Easter Egg Hunt and Fish Fry, Right to Read Week, assisting at Cloverbud Day Camp, and being a greeter at her church..

Cheyenne Heffner

Cheyenne is 18 years old and a recent graduate of Springfield Local Schools and this fall will be a freshman at The Ohio State University ATI majoring in animal science specializing in swine. She lives in New Middletown with her parents James and Delilah Heffner. Cheyenne is a member of the Springfield Booster Boys 4-H Club where she currently serves as the vice president of the club and has been in 4-H for 10 years. Cheyenne’s project areas include market beef feeder, market beef heifer feeders and market hogs. Cheyenne has been a participant in the Ohio State Fair Junior Swine Show and skillathon. Cheyenne’s involvement in 4-H activities include Camp Counselor at Camp Whitewood 4-H Camp and a 2018 4-H Royal Court member. Cheyenne’s other activities include a member of the Columbiana, Mahoning & Trumbull Cattlemen’s Association where she serves as the Beef Ambassador, Mahoning County Outstanding Youth finalist, and a member of the Mahoning County Junior Fair Board. At ATI, she will be a member of the Hoof-n-Hide Club and a Collegiate 4-H member.

Nataley Kemmer

Nataley is 16 years old and will be a junior at South Range High School this fall. She lives in Canfield with her parents Andrew and Brandy Kemmer. Nataley is a member of the Just Chancin’ It 4-H Club where she currently serves as the vice president and a member of Youngstown Tailwaggers 4-H Club where she serves as treasurer. She has been in 4-H for seven years. Nataley’s project areas include horse management, dogs, alpaca and creative writing. Nataley stays active in 4-H by being a member of the 4-H equine team where she competes in Horse Bowl, Hippology, and Groom and Clean Contest. She also helps with Cloverbud Day Camp, was a member of Junior Fair Board, and is a State Fair participant in horses and dogs. Nataley’s other activities include South Range Soccer team, Art Club, Mid-Ohio Valley Work Camp, and Key Club where she participates in about 15 community service projects a year.

Natalia Kresic

Natalia Kresic

Natalia is 16 years old and will be a junior at Lordstown High School. She lives in Warren with her parents Matt and Windi Kresic. Natalia is a member of the Western Reserve Rangers 4-H Club and has been in 4-H for four years. Natalia’s project areas include clothing and textiles, healthy living, home living, and quilting. Natalia is involved in many 4-H activities including the Food & Fashion Board, given a scholarship by the 4-H Advisory Board to attend the 2019 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus Trip, CARTEENS facilitator, 4-H camp counselor for Camp Whitewood, Cloverbud day camp counselor, and a State Fair participant. Natalia is active in many state 4-H activities including Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council, North East Ohio 4-H Region Representative, and attended 4-H Leadership Camp, Making Extreme Counselors Workshop, and the Carving New Ideas Workshop. In school, Natalia is president of her class, a student council member, member of political history club, varsity soccer team, and Spanish Club.

Zachery Kemmer

Zachery is 19 years old and will be a sophomore at Youngstown State University this fall. He lives in Canfield with his parents Andrew and Brandy Kemmer. Zachery is a member of the Just Chancin’ It 4-H Club. He has been in 4-H for 10 years. Zachery enjoys taking many different livestock projects, which include pocket pets (amphibians) and horses. Zachery stays active in 4-H by being a member of the 4-H equine team where he competes in Horse Bowl, Hippology, and Groom and Clean Contest, a member of the 2017 and 2018 Royal Court, and helping with Cloverbud Day Camp. Zachery’s other activities include cross country and track, being involved in clothing and food drives, and many church leadership activities.

Marcus Moliterno

Nataley Kemmer

Marcus is 16 years old and this fall will be a home schooled high school junior. He lives in Canfield with his parents Jeff and Patty Moliterno. Marcus is a member of the Canfield Clover Kids 4-H Club and has been a 4-H member for 11 years. Marcus’ project areas include pygmy goats, boer goats, public speaking, self-determined, and canning and freezing. Marcus has been a Mahoning County representative at the Ohio State Fair in many of his project areas. Marcus enjoys volunteering in a variety of 4-H community service event including being a 4-H CARTEENS facilitator, a member of the 2018 4-H Royal Court, being the musician for the 4-H Style Revue, doing a “Fair Day” and Bingo at the Victoria House Assisted Living Facility, a Food and Fashion Board member, and volunteering at Cloverbud Day Camp.

James Moore

James is 18 years old and is a recent graduate of South Range High School. This fall he will be attending The Ohio State University where he will be majoring in animal science and agronomy. He lives in Canfield with his father and stepmother James and Annie Moore. His mother is Mary Melago. James is a member of the Springfield Booster Boys 4-H Club and has been in 4-H for 10 years. James’ project areas include market beef, market beef feeder, photography, and shooting sports. James is the current Mahoning County Outstanding Youth. James stays very active by being a representative on the Mahoning County Junior Fair Board, a member of the Boys Scouts of America, a member of the Order of Arrow (Scouting’s national honor society), participated in South Range RISK student leadership program, volunteering as the photographer for the 4-H Endowment event, attending the Ohio Junior Fair Conference, being a Mahoning County representative at the Ohio State Fair project judging, attending the Ohio Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp, and a member of National Honor Society. James is planning to join Collegiate 4-H at Ohio State University.

Cheyenne Heffner

Emily Fagert

Sarah DeLucia

Alaina Courtwright

Jennel Benson

Karlee Banks

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