State Runner Up Fair Queen - Delaware Co Fair Queen Megan Wessels
Megan Wessels, 17 of Dyersville was named the 2nd runner up at the 2012 Iowa State Fair Queen Contest. The crowning took place last Saturday evening at the Bill and Anne Riley Stage. State Fair Board President, Gary McConnell did the crowning.
The daughter of Gary and Lori Wessels, Megan was vying for the title of Fair Queen amongst 102 girls from county fairs all across the state of Iowa.
Abrah Meyer, 17 of Readlyn was named the 2012 Fair Queen. Abrah is from Bremer county and is the daughter of Brian and Brenda Meyer. Lexi Marek, 17, of Washington county was named 1st runner up. She is the daughter of Tim and Heather Marek of Riverside. Samantha Lippens, 19 of Jackson County was named 3rd runner up. She is the daughter of Doug and Heidi Lippens of Miles.
Megan will receive $700 in scholarship money and a $200 gift card to Jordan Creek Mall. She also received a plaque from the Iowa State Fair Board and a bouquet from Boesen the Florist.
Judging for the contest is based on personality, attitude, awareness, leadership, citizenship, contribution to community, overall appearance, charm and poise. Judging took place over the span of five days from August 7-11th.
Megan will be a senior at Beckman Catholic High School. She is a part of the National Honor Society and a member of the North Fork Kit Kats 4-H group. Megan is also involved in dance, soccer, choir, art and Spanish club, and the musical. Megan serves as the Delaware County pork queen, and plays piano. She plans on attending a four-year college majoring in elementary education with a minor in art education.
Manager of the Delaware County Fair, Jeannine Domeyer has said, “We are so proud of Megan. We had a lot of great candidates in our queen competition this year. We are tickled to have a Delaware County Queen place in the state contest amongst so many girls. We’ve worked hard to establish our queen pageant and hope that our candidates learn life skills to take with them throughout their lives.”
Girls ages 16-21 active in any service organization our eligible to run for the title of Delaware County Fair Queen. The Royalty pageant is held in late June with coronation during the Fair.
Photo Courtesy of the Iowa State Fair.