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Lifestyles

July 19, 2013

Haring crowned queen

DEWITT — Jessica Haring is the 2013 Clinton County Fair Queen.

The 18-year-old DeWitt native decided to join the competition just before the deadline but found herself beating out the five other girls for the top spot.

“I decided last minute, but I’m glad I did because it’s a great way to give back to the community, and show the younger girls that 4H can take you far,” Haring said.

Haring is a newly graduated home-school student who’s interests include travel, volunteering and 4H club. A mission trip to Hondurus is among her most recent travel experiences and a major influence on her future college endevours.

“I am going to Scott Community College to study Business Hospitality. I would like to work in hotels all around the world,” Haring said.

In her free time, Haring volunteers with the Eastern Iowa Threshers Association and the Grand Mound Community Club and will participate in the Grand Mound Steam Show at the end of July.

She has also served as president and secretary of the Family Career Community Leaders of America at Central High School.

Haring’s next adventure is the Iowa State Fair where she will compete against 106 girls for the state crown. She has attended the state fair for many years, but this will be the first time she will participate in the Iowa State Fair Queen pageant.

“I’m really excited for all of it,” Haring said. “Meeting the girls, the workshops; all of it.”

Haring wasn’t the only girl taking home a crown Thursday.

Amber Meyer, 16, of DeWitt, took home the title of Clinton County Fair Princess and 8 year-old Jenna Edwards won the Li’l Miss Clinton County Fair competition.

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