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Fair queen crowning goes on in spite of downpour

By Carol McIntire

Carroll County Fair Queen 2013
The 2013 Fair Queen and members of her court are shown above. From left are: Cheyenne Morsheiser, second attendant, Brittany Rohr, first attendant, Annabel Vernier, first runnerup to the queen, and Queen Elizabeth Bormuth.

Elizabeth “Liz” Bormuth was crowned the 2013 Carroll County Fair Queen during a ceremony that had to be moved from in front of the grandstand to up in the seats of the grandstand Tuesday afternoon.

Queen Contest Coordinator Karla Wells and her crew had laid out an elaborate setting of awards, crowns, chairs and even cookies on the cement area in front of the grandstand. As the time of the crowning drew nears, black clouds rolled in and dumped buckets of water from the sky.

With some assistance from fair visitors, the items were moved up the grandstand steps and into the seating area where the “show went on.”

Nancy Sheckler, 2011 Carroll County Fair queen, introduced the eight contestants and announced the winners.

Runner-up to the queen is Annabel Vernier; first attendant is Brittany Rohr and second attendant is Cheyenne Morsheiser.

Bormuth, 17, is the daughter of Erin and Alan Bormuth of 2095 Bellflower Rd., East Rochester. She will be a senior at Carrollton High School this fall where she is active in the FFA Chapter. She was selected to attend the FFA Washington Leadership Conference.

She also served as a Buckeye Girls State delegate, has been a member of the Carrollton High School girls varsity golf team for three years, is a member of Massillon Saddle Club, the Carroll County Junior Fairboard and the 4-H program.

Bormuth has won numerous awards including a rodeo queen crown, Carroll County Sr. Cowgirl title, a high school scholar athlete and member of the Academic Hall of Fame and received her State FFA Degree and won the FFA Star Chapter Farmer award.

She has represented the county at the Ohio State Fair three years with her horse projects and has held several offices in the FFA Chapter including president for the 2013-14 year.

Vernier, 18, is the daughter of Doug and Christine Vernier of 2121 Aurora Rd., East Rochester.

She is a 2013 graduate of Carrollton High School and plans to attend the University of Akron this fall.

Vernier is a member of the county 4-H program, Girl Scouts, earned three varsity letters as a member of the Carrollton High School girls basketball team and three letters as a varsity cheerleaders. She had 13 years of perfect attendance during her school years.

At CHS, she was president of Student Council, Editor in Chief of the Yearbook, Editor in Broadcasting, captain of the basketball team, president of the STAMP Club, secretary of the class of 2013 and president of her 4-H club.

Rohr, 18, is the daughter of David and Cheryl Rohr of 9036 Bane Rd., Kensington. She is a 2013 graduate of Carrollton High School and plans to attend the Ohio State University Agriculture Technical Institute this fall.

She is a member of the Carrollton FFA Chapter, East Twp. Young Producers 4-H Club, Teen Leaders and Girl Scouts.

Morsheiser, 16, is the daughter of Dan and Julie Morsheiser of 2185 Roswell Rd., Carrollton. She will be a senior at Carrollton High School this fall. She is a member of the Jr. Fairboard and a member and officer of the Carrollton FFA Chapter.   

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