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Four seek to reign over next year’s county fair

Wash. She has one brother, Nathan Rawson who is 14 and also attends Okanogan High School. Emily enjoys riding her horse and raising pigs. She is an active member in both FFA and 4-H. She will be attending the FFA National Convention in October. She is carrying on the tradition of working at her grandparent’s store, Rawson’s Department Store.

By Gary A. DeVon Managing Editor Four young ladies have thrown their hats into the ring for a chance to reign as next year’s 2014 Okanogan County Fair Queen. All hail from various communities around the county, they are Miranda Cleveland, Emily Rawson, Kathryn Cleman and Lily White. The would-be queens will attend a pageant on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. on the Main Stage of the fair. Candidates trying out for the 2014 Okanogan County Fair Queen are judged in four areas: They must complete a portfolio including an essay and letters of recommendation, as well as other things; they must participate in the pageant on Thursday, modeling and giving a speech and answering impromptu questions; they have personal interviews with a panel of judges and they are judged by “secret judges” during the fair, according to Madison Schellenbarger, Fair Queen Advisor. These secret judges observe how well they interact with the public, said Schellenbarger. The Coronation for the new queen will take place on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m., also on the Main Stage. Here are short bios from three of the girls who provided the Gazette-Tribune a little bit of information about themselves and their families below: Kathryn Cleman

L-R Menze Pickering, Emily Rawson, Kathryn Cleman and Miranda Cleveland

Kathryn Cleman is the daughter of Chris and Doreen Cleman. She is currently a senior at Tonasket High School and is 17-years-old. Kathryn is involved in many sports including: soccer, basketball and track. In the summer she works as a babysitter and does community service work in her church. Kathryn has been a participant in the county fair for eight

years. She has shown horses and a steer, as well as canned goods. She is also involved in FFA, ASB and 4-H. Emily Rawson Emily Rawson is 16-years-old and attends Okanogan High School. She is the child of Matthew and Monica Rawson of Malott,

Miranda Cleveland Miranda Cleveland is the daughter of Chad and Marnee Cleveland and sister to Spencer. She is 17-years- old and is a resident of Okanogan. She is a senior at Okanogan High School, but also participates in Running Start at Wenatchee Valley College. Miranda has been a participant in the county fair for the last nine years. Her main project is market lambs, but she also shows horses and many still life exhibits. Miranda enjoys her animals, showing her horses, and making traditional native beading. She has been a member of 4-H for the past six years. Miranda is honored to be running as a candidate for Okanogan County Fair Queen. Lily White Lily White is sixteen, lives in Twisp and attends Liberty Bell High School. Lily White

County Fair - Okanogan County Fair 2013  


County Fair - Okanogan County Fair 2013