The competition is divided by age before Oct 1st
with the Junior Division under 14 years of age; Senior Division
under 22 years.
All of the contestants gave individual vocal performances.
The three judges: Laura Lee, Tim Searby and Becky Werth made their
assessments using a point system.
- One to five points for 'Audience Appeal'
- One to 15 points for 'Stage Presence'
- One to 25 points for 'Ability'
Winning the Junior Division was 11-year-old Lizzie Hudson singing
"Try Everything," a song made popular by artist Shakira and featured
in the hit children's movie Zootopia.
Lizzie is the daughter of Virgil and Margo Hudson of Lincoln.
Lizzie, who will be a sixth grader at Lincoln Junior High School
says, "Go Trojans!" She loves dance, theater, gymnastics, playing
her clarinet, and her dog 'Cherry.' She hopes to become a
Taking first place in the Senior Division was Ryan Williams as
Elvis. Williams blew the top off the stage in his performance of an
Elvis hit, "My Way."
A Lincoln Community High School senior, Ryan's favorite hobbies are
music, videos and games. Singing since he was six years old, Ryan
loves making someone's day special and to perform for the elderly in
During the judging interlude, as Elvis he went over to the seated
Logan County Fair Queen Meg Meeker and executed a King-like action
gifting his performance sash.
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Baylee Baker took second place in the Senior Division
with her performance of "Open Arms." This is a song first made
popular in 1981 by Journey, often chosen for a wedding song, and the
song that won Emily Reiners took first place at the Logan County
Fair Talent Show some years ago.
The daughter of Amber Post, Baylee is a sophomore at Hartsburg Emden
High School. She loves singing, cheerleading, art, theater and
playing with her baby sisters.
Queen Meeker joined by Junior Miss Karson Mott and Little Miss
Elliana Park presented the top place winners with medallions on
In addition, the contest offers the first through fifth places cash
awards for both Junior and Senior divisions. First places received
$100, Second place $75. The offerings for Third - $50, Fourth - $35,
and Fifth places - $20 went unclaimed.
Begolka hopes the cash incentive will draw more than three entries
As both first place winners go forth representing Logan County at
the State competition in January, Beggolka noted that this is a
tremendous opportunity for the contestants. She was pleased when
last year's Logan County Senior Division winners, a newly formed
band with Caleb Meador, Tyler O’Rear, Brady Walsh, Josiah Keller and
Justin Woods named 'Company of Kings,' did very well winning fourth
place at State.
Begolka said she would like to see more of Logan County's talented
youth have that opportunity and that we, Logan County, would
continue to be represented well at the state level.
Last year's Junior Division winners, sisters Alianah and Sophie
Kodatt, took hoola hooping to State. So, if you have a performance
talent, bring it on!
Moms, teachers, kids; put Saturday of the Logan County Fair on your
calendar for next year. Entries can be made at the fair office a few
days before the event.