Wednesday, July 29, 2009
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2009 Logan County Fair queen candidates

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[July 29, 2009]  Photographs supplied by Michael Gowin Photography,
Text from Logan County Fair Queen Pageant director, Deanne Mott.

Danielle Harper, Lawndale, Seventeen years old; daughter of Lori and Chris Eustis; attends Lincoln Community High School 

Danielle plans on graduating from High School and going to ICC for two years, then transferring to Western Illinois University. She plans on majoring in Psychology, and becoming a Juvenile Psychologist. She would also like to minor in Physical Education to become a Physical Education teacher.  

During School, Danielle was involved with Clubs, for example, FCA, One Club, and Pep Club. She played soccer her freshman year, did track her junior year, and plans on doing track again her senior year. She works at Dairy Queen, a lot after school, so that was one of the activities she does, and she loves it. She also lettered in Soccer and Track. 

Danielle Horn, Emden, Eighteen years old; daughter of Ty Horn and Valerie Leinenbach; graduate of Hartsburg-
Emden High School; attends Western Illinois University 

In the fall, Danielle will be attending Western Illinois University. She will be majoring in Agriculture Education. After college, her goal is to come back to around Logan County and teach students about agriculture in the area high schools. 

While Danielle was in high school, she was involved in the FFA organization, where she held the office of Treasurer her junior year and President her senior year. Livestock Judging, Food Science, and Crops Judging were among her favorite Career Development Experience activities she participated in through the FFA. Spanish Club and Future Educators of America were other clubs she held various offices in. She was a junior varsity and varsity volleyball player, and on the cheerleading squad. Outside of high school, she has been a member of her 4-H club for nine years. Also, she was a member of the 4-H Federation while in high school. She is a member of the American Hereford Association as well as the Illinois Junior Hereford Association. Danielle's Special Honors include: Dekalb Outstanding Agriculture Student Award, Lincoln/Logan County Farm Bureau Scholarship, GAST Scholarship, Most Improved Volleyball Award, State FFA Degree, Gold Top Chapter President, and Top Member of Livestock Judging Team. 

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Jessica Owen, Lincoln, Nineteen years old; daughter of Jack and Reatha; graduate of Lincoln Community High School; attends Eastern Illinois University 

In the fall, Jessica will begin her sophomore year at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL. There, she will be majoring in nursing as she hopes to one day be a neonatal nurse practitioner. Her overall goal is to become a neonatal flight nurse for a large children's hospital. 

During high school, Jessica was on the varsity softball team for four years and on the LCHS dance team for three. She served one year as the team captain. She was a member of the National Honor Society and during that time she completed over 50 hours of community service. Outside of school, she is an active member of Lincoln Christian Church. She was a member of the Good News Publishing Company for 6 years. She has also been a part of T.R.A.S.H. for seven years. T.R.A.S.H. stands for Teens Rescued and Serving Him and it is a percussion group that travels the state beating on anything they can find including pots and pans, broom sticks, plungers and oil barrels. She is an active volunteer in the toddler room and Vacation Bible School at church. At school, she plays intramural volleyball and she volunteers as a "Panther Pal." Jessica's Special Honors include: Logan County Board May Student of the Month 2008, Logan County Board Student of the Year 2008, 9-time Central State Eight Academic All-Conference, National Honor Society 2008, National Honorary Society Phi Eta Sigma Honors Member 2009, Eastern Illinois University Dean's List 2009, EIU Honors College Dean's List 2009, Illinois State Scholar 2009, LCHS Softball Defensive Player of the Year 2006, President's Education Award 2008, and having a 4.0 GPA her freshman year at EIU.

Amy Schumacher, Lincoln, Twenty-one years old; daughter of Steve and Jan; graduate of Lincoln Community High School; attends Miami University Ohio 

Amy will be starting her senior year at Miami University this fall and after graduating in May, is tentatively planning to move to Washington D.C. with a job on Capitol Hill or in another area of interest. After gaining a couple years of work experience, she will get her Master's degree in something related to political communication. 

Amy is a core competitor on the nationally ranked Miami University Speech Team. She founded and was president of Miami University Students for Life, is a current member of College Republicans, Ambassadors for Children, the Miami Diversity Affairs Council, Association for Women Students, and the Public Relations Student Society of America. She is also an active member of the Bridge Church. Amy was a member of the Miami University Oxford Scholars program and has received the Miami Student Scholar award the past two years. She has earned many awards from competing on the speech team, most notably winning three events and placing in three others at the Ohio University Swing Tournament last fall.    

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