PAULDING – The Junior Fair King and Queen Coronation is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. tonight, June 11, at the fairgrounds. Here are this year's candidates:

Emma Horstman

Emma Horstman is the daughter of John and Loucinda Horstman of Oakwood. She will be a senior at Paulding High School and is active in Paulding FFA, Brown Betty’s and Buster Browns 4-H club and junior fair board. After high school, Emma plans on attending college and majoring is agri-business or animal science. Her involvement with FFA and 4-H have tremendously influenced her plans for the future. Emma enjoys talking about agriculture with others and feels that being Fair Queen would give her a bigger platform to do this.



Courtney Luderman

Courtney Luderman is the daughter of Randy and Michelle Luderman of Cecil. Courtney will be a senior at Paulding High School and is active with Campground Kids 4-H club, Paulding FFA and junior fair board. After high school, Courtney plans on attending Huntington University and majoring in animal production with a minor in agri-business. Her deep passion for animals comes from being able to show so many different species at the fair. As Queen, Courtney hopes to educate and encourage young members to be active in youth organizations. She would also be honored to represent our county to other counties by meeting with their fair courts and attending other county fairs.



Rebecca McCroskey

Rebecca McCroskey is the daughter of Tony and Diana Watson and Lynn and Kim McCroskey of Antwerp. She just graduated from Antwerp High School and is active in the Happy Bunch 4-H Club. After high school, Rebecca plans on attending Ball State University and major social work with a minor in criminal justice. Participation in youth activities has increased her passion for working with children and the desire to be a good role model for them. If chosen for fair queen, Rebecca would be in attendance for all junior fair activities and greet fair goers with a positive and cheerful demeanor. She would also be a positive representative of the county throughout the year.



Madison Parrett

Madison Parrett is the daughter of Judd and Myra Parrett of Oakwood. She just graduated from Paulding High School and is active in Brown Betty’s and Buster Browns 4-H Club, Paulding FFA and junior fair board. After high school, Madison plans on attending college to major in agri-business in hopes of becoming a vocational agriculture teacher. If Madison was fair queen, she would use the title to help educate and assist others on what the junior fair stands for. She would also make sure she was in attendance for all junior fair activities and other county fairs.



Zoe Shepherd

Zoe Shepherd is the daughter of Lori Walton and Brett Shepherd. She will be a senior at Paulding High School and is involved with the Paulding FFA chapter. After high school, Zoe plans on getting her degree in agribusiness. By participating in FFA she has developed a passion for agriculture. If chosen to be queen, Zoe would use her position to be a good leader and role model for children.



Haleigh Stoller

Haleigh Stoller is the daughter of Todd and Pamela Stoller of Payne. She is going to be a senior at Wayne Trace High School and is involved with the Leaders of Tomorrow 4-H Club, Wayne Trace FFA and Girl Scout Troop 520. After high school, Haleigh plans on attending The Ohio State University and majoring in agriculture education. Her participation in FFA has developed in her a love for agriculture that she hopes to share with future generations by becoming an agriculture teacher. If chosen as queen, Haleigh would show hospitality to visiting fair courts, sponsors and guests. She would so be a good example for others around her.



Kalyn Strahley

Kalyn Strahley is the daughter of Jeff and Connie Strahley of Paulding. Kalyn will be a senior at Paulding High School and is active in 5H-4H Saddle Club 4-H group and Paulding FFA. After high school, Kalyn plans on attending The Ohio State University to study animal sciences. Her passion for animals began as a Cloverbud. If Kalyn were selected as queen, she would represent the fair, the county and herself with dignity and honor.



Kaylie Tressler

Kaylie Tressler is the daughter of Randy and Brooky Tressler of Paulding. She is a junior at Paulding High School and is active in the Campground Kids 4-H club, Paulding FFA, Junior fair board and 4-H Camp. After high school, Kaylie plans on attending UNOH to major in accounting with a minor in agricultural business. Her experience being the treasurer for the junior fairboard has grown her interest in finance. If Kaylie were chosen as queen, she would be a good representation of the county by being in attendance at all events and having a positive demeanor.



Austin Howell

Austin Howell is the son of Dan and Debra Howell of Paulding. Austin just graduated from Paulding High School and is active in the Flat Rock Junior Farmers 4-H club, Paulding FFA, junior fairboard and 4-H camp. After high school, Austin plans on attending OSU Lima to study early childhood education with a minor in industrial arts. He hopes to become an industrial arts teacher. If chosen to be king, Austin would represent the county with pride and honor.