Marion County Fair Princess and Queen Pageant 2012
Royalty crowned at 82nd annual Marion County Fair
INDIANAPOLIS - University of Indianapolis student Kayla Sullivan was named Marion County Fair Queen and Miss Congeniality Sat, June 23, during the fair’s annual Queen Pageant.
Queen Kayla, daughter of Patrick and Patricia Sullivan, will represent Marion County during the Indiana StateFair Queen Pageant on Sunday, Aug. 19.
The 19-year-old has been an honor roll student throughout her high school and college career. At the
University of Indianapolis, she is a TV anchor and reporter for UIndy TV5, student ambassador and a member
of the Radio Club and Indoor Soccer teams.
In high school, she was named 1st in State at the Indiana Association of School Broadcasting’s Television
Anchor contest and received 2nd for the IASB Radio Air Personality contest. She was also involved in Franklin Central’s radio station, school newspaper and theater departments.
Sullivan’s community involvement includes being an adult literacy tutor at Indy Reads, Marion County Fair
volunteer and parishioner at St. Jude Catholic Church. She has also been involved in planning both the Riley Dance Marathon and “Just Tricks, No Treats” Make a Wish Foundation events.
In her spare time, Queen Kayla enjoys singing, acting, dancing, playing soccer and reading.
The newly-crowned Queen can be seen out at the fairgrounds carrying out a myriad of official duties.
Throughout the year, she will help recruit contestants for next year’s Queen competition and help promote the 2013 Marion County Fair.
First runner-up was Claire Albert, 17, while Lauren Frank, 17, claimed second runner-up. Allison Hazel, 18,
and Therese Sahm, 20, took third and fourth runner-up respectively.
The first-ever Marion County Fair Little Miss Pageant was held this year, with 10-year-old Kloe
Neuenschwander taking home the crown. She is the daughter of Brandon and Krista Neuenschwander and
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Marion County Fair Princess and Queen Pageant 2011
Melanie Gardner and Rosalena Duncan named 2011 Marion County Fair Queen and Princess
INDIANAPOLIS - Lawrence North High School student Melanie Gardner is queen of the 81st Marion County Fair.
She was crowned Saturday evening during the annual Queen Pageant. During the same event, 5-year-old Rosalena (Rosie) Duncan was named the fair's first-ever Princess.
Queen Melanie will represent Marion County during next month's Indiana State Fair Queen Pageant.
The 17-year-old has been an honor roll student throughout her high school career. She is an active member of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) High School Equestrian Athlete Program and the Lawrence North track team.
Gardner's community involvement includes the Indiana Eventing Association and Bits and Blazes Pony Club. She teaches horseback riding and horsemanship at summer camps, and was honored by the Indianapolis Zoo for 100 hours of volunteer service. She also is a volunteer at the Lord's Pantry with St. Louis de Montfort church group.
In her spare time, Queen Melanie enjoys ballet, pursues eventing and has a passion for rescuing and re-training thoroughbred horses for second careers off the track.
The newly crowned queen will be seen frequently out and about the fairgrounds carrying out a myriad of official duties. Throughout the year, she will help recruit contestants for next year's Queen competition, and help promote the 2012 Marion County Fair.
First runner-up was Sarah Layman, 16, while 19-year old Therese Sahm claimed second runner-up. Michelena Maio, 17, and Brittany Ignas, 18, took third and fourth runner-up respectively, and Allie Eberle, 17, was voted Miss Congeniality... Read more