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B-C-S students eyeing Apple Festival Royalty honors
Judges chose Laney Schmidt as this year’s Apple Blossom and Madison Torres as Apple Blossom Attendant. Noah Haycox was chosen as the 2013-2014 Johnny Appleseed.
Schmidt is 6-year-old daughter of Scott and Erin Schmidt, of Graytown. She is a kindergartener at RC Waters Elementary.
Torres, the 5-year-old daughter of Lauren Torres, of Graytown, is also in kindergarten at RC Waters.
The 2013-14 Johnny Appleseed, 6-year-old Noah Haycox, is son of Daniel and Doris Haycox, of Oak Harbor. He is a first-grader at RC Waters Elementary.
This year’s contestants for Apple Festival Queen include Tara Caris, age 15, and Rheanna Addison, 13. Caris, the daughter of Suzanne Caris, of Oak Harbor, is a sophmore at Oak Harbor High School. She earned second place in the State of Ohio Retirement Program also called the SERS Program. As an eighth- and ninth-grader, she sang with the choir at the Apple Festival.
Addison, the 13-year-old daughter of Gladys Crawford, of Oak Harbor, is a freshman at Oak Harbor High School where she has been a cheerleader for two years. She has collected food for the food banks and volunteers where ever she can. She has received The Presidential Academic Excellence Award, as well as awards for Perfect Attendance, Most Improved and High Jumps in Cheerleading her first year.
This year’s contestant for Apple Festival Princess is Hannah Lutman, 12-year-old daughter of Amy Lutman and Ron Lutman, both of Oak Harbor. She is a seventh-grader at Oak Harbor Middle School where she is a cheerleader and member of the choir. She also participates in softball, golf and tumbling. She is a five-year member of the Sew and Sew Much More 4-H Club. As a fifth- and sixth-grader, she was on the honor roll, maintaining a 4.0 GPA.
She also currently represents Oak Harbor as the 2102-13 Apple Festival Princess runner-up. During her reign she has been active in many community activities including town-wide clean-up.
Oak Harbor Apple Festival Queen Linda Nietfeld and her Court invite the community to attend this year’s opening ceremonies and Royalty Contest, which take place Saturday, Oct. 12 beginning at 9 a.m. on the Main Stage (in front of the post office).
The team, which included Erin Luckey, Allie Wellons, Ryan Sandwisch, and Lexey Holub, is coached by Ellen Saffran. They advanced to the competition by placing second at the state competition in April.
While at the Big E, the Woodmore team competed against teams from six other East Coast states. The contest consisted of various challenges including plant identification, a job interview, dealing with a customer complaint, selling a product to a customer, making a floral arrangement and a corsage, a team activity, and a written test.
When the challenges were complete, the Woodmore FFA Floriculture Team placed third, and team members say they are looking forward to more competitions in the spring.
Krukemyer was selected by audition from more than 900 applicants from across the state. He will spend three days rehearsing with the other members of the All State Choir to prepare for their performance at the 2014 OMEA State Convention in Columbus in February.
The purpose of the trip was to visit agricultural-related companies that had their newest products on display, including John Deere, Hase IH, New Holland, Husqvarna, Kubota and Caterpillar, among others.