Ohio State Fair Junior Fair Board announced

A team of exceptional individuals has been announced to represent Ohio’s renowned Junior Fair program at the 157th Ohio State Fair. Ohio State Fair Junior Fair Board (JFB) members are nominated by their respective youth organizations to serve a two year term as an ambassador for the Fair assisting with daily activities. At the conclusion of the Fair, officers are elected from those who will be serving a second term to lead the board’s activities in the following year. Responsibilities of the JFB include assisting with the daily parade, delivering awards, the Monster Mural, assisting in the WCOL Celeste Center and providing support to Junior Fair programs and other events as needed. The JFB is made up of some of the most active Junior Fair members in the State. Below you can find out what keeps them busy when they’re not at the Fair. Cambell Parrish of Edon, Ohio, represents the Ohio FFA Association as this year’s JFB president. He is a junior studying agricultural education at The Ohio State University where he is a member of Farm House Fraternity and works in the Ohio State Athletic Ticket Office. When he’s not busy with school or FFA, Parrish enjoys music, traveling and spending time on the farm. Jordan Rohaley of Salem, Ohio, is a freshman at Bradford College studying veterinary technology and represents Farm Bureau as the 2010 JFB vice president. She is an active member of 4-H, FFA, Farm Bureau Youth and participates in her church’s youth group activities, including mission trips. In her free time, Rohaley enjoys line dancing, square dancing and tractor pulls. Mitch Rooks of Perrysville, Ohio, represents 4-H as this year’s JFB secretary and is a junior at The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute. In addition to studying dairy cattle production and management, he is a member of Dairy Club, Collegiate FFA and Agronomy Club. Rooks also enjoys running, traveling and attending tractor pulls. Monty Adams of Logan, Ohio, is representing The Boy Scouts of America and has plans to enter the Navy as a diver. Adams is active in his community, participating in Hocking River Clean Up and the Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Walk, in addition to taking part in activities at Chapel in the Pines. In his free time, Adams enjoys baseball, swimming, diving, theatre and mechanics. Lacy Allen of Findlay, Ohio, represents The Girl Scouts of America and is a junior at Bowling Green State University studying integrated literature. She serves as a resident hall advisor and is a member of the equestrian team, Medieval Society and Friends of the Humane Society. Allen also raises poultry, makes jewelry and enjoys reading and creative writing. Alissa Belna of Rockford, Ohio, is representing Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. She is studying event management at Columbia College of Orlando and has been active in FFA, band and cheerleading in high school. Belna also volunteers for the American Cancer Society and enjoys scrapbooking, hunting and running. Elizabeth Childers of Plymouth, Ohio, is a freshman studying journalism at Ohio Wesleyan University, and also represents The Girl Scouts of America. Active in her school and community, Childers’ activities include volunteering at her local museum and fire department and serving on the Teen Advisory Board. She also enjoys golf, reading, writing and studying foreign languages. Erica Clouse of Cambridge, Ohio, is representing 4-H on JFB. A senior at Meadowbrook High School, she serves as class president and FFA vice-president while also serving as a member of Student Council and DECA. In her free time, Clouse enjoys golfing, singing and showing cats, dogs and horses. David Corll of Berlin Center, Ohio, attends Western Reserve High School and represents Grange on JFB. He is also active in Boy Scouts and his church youth group. In his free time, Corll enjoys hunting, fishing, trapping, boating and mechanics. Misty Cushing of Caledonia, Ohio, represents the Technology Student Association and is a senior at River Valley High School. She is a member of the track team, National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, her church’s youth group and serves as the yearbook staff editor. In her free time, Cushing enjoys photography and politics. Willis Fugitt of Lancaster, Ohio, attends The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute where he studies Agricultural Business. Fugitt is an active member of the FFA and Young Life and enjoys raising poultry, hunting and fishing in his free time. Amy Jo Frost of Bloomingburg, Ohio, is a sophomore at The Ohio State University studying agricultural education, represents the Ohio FFA Association. At Ohio State, she serves as an ambassador for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and is a member of Buckeye Masters Swim Club and the Agricultural Education Society. Frost currently serves as Ohio FFA President, is involved in 4-H and Heritage Memorial Church and is an avid sports fan. Joel Hamric of Coshocton, Ohio, is representing 4-H on JFB. A sophomore at Zanestate College studying natural resources, he serves as a junior archery instructor and is active in FFA and his church youth group. In his free time, Hamric enjoys hunting, fishing and mentoring younger 4-H members. Natalie Hull of Hilliard, Ohio, represents 4-H and is a junior at Wright State University studying organizational leadership and marketing. When not at school or dedicating her time to 4-H, she enjoys scrapbooking, baking and spending time with her friends. Suzie McMullen of Warsaw, Ohio, is representing the Ohio FFA Association on JFB. A sophomore at The Ohio State University studying agricultural education, she is a member of Agricultural Education Society, Saddle and Sirloin, Alpha Zeta Partners Agricultural Honorary and Alpha Sigma Epsilon Sorority. In addition to school and FFA, McMullen enjoys public speaking and playing sports. Courtney Parker of Stoutsville, Ohio, is a freshman at Capital University studying business management, represents Camp Fire USA. She volunteers her time to help others anytime she can. When Parker takes time for herself, it is spent reading, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with friends. Travis Schwaderer of Marion, Ohio, represents the Technology Student Association and is a senior at River Valley High School. He is on the soccer, cross country and tennis teams and takes part in the show choir and musicals. Schwaderer also participates in his community’s musical productions and enjoys spending his free time watching movies. Casey Wilson of Plain City, Ohio, represents the Ohio FFA Association and is a sophomore at The Ohio State University studying agricultural communications. At Ohio State, she serves as an ambassador for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and is a member of Saddle and Sirloin and Sigma Alpha Sorority. In her free time, Wilson enjoys scrapbooking, showing sheep and reading.

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