By: Cassie Miller

Every year, each of the six Hardin County schools select one boy and one girl to represent their school in the fair king and queen contest. All of the possible candidates have to apply for the position as well as attend an interview. There were a lot of strong candidates that ran this year, but ultimately Holly Wilson and Nick Bame were selected from Hardin Northern. They were chosen by a panel of teachers and a few community members involved in the fair. Mrs. Klir, Hardin Northern’s FCCLA advisor, headed the interviews and gathered the teachers that made up the panel of judges.

Once each school chose their candidates, the two winners attended another interview to determine the fair king and queen winners. This interview was also conducted by community members. After this interview, the candidates waited anxiously for the results until Tuesday night of the fair during the ceremony. To begin the ceremony, the candidates were introduced to the crowd with a short biography about the activities and hobbies they are involved in. After this, the runner-ups are announced followed by the new king and queen.

This year, Hardin Northern’s queen candidate, Holly Wilson, was crowned as the Fair Queen. Wilson said, “I was very surprised when I was crowned the 2016 Fair Queen. I knew that there were a lot of good candidates and was fortunate enough to be selected to represent our fair this year.” She enjoyed experiencing the fair in ways only the queen can, like attending all of the shows and getting to take pictures with lots of little girls who look up to her. Even though it is a little early to think about next year’s candidates, Wilson said, “My advice for future candidates is to just be yourself and always remember how great the Hardin County Fair is and to represent it to the best of your ability.” Hardin Northern is very proud to support our 2016 Fair Queen.