CADIZ - Emily Shuss was named the Harrison County Junior Fair queen at Junior Fair Night Monday.
Shuss will reign over the 166th event, with Corey Chrisman, who was named king prior to the royalty ceremony.
The county fair will continue through Saturday at the fairgrounds.
ROYALTY — The Harrison County Junior Fair Night got off to a good start when 126 4-H members came to the stage area to receive awards for projects they completed this year. Also, scholarships were presented, winning 4-H booths were selected and a new queen was crowned for the 2013 fair. The royal court consists of, from left, Holly Eberhart, princess; Emily Shuss, queen; Corey Chrisman, king; Callie Eberhart, queen’s court; and Seth Ferguson, prince. -- Esther McCoy
Shuss, 17, is a member of the Silver Spurs 4-H Club and a graduate of Conotton Valley High School through a home-schooled program, and the Buckeye Career Center where she earned a certificate as a phlebotomist. An 11-year 4-H member, she took laundry, Ohio bird and beef breeding projects. She plans to attend Kent State University to major in radiology.
Chrisman, 18, is a New Rumley and Dusty Boots 4-H member. He graduated from the Buckeye Career Center in equine and natural resources and plans to attend ATI in Wooster in horse production and to become a horse trainer. He has taken horse projects and market animals during his 10 years in 4-H.
Callie Eberhart, 17, will serve on the queen's court. A member of the New Rumley 4-H Club and Harrison Central FFA, she plans to attend Wilmington College to major in agriculture education. She has taken many livestock projects in her 10 years of 4-H.
She and Chrisman were taking part in the royalty court in memory for their friend, John Smith, who was killed in a car accident in June and would have been completing his last year of 4-H this year.
Holly Eberhart, 10, is a second-year member of the Shamrock 4-H Club. She went to the state fair with a first aid project last year and is a fifth-grade pupil at St. Mary Central.
Seth Ferguson, 10, a Silver Spurs 4-H Club member, went to the state fair competition last year with a woodworking project and follows in his father, Chad's, footsteps in serving as fair royalty.
Kayla Fogle, Country Friends 4-H, 2012 queen, called the Cloverbud members to the stage to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-H pledge together at the beginning of the program.
4-H booths receiving purple rosettes for excellence in presenting projects were Liberty Trails 4-H, Tri-County Showstoppers, New Rumley 4-H, Cadiz Ranchers, Freeport Friends and Green Valley 4-H.
Wendy Chrisman, 4-H committee president, introduced the style review, where nine 4-H seamstresses modeled their fashions. The models were Abbi Kelley, Cadiz Ranchers; Carley Rogers, Green Valley; McKenna Mizer, Cadiz Ranchers; Mary Foster, Blue Ribbon General; McKenzi Howell, Crafty Country Kids; Kelsey Fogle, Country Friends/FFA; Alexandria Chrisman, New Rumley; Megan Peters, Freeport Friends; and Mikayla Kovacik, New Rumley.
Corey Chrisman was presented a 4-H scholarship for a still project incentive program through Rosebud Mining.
Garrit Sproull, Freeport Friends, received the Lucille Reed Outstanding 4-H Award. Reed was a 4-H adviser and key leader with the Harrison County program and part of her legacy is the continued presentation of the award each year, organizers said.
Dolores Spragg presented Sarah Shuss and Carlie Tanner scholarships for outstanding work through the years in the 4-H program.
Tina Jones, senior and junior fair secretary, said a motorcross would be held for the first time today at 7 p.m., and the race track has been prepared.
Tractor and truck pulls have been scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights, according to Jones. The Friday event will be held at 6 p.m. and Saturday's event will be at 7 p.m.
The auction of baked and canned goods will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday and a Buckeye Horse Pullers Association horse pull will be held at 7 p.m. A talent show will be held at the midway tent at 7 p.m. as well.