Today marks the first day of the Waukesha County Fair, and with that comes the finals for the 2012 Waukesha County Fairest of the Fair. The finals will be held tonight from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Leinie Lodge.
Ella Hopkins, 20, Oconomowoc
Ella has been involved with the Fair since she was born. Her family is very involved in the Dairy Program and helps run the All-You-Can-Drink Milk Booth. She has shown dairy cows and has submitted knitting and cooking projects as a 4-H member. She attends UW-Whitewater where she is pursuing a degree in Broadcasting, Web and Print Journalism with a minor in Marketing. She hopes to work for a radio or TV station in the promotions department or as a DJ/Anchor.
Lauren Roscizewski, 19, Eagle
Lauren has exhibited at the Fair since she was 8 years old. She has worked the 4-H activities, Ag-Venture Tent, 4-H kitchen and the information booths. She is also active in her community volunteering at food pantries and blood drives. She currently attends UW-Madison and hopes to graduate with a degree in Food Science or Chemical Engineering.
Lynn Bartholomew, 19, Big Bend
Lynn began showing at the Fair in the Little Britches show at age 5 with her calf, Clover. Since then she has shown pigs and dairy cattle, winning numerous awards with them. She has also shown projects like stenciling, cake decorating and woodworking in the 4-H Forum. She helps the Swine Barn Superintendents, Little Britches Show, Sheep Rodeo and setup/teardown of the Annual Livestock Auction. Although she is no longer in 4-H, she still volunteers for the Fair in any way that she can. She is currently attending UW-River Falls pursuing a Marketing Communications degree. She plans to go to grad school to get a Master’s in Marketing and then working in the agricultural industry.
Sarah Hovey, 20, New Berlin
2011 was Sarah’s eighth year exhibiting projects at the Fair. She is a member of the 4-H Food Stand Committee and works in the kitchen throughout the Fair. She has performed clogging, music, drama, and demonstrations on the Youth in Action Stage during the Fair. She is currently pursuing a Communications major with Business minor and hopes to graduate a year early from Wisconsin Lutheran College. She hopes to work in public relations or a guest services position related to the equine field.