SHIPPENSBURG – Fourteen girls will vie for the crown during this year’s Shippensburg Community Fair Queen contest at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 20, on the stage.
Lydia Barr, daughter of John and Patricia Barr, lives in the Carlisle area and is a 2015 graduate of West Shore Christian Academy. In school, she participated in the Yearbook Club, choir and the annual musical, and was a student volunteer with a school student support group.
She will attend Lock Haven University in the fall, studying biochemistry in preparation for a career in pharmaceutical science.
Barr also participates in a local church-based food bank and occasionally helps with Project Share activities. She was a member of the Cumberland County 4-H for six years.
This summer, she will travel on a church-sponsored missionary trip.
Her sponsor is Cindy Stupp, of Revelation Photography.
Ciera Booz, 17, of Newburg, will attend college this fall and study for career in ultrasound technology.
Following a strong tradition of firefighting in her family, she is a firefighter at the Newburg Hopewell Fire Department.
She credits her strong will to help others to her grandmother.
She is sponsored by the Newburg Hopewell Fire Department.
Heidi Coy, 16, is the daughter of Greg and Kathy Coy, of Shippensburg. She has two brothers, Bryan and Tim, two sisters-in-law, Jocely and Katey, two nieces and two nephews.
A junior at Shippensburg Area Senior High School, she is employed at Gro-land Farms.
Coy started riding horses when she was 5 years old, and today has a horse named Maya. She is a member of multiple horse clubs and does gaming (barrel racing, pole bending, flag racing and other speed events) at the shows.
Her family has been active in the Shippensburg Community Fair for many generations.
She hopes to pursue a career that will allow her to work with large animals.
Her sponsor is the Chambersburg Saddle Club.
Shea Fisher, 18, is a 2015 graduate of Shippensburg Area Senior High School. She is the daughter of Christopher and Susan Fisher, of Shippensburg, and the granddaughter of John and Barbara Fisher, of Shippensburg, and the late Loretta and Wayne F. Craig Sr., of Orrstown. She is also the great-granddaughter of Doreen and the late Richard Holtry, of Shippensburg.
She is currently employed at Arooga’s in Shippensburg.
In high school, Fisher participated in various sports, the varsity cheerleading squad, National Latin Honor Society, National Honor Society, the musical “Footloose” and the Healthcare Career Institute at Summit Health. She was selected to represent her school as a cheerleader at the Big 33 Football Classic in June in Hershey.
She was also on student council for four years, serving as secretary her junior year and vice president her senior year.
Fisher is also a junior member and junior member treasurer of West End Fire and Rescue Company.
As a senior, she attended Penn State Mont Alto through the Early to College program, and in the fall will attend Lebanon Valley College, majoring in exercise science with hopes of earning a doctorate degree in physical therapy.
Her sponsor is Wayne F. Craig & Sons Livestock and Greencastle Livestock Market.
Shelby Horst is the daughter of Thomas and Rhonda Horst, of Shippensburg, and a 2015 graduate of Shippensburg Area Senior High School.
She received the Andrea L. Gantt Memorial Scholarship, the Shippensburg Kiwanis Club Scholarship, the President’s Award for Educational Excellence, the Mid Penn Conference Scholar Athlete Award and the E. Jerry Brooks Award for Academic Excellence in PIAA District III.
She is a member of the National Honor Society and the Latin National Honor Society, and she received varsity letters in field hockey and softball.
An active member and past president of her youth group at the Shippensburg Church of the Brethren, Horst traveled to the National Youth Conference at Colorado State University. She has also participated in disaster relief mission trips to Pulaski, Va., and Binghamton, N.Y., and will travel to Spotswood, N.J., on a mission trip later this summer.
She was also a high school buddy at the Shippensburg school district’s Special Education Track and Field Meet.
She will attend Messiah College in the fall to pursue a degree in athletic training and a post-graduate degree in physical therapy.
Taylor Johnson is the daughter of Wayne and Michele Johnson, of Shippensburg. She has one sister, Kelli, and one niece, Emma.
A 2015 graduate of Shippensburg Area Senior High School, she plans to attend Wilson College in the fall to become a licensed practical nurse through the Franklin County Career and Technology Center.
She has volunteered with Special Olympics for two years, as well as Relay for Life.
Johnson also participated in cross country for two years, and in track and field for one year.
She is an assistant manager at the McDonald’s restaurant in Scotland.
Outside of work, she enjoys running, being active and spending time with her family.
Her sponsor is Kings Court Tanning.
Savannah Manetta, 17, is the daughter of Anthony and Dawn Manetta. She graduated as an honor student from Shippensburg Area Senior High School in 2015.
She is an active member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, where she has served as an acolyte for the past four years. She is also an active member and student leader in Young Life, attending camp and work weekend.
In high school, Manetta served as drum major of the marching band for two years. She also participated in concert band, chorus, and the swim, track and field and cross country teams. She was also an active member of the Art Honor Society, Latin Club, SHINE, GSA, PBIS, Environmental Club and Broadway Club. She was a member of the prom court her senior year.
In addition, Manetta was named student of the month by the Women’s Club and Shippensburg high school, and she participated in Girl Scouts for many years.
She has also received numerous awards and recognition for her writing and artwork.
Manetta will attend Shippensburg University in the fall and major in communications and journalism with a minor in international studies and art.
She is sponsored by the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation.
Alexis Martin, 17, is the daughter of Brian and Tina Martin, of Shippensburg. She has two younger brothers, Zach and Logan, and one younger sister, Macy.
She is a 2015 graduate of Shippensburg Area Senior High School. This fall, she will attend Penn State Mont Alto and study for a career as a registered nurse.
Martin has participated in many community service projects since seventh grade, and this summer went on her second mission trip to Costa Rica with her church.
Throughout high school, she was on the honor roll and has participated in Relay for Life and been a high school buddy at the school district’s Special Education Track and Field Meet.
She works at Penn Hall in the dietary department and enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Her sponsor is the Shippensburg Women’s Club.
Quinlan McLaughlin, 18, is a 2015 graduate of Shippensburg Area Senior High School. She is the daughter of Quinn and Mary McLaughlin, and has one older brother, Travis.
While in high school, she played volleyball for three years and served on the Yearbook staff. She was also a member of the Shippensburg Maroon Platoon, the Prom Committee and the 2014-15 homecoming court.
She enjoys camping, hunting, fishing, working out, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and attending Orioles baseball games. She has volunteered at events like the Members 1st children’s pizza party with Santa, Easter egg hunts, and local Special Olympics.
In the fall, she plans to attend college to pursue a career in the medical field.
She is sponsored by T&G Auto Sales.
Emmy Piper is a 2015 graduate of Shippensburg Area Senior High School and the Franklin County Career Tech.
She is the daughter of Steve and Amy Piper, of Newburg, and the sister of Ethan and Ellie Piper. She is also the granddaughter of Robert and Iva Jean Piper, and Robert and Sondra House.
In high school, Piper was class treasurer for four years and a member of the National Technical Honors Society, Skills USA, Health Occupation Students of America and the Ignite Christian Club.
She is active in her church and is currently employed by Camp Yolijwa.
In her free time, Piper enjoys hunting, traveling for mission trips, growing her Mary Kay business, and spending time with friends and family.
She is a certified medical assistant and plans to pursue a career in the medical field this fall.
She is sponsored by Papoutsis Masonry.
Ashlyn Riccione, 17, lives in Shippensburg. She is the daughter of Burke and Alexis Riccione, and Alisha Willis.
She completed high school in 3 years, attending Shippensburg Area Senior High School for one year before graduating from Agora Cyber Charter School with honors.
While in high school, she learned three languages and was active in drama, student council, Yearbook staff, the school newspaper and sports.
Riccione will attend Harrisburg Area Community College, majoring in nursing, and plans to become a registered nurse specializing in oncology.
She currently works at Bark Central.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, being in the sun, doing do-it-yourself projects and spending time with family and friends.
She is sponsored by Vigilant Hose Co.
Brooke Sailhamer is the daughter of Elizabeth Erb and Scott Sailhamer. She is a graduate of Shippensburg Area Senior High School, where she was an honor student.
Her interests include running with her dog, taking care of her animals and spending time with her family.
She plans to attend Shippensburg University to study art and computer programming.
She is sponsored by West End Fire and Rescue Co.
Bethany Shields is the daughter of Douglas Shields and is a 2015 graduate of Shippensburg Area Senior High School
She grew up in Shippensburg and has volunteered with the local fire department and ambulance company since she was 14 years old.
While in high school, Shields volunteered for the Special Education Track and Field Meet, served as student council treasurer and was a wrestling trainer for eight years.
She enrolled in the medical assisting program at the Franklin County Career and Technology Center and started the Health Occupation Students of America Chapter for Franklin County. She also competed in the state level skills events for medical assisting and earned a clinical medical assistant certificate.
This fall, she will attend Waynesburg University and work toward a bachelor of science degree in nursing.
She is an emergency medical technician, and she volunteered at Cumberland Valley Hose Co. and Shippensburg Area EMS, was a daughter of the Masonic Lodge with the Jobs organization, and worked at the Flamingo Restaurant.
She sponsored by Cumberland Valley Hose Co.
Samantha Stouffer, 19, is the daughter of Kimberely Stouffer, of Shippensburg. She has a younger sister, Abigail, and a younger brother, Elijah. She is a 2014 graduate of Shippensburg Area Senior High School and is now studying dental hygiene at Harrisburg Area Community College.
Her favorite sport is hockey, and she is an avid Pittsburgh Penguins fan.
Throughout high school, Stouffer was a four-year member of the Shippensburg FFA Chapter and served as the student advisor and treasurer. She was named president of the Shippensburg FFA Alumni.
She holds the Keystone FFA degree, along with the Greenhand, Chapter and Cumberland/Dauphin/Perry FFA Area Degree.
She works at Gro-Lan Farms.
She has attended numerous FFA conferences and received many awards and recognition. She is also the past dairy princess for Cumberland County and this spring became a member of the Shippensburg Grange.
She is sponsored by Gro-Lan Farms.