Eight young women will vie for the 2013 Hamilton County Fair Queen crown. The judging is scheduled to take place Saturday with the coronation to take place July 24 at the fairgrounds.
Erin Anderson is the 18-year-old daughter of Tim and Kathy Anderson, Webster City. She is a 2013 graduate of Webster City High School. During her high school years, she was involved in student council, Spanish Club, Cheerleading, basketball, soccer, show choir, jazz vocal, fall musicals, All-State auditions, National Honor Society, National Council on Youth Leadership and other activities. She also participated in activities at church, food pantry drives, Warm Hearts, Warm Homes, Meals from the Heartland and is a nine-year member of the Freedom Flickers.
She plans to attend Iowa Central Community College and then transfer to a four-year university to study communications.
Angela DeLaRiva, daughter of Tom and Michelle DeLaRiva, is 18, and a graduate of South Hamilton High School. She plans to attend Simpson College to pursue a business/economics degree and then hopes to attend Boston College Law School.
During high school, she was active as basketball manager, cross country manager, track, was a 4-H mentor and junior project leader. She took part in All-State Band auditions, concert, marching and jazz bands, school musicals, plays, FFA, and state speech. Other activities include serving as a service dog trainer, community cleanup and beautification projects and church activities.
Josi Dinsdale, 18, the daughter of Wendi and Brad Dinsdale, Webster City, is a graduate of WCHS and plans to attend Iowa State University where she will major in animal science.
Her community activities include, Sunday school and vacation Bible school teaching, church mission trips, 4-H and FFA. In school she was involved in National Honor Society, Spanish Club, student council, basketball and softball. She earned a spot on the honor roll for eight semesters.
Molly Greenfield, 18, daughter of Jim and Phyllis Greenfield of Williams, graduated this year from Northeast Hamilton High School. She plans to attend Ellsworth Community College where she will major in education and will play basketball.
During school she served on student council, National Honor Society, yearbook, Family and Consumer Science Club, speech, spring play, volleyball, basketball, track, golf and softball. Her community activities include church youth group, serving as a Bible School teacher, church ministry in music group, 4-H and 4-H county council and helped with many community volunteer projects.
Bridget Moriarty, 17, Webster City, is the daughter of Leo and Eleanor Moriarty. A Webster City High School graduate, she plans to attend the University of Iowa to major in nursing and minor in Spanish.
She was involved in volleyball and served as a wrestling cheerleader during high school. She also was on the student council, was a member of Spanish Club, National Honor Society, show choir and chorus. She was also a Lynx mentor.
She also took part in church activities such as Generations of Faith, National Catholic Youth Conference and Catholic Heart Work Camp. She also was a 4-H member and helped with the Boone River clean up.
Brittany Nicholson, 18, Ellsworth, is a graduate of South Hamilton High School. Her parents are Scott Nicholson and Steph Nicholson.
She plans to at the University of Iowa to study pre-chiropractic.
In high school, she was active in softball, basketball, volleyball, track and field, cross country, National Honor Society, FFA, pep, jazz, concert and marching band, choir, show choir, large group speech and the spring play. She was also active in 4-H, church activities, Sunday school and gymnastics.
Jan Ryherd, the 18-year-old daughter of Dan and Donna Ryherd, Webster City, is a graduate of WCHS., She plans to attend Iowa State University to study mass communications/journalism and a minor in business.
She was active in WCTV, was the cross country team manager, served on the student council, took part in track, National Honor Society, large group and individual speech contest, school plays, French Club, Science Club and served as a Lynx Mentor.
She's a nine-year member of 4-H, took part in the Boone River clean-up, Relay for Life, World Food Prize Youth Institute, Webster City Community Theatre, SHIFT Happens and was on the Webster City visioning committee.
Shea VanLangen is a 2013 graduate of South Hamilton High School. She plans to attend the University of Northern Iowa with a double major in elementary education and special education.
In high school, she was active in volleyball, basketball, basketball cheerleading, softball, plays and musicals, FFA, cadet teaching, TAG, band, choir and the Chicago Trip.
Her community activities include 4-H, youth groups from Elim and Bethesda Lutheran Churches, missions trips and other church activities. She has also volunteered for fundraising efforts for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and has volunteered with Special Olympics.