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THE LEE COUNTY YOUTH FAIR BOARD SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Lee County Fair Association, Inc. awards scholarships annually to qualifying high school seniors who are members of the Youth Fair Board.

Members of the Youth Fair Board are selected as Juniors and serve for two years, assisting with all aspects of the event. Responsibilities include: assisting with planning and implementation of the fair activities; providing input from the youth, and encouraging participation from Lee County youth. Youth Fair Board members are responsible for all pre-fair ticket sales.

The Youth Fair Board members are selected from all three Lee County school districts. Upon completion of a two year term, they may qualify to receive scholarships ranging from $500- $2500. Members of the Youth Fair Board apply for appointment and are selected based upon leadership qualities and community involvement, as well as academic and other school accomplishments.

The mission of the Lee County Fair Association, Inc. is to support the youth of Lee County: rewarding their efforts, and building leadership for the future of Lee County through participation in this scholarship program.

As of 2011, a total of over $140,000 has been awarded to the qualifying seniors through this worthwhile program.

Youth Fair Board Members are selling Season Pass tickets at $20 each. This year they are also selling One Day passes for $10 each. These prices are less than at the front gate. So make sure and contact one of the Youth Fair Board Members.

The 2012 Youth Fair Board Members are: (Seniors) Mason Becker, Ciera Brown, Haley Hartfield, Robin Hartfield, Darrecia Johnson, Tyler McCoy, Augustin Navaro, Zachary Rother, Hans Socha and Riley Zoch; (Juniors) Meredith Albers, Abby Becker, Bryanna Butler, Caleb Chapman, Paige Garcia, Destinee Gartman, Chelsey Iselt, Jacob Jaeger, Jansen Jaeger, Kirsten Kalmbach, Kember Kmoch, Lauren Maass, Brianna Moore, Ashley Ruiz, Corie Schimank, Ashley Steinbach, Gregory Willrich, Jr. and Karley Wren.

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