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Thursday, April 04, 2013 12:48 PM

VAN WERT - Eight young ladies will compete Friday evening for the title of Queen Jubilee XXXVIII at the Peony Pageant at Marsh Auditorium. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The competition will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The candidates represent eight area high schools. Each will perform a special talent, respond to an impromptu question and compete in formal wear.

From Jefferson High School is Corinne Metzger, the daughter of Teresa Metzger and Dale and Betty Metzger. She is a class officer, a Junior Optimist, serves as treasurer of the National Honor Society chapter and as part of student council. Metzger is active in choir, show choir and band. She is a soccer team captain, a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Northwest Conference Sportsmanship team. In her free time, Metzger enjoys writing.

After graduation, she plans to attend Indiana Wesleyan University studying writing and political science pre-law. From there, Metzger want to attend law school to become a prosecutor.

Representing Lincolnview High School is Courtney Gorman, the daughter of Shawn and Michelle Gorman. She is a member of the Spanish club, Beta Club, 4-H, and FFA. She is also student council vice president, secretary of the National Honor Society chapter and volunteers with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Gorman enjoys playing softball and soccer, showing animals at the county fair, photography and being an active member of St. Mary’s Youth Group. After high school, Gorman plans to attend Bowling Green State University with an undecided major in arts and science.

Spencerville High School’s Jordan Rex is the daughter of Jeff and April Rex. She plans to attend Rhodes State College for an Associate’s Degree in occupational therapy. Rex is involved in cheerleading, National Honor Society, and SADD. She is class secretary, Upwards coach and a gymnastics coach. Rex likes spending her spare time babysitting, doing volunteer work, shopping, going to the movies and hanging out with her friends. She has three brothers: Jared, Austin and Logan.

Representing Crestview High School is Kate Bauer, daughter of John and Chris Bauer. She plans on attending the University of Findlay with a major in public relations and a minor in graphic design. Bauer is involved in many activities including show choir, FCCLA, yearbook, chorus, Kim Hohman’s Dance Works. She serves as editor in chief of the school newspaper. Bauer enjoys painting nails, shopping and hanging with her friends in her spare time. She has one brother, Luke.

Parkway High School’s Alexis Ford is the daughter of Annie and the Late Matt Ford. After graduation, Ford plans to attend Ball State University. She is currently involved in bowling, FCCLA, public correspondent, FBLA and Scholastic Bowl. Ford enjoys singing, reading, family, shopping and her job. She has many siblings: Samantha, Dusty, Michael, Josh, AJ and Maddie.

Representing Paulding High School is Savannah Roughton, the daughter of Eric and Shelly Roughton. She is vice president of the National Honor Society chapter and is class valedictorian. Roughton participates on the Science Olympiad Engineering Team, quiz bowl team, the school Bible study, and FCCLA. She enjoys reading, crafting, puzzles, and fashion. After graduation, Roughton plans to attend college studying pre-medicine/chemistry, then go to osteopathic medical school. After she is licensed, she plans to open her own practice.

Representing Van Wert High School is Karissa Place, the daughter of Rob and Shelly Place. She plans to attend Ball State University to major in graphic design. Place is a competition dancer at Kim Hohman’s Dance Works, and a high school cheerleader. She is active in French club and the Lifehouse Youth Group. She enjoys dance, painting, hanging out with friends, scrapbooking and going to the movies. Place has three siblings: Nate, Colin and Ian.

From Wayne Trace High School is Chelsea Critchfield, daughter of Tom and Robin McCord and Rick and Angie Critchfield. She plans to attend Bowling Green State University with an accounting major and business management minor. Critchfield is currently involved in softball, cheer, Kim Hohman’s Dance Works, student council and gymnastics. She likes supporting the Raiders, shopping, and loves being an aunt. Critchfield has many siblings: Ricky, Logan, Carly, Aubry, Amber, Casey and Jeremy.

Tickets for the 2013 Peony Pageant are $8 and are available at Derry Drugs in Van Wert, as well as at the door Friday night. All seats are reserved.

 

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