BY ED GEBERT
DHI Media Editor
VAN WERT — The midway was not as crowded as usual for the Jr. Fair King and Queen Coronation Sunday night since the opening of the Van Wert County Fair was still 62 hours away. Nonetheless, an appreciative crowd watched Sunday night as this year’s royalty was crowned at the conclusion of the ceremony featuring four queen candidates and two king candidates. Four others competed to be princesses of the species of animal they show in 4-H.
After all the judging and promenading, crowns were placed on the heads of Sophie Wilson and Jon Germann. This pair will preside over a long list of events at the Van Wert County Fair and also represent the county when visiting other county fairs and the Ohio State Fair.
Wilson is the daughter of Michael and Wendy Wilson. She is an upcoming junior at Jefferson High School. Her school involvements include being a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, varsity football cheerleading, varsity softball and a wrestling statistician. She has been an FFA member since 2012 and currently holds the position of vice president. Her FFA project involves taking two market lambs and one performance lamb to the fair. She has been a 4-H member since 2006 and currently holds the position of president for her club. Her 4-H project is taking beef feeders to the Van Wert County Fair. Wilson is also a 4-H camp counselor, a member of the Jr. Fair Board and the Trinity United Methodist Church.