As of Tuesday, July 28, 2015
COTTONWOOD Six local young ladies will vie for Idaho County Fair Queen for 2016. Royalty will be crowned Friday night of the fair, Aug. 21, 7 p.m., in the Arena Building.
Candidates for royalty are Katrina Frei, Rachel Kelley and Abigail Stowell of Grangeville, Davi Murphy and Hailey Williams of Kooskia, and Kortney Sims of Elk City.
Katrina Frei describes herself as a good listener and team player whose life goals include graduating high school as valedictorian, obtaining her master’s degree and maintaining lifelong friendships.
She is the daughter of Steve and Kristie Frei of Grangeville and is a junior at Grangeville High School. She has four brothers and one sister and is a lifelong Idaho County resident.
She is involved in 4-H and has taken lamb projects for seven years. She also took two pig projects, a rabbit one year and participated in Making the Most of Me for two years.
Grangeville High School junior Rachel Kelly is the daughter of Mark and Debbie Kelley of Grangeville, and is a lifelong Idaho County resident.
Following high school graduation, Kelley hopes to attend Washington State University or Montana State University and study to become a veterinarian. She describes her best qualities as getting along easily with others, having a good sense of humor and the ability to make others feel at ease.
Kelley has one brother whom she considers one of her best friends.
She has been involved in Rough Riders 4-H for eight years and has participated in horse projects, Know Your Government, cooking and Making the Most of Me.
Abigail Stowell is the daughter of David and Dori Stowell of Grangeville and is a homeschooled senior. She has two brothers and two sisters.
She has been involved in 4-H for 11 years, the past three-and-one-half since she moved to Grangeville. She has taken projects in horse, llama, shooting sports, food preservation, scrapbooking, chickens and more. She participates in Grangeville High School volleyball and basketball and is also involved in youth group.
A sophomore at Kamiah High School, Davi Murphy is the daughter of Patrick and Elayne Murphy of Kooskia. She has two older brothers and has lived in Idaho County for 13 years.
Murphy is involved in Kamiah-Woodland 4-H Club, basketball, volleyball, Key Club, HOSA and St. Catherine’s Catholic parish. Her hobbies include reading, writing and sports. Her past involvement at the fair includes the style show, working in the snack bar and entering 4-H and open class exhibits.
Hailey Williams is the daughter of Robleigh and Michael Williams of Kooskia. She is a homeschooled junior. She has four sisters and two brothers and has lived in Idaho County for 14 years.
At the fair, Williams has participated for five years with lamb projects, three with hog and a year with Know Your Government. She has also been involved in the Two-Minute Talent Show.
Kortney Sims of Elk City is a junior at Grangeville High School and is the daughter of Ken and Cheryl Sims. She has an older brother and sister. She has lived in the county for eight years.
Sims has taken projects in swine, rabbit, Making the Most of Me, Know Your Government, hiking and backpacking, scrapbooking, cake decorating, photography, bike safety, entomology, origami and pottery.