Seven young women; Jaclyn Bauer of Union Township, Courtney and Ryley Cripps and Crystal Overmyer of Bourbon Township, Ashley Davenport from North Township, Courtney Harris and Trisha Neidlinger from Center Township and three young men; James Eyrich and Blake Lemler from Bourbon Township and Matthew Hopkins from West Township were seeking the high honors.
Each candidate had to prepare a two page resume, give a speech titled “What 4-H Means to Me” and go through an interview.
10-year 4-H member Blake Lemler from Bourbon Township was selected king. He is the son of Tim and Melinda Lemler and a member of the Triton Junior/Senior High 4-H Club.
First runner-ups were Matthew Hopkins and Trisha Neidlinger and second runner-ups were Courtney Harris and James Eyrich.