2019 Fair Queen Finalists
Allentown Fair Queen to be crowned on Preview Night at the Allentown Fair
The 2019 Great Allentown Fair Queen who will reign over the upcoming 167th agricultural and entertainment exposition will be crowned on
Tuesday, August 27 during Preview Night. The Fair Queen Contest and Coronation will be held at the RCN Farmerama Theater starting at 7:30 p.m.
There are six contestants vying to succeed the 2018 title holder McKenzie Corinn Hagenbuch of Emmaus and win a $1,500 scholarship provided by Lehigh-Northampton Pomona Grange #68 and the Allentown Fairgrounds Farmers Market.
Meet the Finalists
17, is the daughter of Kathleen O’Connor and Scott Ciommo of Allentown. She is a senior at William Allen High School where she is a member of the German National Honor Society. Samantha’s many accomplishments include winning first place in Allentown School District’s MLK JR. writing contest. She also enjoyed the Girl Scout Take the Lead Event, where she served as an emcee. She participates in Northampton Junior School of Conservation Science, martial arts, theatre, marching band, concert band and the debate team. She is very interested in developing environmentally sustainable energy and eco-bricking. She enjoys painting, rowing and astrology. Samantha plans to establish herself as an artist and start her own business.
17, is the daughter of Nicole Roeder and Peter Lamana of Allentown. She is a senior at Salisbury High School. Emily’s many accomplishments include Editor of Salisbury Literary Magazine. She is ranked top 10 in International Twirling Competitions. She participates in concert band, jazz band, twirling team, soccer, softball, reading Olympics, stage crew and Girl Scouts. She enjoys roller skating, playing music on her saxophone and clarinet, photography, visual arts, coaching twirling and singing. She embraces her legal deafness as a gift. Emily plans on pursuing a degree in theatre technology.
20, is the daughter of Brian and Susan Blatt of Kutztown. She is a junior at Penn State University and a 2017 graduate of Kutztown Area School High School. Ayla’s major is Animal Science with a business minor. This summer, she was a Mentor at the PA School for Excellence in the Agricultural Sciences. She is the President of the PA Guernsey Youth Association, Vice President & Director-at-Large of the National Youth Guernsey Youth Association, Junior Advisory Committee PA Junior Holstein Association, Dairy Ambassador Berks County Dairy Promotion, Berks County Dairy Judge, and Berks County Dairy Bowl Team Captain. She enjoys reading, showing animals and spending time with friends. After graduation she plans to work in the dairy industry as an agricultural teacher.
17, is the daughter of Kathy Hunsicker and Robert Spangler of Allentown. She is a senior at William Allen High School where she is the Vice President of the National Honor Society. Carrie is also the President of Students Against Destructive Decisions and Scholar at the PA School of Excellence in Agricultural Sciences. She was awarded the 2019 AP Scholar Award, the 2018 Outstanding 4-Her of Lehigh County and the 4-H Youth Initiative Award. Carrie is on the 4-H Science of Agriculture Challenge Team, the Junior PA State Showman and plays on the varsity tennis team. She enjoys collecting presidential campaign buttons and working in the garden. After graduation, Carrie plans on attending college majoring in agriculture with a business minor.
16, is the daughter of Mary Fatzinger of Allentown. She is a senior at William Allen High School and a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and National Honor Society of High School Scholars. She received the Leadership and Presidential Award for 4-H and the Standard of Excellence Award in 4-H for her Project on Global Warming. Melissa also received an Achievement Award from the State of Pennsylvania for her project on “Global Warming in Alaska.” She participates in tennis, SADD, drama club, debate club and reporting for the D11 sports program along with being a newspaper editor. She loves reading, writing and tennis. After graduation, she plans on attending college majoring in communications in hopes of becoming a journalist or political analyst.
16, is daughter of Cindy Reylander of Orefield. She is a junior at Parkland High School. Madison is the recipient of the President’s Gold Award and the Bronze and Silver Award in Girl Scouts. She was Little Miss Gastonia, Little Miss Bessemer City, first runner-up Little Miss Kempton Fair, the 2018 first place Scholastic Regional Guard, and the first place TIA Northeast Pennsylvania Region 2. She participates in soccer, cheerleading, competitive color guard, volunteer firefighting, marching band, church youth group and softball. She has volunteered at the local food pantry and participated in several drives for school supplies for children in Allentown. She loves reading, going to the gym, music and growing vegetables with her grandparents. After graduation, she hopes to attend West Point Academy and study Psychology and Kinesiology.