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SAMANTHA NELSON OF HIGBEE CROWNED 2018 MISSOURI STATE FAIR QUEEN
Samantha Nelson is honored to be reigning as the 2018 Missouri State Fair Queen. Samantha is the daughter of Neil & Angie Nelson of Higbee, Missouri. She graduated from Higbee High School in May 2018 as the class president. Growing up in a small town, she appreciates the relationships she has with others. She was crowned as the Howard County Fair Queen in June 2018, which made her eligible to compete at the State Fair.
Samantha now attends Moberly Area Community College in the RN (Registered Nurse) program. Upon graduation, Samantha plans to continue her education at a University to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and eventually a Master of Science in Nursing. She chose the nursing career after being drawn to the ability to help those in need. Samantha feels that her ability to stay calm in high stress situations has benefited not only her competing for the queen contests, but will also benefit her in the nursing field.
Samantha has attended the Missouri State Fair every year of her life either as an exhibitor with 4-H exhibits or as a spectator. Samantha has always enjoyed the energy at the Fairgrounds. Whether it be in the show barns, on the Ferris wheel, shopping in the buildings or enjoying a concert, there is an energy and happiness that makes you feel right at home. The Fair has always been a place of memories with her family and friends, making her a lifelong supporter.
Samantha lives on a farm and has been active in her local 4-H and FFA. Since a young age, she has assisted her family in raising swine, beef and harvesting hay. She understands that agriculture is the heartbeat of the state of Missouri and wants to use this year as an opportunity to travel the state to visit festivals & fairs to thank and encourage those currently working in the agriculture industry and promote education about agriculture to anyone else willing to listen. As the knowledge of agriculture is essential for everyone, especially Missourians, she plans to represent and advocate the importance of agricultural knowledge. She also wants to be able to share with everyone her experiences as the 2018 Missouri State Fair Queen, as well as educating them and open their eyes to all that the Missouri State Fair has to offer.
(Find the Official 2018 State Fair Queen Photo on Flickr. Caption – Miss Samantha Nelson of Higbee was crowned the 2018 Missouri State Fair Queen in a ceremony held Thursday, Aug. 9, during the annual State Fair in Sedalia. Miss Nelson is the 18-year-old daughter of Neil and Angie Nelson and is a sophomore at Moberly Area Community College).