Missouri State Fair Queens

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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).

Past Missouri State Fair Queens

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2017
Natalie Ayers
Green City
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2016
Lani Ogle
Sarcoxie
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2015
Destiny Reed
Palmyra
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2014
Hannah Keene
Warrenton
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2013
Ashley Bauer
Warrenton
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2012
Emily Wood
Palmyra
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2011
Meredith Jones
Dawn
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2010
Megan Westhoff
Memphis
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2009
Samantha Wilkerson
Paris
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2008
Whitney Wallace
Clinton
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2007
Katie Allen
Marceline
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2006
Tyne Morgan
Lexington
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2005
Megan Perry
Bethel
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2004
Leah Reid
Sweet Springs
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2003
Staci Holland
Halfway
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2002
Kelly Rohlfing
Fayette
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2001
Amanda Dyke
Moberly
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2000
Carrie Cowgill
Columbia
queen_1999

1999
Lori Reid
Sweet Springs
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1998
Cheri Thornhill
Troy
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1997
Denette Roderick
Lebanon
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1996
Tracey Reynolds
Queen City
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1995
Shelly Beemer
Chillicothe
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1994
Lisa Stottlemyre
Trenton
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1993
Amy Schneider
Fayette
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1992
Leann Murphy
Hannibal
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1991
Amber Green
Steelville
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1990
Nina Kay Donovan
Holliday
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1989
Sarah Shively
Shelbyville
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1988
Sheryl Huecker
Bunceton
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1987
Paige Schroeder
Marshall
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1986
Wendi Elliott
New Cambria
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1985
Mary Hamilton
Carthage
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1984
Katherine Mitchell
Lexington
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1983
Laurie Ann Engle
Maryville
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1982
Barbara Webster
Jefferson City
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1981
Connie Freese
Salisbury
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1980
Teresa Bilyeu
Springfield
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1979
Janice Welter
Oran
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1978
Anita Vanetti
Parkville
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1977
Susan Wilson
Fredericktown
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1976
Monica Huber
Washington
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1975
Marilyn Barban
Kirksville
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1974
Cynthia Kueck
Columbia
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1973
Becky Rives
Paris
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1972
Jeanne Thurman
Atlanta
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1971
Cherry Barker
Drexel
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1970
Ann Bruckerhoff
Hermann
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1969
Janet Seals
Tripplet
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1968
Raymona Rohlfing
Fayette
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1967
Debbie Hansbrough
Monroe City
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1966
Leta Jane Bock
Charleston
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1965
Karen Womack
Washington
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1964
Jennifer Horton
Stockton
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1963
Sharon Holt
Kennett
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1962
Marsha Marquardt
Independence
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1961
Sarabeth Stevens
Palmyra
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1960
Jeannie Ennis
Kansas City
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1959
Fran Strubberg
Washington
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1958
Kay Burns
Caruthersville