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A New Queen is Crowned

By Staff | Aug 2, 2017

Photos by Chad Turner Winners, from left to right, 3rd Runner Up Aleah Baker, Queen Ariel Fish, 1st Runner Up Kellsi Anderson, 2nd Shayla Griffey.

The 2017 Tyler County Fair Pageant was held Monday night at the main stage located at the Tyler County Fairgrounds. There were several people in attendance to watch the crowning of the new queen. It was a close competition as all of the contestants were exceptionally talented and well prepared. After the judges tallied their score sheets they named the winners. The winner for most photogenic was presented to Ariel Fish while the award for Miss congeniality went to Lindsay Streets. 3rdRunner Up was awarded to Aleah Baker, 2ndRunner Up was awarded to Shayla Griffy and 1stRunner Up was awarded to Kellsi Anderson. The 2017 Tyler County Fair Queen was awarded to Ariel Fish.

Ariel Fish is the daughter of Michael and Shawna Griffin. She is 19 years old and describes herself as compassionate, loyal and outgoing. In her spare time, Fish enjoys hunting, fishing, and camping with her family and friends.

Ariel is a 2016 graduate of Tyler Consolidated High School and a second year member at Washington State Community College where she in enrolled in the Physical Therapy Assistant Program.

Fish has had a very successful volleyball career where she has won 2 year 1stteam All-State, 3 year WV All-Tournament team at the State Tournament, 1stteam All LKC two years in a row, First team All-OVAC, and participated in the North/South All Star Game and achieved a career goal of 1,000 kills.

One of Ariel’s ambitions is to graduate in May from Washington State Community College with a degree as a physical therapy assistant. Her goal is to work in a rehabilitation center where she can help people of all ages. Being on the Dean’s list at Washington State will certainly help her chances.

ABOVE: From left to right, Little Miss Kamryn Satterfield, Junior Miss Zaviera Villono, Tiny Miss Jocelyn Wine.

When asked why she wanted to be the Tyler County Fair Queen Fish responded, “For as long as I can remember, the Tyler County Fair has always been a part of our summer tradition. I would love the chance to be the fair queen so I could travel the state and share all the great things Tyler County has to offer.” Congratulations to Fish on her accomplishment.

There were also awards handed out for Tiny Miss, Little Mister, Little Miss, Junior Miss and Miss Teen.

The awards for the 2017 Tiny Miss competition were awarded to: 3rdRunner Up Evalyn Rine, 2nd Runner Up Arianna Henthorn, 1stRunner Up Haven Hunter and the Tiny Miss award went to Jocelyn Wine. Wine is the daughter of Joshua and Aubrieanna Wine and her special interests include swimming playing outside and riding her bike. Wine’s favorite color is purple and her favorite foods are watermelon and chicken legs.

The Little Mister awards were awarded to 1stRunner Up Hudson Nice and Little Mister winner Erickson Smith. Smith is the son of Joe and Melissa Smith and his favorite activity is camping at the fair. Smith also enjoys riding his dirt bike, reading books, and helping dad in the garage. His favorite food is strawberries with sugar.

The Little Miss awards were presented to: 3rdRunner Up Addison Reed, 2ndRunner Up Holly Johnson, 1stRunner Up Makayla Farrell and the 2017 Little Miss award went to Kamryn Satterfield. Satterfield is the daughter of John and Tammy Satterfield. Her favorite color is blue and she enjoys playing softball, cheering, playing basketball and attending church.

Photo by Chad Turner 2017 Little Mister winner Erickson Smith.

The 2017 Junior Miss awards were presented to: 3rdRunner Up Lily Haught, 2nd Runner Up Stori-Lea Fletcher, 1stRunner Up Madison Richeson and the Junior Miss award went to Zaviera Villono. Villono is the daughter of Marc and Alexis Baker and she enjoys riding the rides and eating great food at the fair. Her special interests include swimming, coloring, reading and drawing.