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Fair queen selected tonight

Dan BurkhartContestants for Miss Nevada County Fair are (left to right) Alexys Nielsen, Ilea Strickler, Heather Boger, Anna Wellhoff, Lauren Baumgardner, Jessica Bamber and Camille Humphreys.
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One of seven young Nevada County women will become Miss Nevada County Fair tonight. The Queen Pageant judging will start at 8 p.m. on the Pine Tree Stage.

Miss Nevada County Fair will receive a scholarship and the opportunity to represent the county in the 2003 Miss California State competition. She will reign over the fair and will preside over the Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair in September.

First and second runners-up will serve as fair princesses.



Judging of candidates focuses on personality, talent presentations, community involvement, poise, communication skills, and scholastic achievements.

Appearing before judges will be Jessica Bamber, 19, Lake of the Pines; Lauren Baumgardner, 18, Lake of the Pines; Heather Boger, 17, Nevada City; Camille Humphreys, 16, Nevada City; Alexys Nielsen, 18, Penn Valley; Ilea Strickler, 17, Nevada City, and Anna Wellhoff, 19, Rough and Ready.




— Jessica Bamber attends Sierra College at Rocklin, where she made the Dean’s List. She was first runner-up in last year’s queen competition. Studying economics, Jessica plans to go on to law school.

— Lauren Baumgardner will attend California Polytechnic State University this fall, majoring in agricultural business. She has won numerous music awards and will continue to study music.

— Heather Boger will begin her senior year this fall at Nevada Union High School, where she has won scholastic achievement and academic excellence awards. She hopes to attend college on the East Coast to study music.

— Camille Humphreys will be a senior at Nevada Union in the fall. She plans to study music education in college, perhaps at Brigham Young University.

— Alexys Nielsen graduated this spring from NU. She plans to continue her education at the California Maritime Academy, working toward a degree in marine engineering technology.

— Ilea Strickler will graduate next year from NU. Active in Kentucky Flat 4-H Club activities, she says giving back to her community is a primary goal.

— Anna Wellhoff is the third music student to vie for the crown. A student at Simpson College, she is working toward a bachelor of arts in music ministry.


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