Four compete for DC Fair Queen

Four Davis County young women — Clara Blum, Jaryn Froah, Bailey Harward, and Cammie Wuthrich — will be competing for the title of Davis County Fair Queen at a 7 p.m. ceremony Wednesday, July 17, in front of the grandstand.

The Knapp sisters — Hannah Knapp Johnson, Cecil Knapp Reed, and Clarabell Knapp — have organized this year’s event that will begin with the four candidates conducting a meet and greet prior to the 7 p.m. event.

Reed said the candidates will be applying special tattoos for little girls during the meet and greet.

The ceremony will begin with each of the four candidates giving a short speech (or sales pitch, if you will) on why everyone should visit the Davis County Fair. The speech is in keeping with this year’s fair theme: Red, White & Blue—This Fair is for You!

The candidates will also be asked to answer one of the questions posed by the judges earlier in their interviews earlier in the day.

While the young ladies change into evening gowns for the crowning ceremony, the Davis County Fair Board will present Fair Supporter of the Year and Fair Director awards.

The 2018 Davis County Fair Queen and Iowa State Fair Queen Hailey Swan will crown the new queen and her attendants.

The DCHS Jazz Band will entertain following the ceremony.

Candidate profiles

Clara Blum

Clara Blum is the daughter of Monica Blum and graduated from DCHS in May of 2019. She was in band, color guard, drama, and FFA. Her other activities included dance, 4-H, and mission work.

Blum will be attending Indian Hills Community College for one year, then plans to continue her education elsewhere and obtain a doctorate in veterinary medicine.

Jaryn Froah

Jaryn Froah is the daughter of Matthew and Shari Froah. She has completed eleventh grade as a home-schooled and is dual-enrolled student at DCHS.

Froah participates in large-group and individual speech competitions through the Iowa High School Speech Association and has won numerous speech awards. She is vice president of the DCHS Drama Club, sings in the DCHS Choir, is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Students and H.E.R.A.L.D. Yearbook Club.

She is an active member, historian and youth leader of the Chequest Eagles 4-H Club, serves weekly at her church, is a leader of the Whirlybird after-school youth program as a special needs caretaker, teaches group swim lessons at the city pool, and is involved in a monthly nursing home ministry.

After graduating high school, Froah plans to study communications at a two-year college.

Bailey Harward

Bailey Harward graduated from DCHS in 2019 and is the daughter of Erika Harward.

She served as vice president of the local FFA Chapter and vice-president of sub-district FFA as well as FEA president and class vice president. Included in her activities were cheerleading, volleyball, yearbook, newspaper, student council, National Honor Society; SODA, prom committee, homecoming committee, FCS, STEM program, Photography Club, Physics Competition Team and the Silver Cord program. She also served as a blood drive coordinator, freshman ambassador, and was an IHCC STEM Challenge national finalist.  

Outside of School, Harward has been active in 4-H, the DC Saddle Club, Panos Dance Studio, and was the second runner-up in last year’s Davis County Fair Queen Contest.

She has also volunteered through mission trips and church activities, the Floris Flag Day celebration, summer reading program, Bloomfield Care Center activities, and many other community activities.

Harward achieved her goal of graduating with over a 4.0 GPA this spring. She has a scholarship to attend college with a major in elementary education, and her next goal is to graduate college with honors and teach at her alma mater, Davis County Schools.

Cammie Wuthrich

Cammie Wuthrich, the daughter of Montie and Amy Wuthrich, will be a senior at DCHS this fall.

She is president of the DC FFA for the coming year and was co-reporter during the past school year. She is an officer of FEA (Future Educators of America) and was a cheerleader for her first three years of high school.

Wuthrich is a member of the Pulaski Mennonite Church and is active in the youth group and worship team. She is also a member of Odyssey 4-H Club and currently serves as president.

She is employed at Davis County Daycare.

Wuthrich is considering attending Iowa State University to major in early childhood education.