The tradition of being crowned queen will carry-on for one royal hopeful at the Fort Bend County Fair.
The fair will host a mandatory orientation meeting on Sunday, July 30, at 2 p.m. at the fairgrounds in building W for young ladies who are interested in participating in the fair’s Queen Scholarship Contest.
“Being named queen is a long-standing tradition of the Fort Bend County Fair,” said Lisa Reyes, co-chairperson of the Queen Scholarship Contest. “The young ladies can come from all over the county, and it truly is an exciting time for them. It is always an experience that we as a committee strive to make an exceptional one, and it is very rewarding for us to see them transition, learn, and grow in the process. We are very much looking forward to meeting this year’s candidates.”
Reigning queen, Katie Koerth, was crowned last September and has been busy attending events, being an ambassador for the fair and enjoying all the queen’s duties. This year a new pre-determined scoring format will debut.
As part of the new criteria, an essay on “What My Fair Means to My Community” will be required to be submitted by the candidates. The long-standing, tickets sales requisite is no longer part of the contest.
The Fort Bend County Fair Queen Scholarship Contest is for girls between the ages of 15 and 19 who are residents of Fort Bend County. The competition is based on a personal interview, the essay, a networking event, and participation.
Winners receive scholarships and prizes for their efforts, as well as the opportunity to serve as a community ambassador for the Fort Bend County Fair for the coming year.
The mandatory meeting is the only day to register for the scholarship contest. The 2017 Fort Bend County Fair Queen will be crowned on Sept. 29.
For more information, visit fortbendcountyfair.com. The 2017 Fort Bend County Fair will run from Sept. 29 to Oct. 8