MOUNT GILEAD — A new king and queen were crowned when the annual Royalty program was held at the Morrow County Fairgrounds Tuesday, Aug. 31.
Attired in a floor length red ball gown with a square neck line and diamond belt was the new queen, Brooke Clapham, a senior at Cardington-Lincoln High School. The 2021 king, Myles Jordan, Highland High School senior and Clapham were crowned during the program. Retiring queen was Gracie Hinkle who served from September 2020.
Clapham, daughter of Jason and Heather Clapham, is active with the Cardington-Lincoln High School FFA Chapter where she serves as president.
She is treasurer of the Blazin’ Bridles 4-H Club and has horses and market and breeding hogs at the county fair this year.
Jordan is president of “The Next Generation” 4-H Club and vice president of the Highland FFA Chapter. He has market goats and rabbits at the fair.
The royal couple said they will be busy during the remaining days of the fair attending many shows and awarding ribbons and other awards.
They plan to visit several Ohio county fairs during the coming months.
First runners-up to the king and queen respectively were Mason Kidwell and Emma Hinkle; second runners up were Kayla Carlyle and Braden Gamble; Sam West-Miller and Ashley Huffine were third runners up and Brianna Zeger, fourth runner up.