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Caroline Beyers named princess

Monday, July 16, 2007

Caroline Beyers, 15, was named the 2007 Clay County 4-H Fair Princess Saturday.
Class, poise and charm were on display during the 2007 Clay County 4-H Princess Contest at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds on Saturday.

Ten contestants vied for the crown, and the chance to represent the Clay County 4-H.

Kacie Fritz, Briana Cook, Baliegh Burns, Alyssa Clarke, Emily Durcholz, LaKyla Cook, Shelly Nelson, Caroline Beyers, Jessie Timberman and Nicole Nelson were all very happy to have the chance to compete.

Contestants had the opportunity to model one of their favorite outfits and an evening gown, one interview and a question and answer session, before a princess was crowned.

Beginning the event, the princesses performed a dance routine to the tune "Under the sea."

After a brief pause, they were back on stage and tackling questions such as 'Why is summer your favorite season?' and "Why do you like making jewelry?'

The final question, "If you won two tickets to anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?" had contestants doing some wishful thinking.

The hustle and bustle of the pageant had many of the contestants wishing to go to Disney World or Hawaii.

While waiting for the final ballot, 2006 exiting princess, Whitney Sampson delivered a highly emotional farewell and thank-you speech.

"I made so many great friends and had so many wonderful adventures," Sampson said. "Thanks so much to my sponsors, and to my mom. You're my inspiration and my rock. I don't know what I'd do without you."

The moment of truth arrived, and the awards were delivered.

Sampson presented Caroline Beyers with the Miss Congeniality award.

She then pinned the second runner-up banner on Baliegh Burns, and the first-runner-up on Emily Durcholz.

Tension mounted and to her shock and disbelief, Caroline Beyers was pronounced the 2007 Clay County 4-H Princess.

"Who me," Beyers said, her body shaking, "I can't believe they picked me. This is so great."

Beyers is the 15-year-old daughter of Pat and Lisa Beyers, and she was sponsored by Sweet Awakenings.

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