Plymouth County's 2005 Fair Queen Greta Johnson received the Outstanding Leadership Award in the Iowa State Fair Queen competition. The award was presented Saturday afternoon during the Fair Queen crowning at the Riley Stage, where 102 county fair queens competed for the state crown.
As the Outstanding Leadership recipient, Johnson, 18, wins a $500 scholarship and $300 U.S. Savings Bond. She is the daughter of Carl and Joann Johnson of rural Ireton.
Johnson is a member of the Classy Clovers and has been a 4-H member for nine years. She is a member of the 2005-2006 State 4-H Council, and has received numerous awards for 4-H projects through the years. In 2004, she was a member of the Camera Corps at the Iowa State Fair. She is active in music activities at Le Mars Community High School, where she will be a senior this fall, as well as community and church activities.
Stephanie Miller, 17, of Fayette County was crowned the 2005 Iowa State Fair Queen by C.W. Thomas, president of the Fair Board. The ceremony took place on the Riley Stage sponsored by Pepsi. She is the daughter of Ed and Sheila Miller.
Jana Radke, 17, of Cherokee County was named first runner-up. She is the daughter of Doug and Barb Radke of Aurelia. Second runner-up was Alyssa Staley of Crawford County. The 17-year-old Charter Oak native is the daughter of Richard and Julie Staley. Laura Cutler, 18, of Cass County was named third runner-up. She is the daughter of Collins and Sherie Cutler of Marne.
Sac County's Kayla Currie, 19, was selected by her fellow contestants for the Personality Plus title. She is the daughter of Mark and Mary Currie of Schaller.
The Queen, who will reign for the next year, receives a $2,500 scholarship and $300 U.S. Savings Bond from the Iowa State Fair in addition to her crown, sash and trophy. She also receives a floral bouquet from Boesen the Florist.
The first runner-up earns a $1,000 scholarship and $300 U.S. Savings Bond; the second runner-up wins $500 in scholarship money and a $200 U.S. Savings Bond; and the third runner-up receives a $300 scholarship and $100 U.S. Savings Bond.
The Personality Plus winner receives a $100 U.S. Savings Bond. All members of the Royal Court receive a plaque from the State Fair and a floral bouquet from Boesen the Florist.
Judging is based on personality, attitude, awareness, leadership, citizenship, overall appearance, charm and poise.