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 Cambria County Fair Queens
 

2016 Fair Queen                                                                                                                                           
Rayn Oswalt,
Of East Taylor Township, Johnstown, PA is a senior at Conemaugh Valley High School.  She competes on the 4-H Archery team, high school swim team and cheerleading squad.  She is a member of the South Ebensburg 4-H Club and won first place at the Penn State 4-H Achievement Days two years in a row for women's compound archery.  Rayn plans on attending The University of Pittsburgh earning a doctorate of pharmacy degree.

2015 Fair Queen
Tatianna Schilling,
Daughter of Ray and Janalee Schilling of Blacklick Township, is a graduate of Blacklick Valley High School.  She is the president of the Hoof, Feather and Hare 4-H club.  She is the 2014 recipient of the Zachary Alvarez Memorial award.  Tatianna is a lifetime member of the American Border Collie Association, Blue Goose Sportsman Club and national Swine Registry.  She is currently studying at UPJ majoring in Civil Engineering.                                                                        

2014Fair Queen
Alyssa Wills

Is the 19 year old daughter of Andy and Cathy Wills of Dysart.   She currently attends Mount Aloysius College for Criminology.  With this degree, she plans to attend the Pennsylvania State Police Academy.
At the Mount, she is a member of the soccer and softball team.   After 11 years of 4-H showing swine, sheep, goats and rabbits she is continuing to exhibit at the fair with several Ag building entries and with her horse Serra.                            
            

2013Fair Queen
Chelesy Driskel

of Gallitzin, is the daughter of Tammy Driskel. She is 17 years old and attends Penn Cambria High School. Her scholastic achievements include: National Honor Society, Penn Cambria Honor Roll, and Penn Cambria Honor Programs. At Penn Cambria, she is an active member of the Key Club, German Club, Creative Arts and Theatre Club, Student against Destructive Decisions, Prom Committee and the Speech League Team.  Chelsey plans to pursue a degree in psychology and then further her education by attending Law School.                                  
 

 

                         

2012 Fair Queen
Julie Veneskey

 the 19 year old daughter of Robert and Barbara Veneskey of Carrolltown was crowned the 2012 Cambria County Fair Queen.
During Julie’s ten years in 4-H, she was involved in the 4-H Farming Friends, and Kids of the Mountain 4-H Goat    Julie currently attends IUP where she is seeking a nursing career. 

2011 Fair Queen

Taylor Akers
is the daughter of John and Kathy Akers of Johnstown, PA.   She is a student at Bishop McCort High School.  Taylor volunteers for events at the St. Benedict Parrish and Richland Community Days.

2010 Fair Queen

Gabbi Hertzog
of Cresson is the 19 year-old daughter of Jeff and Annette Hertzog.  She is majoring in Element Education with a concentration in Middle School English at Mount Aloysius College.  Gabbi coaches a speech league team for
6th, 7th, and 8th graders at Saint Michael School in Loretto.  Gabbi is active in community theatre, having completed her 20th show at Cresson Lake Playhouse as Sarah Brown in "Guys and Dolls." She was also the 2009/2010 Cambria County Dairy Princess.

2009 Fair Queen
Janelle Wills 
of Dysart is the daughter of Andy and Catherine Wills.  She is a student at Cambria Heights High School.  Her scholastic achievements include: National Honor Society, Cambia Heights High Honor Roll, Cambria Heights Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, National Honor Roll and Cambria Heights Gifted Program.  She is an active member of St. Joan of Ark Church volunteering at the Church Festival.  She is a member of the Cambria County 4-H Livestock Judging Team, 4-H Clover Club showing swine, goats, and lambs, Vice President 08, President 09, Cambria County 4-H Teen Council 2008 Vice President 08, President 09, Participant in the Pennsylvania Farm Show, Member of the Pennsylvania Club Livestock Association (PCLA) and Participant in PCLA Pro Shows.
 

 
2008 Fair Queen                                       
Emily Drahnak
of RD Ebensburg is the daughter of John and Mari Anne Drahnak. She is 19 years old and attends the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Her scholastic achievements include University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Deans List, National Honor Society Treasurer and Outstanding Young Women’s Scholarship Competition Contestant.     She is an active member of Holy Name Parish volunteering at annual festival and church activities, Member of the UPJ Dance Ensemble, UPJ Orientation Leader, Assistant instructor at Lee Malloy’s School of Dance, and Student Math tutor at Ferndale Elementary School.   She plans to pursue a career in Elementary Education and to further her education by obtaining a Masters degree in Reading in order to become a reading specialist.                                                                                               

2007 Fair Queen
Emily Yarnish
Emily Yarnish is the daughter of Kathy and Terry Yarnish of Lilly. She is 16 years old and attends Penn Cambria High School. At Penn Cambria she is a cheerleader and is a member of Who's Who Among American High School Students. She is a member of the South Ebensburg Community Club where she has held many offices and is currently president. She has been a 4-H camp counselor for two years and participated in the 4-H Achievement Days in public speaking. In her community, she helps out with her church bible camp and volunteers with the Lilly Area Ambulance where she plans to pursue EMS Training.

2006 Fair Queen
Heather Heck

Heather Heck is the twenty year old daughter of Robert and Daria Heck and the sister of Jennifer and Matthew Heck of Johnstown. A 2005 graduate of Greater Johnstown High School, Heather is currently attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania to pursue a degree in Accounting. While in high school, Heather was a member of the National Honor Society, the National Technical Honor Society, the Spanish National Honor Society, Leadership Plus, a Junior and Senior Class Representative, Trojan Fan Club, The National and Pennsylvania High School Rodeo Association and Who's Who Among American High School Students. Heather has been involved with 4-H horse and swine clubs. She is a leader of a 4-H Horse and Pony club and enjoys giving horseback riding lessons. In 2006 she won Fair Queen Contest to represent the Cambria County Fair during its proud 115th year celebration.

2005 Fair Queen
Beth Hartzog
Beth is a 2006 graduate of Cambria Heights High School where she was active in the Marching Band, Student Council, S.A.D.D., Agriculture Club and a Walk-A-Thon Volunteer. She is also a 4-H officer & member, Program Advisory Committee & 4-H Horse Camp Coun­selor.

2002 Fair Queen
Lisa Bloom

Attends Central Cambria High School.  She is an active member of the Blacklick Valley Community 4-H, student congress, 2002 Cambria County Fair Princess, Sr. Girl Scout: Gold Award, Band, Chorus, Forensics, Manager of Wendy's, Altar Server at Holy Name, Member of St. Benedict Church.

2001 Fair Queen

Nicole Hartzog
Nicole attends Cambria Heights High School.  She is active in 4-H as a member in the horse and swine club, Penn State Ag Club, High School National Honor Society, Concert band, stage band, book club, member of St. Augustine Church.

 

 
 

1999 Fair Queen
Virginia Yauneridge

Virginia attends Forest Hills High School.  She is a member of Ragers Corner 4H Horse Club, 4-H Ambassador, member of 4-H exchange club, SADD, Humanitarian club, Drama Club, Video production club, Holy Spirit Youth group.

1998 Fair Queen
Erin Galardy
Erin attends Laurel Valley High School. She is a member of the Blacklick Valley Community 4-H Club. She is the daughter of Greg and Holly Galardy of Seward.

 
1997 Fair Queen
Jessica Wilson
Jessica attends Richland High School. She is a member of the Cambria County Baby Beef Club, Rager's Hill 4-H Rabbit Club and member of Mu alpha Theta.

1996 Fair Queen
Kristy Myers
Kristy attends Forest Hills High School .  Her activities Include: Cambria County 4-H Baby Beef Club, Vice President & Teen Leader of the Rogers Corner 4-H Club, Secretary of the Cambria County 4-H Program Advisory Committee, Member of the 4-H Livestock Committee, Volunteer for Best of Friends Handicapped Horseback Riding, Member of St. John Gaulbert Cathedral Church - Youth Activities & Flute & Piccolo Soloist with Choir, Concert, Marching & Jazz Bands, County,District & Regional Band Honors, Band President, Forensics, SADD, Interscholastic Reading Competition, Chorus, Track & Humanitarian Club, National Honor Society, Who's Who Among American High School Students, Cambria County Junior Miss Finalist, Creative & Performing Arts Award Winner.

1995 Fair Queen
Jessica Strittmatter
Jessica is from Ebensburg, PA.   She graduated from Cambria Heights High School.  Her activities include: Banner Grange Member, Wilderness Hollow 4-H Member.  Student Council, Theatre Club, Fall Play, Foreign Travel Club, Wrestling Matmaid, Spring Musical, and Who’s Who.

1994 Fair Queen
Melissa Mitchell
Melissa is from
Vintondale, PA, a United High School graduate. Her activities include: Sr. National Honor Society, Environmental Club, Jackson Township Horse and Pony Club, Jackson Township Community 4-H, Pig and Rabbit Club, Cambria County Capon Club and Ghost Town Trail Clean-up (Vintondale)

1993 Fair Queen
Kristina M. Dulashaw
Kristina is from Nanty Glo.   She attends Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Activities Include: Track & Field, Vice-President 4-H Horse Club, Who's Who Among American High School Students and Basketball.

1992 Fair Queen
Angela Buck
Angela is from R.D.#2, Ebensburg.  She attends Bishop Carroll High School. Her activities include:  Best of Friends, 4-H Horse Club, Forensics,  S.A.A.D., S.A.C., Drama Club, Yearbook Staff, Choir and Cheerleading

1985 Fair Queen
Mary Jo Bezana                       

1975 Fair Queen
Cindy Knipple 
Cindy was crowned by Bonnie Furlong, 1974 Fair Queen
1974 Fair Queen
Bonnie Furlong

 

(Left to right)
1976 and 1977 Fair Queen
Denise Mutton
1978 Fair Queen
Marion Marhefka
1974 Fair Queen
Bonnie Furlong
1975 Fair Queen
Cindy Knipple
1973 Fair Queen
Carol Shirk