Kayla Marie Summers was selected as the 2017 El Paso County Fair Queen on March 18, 2017 at the El Paso County Fair and Events Complex. She was one of four excellent contestants. The Contest consists of four areas of competition: Application, Horsemanship, Personal Interview and Speech, all evaluated by a panel of three judges.
Kayla, an El Paso County native, is the 18 year old daughter of Suzanne Summers and Brian Summers. She was a 2016 graduate of The Classical Academy and is now completing her freshman year at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. She is pursuing a degree in Biological Sciences with an emphasis on Pre-Health and a minor in Chemistry. She hopes to achieve a Master’s Degree as a Physician’s Assistant.
She was a member of Kit Carson 4H Club for 11 years, beginning with Cloverbud for 4 years completing the projects of rubber stamping and leathercraft projects, then 7 years in the Horse Project while studying Horse Bowl and Hippology. She held the offices of Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Historian for her 4H club. She was a member of the Pikes Peak Rangerettes for 5 years including the positions of Captain and Co-Captain. Her awards include graduating cum Laude as a member of National Honor Society. She is now a Daniel’s Fund Scholar. Kayla was the Rangerette of the Year for 2015-2016 and 2014 Senior Showman Champion in 4H. Kayla has been riding for 10 years and has her own horse, Abigail. She plans to continue her involvement in equine professionalism while competing in local rodeos and keeping the western tradition alive.