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2017 FAIR QUEEN

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.
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2016 Fair Queen

Quillan Edwards, was named the 2016 El Paso County Fair Queen March 25, 2016. To earn the title of Fair Queen Edwards completed successfully in categories that included public speaking, horsemanship and a personal interview. Quillans is the 18 year old daughter of Brett and Kelly Edwards of Colorado Springs. She graduated from St. Mary's High School in 2015 and is currently a freshman at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, pursuing a major in Psychology. Quillan plans on continuing her education by earning a Master's Degree in Psychology, and give back to our nation's veterans. During her time in high school Quillan participated in varsity cheerleading at both Air Academy and St. Mary's High School. She was team captain on various competitive Irish dance teams, competing at local, state and national levels. She participated in an internship with Ducy's Horse Training at Latigo. Quillan also competed in various horse shows in the area, winning ribbons and high point awards at the Latigo Winter Buckle Series. She currently has an internship at CO Equine Vet Services.
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2015 Fair Queen

Tori Doven
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2014 Fair Queen

Maggie Murphy
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2013 Fair Queen

Molly Engelman
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2012 Fair Queen

Lina Betts
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2011 Fair Queen

Amanda Summers
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2010 Fair Queen

Brenna Harfert
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2009 Fair Queen

Dayna Jenkins
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2008 Fair Queen

Caitlin Kern
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2007 Fair Queen

Spencer Wilkinson
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2006 Fair Queen

Jenna Weed
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2005 Fair Queen

Amy Lee Vanlandingham
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2004 Fair Queen

Shelly Ann Looper
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2003 Fair Queen

Amy Jo Fields
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2002 Fair Queen

Sierra Petters
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2001 Fair Queen

Brandee Marie Best
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2000 Fair Queen

Laura Beth Coleman
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1999 Fair Queen

Janet Bolin
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1998 Fair Queen

Sarah Pulliam Gibson
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1997 Fair Queen

Jennifer Enghaus
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1996 Fair Queen

Erin Riley Book
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1995 Fair Queen

Amy Abdella Enhghaus
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1994 Fair Queen

Dawn Warren Hiselton
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1993 Fair Queen

Kelly Kovar
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1992 Fair Queen

Tera Ellefson Taylor
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1991 Fair Queen

Jenny Machotka Zick
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1990 Fair Queen

Kerri Ann McCracken
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1989 Fair Queen

Sharan Fuchs George
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1988 Fair Queen

Kimber Green Solberg
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1987 Fair Queen

Kathy Lockwood Martin
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1986 Fair Queen

Maurie Wood Campbell
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1985 Fair Queen

Chris Wilder
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1984 Fair Queen

Ann Butler
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1983 Fair Queen

Jana Lynn Hefley
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1982 Fair Queen

Chris Lens
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1981 Fair Queen

Natalie Tucker
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1980 Fair Queen

Jodi Paintin
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1979 Fair Queen

Alice Shaeffer
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1978 Fair Queen

Barbara Knoeckel
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1968 Fair Queen

Diane Woods
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1967 Fair Queen

Karen Bensberg Ager
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1965 &1966 Fair Queen

Donna Heyse
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1964 Fair Queen

Lynn Ecklind
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1963 Fair Queen

Claudia Chenoweth
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1958 Fair Queen

Yvonne Trojanovich
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1957 Fair Queen

Chris Pflug
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1956 Fair Queen

Pam Moody
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1955 Fair Queen

Helen Saleny
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1954 Fair Queen

Connie Lou Shemwell
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1953 Fair Queen

Sandy Rester
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1952 Fair Queen

Norma McBurney
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1951 Fair Queen

Mary Ann Hansen
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