Royalty

2017 4-H Parade

2019 Royal Court

Ten local youth have been named members of the 2019 Montgomery County Agricultural Fair’s Royal Court.  They were selected based on; leadership, involvement in the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair (MCAF), 4-H and their communities and public speaking ability.  The 2018 Fair King and Queen, Anthony Righter and Caitlyn Gardiner, continue their reign until this year’s Coronation on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 6 p.m.  Coronation follows the annual Fair parade which begins at 5 p.m. at the Fairgrounds.

 

Meet the young adults that make the 2019 Fair Royalty Court.

 

Claudia Fumagalli

Claudia Fumagalli is a 16 year old who is entering her junior year at Damascus High School. She is president of the Kids ‘n Dogs Club, secretary of the Holstein Club, and a member of the Horse ‘n Around Club. Claudia is an active member in her high school’s FFA chapter and is a member of the Maryland 4-H State Council. During the Montgomery County Fair you can often find Claudia in the horse barn or laying down with one of her heifers. This is Claudia’s first year on the royalty court; she is ecstatic about the leadership opportunities that being on the royal court bring. Claudia is also looking forward to promoting Agriculture and the fair to the fair patrons. 


Olivia Heeg

Olivia Heeg is 17 years old and lives in Derwood, Maryland. She is a rising senior at Sherwood High School. She has been involved in 4-H since she was eight years old (9 years)! Olivia is a member of the 4-H Kids N’ Dogs Club and the 4-H Holstein Club. She is currently Junior Leader and Treasurer of the Kids N’ Dogs Club after holding numerous other positions like Vice President and President. She has been in charge of organizing the Kids N’ Dogs annual agility fun match for the past two years, where she has helped raised over $2,000. Her projects in 4-H include animal science (dogs and dairy cows), photography, sewing, baking, and more. At school she is a member of four honor societies including National, French, English, and Science along with being a student ambassador and a member of the animal outreach club. 


Olivia Scuderi

Olivia Scuderi is 16 years old and a rising senior at the Academy of the Holy Cross. This is Olivia’s first year on the royal court and she is excited to be able to represent the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. This is Olivia’s eleventh year in 4H and she has been showing lambs ever since she turned 4. Olivia has been president of the Montgomery County 4H sheep and swine club for the last two years and is currently president of the Damascus Livestock group. Olivia has been on the Maryland 4H state council for three years and was recently this past year awarded the Montgomery County Animal Science award. Olivia has raised over her 4H career three flocks of sheep on her family’s farm. Olivia shows southdown, hampshire, and Hog Island sheep. The Hog Islands were awarded to her through an essay competition at the Maryland Sheep and Wool festival for endangered breeds. With her endangered Hog Islands she has helped the livestock conservancy campaign to raise money in hopes of saving the breed. Along with raising her lambs she sews with wool. Olivia has represented Maryland nationally at the National Make it with Wool contest and was winner of her class division at the North American International Livestock Exposition. Olivia has been the Montgomery county premier exhibitor in sheep for the past five years with her prize winning Southdown flock. Olivia got to participate last year in the first ever all-star showmanship competition at the Montgomery county fair and has been awarded Champion Senior clothing multiple times with her wool outfits. Olivia has a passion for agriculture and cannot wait for this year’s Montgomery County fair.


Sara Dove

Sara Dove lives in Olney, MD and has attended the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair every year of her life.  It is always the highlight of her summer.  She loves to volunteer in the Rabbit Barn, the 4-H building, the Cheese Booth and at VIP Day.  Sara is an Associate Member of the fair and is working towards her Life Membership.  She is pleased to promote the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair as a Fair Princess. 

This is Sara’s ninth year as a member of 4-H.  She is a member of the 4-H Rabbit Club and is Vice President and former President of the Clarksburg Helping Hands 4-H Club.  Sara has completed 4-H projects in arts and crafts, photography, woodworking, electricity, animal science, rabbits, sewing, fashion revue and public speaking. Outside 4-H, she enjoys running, swimming, ice skating, karate and bowling.

Sara has completed over 1000 hours of community service.  She has earned the Gold Level President’s Volunteer Service Award, the 4-H Diamond Clover Level 6 Award, the Girl Scout Silver Trefoil Award, the Girl Scout Gold Award, the ACSI Distinguished Christian Student Award and the AWANA Meritorious Award. She has served as Damascus Community Fair Queen and has taught rabbit care at many community events.

Sara Dove is a 18-year-old senior at Covenant Life School in Gaithersburg, MD.  She is an Honor Roll student and earned the Teressa French Memorial Scholarship.  She enjoys singing in the CLS school choir and being a student assistant for the fifth grade.

Sara enjoys working with children and has been a counselor at 4-H camp and Girl Scout camp.  She has been a student leader for Girls on the Run and AWANA.  She works at the Covenant Life School aftercare program and plans to study elementary education in college.


Terrin Carpenter

Terrin Butterfly Raine Carpenter is a 17 year old military kid.  She has been entering in the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair for the last six years.  Terrin is the President of the Back in Time 4-H Club, a member of Frederick Park and Rec Youth Committee, Seneca Creek Community Church Nursery Staff, IWLA-R Junior Leader, Girl Scout, MoCo Recycling Center Volunteer.  Terrin travels with her Educational Animal Sanctuary teaching about various animals within the DMV.  She has four years of Vet Academy training, three years of Farm Bureau Safety Camp and has attended the Natural Resources Careers Camp.  Terrin has Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), CPR and First Aid training.  She used CPR to save her Grandmother’s life.  Terrin is a seasoned camp counselor/program coordinator with 4-H, Girl Scouts and military kids’ camps.  She rides horses and is a NRA ranked Expert and Top-Gun BB-Gun shooter, archer and story teller.  Terrin is an Advocate for Dyslexia.  She has over 1,500 SSL hours with four Presidential Awards.


Trinity Jenkins

Trinity is a 17-year-old junior at Oneness Family High school where she is president of the student council, Head of the fundraising committee, and president of the social committee. Trinity has been in 4-H for 10 years she is the secretary of the 4-H Flying tigers as well as the clover leader. Trinity was elected to serve as the Vice President of Public Relations for Maryland 4-H state council. Trinity recently won the American Youth Foundation national leadership award for her work with Flying Tigers. Trinity was also selected as a representative for her high school at the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership conference. Trinity is an active member of the Highwood theatre’s conservatory, most recently appearing in A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Footloose and will be appearing in Sweeney Todd in August. She has also performed in the page to stage showcase at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Trinity is a classically trained ballerina she also has training in jazz, contemporary, tap, modern, hip hop, belly dancing, and Bollywood. Trinity also competed with the 4-H Mindstorm maniacs in First Lego League as well as serve the team as a teen mentor.


Aidan Douglas

Aidan Douglas is 16-years old and lives in Germantown, Maryland. He is the President of The Advanced Electric 4-H Club of Montgomery County and a member of the Damascus Community Club and the Secretary of the Montgomery County Rabbit Club. He serves as Treasurer of the Maryland 4-H State Council. He was appointed to the Governor’s Maryland Youth Advisory Committee to represent Montgomery County from 2018-2020.  His projects include rabbitry, cooking, crafts, public speaking, citizenship, gardening, environmental science, electricity and leadership. He was part of the 2016 District 9 Rabbit Judging team national winners at the American Rabbit Breeders Association. He has been a member of the Montgomery County and Maryland State rabbit judging teams for the past 5 years.

Aidan is a member of the National Honor Society, the National English Honor Society, and the National French Honor Society.  In 2018, he was awarded Outstanding Student in Science for Seneca Valley High School.   He is an active volunteer for various events. He volunteers for his Church as an acolyte, with Students against hunger, and he has volunteered at the fair for the Big Cheese and the rabbit barn since 2013.  Aidan is four time winner of the Gold Presidential Volunteer Service award with over 1300 volunteer hours.  He has been awarded his 4-H level 5 Diamond Clover.  Aidan is also involved in team sports soccer, basketball, and baseball. He was awarded MVP for the 2018 JV Soccer Team at Seneca Valley High. Aidan always is ready to help and uses the 4h motto”To make the best better” as his guiding principle.


Larry Mullinix III

Larry Mullinix is 15 and just finished up his Sophomore year at Damascus high school where he plays on the varsity baseball team. This is also his second year on the royal court. He has been in 4-H for the 11th year now and is looking forward to many more. Larry has done a variety of projects that include livestock, woodworking, horticulture, handicrafts, baking, and photography. Larry and his family live on a farm in Damascus where they raise pigs and chickens. He is the president of the Poultry club and the Vice President of the Damascus Livestock club as well a member of the Sheep and Swine Club. Larry is looking forward to serving as an ambassador for the Montgomery County Fair.


Jacob Udovich

Jacob Udovich is 14 years old and lives in Rockville. He is a rising sophomore at Rockville High School. This is Jacob’s 8th year in 4-H and his first year as a member of the Royal Court. Jacob has been in the Montgomery County Rabbit Club for 8 years and in the Kids-N-Dogs club for one year. Jacob shows Netherland Dwarfs, Mini Rex, and New Zealand rabbits along with his dog Tucker. His main 4-H projects are rabbit judging and showing rabbits and training his dog. Jacob has traveled to many rabbit judging and royalty competitions at the state and national level. Some of his travels include Pennsylvania, Texas, Oregon, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, California, Nevada, and Massachusetts. In 2018, he served as Duke for the American Netherland Dwarf Club and received 2nd place for Intermediate Rabbit Breed ID at the National level. He has won many awards with his favorite rabbit, Whiskers. Jacob is currently a Star Scout. Jacob enjoys swimming and diving for the Manor Woods Swim and Dive Team and Rockville High School. Jacob also runs for Rockville High School’s Track and Field team. Through all of his experiences in 4H he has met amazing people, has learned many skills and has made great memories.


Joey Udovich

Joey Udovich is 17 years old and a rising Senior at Rockville High School. This is Joey’s third year on the Montgomery County Royal Court. For the last two years, Joey has served as the First Prince of the Montgomery County Fair. Joey is a member of the Junior Fair Board of Directors as the Treasurer and a member of the Montgomery County 4-H Rabbit Club for 11 years. In 2008, Joey purchased his first rabbit, Peanut, right here in the Rabbit barn at the Montgomery County Fair. Joey has been an active member of 4-H and a volunteer of the fair ever since. Joey’s main focus in his 4H project has been in Animal Science (rabbits), rabbit judging, and public relations. Joey has won many awards in rabbit judging at the state and national levels. In 2018, Joey served as King for the American Netherland Dwarf Rabbit Club and won limited rabbit management for his district at the national level. Some of Joey’s favorite 4H awards have been his Senior Small Animal project, best bred and owned rabbit and Senior rabbit judging at the Maryland State fair.

 

Some of Joey’s other interests include swimming competitively with the Manor Woods Swim Club, Rockville High School Swim Team, and the Hydro-sonic Tiburones. Joey is very proud to have represented Rockville High School by competing in the Maryland State Public School Swimming Championship this past year. Joey is also a member of the Rockville High School Cross Country and Track and Field team. In school, Joey is a member of the National Honor Society chapter of Rockville High School. He is also a member of the Boy Scout Troop 264 as a Life Scout, one step away from becoming an Eagle Scout. Joey works as a Junior Coach for the Manor Woods Swim Team. Finally, Joey would like to thank all of his leaders, family, and volunteers who have made these past eleven years special.  




2019 Fair King and Queen - Aidan Douglas and Olivia Scuderi

Year Queen King
2019 Olivia Scuderi Aidan Douglas
2018 Caitlyn Gardiner Anthony Righter
2017 Faith Mindy Burton Eric Charlery
2016 Jessica Corazza Patrick O'Hanlon
2015 Jenny Searles Jackson Douglas
2014 Jordan Al-Faleh Adam Crawley
2013 Hannah Adkins Dunchadhn Lyons
2012 Mari-Therese Burton Michael Cropp
2011 Kelsey Watkins Michael Buscemi
2010 Sophia Reaves Collin Shay
2009 Caitlyn Perdue Christopher Perdue
2008 Bree Feuillet Andrew Dobos
2007 Marianne Mullan John Michael St. Angelo
2006 Besilica Reaves Byron Hulcher
2005 Tina Malament Ben Butler
2004 Brittany Hilton Andy Curran
2003 Holly Connelly Samuel Evans
2002 Alicia Feuillet Michael Novello
2001 Erica Taffs John Mark Leatherman
2000 Marla Luther Benjamin Evans
1999 Stephanie Brown Christopher Michaels
1998 Kelsey Wells Cliff Driver
1997 Erin Feuillet Chris Gazunis
1996 Margaret Luther Londell Luther
1995 Adrienne Wojciechowski Trevor Ashley
1994 Katherine Segal David McKeever
1993 Tricia Stabler Holland Scott Kelly
1992 Lonette Luther Robert Balser
1991 Valerie Murray Chris Wojciechowski
1990 Kristen Smith Robert DeLauder
1989 Stacey Stabler Christopher Daly
1988 Michele Sipe Anderson  
1987 Katie Kriegsman Peters  
1986 Kathy Johnson Zimmerman  
1985 Jill Hudson Miller  
1984 Tara Woodfield Pumphrey  
1983 Mary White Helmick  
1982 Carol Irvine Martin Mayne
1981 Karen Runkles Murdock Joseph Hagerty
1980 Terry Suddath Adkins  
1979 Linda Rudy Daugherty  
1978 Stacy Proctor Shaffer  
1977 Eydie Gregory Searles  
1976 Vicky Lynn Barkley Coon  
1975 Sandy Gladhill May  
1974 Gwen Mayne Sandberg  
1973 Debra Marlin McKenzie  
1972 Cynthia Keller Scheib  
1971 Gail Poffenberger Yeiser  
1970 JoAnne Doody Leatherman  
1969 Beth Seymour Davis  
1968 Susan Fraley Gibson  
1967 Kendra Hall Rhoten  
1966 Marilyn Griffith Newman  
1965 Betty Lou Schaeffer Chadwell  
1964 Becky Schaeffer Lear  
1963 Nora Lee Williams Byers  
1962 Carolyn Eckhardt Bowman  
1961 Patsy Fink Owens  

 

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