Seven 4-H members are competing for the honor of being named the 2017 Lorain County Junior Fair K-9 queen, princess, and prince.
Royal court members were interviewed July 12 in a skill-a-thon at the Ohio State University extension office.
These outstanding 4-H members have been earning points all year by working at various dog shows and showing their project animals. The process starts with applications and essays on how running for the royal court will enhance their 4-H experience, and they’ll compete for points until the final dog show on Aug. 10.
The king and queen competition is open to members 15 to 18 years of age, while the prince and princess competition is open to members 12 to 14 years old. In both categories, applicants must be active dog project members for at least three years.
This year’s interview judges were Lorie Wilber, Michelle Balas, and Betty Wyman.