Nine young ladies from the community are hoping to be named 2012 Corn School Queen. The contest will begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the LaGrange County Courthouse Gazebo.
Cassie Glick, 17, is the daughter of Andrea and Eric Glick of Orland and a junior at Prairie Heights High School. She is sponsored by PBnJ Youth Ministries.
For the talent portion of the contest, Cassie will be doing a motivational speech/sermon.
She is involved in Leo Club, Drama Club, the International Thespian Society, Peers, and PBnJ, as well as her church youth group.
She is planning to go to Holy Cross College in South Bend and major in theology to become a youth minister. After college, she would like to start her own church in Southern Indiana and do mission work.
Kayla Smith, 15, is the daughter of Dana and Sheldon Smith of LaGrange and a freshman at Prairie Heights High School.
Her talent presentation for the contest will be playing the piano and singing.
She is sponsored by Emerick, Diggins and Zabona law office of Kendallville.
Kayla is active at the First Church of God in LaGrange, enjoys playing the piano and participating in Drama Club at school. She also plays softball.
She plans to study music theory and composition in college.
Ashley Bockholdt, 16, is the daughter of Sven and Kristine Bockholdt of Apex, N.C. and a junior at The Howe School.
She will be singing at this year’s Corn School Queen contest.
She is sponsored by the Howe Alumni Association.
Ashley is active in choir and does community service. She participates in volleyball and tennis at school.
She plans to continue her education and pursue several degrees. She would like to have her own restaurant and write a book.
Winnie Lo, 17, is the daughter of Vincent Lo and Bonnie Nguyen and is a senior at The Howe School.
She will be playing the piano during the talent portion of the contest.
Winnie is sponsored by the Howe Alumni Association.
She plays piano, flute, recorder, guitar, and bass.
At school, Winnie participates in varsity volleyball, tennis and rifle team. She is a member of the state championship rifle team.
The Hong Kong native is planning to study pre-med following graduation from Howe as she looks to start a career in medicine and own a worldwide business.
Paige Frost, 16, is the daughter of Matt and Heather Frost of Howe and a sophomore at Lakeland High School.
She will be signing to music during the talent portion of the Corn School Queen Contest.
Paige is sponsored by Carney-Frost Funeral Home in LaGrange.
She is active in cheerleading, FCCLA, and East Springfield United Methodist Church Youth Group. She is also the baseball manager at school.
Paige is looking forward to attending Indiana University to study pre-med, before continuing on to oncology school to be a researcher in the fight against cancer.
Rebekah Frey, 18, is the daughter of Kevin and Karen Frey and a senior at Prairie Heights High School.
She will be dancing during the talent presentation Wednesday evening.
She is sponsored by Stroh Farm Supply and Jerry Perkins.
Rebekah is active in FFA, Peers Education Peers, and the Stroh Church of Christ Youth Group. At school, she participates in cross-country, basketball and softball.
She plans to attend either Purdue for agricultural marketing or Moody Bible Institute for sports ministry or intercultural mission work. Rebekah would like to be a state FFA officer and travel to Europe.
Vivien Garber, 15, is the daughter of Larry and Shannon Garber of Howe and is a sophomore at Westview High School.
For the talent presentation, she will be dancing.
She is sponsored by Larry Garber Construction.
Vivien is active in cheerleading and gymnastics.
She plans to go to college to become an anesthesiologist or a surgeon.
Kayla Williams, 15, is the daughter of Brett and Angela Williams of Hudson and the late Gregory Clingan of Hudson. She is a freshman at Prairie Heights High School.
Kayla will be signing to a song for the talent presentation of the contest.
She is sponsored by International Student Exchange.
Kayla is active in Peers Educating Peers, student council, Leo Club and Church Connect-Pray-Love at church.
At school, she is involved in cheerleading, wrestling and golf.
She was named Miss Tri-County Queen.
Her future plans include going to college for business and owning her own pet shop.
Alexandrea Kresse, 16, is the daughter of John and Angie Kresse of LaGrange and a sophomore at Lakeland High School.
She is sponsored by Furever Pets of LaGrange.
Alexandrea is active in L.I.F.E., 4-H, show choir, and the Missoula Children’s Theatre. She also participates in gymnastics and volleyball.
She plans to pursue a degree in clinical psychology and work as a clinical psychologist.