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Twelve vying for 2013 Corn School Queen title

Twelve young ladies from LaGrange County are hoping to be crowned as the 2013 Corn School Queen. The contest will begin at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the LaGrange County Courthouse Gazebo.

Baylee Swank

    Baylee Swank, 17, is the daughter of Lance and Brenda Swank of Granger, Ind., and a junior at The Howe School. She is sponsored by the Howe Alumni.

    For the talent portion of the contest, she will be playing the piano.

    She is involved in volleyball, rifle team, tennis, and choir at school.

    After high school, Baylee wants to attend DePauw University and study adolescent abnormal psychology.

Stacy Zapolsky

    Stacy Zapolsky, 17, is the daughter of Andrei and Natalia Zapolsky of Minsk, Belarus, and is a junior at The Howe School. She is sponsored by the Howe School Association.

    For the talent portion of the contest, she will be singing.

    She is involved in volleyball, basketball, tennis, and rifle team at school.

    After attending high school, she would like to attend West Point Military Academy and later go into the CIA.

Darrian Combs

    Darrian Combs, 14, is the daughter of Sebern and Jennifer Combs of Wolcottville and a freshman at Lakeland High School. She is sponsored by her parents.

    For the talent portion of the contest, she will be performing a ballet dance.

    She is involved in TC Dance Academy, youth group, student council, track, and theater.

    After high school, she wants to attend Indiana University and major in marine biology. She would then like to become an oceanographer, move down south and have a family.

Catherine Sievers

    Catherine Sievers, 15, is the daughter of Janelle Jacobs of LaGrange and a sophomore at Lakeland High School. She is sponsored by Lord’s Grain.

    For the talent portion of the show, she will be playing the flute.

    She is involved in Brighton Chapel Youth Group and show choir, and helps lead children’s worship at her local church.

    After high school she would like to become a photographer and journalist for National Geographic.

Allie Kresse

    Allie Kresse, 17, is the daughter of John and Angie Kresse of LaGrange and a junior at Lakeland High School. She is sponsored by Melissa Frost of Forever Pets.

    For the talent portion of the show, she will be singing.

    She is a member of the LaGrange Independent Foundation for Endowments youth pod, National Honor Society, and Dekko Grant Committee. She is also an active participant in 4-H and was in two play productions: Oklahoma the Musical and You Can’t take it With You.

    After high school, she would like to pursue a career in psychology working with mentally ill patients and their families.

Celeste Wentworth

    Celeste Wentworth, 15, is the daughter of Jason and Frances Wentworth and Elizabeth and Pete Hagenbuch and a sophomore at Lakeland High School. She is sponsored by Don Clark of Grand Design RV.

    For the talent portion of the contest, she will be singing.

    She is involved in cross country, show choir, and Girl Scouts, and is a member of Riverside Church.

    After high school, she would like to earn a degree in forensic sciences, do charity work, have a family, and travel to Greece.

Cassandra Glick

    Cassie Glick, 18, is the daughter of Eric and Andrea Glick of Orland and a senior at Prairie Heights High School. She is sponsored by PB&J Youth Ministries.

    She is a member of the drama club, International Thespian Society, PB&J Youth Group, Student Council, Red Cross Club, Outrage, and the Stroh Church of Christ.

    After high school, she would like to go to college for discipleship ministry and become a disciple minister.

Angie Lumadue

    Angie Lumadue, 18, is the daughter of Mickey and Charlene Lumadue of LaGrange and a senior at Lakeland High School. She is sponsored by her parents and grandparents.

    For the talent portion of the contest, she will be singing.

    She is a member of the Art Club and has had artwork travel the world.

    After high school, she would like to go to college for mortuary science and earth science. She also aspires to join the Peace Corps.

Arikka Mygrant

    Arikka Mygrant, 18, is the daughter of Rodney and Shannon Mygrant of Wolcottville and a senior at Prairie Heights High School. She is sponsored by Creed Colors.

    For the talent portion of the contest, she will be performing a dance.

    She is a member of Art Club, International Thespian Society, yearbook, PEP, and 4-H. She is also a cheerleader at Prairie Heights High School.

    After high school, she would like to attend college for art history, art therapy, theatre, make-up/costume design or auto body. She also aspires to see the world and make it a better place.

Selena Yoder

    Selena Yoder, 17, is the daughter of Kristina Yoder of LaGrange and a senior at Lakeland High School. She is sponsored by All Cut Up and Chicago Joe’s.

    For the talent portion of the contest, she will be singing “Echo” by Jason Walker.

    She is involved in The Shed, Art Club and FCCLA, and participates in color guard.

    After high school, she would like to major in teaching at college and become a special education early intervention teacher.

Betsy Perkins

    Betsy Perkins, 16, is the daughter of David and Jenny Perkins of Stroh and a junior at Prairie Heights High School. She is sponsored by David Perkins of Specialty Seeds.

    For the talent portion of the contest, she will be singing “Like My Mother Does” by Lauren Alaina.

    She is a member of Grace Christian Church and plays softball at Prairie Heights.

    After high school, she would like to attend a vet tech college in Fort Wayne, get married and have a family.

Paige Frost

    Paige Frost, 17, is the daughter of Matthew and Heather Frost of LaGrange and a junior at Lakeland High School. She is sponsored by Carney-Frost Funeral Home.

    She is a school ambassador, class ambassador, traveling ambassador, and student panel ambassador for Lakeland High School. She is also a member of the Mongo/East Springfield United Methodist Youth Group, National Honor Society, Family, Career, Community Leaders of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Student Council. she is also a cheerleader and manages the Lakeland softball team.

    After high school, she would like to go to Indiana University to get a pre-medical degree and then transfer to IUPUI or Baylor and earn a medical degree, specializing in oncology research.