I would like to share with you what an honor it was to be the 2012 Vernon County Youth Fair Princess.
It all started when I was nominated by my 4-H club to run for princess. When I was nominated I was really nervous. When I was filling out the application I felt good, but when I turned it in I felt like I didn't get everything on it and I was worried about that.
Getting ready for the social and the interview was a blast. It was so much fun shopping for a sundress and a formal, and in the end I was really happy with the dresses I got. When I got to the church for the social I was really nervous about how it would turn out. The more into the social we got the more confident I got. It was a lot of fun because I met lots of new people and also friends that I have known for a while. At the end of the social I had gained a lot of confidence in myself.
During the week I was waiting, I was super excited and I couldn't wait for the interview to come because I was prepared!
Next came the interview. The interview was a lot of fun, but also a really nervous time. When I was going back to do my interview I was super nervous, but once I started to talk with the judges I was super confident and I knew it wasn't that bad. When I was done with the interview and was back in the room with everyone it turned fun! We were making thank-you cards and "struttin' our stuff" on the runway and having a grand time, by laughing and being silly.
While I was waiting for the coronation I was really worried and also excited. When it finally came time for the coronation I was so worried. This was by far the most nerve-racking thing throughout the royalty events. My heart was beating so fast, and I had butterflies in my stomach and when they were about to say the winner the butterflies just disappeared. Then I heard my name. I was so excited I couldn't stop smiling.
That week was the best week ever because it meant the world to me to be the 2012 Vernon County Youth Fair Princess. I felt so honored to be the role model for others. It was amazing! Everywhere I went there were little girls coming up to me and saying "I love your dress." or "I wanna be like you."
That was a great feeling to hear them say that. When they said that to me I would ask if they wanted to wear my crown. When they said yes, I put it on them and their eyes lit up and they were smiling so big and jumping up and down.
I loved being the person everyone could depend on. I had a lot of responsibilities during the fair, but the hard work was worth it! So if you are one of those girls who want to run for princess, but are afraid, don't be. Just do it!
You'll have a lot of fun no matter if you win or lose. Being the princess was amazing and it was such an honor. During all of this I gained a lot of confidence in myself and to just have fun. I can't wait to run for queen!
I would like to say thank you to the Vernon County Youth Fair Committee and the Vernon County Youth Fair Board for their hard work and giving me this wonderful opportunity. I would also like to thank my 4-H club and everyone else who supported me through the process.
2012 Vernon County Youth Fair Princess