Big Walnut’s Ashley Meade 2012 Junior Fair Queen
By LENNY C. LEPOLA
News Assistant Managing Editor
Most area soccer fans are accustomed to seeing Big Walnut High School senior Ashley Meade on the futball pitch (a.k.a. soccer field) during girls’ varsity games. Many may not know, however, that Meade is also an active member of Kountry Kids 4-H Club, showing goats and turkeys.
Meade has also earned the distinction of being selected to serve as the 2012 Delaware County Junior Fair Queen, providing fairgoers with a positive 4-H role model throughout the weeklong fair while still showing her own 4-H projects.
During the Delaware County Fair Meade attends project shows where she hands out trophies, plaques and ribbons, thanks project buyers for supporting area youth, and attends the Little Brown Jug as the Junior Fair representative.
“I feel very honored to be this year’s Delaware County Junior Fair Queen,” Meade said. “I’ve been involved in 4-H all of my life, and now in my senior year being able to represent something I’ve grown up with is a neat experience for me.”
In addition to playing on the girls varsity soccer team at Big Walnut, Meade is a member of the National Honor Society, History Honor Society, Math Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society as well as the Spanish Club, Leo Club and Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
Meade is also a member of the Big Walnut High School Marching and Concert bands, volunteers to teach Spanish in the school district’s elementary buildings, participated in Eagles First Flight that mentors incoming freshman students, and has been involved in the high school’s Drama Club in the past.
Outside of school, Meade is a member of the Delaware County 4-H Awareness Team, a member of the Junior Fair Board and the Hope Lutheran Church Youth Group.
Meade said she is not certain where she will attend college, but Otterbein is at the top of her list; and she does want to study Spanish, but is undecided about the rest of her future academic pursuits.