Crawford County Junior Fair Queen contestants


2017 Queen Applicants


Age: 18

Parents: Mark and Tammy Gwirtz

School: Heidelberg University – Freshman

Representing: Tiro Tailers and Balers 4-H Club

Megan Gwirtz is the 18-year-old daughter of Mark and Tammy Gwirtz. She recently completed her first year at Heidelberg University where she is majoring in Music Education and studying Trumpet and Piano. At Heidelberg University, Megan made the Dean’s List both semesters and is a member of the Concert Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Athletic Band, Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society, and Delta Sigma Chi Women’s Society.

Megan has been a lifetime member of 4-H as this is her 11th year participating in the Crawford County Fair while representing her club, Tiro Tailors and Balers. In her club, she has served as the treasurer for four years and the president for two years, along with being in numerous committees. Megan is no stranger to the Junior Fair as she has shown dairy-beef feeders and hogs in the past and is going on 10 years of showing market goats. Along with her animals, she has served the county 4-H program through going to camp and being a 4-H camp counselor for four years. Megan was also a member of the Junior Fair Board for four years where she helped plan and run the Crawford County Junior Fair. This is Megan’s last year involved in 4-H and the Junior Fair and she hopes to make it a memorable year as she runs for the Crawford County Junior Fair Queen.


Age: 17

Parents: Brad and Kristie Sharp

School: Colonel Crawford High School – Junior

Representing: Barnyard Guys and Gals 4-H Club

My name is Desiree Sharp and I will be a senior in the fall at Colonel Crawford High School. On high school, I have been involved in 4-H, Leo Club, National Honors Society ad elementary student mentoring, I’ve also participated in being a student officers and FFCLA. I’m the secretary of my 4-H Club and have been for several years. For the 2017-2018 school year, I have been elected as my class secretary and secretary of the Leo Club. Over the part two years, I have worked in the dairy department at the Ohio State Fair with the “Milk A Cow” station and in the Dairy Board Office.

In 2016, I began my journey of being a competitive gymnastics coach at Spirit Ohio Sports Academy after retiring from competitive gymnastics. In high school, I was involved incheerleading, basketball and softball. In the past year, I have had the opportunity to run and work at 5 Red Cross blood drives at my high school. In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering at Lowe-Volk Park and being involved in community service projects through school and my church. All this volunteer work has allowed me to do something positive in my community and in other lives. This past year I organized and ran a toy drive benefiting Nationwide Children’s hospital. This was a week-long drive that took place at my high school. In total, we were able to collect 967 donatable items to Children’s Hospital.


Age: 17

Parents: Brad and Deb Baxter & Todd and Teresa Thimmes

School: Buckeye Central High School- Junior

Representing: North Auburn Hustlers 4-H Club

My life consists of farming, school, golf and 4-H. When I am not in school I am typically baling hay, helping my neighbor farm his land, working on my 4-H projects or out golfing. Being able to do these things has really changed my life. Farming has helped make me work harder for what I want. When it’s almost 100 degrees outside and you’re baling hay it makes you want to work harder and faster to get the job done.

Being involved in 4-H has taught me how to be responsible. Whether it’s taking care of sick campers, working with animals, cleaning out the pens or getting ready of shows. Almost everything I have done in 4-H has helped make me a more responsible person. Golf has taught me to never give up. When I have bad days I never give up because I know that the next day will be completely different. School has taught me that if you work hard enough for what you want you will be rewarded in the end.

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