August 19, 2022

2022 Clarke County Fair Queen candidates

The 2022 Clarke County Fair has four queen, five junior princess and three junior price candidates. Crowning for the fair queen will be held on Sunday, July 10 at 4 p.m. Below is information about each of the fair queens. See next week’s Osceola Sentinel-Tribune to meet the junior princess and prince candidates.

Baumfalk

Jalie SuAnn Baumfalk, 16, of Murray is the daughter of Jaci Smith and Terry Baumfalk. She will be a senior this fall at Murray Community Schools. Baumfalk’s hobbies include shopping, taking photographs, hanging out with her friends and Wyatt.

In school, Baumfalk is active in volleyball, cheerleading, basketball, softball, choir and FFA. She has been chosen as the student ambassador for the Trio Talent Search Program (through SWCC) for the past three years. Special awards for Baumfalk are academic honor roll, All-Conference award for softball, and academic awards for athletics.

Baumfalk’s community involvement includes Triple Troopers 4-H Group, where she has held the secretary, vice-president and presidential positions. She is the current group president.

Future plans for Baumfalk are to attend Iowa State University after graduation.

Baumfalk is escorted by Wyatt Gannon and sponsored by Triple Troopers 4-H Group.

Bowlsby

Jadie Bowlsby of Osceola is the 18 year old daughter of Kayla & Chad Halvorsen and Jeremy & Courtney Bowlsby. She is a 2022 graduate of Clarke Community High School. Bowlsby’s hobbies include spending time with her dog, Pumpkin, and taking her to do various activities. Bowlsby also enjoys reading to unwind and relax.

During school, Bowlsby was active in volleyball, bowling, tennis, band, Flags, jazz and pep bands for four years; and track and musical pit for one year. Awards earned by Bowlsby were Outstanding Soloist in jazz band, Outstanding Senior Flag in flags, Outstanding Indian Bandsman in band, and Most Dedicated in volleyball.

Community activities for Bowlsby include four years in K.W. Hustlers 4-H, and volunteer work at the animal shelter, nursing home, gardening at the fairgrounds, and putting up flags at the cemetery.

Bowlsby’s future plans are to attend Southwestern Community College to study business. She plans to obtain an associate’s degree in Business Administration.

Bowlsby is sponsored by Greif Farms and escorted by Ivan Greif.

McCoy

Madisyn McCoy is a 16 year old from Osceola. Her parents are Robert and Misty McCoy; she will be a junior this fall at Clarke Community School. Hobbies for McCoy are hunting, fishing, playing sports, spending time with friends and family, reading, and baking.

Varsity volleyball, basketball, tennis, softball, FFA, TAG, vice president of the class of 2024, FFA secretary and CCOPS treasurer keep McCoy busy at school. Awards she has received are FFA Chapter Sweetheart, FFA Chapter Degree, 1st place in FFA Conduct of Meetings Team at the state convention, SCC 1st Team All Conference Tennis South Central Conference Academic Award, A-honor roll, Most Valuable Teammate award in volleyball, and distinguished in academic achievement.

Her community activities are CCOPS, ee-wee basketball camps, youth tennis camp volunteer, and FFA volunteering.

During her junior year, McCoy will continue to take college courses and keep her GPA above a 4.0. Following high school, her plans are to become either a radiologist or a physical therapist.

McCoy is escorted by Ryker Jackson and sponsored by Osceola Big Chief FFA.

White

Tori White of Osceola is the daughter of Mike and Dena White. She is 19, a 2021 graduate of Clarke Community School and will begin her sophomore year at Simpson College this fall where she majors in Elementary Education with endorsements in Reading, Special Education, Math and Coaching. White’s hobbies include dancing, singing, reading, swimming, spending time with family and friends, supporting her brother in his school activities, being outdoors, going on walks, taking selfies, and playing sports.

In high school, White was involved for four years in basketball (captain for two years), concert band, fall musicals, jazz band, marching band color guard, and track and field; three years in chamber choir and football cheer (captain for two years); two years in National Honor Society; and one year in volleyball and speech. White’s activities in college include women’s basketball, women’s track and field, volleyball intramural sports team, Fellowship of Christian athletes, and the Education Club.

Awards received by White are all four years of high school on the A-honor roll, Simpson College Dean’s list (freshman year), Silvercord recipient with 200+ hours of community service, 2nd Team All-Conference in basketball, Indian Award in Basketball and Spirit award in basketball, state special recognition in principle role for “Mamma Mia” fall musical, 2020 Iowa Shrine Bowl Cheerleader for football, Lisa West Color Guard Award for marching band color guard, all-state musical theatre in speech, and numerous individual and team awards in competition dance.

White’s community activities are ten years with the Osceola Go-Getter 4-H Club (three years as vice-president), three years as a lifeguard at the Fern Underwood Aquatic Center, helping with church youth for six years, teaching at youth basketball and cheer camps for four years, and 15 years of dance including competition.

After graduating from Simpson in 2025, White plans to obtain a teaching position as an elementary teacher and a basketball coach.

She is sponsored by the Osceola Go-Getter 4-H Club, and is escorted by her brother Cole White.

Candra Brooks

A native of rural Union County, Candra holds a Bachelor's Degree in English from Simpson College and an Associate's Degree in Accounting from SWCC. She has been at the Osceola newspaper since October 2013, working as office manager before transitioning to the newsroom in spring 2022.