Fair Queen Candidates

Pictured left to right, clockwise: Akaylee Prunty, Amber Kelly, Skye Mitteness, Harley Trimble

With the 2020 Wayne County Fair fast approaching, we wanted to take this opportunity to introduce the four girls competing for this year’s queen contest. The contest will be held on the evening of Thursday, July 30 at the outdoor stage on the fairgrounds along with the prince and princess contests.

With the cancelation of the 2020 Iowa State Fair, this year’s queen contest will be slightly different. The young lady selected as the Wayne County Queen will not have the opportunity to move on to the state level unfortunately and will only serve at the local level.

Akaylee Prunty

The first contestant is 16-year old Akaylee Prunty. Prunty will be a junior at Wayne Community School and is the daughter of Justin Prunty of Allerton and Jenny Tate of Osage City, Kan.

She has two siblings Onna Rinzler and Kilene Tate. While in school her activities have included volleyball, FFA and cheer. Her community activities include 4-H and volunteering at the vet clinic.

Her future plans include going into the agricultural field to be a vet tech or assistant. 

Amber Kelly

Wayne Community School 2020 graduate Amber Kelly, 18, is the second contestant. Kelly is the daughter of Tim and Cindy Kelly of Allerton and joins siblings Tanner and Sarah.

Her school activities include band, jazz band, drumline, honor band, Spanish Club, Kids Helping Kids, FFA, FBLA, FCCLA, History Club, cross country manager, National Honor Society and Homecoming Court.

She has participated in community activities including highway clean-up and other school wide community service projects. She is also a member of the Allerton Presbyterian Church.

Kelly’s future plans include majoring in Agribusiness while attending Des Moines Area Community College this fall. 

Harley Trimble

Harley Trimble is the third contestant. Trimble is the 17-year old daughter of Bud and Tara Trimble of Seymour.

She is the oldest of three siblings including Ori and Maysen and is a 2020 Seymour Community School graduate. While is school her activities have included volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, track, softball, student council, student mentoring, FFA, FCCLA and National Honor Society.

Her community activities include 4-H, Old Settlers, Supper in the Park, clean-up day volunteer and Vacation Bible School volunteer. 

This fall Trimble plans to attend DMACC to earn a Liberal Arts degree before transferring to a university to earn a degree in education. 

Skye Mitteness

The fourth and final contestant is 16-year old Skye Mitteness. She will be a junior at Wayne Community School this fall and is the daughter of Tiffany Fry of Allerton and Aaron Mitteness of Corydon and has one brother, Thorsten.

While in school, her activities have included History Club, Spanish Club, Art Club, Interact Club, FCCLA, band, jazz band, Brain Bowl, basketball manager, football cheerleader, student council, class president, Speech Team, Joi Club President and TAG.

Her community activities include 4-H, Union Hotshots Secretary, 4-H Youth Council and a volunteer at Miles LeCompte Public Library. 

Her future plans are to attend the University of Iowa for Clinical Psychology.

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