FREMONT – The 2017 Fremont 4-H Expo king and queen were crowned Friday afternoon at the community luncheon.
Hunter Purcell, son of Ron and Rachel Purcell, of Hooper, was crowned king, and Shae Moeller, daughter of Scott and Amy Moeller, of Hooper, was crowned queen.
Purcell is a member of the Logan Creek Leaders 4-H Club and he will be a junior this fall at Logan View High School. This year, he was elected president of the Dodge County 4-H Council. Two years ago he was elected to attend the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta.
Purcell built his first rocket for the fair when he was nine, and he’s been inspired to build one every year since. His interest in rockets that he gained through 4-H, led him to his plan of attending college and majoring in engineering.
Purcell’s future 4-H goals include continuing to give back to his community, serving Dodge County on the 4-H council and being a leader for the younger 4-H members. He encourages all parents to check out the Nebraska 4-H program for their kids.
Moeller is a member of the Logan Creek Leaders 4-H Club and she will be a senior this fall at Logan View High School. She has been in 4-H for 10 years now and has participated in many different activities.
Moeller has learned how to cook, sew and manage money through 4-H projects such as Favorite Foods Day, Clothing levels 1, 2 and 3 and Shopping in Style. Moeller said these are very helpful skills and will be particularly important when she goes to college and does not have her parents there to look after her interests.
Other king candidates included: Cash Meier and Dean Moeller.
Other queen candidates included: Ashley Bohannon, Ella Endorf, Taylor Gregory, Paige Meier and Paige Schroeder.
Congratulations to the 2017 Fremont 4-H Expo king and queen!