By Jason Conerly
Rachel Adams of Sheridan has been named the 2016 Hamilton County 4-H Queen.
Before roses were given and sashes were adorned, a vetting process had to go under way.
While Judges Daphne Whitmire, Ashley Sweeney and Barb Beutler were attentive, one by one, contestants came to the stage from behind a curtain for the 2016 Hamilton County 4-H Queen Pageant.
The evening kicked off by entertaining the crowd with the “Indiana Moon”, a dance, and a greater understanding of what 4-H means to the contestants was gained throughout the evening while contestants modeled professional wear and evening gowns before Master of Ceremonies Chuck Godby announced Adams as the winner.
For young women wanting to partake in the Hamilton County 4-H Queen Pageant, Adams gave a sliver of advice.
“Be confident and be yourself, because that’s the most important part. If you’re not yourself, then you’re not comfortable.”
A member of the Sheridan Ag 4-H Club, Adams is the daughter of Christian and Jennifer Adams.