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2017 Fair Queen Finalists

The new 2017 Allentown Fair Queen to reign over the upcoming 165th agricultural and entertainment exposition will be crowned on Sunday, August 13 during the contest finals starting 3 p.m. at Christopher’s Restaurant at the Columbian Home at 1519 Greenleaf Street in Allentown.

The public and the media are invited to attend this free admission, pre fair event.

The Fair runs Tuesday, August 29 through Labor Day Monday, September 4.

The six contestants competing to succeed the 2016 title holder Juliet Long of New Tripoli and win a $1,000 scholarship are entering the final stage of the competition that includes an on-stage introduction and a speech presentation on the topic “Why you should come to The Great Allentown Fair.” Meet the finalist:

 

Ayla   AYLA BLATT, 18, is the daughter of Brian and Susan Blatt of Kutztown. A 2017 graduate of Kutztown High School, she will head off to Penn State University to major in Animal Science this fall. She is aspiring for a career in the dairy industry working as a nutritionist, and also plans to continue her education to become an agricultural teacher. She is very active in 4-H and FFA receiving numerous awards. She enjoys showing her animals at fairs and the Farm Show. She is the President of the Northern Berks 4-H Diary Club, President of the PA Junior Guernsey Breeders Association and Berks Junior Holstein Club.
Taylor   TAYLOR EVANS, 18, is the daughter of Kristy and David Evan of Allentown. She is a 2017 graduate of Parkland High School and will attend Moravian College to major in Biology this fall. A high honor roll student in high school, her activities included chorus, band, theater and peer counseling. She was a 1st place District and 3rd place Regional Champion at the Computer Science Fair. Her career goal is to become a veterinarian. Her hobbies include singing, theater and dance.
AMBER HUNSICKER   AMBER HUNSICKER, 17 of Bethlehem, is the daughter of Ivette Geist and Thomas Hunsicker. A senior at Liberty High School, she is an honor student taking a full honors schedule as well as college courses at Northampton Community College. Upon graduation she plans on attending Penn State University to become a police officer and eventually a detective. She is a Sergeant for the Bethlehem Police Explorer Post #301. She currently enrolled in a Protective Services course at Bethlehem Area Vo-Tech. She has been a member of The Great Allentown Fair Youth Group for many years assisting in the Lil’ Farm Hands activity center for young fairgoers.
Zaren   ZAREN KERPER, 18, is the daughter of Rachel and Richard Kerper, Jr. of Fleetwood. A 2017 graduate of Oley Valley High School, she will attend Kutztown University to major in English this fall. She is a recipient of the Oley Valley Community Education Foundation Scholarship and has won numerous awards in the food science industry. Very active in FFA and 4-H, her career ambition is to become an editor/writer focusing on the agricultural industry.
Rachel   RACHEL LANGE, 19, is the daughter of Carol Lange of Bath.  A 2017 graduate of Northampton Area High School, she will attend Northampton Community College to major in Chemistry.  She is currently writing a book for publication next year entitled “The Entirety of General Chemistry” aimed at helping students understand Chemistry through problem solving techniques and diagrams. She aspires to be in chemical sales. She is an avid tennis player.  
Liana   LIANA PANIK, 17, is the daughter of James and Allison Saeger Panik of Emmaus.  She is senior at Emmaus High School where she is a high honors student and member of the National Honor Society. She has received the Principal’s Honor Roll numerous times, and also earned a Silver Award for the National German Exam.  A member of the Lehigh County 4-H, she competes in barrel racing and gymkhana competitions and has won two state and reserve state championships.  Upon graduation she plans on attending college majoring in biology or biochemistry to work towards a career in the medical pediatric or veterinary fields.