The Ohio Fair Managers are pleased to announce the selection and crowning of the 2018 Ohio Fairs’ Queen Morgan McCutcheon, representing the Hartford Independent Fair.
McCutcheon was chosen from a field of 77 county and independent fair queens and crowned on Saturday, January 6 during the combined Senior and Junior Fair Board member general session. There were more than 2,600 Senior and Junior Fair Board members in the Battelle Ballroom, Columbus, Ohio.
McCutcheon is from Licking County and is heavily involved in the Hartford Independent Fair in Croton. She is a member of the Clover Connections 4-H Club and the Utica FFA Chapter. Her primary project work has been with market lambs, but she has also exhibited breeding sheep, market goat, and FFA work such as agri-science fair displays, woodworking, concrete and landscaping. Morgan is the daughter of Jeff and Lisa McCutcheon of St. Louisville. She is currently a senior at Utica High School and will be attending The Ohio State University in the fall to pursue a degree in Nursing.
McCutcheon’s 4-H and FFA work span a period of twelve years. Morgan has served as a Licking County 4-H Camp Counselor, Hartford Junior Fair Board Member, Ohio 4-H State Ambassador, Licking County Lamb Queen, Utica FFA Chapter Officer, 4-H Club Officer, and attended several state and national events representing Licking County 4-H. Morgan was also recognized as the 2016 State 4-H Sheep Project Award winner and attended the 2016 National 4-H Congress in Atlanta Georgia as a representative of the Ohio 4-H program.
An honor student at Utica High School, Morgan has been very active in the volleyball program, served as class officer each year, a member of the National Honor Society, and participates in the College Credit Plus (CCP) program while she has taken courses at The Ohio State University, Newark Campus.
Morgan will represent Ohio’s State, County and Independent Agricultural Fairs for 2018 and will assist with the queen’s selection process during the 2019 Ohio Fair Managers Convention in Columbus Ohio January 2-6, 2019.
The key note address was delivered by Ashlee Lundvall. Her presentation titled “A Redefined Life: Lessons from a Pitch Fork” was extremely well received by the combined Junior and Senior Fair Board audience.
Information for this story was provided by the Ohio Fair Managers Association Inc. of Stow, Ohio.