As the holidays are quickly making their rounds, the Brown County Youth Fair will soon be upon us.
With only 45 days until the fair, the five Miss Brown County Fair Association Queen candidates have been busy selling memberships for the Brown County Fair Association. Contestants have several standards they must meet to to earn the title, including selling $20 memberships
Miss Brown County Fair Association will be announced at the conclusion of the Brown County Youth Fair. Miss BCFA will be crown at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 before the start of the live auction.
Kassidy Barker is a senior at Early High School and a member of the Blanket Methodist Church. She will be representing the Early FFA.
Since the third grade, Barker has competed in the Brown County Youth Fair showing horses, pigs and heifers. She has won Grand and Reserve Champion Mare, Reserve Champion Gelding and Senior Heifer and Swine Showmanship.
Barker is a member of the Early FFA and currently serves as vice president. She competed in leadership development, agriculture issues and career development, skills team and public relations.
While in school, Barker has participated in cross-country, track, basketball and golf. She was a regional golf qualifier in 2012. She also team ropes with her father and brother and plays tennis.
Barker works at Heartland Childcare in Early. After graduation, she plans to attend Tarleton State University to major in Agricultural Science and plans on becoming an agriculture teacher.
Barker is the daughter of Casey and Heather Barker of Blanket and sister of Hayden Barker. She is also the granddaughter of Robert and Cherita Barker of Early; Tom and Fran of Colorado; Dale and Brenda Hicks of Brownwood; and Gary and Pati Barton of Coleman.
Paige Goodwin is a junior at Brownwood High School and will be representing the Brownwood 4-H, FFA, FCCLA and the Brown County Sheep Club.
Goodwin has shown in the Brown County Youth Fair since third grade and has shown lambs, goats and pigs.
Goodwin has been involved in FFA, FCCLA, Key Club, S.A.A.D, Choices, Student Council and cheerleading. She is also active in her community by helping with the March of Dimes, The Heart Association, Brownwood Reunion, Loaves and Fishes and the American Cancer Society.
Upon graduation from high school in 2014, Goodwin plans to attend either Texas Tech University or Angelo State University to pursue a career as an environmental and agricultural engineer.
Goodwin is the daughter of Jill and David Goodwin and the granddaughter of Elinor and Bill Dodd and Carolyn and Aubrey Goodwin.
Jordyn Renea Senkirik
Jordyn Renea Senkirik is a senior at Brownwood High School and will be representing the Brownwood 4-H and FFA.
While in school, Senkirik has been the Brownwood FFA president, student council vice-president and treasurer for Students Against Destructive Decisions. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, Choices Mentoring Program and Key Club. Senkirik has been awarded the honor of Magna Cum Laude for three years. She is working towards a pharmacy technician certification through the BHS Health Science Program.
Senkirik is the manager of the Lionette Drill Team. She was selected to attend Girls State in Seguin and the Extreme Youth Leadership Camp in Kerrville.
She has been participating in the Brown County Youth Fair since third grade and won Reserve Champion Foods and Breed Champion Duroc twice. She has shown swine, heifers, steers and rabbits and has participated in the home economics division in foods, clothing and crafts.
Upon graduation, she plans to attend Texas A&M University to major in pre-pharmacy to become a pharmacist.
Senkirik is the daughter of Bryan and Sheila Senkirik and sister of Jake Senkirik.
Logan Speck is a senior at Early High School and will be representing the Early FFA.
Speck has been involved in numerous clubs and activities including National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Key Club, athletics and captain of the Heartland Belles Dance Team. She is the currently Student Body President.
In FFA, Speck is serving as the chapter president and the district treasurer. She has been a member of the skills team and participated in prepared speaking, public relations and livestock judging.
Speck has been shown at the Brown County Youth Fair since third grade including sheep, goats, pigs, steers and heifers.
Upon graduation, Speck plans to attend Texas A&M University to major in Biomedical Sciences with plans to become a veterinarian.
Speck is the daughter of Dr. Fritz and Kristie Speck. She is the granddaughter of Dr. Joe and Sarah Speck of Early and Tommy and Sherrie Shelton of Mullin.
Taylor Kye Tomme
Taylor Kye Tomme is a senior at Bangs High School and will be representing the Bangs FFA.
Tomme is involved in the Bangs FFA and was a member of the livestock judging team that advanced to state. She has been a part of the Brown County Youth Fair for eight years and has shown goats, lambs, heifers and steers.
Tomme is also involved in sports at Bangs High School including volleyball, track and field. Last year, she was the district champion in the high jump. She was also chosen as the Bangs Homecoming Queen.
Upon graduating, Tomme plans to attend Tarleton State University to majoring in pre-veterinary medicine and then attend Texas A&M University. She plans to be an equine veterinarian.
Tomme is the daughter of Courtney Seybert and Sam Tomme and the granddaughter of Lana Norris of Bangs; Larry and Beverly Norris of Brownwood; and Maria Tomme of Bangs.