Brown County Youth Fair officials selected May High School student Nevie Lord as youth fair queen during a ceremony Saturday morning in Brownwood.

Lord, a current member of the May 4H, band and color guard, said she looks forward to the many appearances she will make as fair queen and feels she is up to handling all of the responsibilities that go along with her title.

“It’s going to be awesome. I’m super happy and enjoyed it and I’m glad the other girls enjoyed it just as much,” Lord said. “This is the best experience I’ve had. I’ve had the opportunity to meet some amazing girls and make some awesome friends. I’m super excited for the year to come.”

Lord has been a resident of May for 16 years. As a child, she attended Victory Life Academy – where she attributes creating a strong foundation in Christian doctrine. After transferring to May ISD following seventh grade, she joined various organizations including 4H and FFA, where she soon began showing lambs and participating in various club-related activities. Lord said she looks forward to serving her duties as fair queen and becoming a role model for future generations of agriculturalists.

“I’m going to be a great role model. It’s going to be awesome having all of those girls look up to me. I’m super excited and ready to have the year start and get going,” Lord said.

The second runner-up for fair queen was Mackenzie Traweek of Bangs and the first runner up was Madellyne Adams of Zephyr. For 2018 Brown County Youth Fair Queen Courtney Jowers, who currently attends Ranger College, passing down the fair queen mantle was bittersweet.

“It’s bittersweet. I’m really excited for the next girl, but I’m also sad it’s not me anymore,” Jowers said. “I know Nevie is going to do a wonderful job representing this county. Once I finish my basics (at Ranger), then I’ll transfer over to Tarleton and major in agricultural management.”

Although still in school, Jowers currently raises cattle and will tend to her herd while she completes her studies. She looks forward to taking everything she has learned and applying it as a professional farmer.

“I’m excited to have more time to focus on my herd and my ranching. It’s going to be a wonderful experience and I just want to give all glory to God,” Jowers said.