July 15 - 19, 2014
2014 Ambassadors!
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Our 2013 Ambassadors

Photos by Ronnie Klinglesmith

Lucy Colson is your average 16 year old. She is a junior at Fruita Monument High School and enjoys many diverse activities.

She enjoys playing lacrosse on the schools varsity lacrosse team and also helping the young girls on the grand valley teams. She is the current Junior President of the Fruita FFA chapter and Junior leader of her 4h group. She enjoys showing her sheep as well as helping and teaching the younger kids how to show sheep in the fair.

With the brand new vet science team that started this spring, Lucy has been able to get a head start on fulfilling her dream of becoming a veterinarian. As if it couldn't get any better, she was recently accepted into WCCC for the Med Prep class.

With her positive outlook on life and caring attitude, this responsible 16 year old is going to go far.
Trysten Klinglesmith is 16 years old and is going into her Junior year at Fruita Monument High School. She has been involved in 4-H for five years and has been Treasurer in the Loma Stars 4-H Club for the previous two years, now she is currently serving as the Vice President. She has been raised with agriculture her whole life and loves to have the chance to share it with others. She enjoys helping out in her community through FFA and 4-H.

She has competed in the Gymkhana Horse and the Working Ranch Horse divisions for five years and she has participated in Leather craft for four years. Trysten loves to compete with her horse Jazz not only at the fair, but also at the gymkhanas the 4-H clubs put on to help raise money for their clubs. She has gone to the Colorado State Fair for three years competing on her horse and in Leather craft. She has gone to FFA Nationals on the Mechanics team and placed silver overall with the team. She loves being at the fair and she is very excited to be a Fair Ambassador again this year.

Trysten is looking forward to the Mesa County Fair and will enjoy every minute with her family, friends, and community.
As one of this year’s Fair Ambassadors, Hope Pfalzgraff is excited to be involved with the team for the 126th Mesa County Fair. She has enjoyed coming to the fair her entire life, and has been involved with 4-H and Open Class projects. A proud member of the 4-H program for eight years, Hope has competed with Leathercraft, Entomology, Ceramics, and Veterinary Science. This year, she will be participating in Model Rocketry, Breeding Rabbit, Artistic Clothing, and Woodworking. She is currently the president of the True Grit 4-H club as well.

Outside of 4-H Hope is involved in the community. She is the chairman for the Mesa County Public Library Teen Advisory Group, helping to plan and organize events for local youth. In her spare time, Hope enjoys reading, writing, hiking, and playing flute. Most days you will find her spending time with friends and family, catching classic movies or exploring the town. She loves meeting new people and trying new things. From experimenting with new recipes to being a costume character in a story time, Hope is never bored. Her future plans include attending Colorado Mesa University in the fall, majoring in Counseling Psychology. She looks forward to helping at the fair’s attractions, and can hardly wait for the five best days of summer. Come say hello!
Ryan Somerville is very dedicated, with commitment to all the activities he engages in. He is enthusiastically involved with the Fruita FFA Chapter where he is a Junior Executive Committee member. He is planning to enter his application to be a senior officer next year as part of his senior year at Fruita Monument High School. As part of the FFA Chapter, he competes on a Career Development Event team for Farm Business Management. Ryan’s Supervised Agricultural Experience is swine production and he is looking forward to a rewarding and educational season with this project.

Ryan has an extensive background in agriculture. He has been involved with all faucets of farm life ranging from tending to livestock and horse training, to irrigation duties and harvesting crops.

After attending the Mesa County Fair as a spectator for the last couple of years, Ryan is looking forward to participating in the Fair activities by showing hogs and being a Fair Ambassador for the first time. Ryan meets every opportunity with enthusiasm and a bright smile and never hesitates to lend a helping hand. If you see him around, don’t hesitate to ask him anything you need to know.
 Samantha Brewington is 16 and a junior at Fruita Monument High School. She is a member of the NHS, and FFA, as well as on the varsity tennis team. Samantha has been playing tennis for three years, and continues to be as dedicated to it as she was when she started. Through NHS and FFA she does many community service projects. She also prides herself on being a dedicated member and a former officer in the FFA. Along with being in FFA, Samantha shows pigs through FFA. Samantha has shown pigs for 5 years, and can’t get enough. This year she showed at Stock Show, and is going to show at State Fair. In 2012 Samantha was the Grand Champion Senior Showman.

Through a High school program at Western Colorado Community College, she is enrolled in Med Prep to be a Vet. Assistant. She plans on attending CSU in the fall of 2014 for a degree in Animal Science, and with a minor in early education. Samantha wants to be either a large animal veterinarian or a 5th grade teacher, and hopes that being in Med. Prep. is an encouraging step in the path to being a veterinarian.
Hannah Martin is seventeen years old and is going in to her senior year at Central High School.

This is her tenth year in 4-H, and second year as a Mesa County Fair Ambassador. Hannah started 4-H with the dog project and nine other projects, and took off from there. She loves to draw or do anything artistic, now Hannah is showing off her art in the visual arts project.

This year she came back as an ambassador because she wanted to learn more and sharpen some skills.

And most of all the Mesa County Fair is the best 5 days of summer!!!!
 Lindsey Sparks is 16 years old and has been an active 4-H member for 5 years. She has raised and shown a champion Berkshire swine and the 2010 Grand Champion Dairy Buck and is serving as the treasurer in her 4-H club.

Next year Lindsey will be a junior at Grand Junction High School and she currently has a 4.0 GPA. She has played the violin since she was 5 years old and enjoys participating in the Colorado Mesa University Orchestra. Her other interests include hiking, fishing, playing softball, and spending time with friends and family.
Joey Laes is 18 years old and recently graduated from Colorado Connections Academy, a virtual homeschool. He has been in 4-H since 2008, starting out with archery . He gradually added muzzle loading, shotgun, .22 rifle, air rifle, leather working, auto restoration and model rockets.

Joey is a junior archery leader and currently the only one in Mesa County. For three years, Joey was a Shooting Sports Ambassador helping to promote 4-H and shooting sports throughout Colorado. In 2011, Joey joined the 4-H Council serving as vice president.

He always goes above and beyond what is asked of him in 4-H, often helping younger kids to shoot better and helping recruit the kids into 4-H. Joey was a member of the Colorado Mule Deer Association serving as vice chairman of the youth board and also a member of the Grand Mesa Bowmen.

Joey enjoys shooting, archery, cars, leather working, model rockets, music, animals and loves being in 4-H

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