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WLC's Diana Spiegelberg Crowned Waukesha County Fairest of the Fair

Fairest of the Fair on Stage image
Diana Spiegelberg being crowned 2008
Waukesha County Fairest of the Fair.

Fairest of the Fair with Dan Vrakas, Waukesha County Executive image 
Diana Spiegelberg with Waukesha
County Executive Dan Vrakas.
 

WAUKESHA, Wis. – Wisconsin Lutheran College student Diana Spiegelberg had her crowning moment as she won the 2008 Waukesha County Fairest of the Fair on July 16.

The competition is judged on personality, poise, appearance, community involvement, communication skills and knowledge of and experience with the Waukesha County Fair. Spiegelberg, who will be a sophomore this fall, competed against seven other contestants, ranging from 18-22 years old, all residents of Waukesha County.

"Words cannot express how grateful I am to 4-H for all the ways I have grown through my incredible experiences," says Spiegelberg. "The various opportunities I’ve had throughout the past nine years in 4-H have given me the confidence and communication skills I will need during my reign as Fairest of the Fair and throughout my life."

Spiegelberg, who competes in cross country and track at WLC, entered more than 30 projects at the fair including arts and crafts, photography and child development projects.

Spiegelberg’s responsibilities at the fair included welcoming the public, interviews with the media, announcing special events, awarding ribbons and introducing live bands including Hootie and the Blowfish. Spiegelberg will also represent Waukesha County in the state-wide competition for the Wisconsin State Fairest of the Fair held in January.

"I’m really looking forward to the next year and getting to meet even more amazing people while serving as Fairest of the Fair," adds Spiegelberg.

A double major in early childhood education and Spanish, Spiegelberg also earned a continuing education scholarship. Throughout her reigning year, Spiegelberg will participate in parades, attend county functions and speak at community engagements, schools and clubs.