Schuylkill County Girl Crowned as 2013
Pennsylvania Fair Queen
Rhonda Carl of Ashland was named the 2013 Pennsylvania Fair Queen during the
State Competition on January 26. She was crowned during the concluding event of
the annual joint convention of the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs
(PSACF) and Pennsylvania State Showmen’s Association (PSSA) at the Hershey
Lodge and Convention Center.
Special guests in attendance included PA Department of Agriculture Secretary
George Greig. “The PA Fair Queen Program is considered a great leadership
program for the young women in Pennsylvania,” said Greig.
Carl, daughter of Robert and Carla Mae Carl, is a 17-year-old senior at
Tri-Valley High School. She is involved in National Honor Society, Future Business
Leaders of America, Big Brothers Big Sisters, cheerleading, band, majorette captain
and feature twirler and other activities. She represented Tri-Valley High School at
the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference in Central PA, and then went on to
represent the region at The World Leadership Conference in Chicago. She enjoys
volunteering in her community and church, and likes to jet ski and fish.
Carl, representing the Schuylkill County Fair, is the first person in the history of the
fair to win all of their royalty contest titles from Little Miss 2006, to Princess 2009
and finally Fair Queen 2012. She now becomes the first Schuylkill County Fair
Queen contestant to not only place in the state competition’s top five, but to have
the honor of winning the state title. She was crowned on Saturday by outgoing PA Fair Queen Drew Ann Brubaker from Lancaster County.
Rhonda Carl will now travel throughout the Commonwealth making appearances
with legislators, the agri-business sector, and the general public as she shares
about the importance of Pennsylvania fairs, agriculture and tourism. Statesanctioned
events will include Cornucopia, Ag Progress Days, Farm-City Day, the
2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show, and the 2014 PSACF/PSSA Convention, along with
numerous Fair visits. She will receive a $2,000 scholarship at the conclusion of her
2013 reign sponsored by PSACF.