Franklinton resident is new Farm Bureau queen

Published 9:51 am Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Washington Parish Farm Bureau crowned a new queen in March, in conjunction with its annual talent contest and annual supper held at the Fair City Event Center in Franklinton.

Adrienne Marie McCain, the 18-year-old daughter of Alan and Susan McCain of Franklinton, is the 2013 Washington Parish Farm Bureau Queen. The new monarch is a senior at Franklinton High School, where she is involved in numerous activities. She has been a member of 4-H for nine years, and currently serves as vice president. She has been a cheerleader for four years, played soccer for four years, been a member of Beta club for three years, and a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes for one year. She also has been a Diamond Girl for four years, student council member for three years, and has played Association soccer for 12 years.

Adrienne has received various dairy show awards at the state, district and parish levels, including grand champion, reserve grand champion, junior grand champion, showmanship, and best fitted. She was also named Jersey Queen at the State Dairy Show in 2012.

Throughout her high school years, Adrienne received a number of school awards, including the Sparkle Award for Diamond Girls, and she was named “Most School Spirit” class favorite by her peers her senior year. She is also one of the few members of the Alpha Team in soccer.

Adrienne attends Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church where she is involved with the drama team, youth group, children’s church/nursery, and mission trip team. She enjoys spending time with and caring for her many animals and has enjoyed participating in dairy shows and going to Junior Leader Conference at Louisiana State University with 4-H where she could practice her dairy judging skills. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer with friends and spending time with her youth group at church.

Adrienne will represent Washington Parish at the State Convention in New Orleans this summer.

The alternate chosen is Shay Seals, also of Franklinton.

She is the 16-year-old daughter of Tab and Lyn Seals and a junior at Pine High School.

The second alternate is Kassidi Varnado of Franklinton.

She is the 17-year-old daughter of Kandi Crain and Chris Var––nado and a senior at Franklinton High School.

The third alternate is Sara Rosenthal of Bogalusa, the 18-year-old daughter of David and Teresa Rosenthal. She is a senior at Franklinton High School.

The Washington Parish Farm Bureau Junior Talent winners and Overall Talent winners were Taylor Jarrell and Brylie Fowler, both of Franklinton.

Jarrell is the 9-year-old daughter of Lance and Debbie Jarrell and is a fourth grader at Bowling Green School. Fowler, 10, is the daughter of Neil and Shannon Fowler and is a fourthgrader at Franklinton Elementary School. Both girls have been taking dance lessons since they were 3 and are currently taking gymnastics at Rodriguez Tumble and Cheer in Covington.

Each girl did an outstanding job entertaining the audience with their fun and energetic dance and tumbling routine to the ’60s favorite, “Do You Love Me,” by the Contours.

Jarrell and Fowler will represent Washington Parish Farm Bureau at the State Convention in New Orleans this summer.

The Junior Talent first runner-up was Jacob Crowe of Franklinton.

He is the 12-year-old son of Calvin and Courtney Crowe and attends Bens Ford Christian School. Accompanied by a guitar, Crowe sang “Let the Worshipers Arise.”

The Senior Talent winners were brothers, Aldric “A.G.” Calhoun II and Deonte Walters of Franklinton.

Deonte, 12, and Aldric II, 16, are the sons of Aldric Calhoun and Tamu Walters-Calhoun. They attend Sweet Rest Missionary Baptist Church and are members of the Church’s Mimes of Praise Group. The boys did a mime performance to the song, “Encourage Yourself.”

The Senior first runner-up was 17-year-old Brittany Lang of Franklinton, the daughter of Daryl and Robin Dunigan. She is a junior at Franklinton High School. Lang sang “Who Am I.”