2019 Gasconade County Fair Queen Megan Schneider competed last Thursday, Aug. 8, against 45 contestants in the Missouri State Fair Queen competition in Sedalia. The two-day event was held in the Mathewson Exhibition Center.
Megan represented Gasconade County well, capturing the title of fourth runner-up in the contest.
Chloe Momphard from Troy took the Missouri State Fair Queen title, sweeping the speech, interview and evening gown contests last Thursday night. Her speech focused on the increasing roles that women have taken in agriculture.
Miss Moniteau County, Hallee Oliver, was named first runner-up and will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Second runner-up went to Miss Scotland County, Sadie Davis, who will receive a $500 scholarship. The third runner-up honor went to Miss North Central Missouri, Emma Leamer, who will receive a $350 scholarship, and Megan, the fourth runner-up will receive a $250 scholarship. Megan is the daughter of Jon and Cheryl Schneider of Hermann.
Recognition plaques went to contestants ranking highest in each of the four competitive categories: Miss Momphard received top ranking in Interview, Evening Gown and Speech; and Miss Lawerence County, Natalie Gilliam, received top ranking in Talent.