College sophomore named wins honor at fair

Annie Noelle Wall, a Jennings County High School graduate who will be a sophomore at Marian University, was named this year’s Jennings County Fair queen. The Republic caught up with Wall before she started her duties as Miss Jennings County at the fair, which runs Monday through Saturday.

Q: What was the best part about becoming queen?

A: So far, the best part about being queen is knowing I have made my family and friends proud and that all of my hard work has paid off.

Q: What is it like to be queen?

A: So far, it has been a whirlwind of emotions. I have been very busy preparing for fair week and also getting my pictures taken by Richard Young.

Q: Would you recommend your queen experiences to the girls who read this?

A: I would recommend it.

Q: Who are your parents/guardians?

A: I am the daughter of Doug and Joanie VanHorn and Brian and Alex Wall.

Q: What was your greatest high school memory?

A: My greatest high school memory would have to be my graduation day. During that day I realized all of the hard work I accomplished at Jennings County High School, and I knew great things would be in my future because of the education I received there.

Q: What is the most important thing you’ve learned from high school?

A: The most important thing I learned from high school is to never change who you are just to please other people.

Q: What’s your favorite class and why?

A: Throughout high school my favorite class was German because Mr. Jaquess helped us better understand the culture in a fun way. My business class that focused on a business plan competition during my freshman year at Marian University was one of my favorites as well because we learned how to market a product from the design to selling.

Q: In what extracurricular activities do you participate?

A: While in high school I was a member of the women’s golf team and swim team. At Marian University I am an active member in Marian University Colleges Against Cancer, the co-chair for Homecoming Board, and Marian University 21st Century Scholars Mentor.

Q: What do you want to accomplish next year?

A: By next year I want to accomplish keeping my grades up and positively impacting my community as Miss Jennings County.

Q: When you’re not in school, where’s your favorite place to be and why?

A: When I am not at school I love to be at home with all of my nieces and nephews.

Q: Who in your life has inspired you?

A: The person who has been the most inspirational to me is my mom. She has always been there for me and I don’t know anyone else in the world who is more dedicated to her children.

Q: What three adjectives best describe you?

A: Three adjectives that best describe me would be: caring, honest and dedicated.

Q: Where do you attend church?

A: I am a member of First Baptist Church in North Vernon.

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: My favorite food would have to be loaded fries with bacon and ranch.

Q: Favorite movie?

A: My all-time favorite movie is “Titanic.”

Q: What is your favorite book?

A: Right now I am reading “The Selection” series by Kiera Cass and I am loving them!

Q: A cool Friday night would be?

A: A fun Friday night for me is meeting up with my friends from high school that I haven’t seen for a while.

Q: What is your workout routine? Any part that you don’t like?

A: My favorite workout routine would be swimming. As a competitive swimmer my whole life this is one area of physical activity that I really enjoy. The only part that I don’t care for is the feeling of your lungs busting as you are about to finish a set.

Q: The best place you have visited?

A: The best place I have ever visited would be Disney World because there, anyone can be a kid for a day.

Queen's court

Jennings County Fair queen: Annie Wall

First runner-up: Olivia Vanosdol

Second runner-up: Krishana House

Third runner-up: Summer Ritz

Princess: Reina Puckett

Miss Congeniality: Danielle Cosby