Photo by Hank Dyson
Samantha Atkinson was crowned queen and Aaron Amick was crowned king of the 2023 Huntington County 4-H. The pair received the crown during a ceremony Friday, July 14. Carter Zezula was named first runner-up in the king contest. In the queen contest, Kelsie Ludemann was named the first runner-up, and Kylee Burnau was named second runner-up. The royalty will reign this week during the Huntington County 4-H Fair. The fair continues through Saturday, July 29, at the fairgrounds. Atkinson said her favorite part of preparing for the contest was “going over impromptu questions with my family.” She said she was in disbelief when she heard her named called. “I didn’t think I would have won anything,” she said. “When they did call my name I was totally in shock.” Atkinson is a 9 year 4H member. She is a Senior at Huntington North High School. Samantha’s projects include goats, cattle, poultry, cake decorating, food preservation, foods, swine, starter calf, dog, sewing, fashion revue and woodworking. She is also a member of Junior Leaders. She plans to attend Huntington University to study Elementary Education. Amick is a 10 year 4H member. Aaron graduated from Huntington North High School. His projects include pigs, goats, cattle, sheep, horse, rabbit, and wood working. Aaron plans to attend Black Hawk College to participate on the Livestock judging team and pursue a degree in animal science. Ludemann is a 9 year 4H member. She is a Senior at Huntington North high school. Her projects include consumer clothing, crafts, home environment, crops, and goats. She is a member of Junior leaders and tractor club. Kelsie plans to attend an Ag related college to pursue ag systems management and crop science. Burnau is a 9 year 4H member. She is a senior at Huntington North High School. Kylee’s projects include sheep, chickens, baking, and scrapbooking. She is a member of Junior Leaders. Kyl Zezula is a 10 year 4H member. Carter was homeschooled. He completed the high school requirements in 2 years. He is enrolled at Trine. His projects include poultry, rabbit, photography, electric, tractor, gardening, aerospace, foods, food preservation, dog, cat, health, shotgun and archery. Carter plans to pursue a career in business and fly for a commercial airline.ee plans to attend Cosmetology School in Fort Wayne.