* Contestant biographies are printed as received, and are only edited for spelling/grammatical errors if necessary.
Jessica Diehl, is the daughter of J. Daniel and Jennifer Diehl. She has four siblings: Kyle, Owen, Clayton and Emily. Jessica is an upcoming junior at Shippensburg Area Senior High School. While attending SASHS she is a member of the Shippensburg FFA Chapter, Math Honor Society, Pep Band, and the incredible Shippensburg Area Senior High School Marching Band. Jessica is serving as the 2018- 2019 Shippensburg FFA President. She also attends Lurgan United Brethren Church where she is a singer in the Praise Team and a member of the youth group. Jessica is a member of the Chambersburg Saddle Club where she competes in barrel racing and pole bending. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and family. In the future, Jessica is hoping to run for Pennsylvania State FFA Officer and going to college to further her education. Jessica would love to thank Greencastle Livestock Market Inc. for being her sponsor and wishes all the contestants, good luck.
Bailey Fogle is the daughter of Kevin Fogle and Susan Ott of Shippensburg. She has two older sisters Brandi and Lydia, as well as a nephew Ryder. Bailey is a recent 2017 graduate of Shippensburg Area Senior High. While in high school Bailey was a part of yearbook club, as she has possessed a keen interest for photography for as long as she can remember. Bailey hopes to attend McCann School of Business and Technology in the near future and have her own photography business someday. Currently she is employed at Planet Fitness in Shippensburg where she enjoys seeing all the familiar faces of the community. Growing up in Shippensburg has made her appreciate her roots and where she came from, with that being said she would like to thank her sponsor T&G Car Sales for giving her this opportunity to be a part of something she has watched since she was a little girl.
I am Cassidy Funk, daughter of Charles and Tonya Funk and I have one younger brother, Carter Funk. I am a 2018 graduate of Shippensburg Area Senior High School. Throughout high school, I was an active member of National Honors Society, Math Honors Society, Spanish Honors Society, Student Council, Pep Band, Social Activism Club and the Interact Club. I competed as a swimmer on the high school's Swim and Dive team, as well as throwing for the Track and Field team. I played the flute in the high school marching band and sang in the high school chorus for all four years. I was a member of the Youth Advisory Board for the Drug and Alcohol Commission (a panel of high school students who want to take a leadership role in preventing alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse in their schools and communities.). In whatever free time I have left, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, volunteering, and traveling. In the fall, I plan to attend Shippensburg University to pursue a degree in Human Resource Management.
My name is Evana Giannini, I’m 17 years old and blessed to be the child of Amanda Clever and Tony Giannini. I’m excited to say I have recently graduated from Shippensburg Highschool in the 2018 class and will be continuing my studies at Bloomsburg University, where I will be majoring in American Sign Language and English Interpreting. My goal is to graduate with my bachelor’s degree and pursue a job in Sign Language Interpreting for the hard of hearing. The deaf community is extremely near to my heart as this past school year I mentored in our special education room developing memorable friendships with the kids, some who were hard of hearing. While in my 4 years of high school I was a part of the volleyball team, the maroon platoon, younglife, and was the secretary of my class. Aside from school, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, all my animals and hiking, reading, the outdoors, and attending my church the Chambersburg Brethren in Christ. I would like to wish all the lovely ladies on this stage good luck and that we all have fun up here. Lastly, I would like to give a huge thank you to my sponsor the West End Fire and Rescue Company, your support is greatly appreciated. I hope everyone has a good night tonight and an even better week at our fair!
My name is Brittney Hoch, and I am 20 years old. I graduated from Big Spring High School in 2017. My sophomore, junior, and senior year I was a member of the cheerleading squad. My junior year I was elected to be captain. Meanwhile, I was attending Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School, through the Criminal Justice program. During my time at Vo-Tech I became president of Skills USA for my vo-tech chapter. I now spend my days working at a daycare center, spending my time with my family and attending races with my friends and family. I am being sponsored by Subway Auto Body.
My name is Kataya Rogers and I am the 17-year-old daughter of Jim and Caulene Rogers. I was born in Georgia and lived in Florida for most of my life. Me and my family moved here my freshman year of High school. I am a recent 2018 graduate of Shippensburg area senior High school and I am also employed at Arooga’s Bar and Grill. I will be attending Shippensburg University in the fall to study psychology and pursue a career in profiling. Before moving here, I was heavily involved in 4H for 8 years. During my High school career, I was part of the maroon platoon, Ignite club, Key Club, the National Honors Society, Math Honors Society, and Spanish Honors Society. Outside of work and school, I enjoy drawing, singing, the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and helping out at my church where I was a part of the student leadership team. I also regularly help with VBS and many other children's programs. I would like to thank my sponsor Shippensburg First Church of God Outreach Committee for supporting me. I would also like to wish all my fellow contestants good luck and you all look beautiful! I hope everyone has a wonderful time at the fair this week.
My name is Gabriella Schaeffer and I am running for Shippensburg Fair Queen. I am the daughter of Gloria Schaeffer and James Long. I graduated from Cumberland Valley High School in fall of 2017. During high school I was involved in Cumberland Valley Eagle Buddies where I assisted a special needs athlete at her Special Olympics events. I was also the vice president of Cumberland Valley’s Future Business Leaders of America, and I was the 2016 Region 26 Young Future Business Leader. While in school I also did all-star cheerleading for Cheer Tyme Allstars in Mechanicsburg. I am currently a student at The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. I am pursuing a degree in Marketing with concentrations in sports and fashion. I continued my cheerleading career in college and I am on the Catholic University cheer team. When I was not cheering this year, I was coaching for Cheer Tyme Allstars in Fairfax, Virginia. Outside of cheerleading I am also a member of AmeriCorps, and I work for their Jumpstart program. With this program I make lesson plans and read to children from underprivileged communities in Washington D.C. In the future I plan to combine my coaching and business expertise to open my own cheerleading program in the Shippensburg Community. I would like to thank my sponsor Head to Toe Salon for sponsoring me in this year’s pageant.
Kourtney Shoap is the 17-year-old daughter to Aron and Kimberly Shoap of Newburg and the older sister to Kelsey, who is 14 years old. Kourtney attends Shippensburg Area Senior High School and will be starting her senior year this coming fall. After high school she plans to attend college, studying communications or criminal justice. Kourtney enjoys being a part of the Varsity Field Hockey Team, Student Council, Student Athletic Training and Scroll Yearbook. She is employed by Goose Bros Ice Cream. Her hobbies consist of shopping, playing field hockey, camping, fishing, hanging out with family and friends, and last but not least, meeting new people. Kourtney is proudly sponsored by her Pappy and Shoap’s Sawmill. Kourtney would like to thank her family, friends and sponsor for supporting her.
Sophia Wall is the 17-year-old daughter of Garry and Stephanie Wall of Shippensburg. Her grandparents are Mildred and the late Donald Daihl and Michael and Nancy Wall. She has one younger sister, Hayleigh, who is twelve years old. Sophia will be starting her senior year of high school in the fall at Shippensburg Area Senior High School. During the last three years of high school, Sophia has been a member of the Broadway club, Drama club, Scroll yearbook and newspaper staff, Art Honors Society, and the softball team. She attends Newville First Church of God where she is an active member of the youth group. She is employed by Weis Market and Goose Bros. Ice Cream both located in Shippensburg. During free time, Sophia enjoys traveling, shopping, spending time with friends, gathering with family, and meeting new people. Following high school graduation, Sophia plans to attend Shippensburg University in the fall of 2019. She plans to major in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. Sophia would like to thank her family and friends for all their love and support. She would also like to extend a huge thank you to Ridgway Real Estate for sponsoring her.
Chelsey Wise is the daughter of Thomas and Christine Wise. She has one younger sister Abby Wise. In the fall Chelsey will start her senior year at Shippensburg Area Senior High School, Class of “2019”. While in school Chelsey is the Vice President of the Shippensburg FFA. She has been in FFA for the past two years. In those two years she has been awarded the ”Greenhand degree”, “Chapter degree”, Outstanding First and Second year member awards and was voted “Member of the Year” for the 2016-2017 year. Chelsey has served on the Student council. Chelsey was a cheerleader for seven years and is now a Cheer Advisor with the CFA organization in Shippensburg. Chelsey was on the dance competition team with Dance Academy XIV. She has been crowned Queen at the: Sunburst Beauty Pageant, the Rainbow Supreme pageant, Hawaiian Tropics pageant, and Apple Blossom Pageant. Chelsey enjoys being around people and using her outgoing personality in competing in pageants. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, going kayaking, swimming, camping, fishing, hunting, boating, and shopping. Chelsey plans to continue her education to become a veterinary technician. Chelsey is proud to acknowledge and thank her sponsor Shetron’s Tire Service.