Evan is the son of Cheri and Bill Measures of Bainbridge and is currently a senior at Kenston High School. He has been a member of Auburn Swine 4-H Club for three years where he has held the offices of secretary and vice president. He has been a member of Junior Fair Board for two years and has greatly enjoyed the work he has done with Junior Fair. At Kenston, he played Lacrosse for nine years and ran Cross Country for three. Evan has been his class Treasurer for the past four years.
Tyler Plants is the son of Sam and Tammy Plants and is a recent graduate from Notre Dame Cathedral Latin High School where he served as their newspaper editor. He has been in 4-H for 10 years as a member of Geauga Beef and Swine, showing swine, two years as a Junior Leader, is a member of GHPA, a lifetime member of Ohio Quarter Horse Association, and has been a member of Junior Fair Board for four years, this year serving as president. Tyler was also a 4-H camp counselor for two years. He has been awarded the 4-H Gold Medal Award for Swine and the Ambassador of 4-H Award. Tyler has worked with seniors at Briar Cliff assisted living, delivered Meals on Wheels, and participated in Operation Evergreen project by donating a fully decorated tree that would raise money to provide Christmas trees for veterans. Tyler will be attending Bowling Green State University this fall, majoring in education.
Trent is the son of Ted and Donna Weber and a recent graduate of Chardon High School and Auburn Career Center, where he was a member of National Technical Honor Society and a student in the Landscape/Horticulture program. While at Auburn, Trent participated in several state competitions in his field of study, including placing first in Team for Sod Installation, and second with Auburn Career Center Team in Landscapers’ Challenge in Columbus at the CENTS show. Trent received his Ohio Certified Nursery Technician Certification while in the landscape class. He is a 10-year member of the Boy Scouts of America, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout in 2015. His Eagle Scout project, which consisted of two wooden benches and two moveable kiosks, were placed at the Fairgrounds since he wanted to give back to this community. Trent participated in several volunteer projects for his Boy Scout Troop consisting of preparing meals for a food shelter, distributing food at a local mobile food pantry, cleaning up various parks and volunteering at the Maple Festival. He has been involved in 4-H for 14 years, showing chickens, turkeys and dairy cows. He has been a member of Thompson Ledge Dairymen for the past four years, a four-year member of Junior Leaders where he is the vice president, a four-year member of Junior Fair Board, and a former member of the All Cooped Up Poultry club. He has also served as a camp counselor. During his time at Chardon High School, Trent participated and lettered in marching band. Trent is employed as a Landscape Technician by The Pattie Group in Novelty. This fall, he will be attending The Ohio State University’s ATI-Wooster for Turf Grass Management/Landscape Horticulture.
Joseph graduated Magna Cum Laude from high school with a two-year certification in Computer Science from Auburn Career Center and an Associate’s of Art degree from Lakeland Community College. At Auburn, he was a member of the Drug Free Clubs of American and bully prevention for two years. He was also a student ambassador member of the Stars Program, Vice President for National Technical Honor Society, and competed in Skills USA at the state level. At Lakeland, Joseph was involved in the first Emerging Leaders class, was a math tutor, and lead orientations. On campus he was the vice president for the Campus Activity Board and treasurer for Sigma Kapa Delta, and English honors society. Outside of school, Joseph is an active member of his church and a leader for the Life Teen youth group. He has been an active member of 4-H for eight years and a member of Feathers & Fleece 4-H Club for six years, holding the offices of treasurer and vice president, and a member of Junior Leaders. Through 4-H, Joseph has raised hogs, lambs, turkeys, chickens, and ducks. In his spare time, he likes to shoot, fish, and play the piano. Joseph has accepted an offer from Cleveland State University in the College’s STEM Fellowship program majoring in chemical engineering. Post bachelors, he plans to enlist in the United States Navy and pursue a career in nuclear engineering.