JUNIOR BOARD MISSION
The purpose of the Junior Board is to develop leadership and interpersonal skills of youth and to expand the Delaware State Fair’s volunteer base while increasing visibility and impact of the Fair. The Junior Board consists of 12 members – four from each Delaware county. If the Delaware State Fair is unable to recruit four from each county, it may solicit additional members from another county. All Junior Board members must be between the ages of 16 and 21 at the time of their appointment and should represent all facets of interest in the Fair, including: 4-H, FFA, entertainment, exhibits, office work, marketing, publicity, etc.
Members are required to contribute a minimum of 10 hours of volunteer service during pre-Fair week and 20 hours of volunteer service during the Fair. Members must attend a minimum of two meetings of the Junior Board per year. The Junior Board shall make recommendations to the Senior Board regarding any facet of Fair operations. The Junior Board shall plan one special activity during the Fair for which they assume complete control through development of a budget, assignment of manpower and execution during the Fair.
To be nominated, the Junior Board committee will solicit nominations from board members, superintendents, 4-H leaders, FFA advisors, and high schools in Delaware. Junior Board members must complete and submit an application accompanied by two community/professional reference names and contact information. The term of a Junior Board member shall be for two years beginning November 1 and ending October 31. Six members shall be elected to and retire from the board each year. Members may apply for an additional two-year term.
2022 JUNIOR BOARD MEMBERS
The Junior Board is comprised of youth from around the state to develop communication skills, increase volunteerism, and provide Delaware youth with an educational and memorable experience.
Caroline is a Liberty University Online Academy student. Her hobbies include hiking, playing piano, playing guitar and horseback riding. She is involved in 4-H and livestock showing market cattle.
Makayla is a student at Thomas McKean High School, where she is involved with McKean FFA and NCC Sheep club. She's also a 4-H and livestock member, working with horses, and showing sheep and goats.
Carter is a student at Sussex Academy. He is involved in MAKO Swimming, his school swim team and 4-H. He is Vice president for both Sussex County Junior Council and Bridgeville Mustangs, and a State Ambassador for State Teen Council. His hobbies include video games and collecting state quarters.
Kaitlyn is a senior at Smyrna High School. She is president for the Smyrna FFA and involved in several activities such as 4-H, SGA, Rotary Club, and she is a CTE Animal Science Ambassador.
Aidan is a student at Lake Forrest High School. He is the class president and involved in 4-H, FFA and the Football team. He shows sheep and swine.
Elizabeth is a student from Sussex Central. She is involved in FFA, marching band, and livestock showing market and dairy goats.
Avery is a student at Woodbridge High School. She is President of her FFA Chapter, a member of National Honors Society and National Technical Honors Society, and a varsity player on her Field Hockey team. She shows dairy cows here at the Fair.
Brock is a student at Sussex Technical High School. His hobbies include baseball, football and hunting. An active member in FFA and 4-H as well as livestock, showing swine and goats.
Jillian is a student at Middletown Highschool. Her hobbies include horseback riding, arts and crafts, volunteering and working on farm equipment. Jillian looks forward to exhibiting in the 4-H and FFA departments each year along with volunteering at the Delaware Farm Bureau.
Zoe is a student from Sussex Academy. Her hobbies and activities include 3D printing, soccer, and basketball. She is involved with 4-H and Livestock showing chickens, ducks, and turkeys.
Ava is a student at Ursuline Academy in Wilmington. She is a 4-H Club President, the State 4-H Teen Council Ambassador and NC County Jr Council Secretary. Her hobbies include Field Hockey, Irish Dancing and showing sheep and swine at the Fair.
Dillana is a student at Caesar Rodney High School. Her hobbies include showing horses and baking. She shows horses and goats for the Fair and is actively involved in FFA.