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.
Tara is a senior at Lake Forest High School. Her hobbies include FFA, being a member of Harrington Ladies Auxiliary, and horseback riding. She plans on attending a four-year college to study pre-veterinary medicine.
Brielle is a junior at Lake Forest High School. She is involved in 4-H, FFA, National Honor Society, Tennis, and Cross Country. She plans on studying animal science and agribusiness in her future years at college.
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.
Beau is a student at Milford Senior High School. She is involved in 4-H, FFA, Field Hockey, and is attending classes at Del-State. Her livestock exhibits at the fair include Goats, Swine, and Cattle.
Joshua is a senior at Lake Forest High School. His hobbies include cross country, raising sheep, 4-H, FFA and showing livestock at the Delaware State Fair. He plans on attending Mississippi State University for poultry science.
Elizabeth is a student from Sussex Central. She is involved in FFA, marching band, and livestock showing market and dairy goats.
Brock is a junior 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.
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.
Jacob is a recent Milford High School graduate. He is involved in FFA, SGA, Honor Society, and Interact Club. He plans on attending Del State, and has an interest in animal science. He is also interested in being an animal science teacher or a vet. He shows goats and poultry.
Leighton is a Junior at Lake Forest High School. He is involved in his school's FFA and Peach Blossom 4-H. He enjoys hunting and fishing. His plans for the future include attending Del Tech Community college and working on his family farm.