Last year was Caitlin Booe’s final year in 4-H, but once again, the Johnson County fair will play a large part of her everyday life.

Booe was named the 2017 Johnson County 4-H Fair Queen on Sunday in front a large, supportive crowd of friends and family.

Booe is the daughter of Scott and Becky Booe of Bargersville. A graduate of Franklin Community High School, she now studies professional flight at Purdue University. Boee was a 10-year 4-H member and one of 13 young women who spent months preparing to compete to become the fair queen.

Each of the girls answered a question from the judge while wearing formal wear, then took the stage in evening gowns. Booe wore an emerald green dress with jeweled accents.

Together, those two portions of the competition made up half the points. The other half of the points were awarded based on three-minute interviews, which the contestants had done with the judges earlier in the day.

“I am so excited and can’t believe this,” Booe said.

“I am so honored to be chosen as Miss Johnson County and I can’t wait for the rest of the week.”

Booe and her court will spend the week at the fair, handing out ribbons and taking pictures with children.

“I am looking forward to giving back to the fair,” Booe said. “I can’t wait to see what this has to offer me.”

Allyssa Giddens was named first runner-up. Second runner-up was Rielly Beaman, who also won Miss Congeniality.

Third runner-up went to Bailey Wood, who also won the People’s Choice award. Our Military Kids, Wood’s charity of choice, will receive $2,334. The money was raised through audience members voting by donating money.