Two vying for crown of 2021 Allamakee County Fair Queen

Two vying for crown of 2021 Allamakee County Fair Queen ... Pictured above, left to right, Madelyn Moser and Morgan Stortz.

July 20 coronation event and Youth Showcase will kick off the 168th Allamakee County Fair

Two Allamakee County young ladies are vying for the title of 2021 Allamakee County Fair Queen. Those two candidates for this year's crown include Madelyn Moser and Morgan Stortz, both of them being students at Waukon High School this past school year.

The crown of Allamakee County Fair Queen and all the honors and responsibilities that accompany it will be bestowed upon one of those two candidates Tuesday evening, July 20 during the Allamakee County Fair Queen Coronation event being held at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Waukon to kick off the 168th Allamakee County Fair.

The coronation event will begin at 7 p.m. with a local 4-H and FFA showcase of presentations that will include Share-The-Fun acts and top entries from the 4-H Expressions Day (see Page 2) held annually in Allamakee County in conjunction with the Fair. This year's event will also feature an Allamakee County Royalty Showcase, including the introduction of local youth crowned as royal representatives of their respective industries, such as the Allamakee County Dairy Princess and Allamakee County Beef Queen.

The crowning of the Allamakee County Fair Queen will follow that Showcase event. Both candidates will be part of the Allamakee County Fair Royalty Team assisting with various events throughout the 2021 Allamakee County Fair. The 2021 Allamakee County Fair Queen will also advance on to compete for the title of Iowa State Fair Queen at an August 14 coronation event to be held in Des Moines during this year’s Iowa State Fair.

Photos and biographies of both candidates seeking this year’s Allamakee County Fair Queen crown are included with this article.

Madelyn Moser

Madelyn “Maddy” Moser is the 18-year-old daughter of Lee and Rachel Moser of Waukon. Maddy graduated this spring from Waukon High School. She will be attending Wartburg College in Waverly in the fall majoring in Elementary Education along with participating on Wartburg’s Shooting Sports team.
While in high school, Maddy has been involved in multiple activities, including Choir, FFA, Allamakee Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP), National Honor Society, Waukon boys  basketball team manager and the Northeast Iowa Trap Shooting Team. Maddy has been on the “A” or “B” Honor Rolls for her entire high school career and has received her academic letter plus pins every semester since her freshman year.
Maddy’s involvement in 4-H has included being a member of the Elon PMC club, a member of the 4-H Dog Project, taking part in the Beef Shared Project, and furthering her involvement into leadership roles that have included serving on the Allamakee County 4-H County Council. Through her experience with the Beef Shared Project, she has been able to purchase and show her own breeding and market cattle. She is also a member of the Iowa Junior Gelbvieh Association and American Gelbvieh Junior Association.
Maddy’s community involvement includes being a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon where she was a member of the Youth Bell Choir and a youth advisor for the Lutheran Youth Organization (LYO). During the weekends, Maddy can be found waitressing at Jet’s Meats & Café and Lid’s Bar & Grill in Waukon.
In her spare time, Maddy enjoys preparing her beef cattle for the upcoming Allamakee County Fair and other Gelbvieh shows. She also enjoys time with family, friends, her dog Abby, trail riding, hunting and fishing.

Morgan Stortz

Morgan Stortz is the 17-year-old daughter of Brian and Tammy Stortz of Waukon. She will be a member of the senior class at Waukon High School when classes resume this fall. Immediately following high school, Morgan plans to attend Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo to pursue a career as a dental hygienist.
Morgan is involved in multiple extracurricular school activities, including volleyball, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT). She has been involved with multiple FBLA projects. Morgan’s honors achieved in school include being awarded with her academic letter with three medals, and achieving her FFA Greenhand Degree.
Morgan’s community involvement includes numerous volunteer opportunities. She is involved in the West Ridge Riders 4-H club outside of school, where she is currently serving as the vice president of the club. Morgan encourages younger members to be involved in club and 4-H activities. She participates in serving at the 4-H food stand at the fair each year. She has been involved in the Allamakee County 4-H program for eight years.
In her spare time, Morgan enjoys showing beef cattle in shows around the area and playing volleyball. Morgan also enjoys spending time with her family and friends and working on the family farm.