Alexis Nickelotti, 20, representing Vernon County Fair was crowned the 2011 Fairest of the Fairs Wednesday, Jan. 12, at the 88th Annual Wisconsin Association of Fairs Convention in wisconsin Dells.
Nickelotti is the daughter of Steve and Gina Nickelotti of Genoa. As a junior at UW-Plateville, she is majoring in Business Marketing with a minor in Biology.
Over the years, Nickelotti has actively exhibited in swine, corn, silage, ceramics and alfalfa at Vernon County Fair while also participating as a 4-H Food Stand waitress for more than a decade.
Amy L. Manske, 20, representing Waupaca County was announced as the first runner up. Shes the daughter of Matthew and Kathleen Manske of New London. A junior at UW-Green Bay, Manske is majoring in communications.
Mary Pat E. Speerstra, 19, of Trempealeau County was named second runner up. Mary Pat is the daughter of Jack and Mary Speerstra of Whitehall. A sophomore at Chippewa Valley Technical College, Mary Pat is majoring in Dairy Science.
Kayln Krebs, 20, of Washington County was named third runner up. The daughter of Russell and Sheilah Krebs of Hartford, Kayln is currently a junior at St. Norbert College and is studying Natural Sciences. K
ristin Kohlmann, 19, representing Fond du Lac County Fair was selected fourth runner up. Kristin is the daughter of Wally and Leigh Kohlmann of Fond du Lac. A sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kristin is a certified nursing assistant and is studying Genetics.
Kasey Jean Kowaleski, 19, representing Rusk County, was bestowed with Miss Congeniality by her fellow contestants. Kasey is the daughter of Ben and Kelly Kowaleski of Ladysmith. She is a sophomore at University of Wisconsin – Baron County.
The Fairest of the Fairs will represent the 76 Wisconsin county, district, and state fairs in 2011. Fairest’s responsibilities include traveling to the county, district and state fairs throughout the state as the spokesperson for the Wisconsin Association of Fairs, and she will as serve as the official hostess of the 2011 Wisconsin State Fair, Aug. 4-14.
Throughout her term, the Fairest of the Fairs will promote educational, agricultural, social, cultural and commercial opportunities offered at Wisconsin’s county, district and state fairs.