Kayla Oberstadt, Waupaca County’s Fairest of the Fair, was named third runner-up and selected as Miss Congeniality at the Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs competition Jan. 8-11 in Wisconsin Dells.
Richelle Kastenson, 21, representing the Racine County Fair was crowned 2012 Fairest of the Fairs. sHE will serve as the official hostess of the 2012 Wisconsin State Fair in August.
Bethany Rieth, 21, representing Oconto County Fair was named first runner-up.
Jerianne Blau, 20, representing Columbia County Fair was announced as the second runner-up.
Erica Spiegelberg, 19, representing the Waukesha County Fair was named fourth runner-up.
The daughter of Russ and Marcia Oberstadt, New London, Waupaca County’s Fairest of the Fair is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Oberstadt was an active member of the Sandy Knoll 4-H Club for 13 years, attended state and national 4-H trips, was a youth representative for the leader’s board, and served on the State 4-H Youth Leader Council.
After she graduated from 4-H, Oberstadt started volunteering as a County 4-H Ambassador Advisor and as a leader for the Sandy Knoll 4-H Club. She became the founder of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Collegiate 4-H Club and has been selected as the communications coordinator for the Collegiate 4-H North Central Region.
This spring, Oberstadt will start an internship through the UW-Extension office in Waupaca, assisting with 4-H and other county youth programs. In the future, Oberstadt hopes to become a 4-H youth development educator.
Oberstadt also is known for her New London assistant varsity volleyball coaching responsibilities, FFA involvement, U.S. Track and Field Coaches Association All-Academic team selection, and was a National Qualifier in the hammer throw event.
People interested in learning more about the Fairest of the Fair program, either as a contestant, sponsor, or to have the Fairest attend a community event may contact Sara Knoespel, Waupaca County Fairest of the Fair coordinator, at 920-362-9013.