The 2011 Junior Fair Princess of the DeKalb County Fair is 16 year old Melanie Grace Rush of McMinnville, daughter of Susan and Greg Rush.
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Rush was among 32 young ladies who competed for the crown on the opening night of the DeKalb County Fair on Monday night.
Rush succeeds the retiring Junior Fair Princess, 17 year old Victoria Dawn Tatrow of Smithville, daughter of Corey and Vickie Funk and the late Shanna Tatrow.
The first runner-up was Taylor Cantrell, the 15 year old daughter of Jeff and Deborah Cantrell of Smithville.
Second runner-up was 15 year old Brittany Nicole Wilkerson, daughter of Sean Wilkerson of Lebanon and Michelle Cantrell of Smithville. Wilkerson also received the first ever "People's Choice" award for this pageant.
14 year old Haley Marie Hale was the third runner-up. She is the daughter of Chad and Melissa Hale of Smithville
The fourth runner-up was Amy Lynn Hastings, the 16 year old daughter of Paulette and Tom Clark and James and Lana Hastings of Liberty.
The "Extreme Queen" sponsored by the Extreme Looks Design Team Salon went to 15 year old Lauren Ashley Medlin, daughter of Greg and Teresa Medlin of Smithville.
15 year old Shauna Faith Taylor, daughter of Ken and Cindy Taylor of Smithville, was named Miss Congeniality.
16 year old Makayla Shea Funk, daughter of Amie Funk of Dowelltown received the Most Photogenic honor.
(Top Photo: Junior Fair Princess Melanie Grace Rush)
(Second Photo from Top: left to right, 3rd runner-up Haley Marie Hale, 1st runner-up Taylor Cantrell, Junior Fair Princess Melanie Grace Rush, 2nd runner-up Brittany Nicole Wilkerson, and 4th runner-up Amy Lynn Hastings)
(Bottom Photo: left to right, Extreme Queen Lauren Ashey Medlin; Miss Congeniality Shauna Faith Taylor, Most Photogenic, Makayla Shea Funk, and People's Choice Brittany Nicole Wilkerson)