Miss Clara Albers Crowned Queen of the New Haven Youth Fair

By Kaylin Bade

New Haven, Mo. - This evening at the New Haven Youth Fair, the Main Stage entertainment kicked off the fair with the Fair Queen Contest.  Miss Clara Albers was crowned Queen of the 34th Annual Contest. 

Clara is a 2013 graduate of New Haven High School and freshman at Southeast Missouri State.

This summer Clara is working as a lifeguard at the New Haven Pool and preparing for her move to college.

Some of Clara’s school activities include being class president all four years of high school, member of Future Business Leaders of America, National Honor Society, and being a student council representative throughout high school. Clara was president of the Four Rivers Career Center and District vice-president of Skills USA. She was a Shamrock cheerleader four years, cheerleading captain three years, & a member of marching & pep bands.

Clara has received awards for the President’s Education Award of Outstanding Academic Excellence and the George Washington Carver Award for Academic Excellence. Other awards include the University Scholarship at Southeast, Leadership Life award at college, and 1st runner up in the 2012 New Haven Youth Fair Queen Contest.

Clara has been involved in community activities such as Salvation Army Bell ringer, drive by leaf raking, camp counselor at Turkey Hill Bible Camp, & New Haven Food Pantry donations.

Clara’s future plans include attending Southeast Missouri State to major in Fashion Merchandising.

In her spare time, Clara loves to sing, laugh, smile, and make others smile. Clara loves swimming & working out at the gym and spending time with her family and friends. Clara loves living life.

Clara Albers is the daughter of Jana and Carl Albers and is sponsored by Pratt’s Pharmacy.

The 1st Runner Up, Madison Yarbrough is the daughter of Cindy and Scott Yarbrough.  She is a senior at New Haven High School and plans on attending a university & majoring in Elementary Education, earning a Master’s Degree in Special Education, and a Minor in music.  Madison Yarbrough is sponsored by JoAnn Kuschel.

Awarded 2nd Runner Up is Meagan Ley.  She is the daughter of Susan Ley and Michael Ley.  She is a senior at New Haven High School and her future plans are to attend a college or university to pursue a career in architecture or interior design. Meagan Ley is sponsored by Seitter’s Market.

Miss Congeniality Amy Engelbrecht was chosen by her peers as the most friendly and compassionate contestant.  She is the daughter of Lisa and Timothy Engelbrecht.  She is a junior at Hermann High School.  Amy’s future plans are to go the University of Missouri, Kansas City’s- Fast Track Program or go to college majoring in chemistry, and then go to medical school to become a Neurologist for children who have Cerebral Palsy. Amy Engelbrecht is sponsored by New Haven Farm & Feed.

Congratulations to the court and everyone who participated from Quick News Now.  We will have more on the fair and the Queen Contest later this weekend.