Local girls competing in county fair queen contest

Two local girls are participating in the Roosevelt County fair queen contest this weekend.

The girls are to serve as ambassadors at the Roosevelt County Fair, contest organizer Beverly Bennett said. They won’t advance to the state queen competition because they are too young.

Krista Avritt, 15, of Elida is the Princess contestant. She is the daughter of Kim and Walt Summers.

Avritt attends Elida High School. She participates in FFA judging, 4-H, Little Wranglers Junior Rodeo Association, high school rodeo, volleyball, basketball, baseball and her church youth group.

For her ambitions in life, Avritt listed completing high school, running for Miss Rodeo America and attending college to become a specialist in equine health.

“I want to be the Roosevelt County Princess because I want to represent the county I live in with respect and responsibility, and work toward running for Roosevelt County Queen,” Avritt wrote on her contest questionnaire.

Courtney Hardin, 10, of Portales is the Sweetheart contestant. She is the daughter of Charlene Hardin and Tom Hardin.

Hardin attends Lindsey-Steiner Elementary School. She participates in volleyball, basketball, horse shows, 4-H and the Little Wranglers Junior Rodeo Association.

As her ambition in life, Hardin lists becoming a veterinarian.

“I would like to be the Roosevelt County Sweetheart to represent Roosevelt County to the best of my ability and for a chance to meet new people and improve my horsemanship,” Hardin wrote on the questionnaire.