Miss Chloe Momphard of Troy was named the 2019 Missouri State Fair Queen in a ceremony held yesterday, Aug. 8. Miss Momphard received the highest score of 45 contestants vying for the title in the two-day competition held in the Mathewson Exhibition Center. Miss Momphard will reign over the remaining State Fair events and be an ambassador for the State Fair and Missouri agriculture throughout the coming year.
Miss Momphard is 19-years-old and studies Animal Science Pre-Vet at The University of Missouri, Columbia. As Queen, she will receive a $2,000 scholarship to continue her education. Miss Momphard entered as Miss Lincoln County and is the daughter of Doug & Margaret Momphard.
“I am excited to serve the 2019 Fair and meet all the exhibitors and see their accomplishments here,” Momphard said. “This has always been my favorite part of the Fair and I look forward to “Coming Home” to it each summer!”
Miss Momphard is a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority, a former Missouri FFA State Officer, a member of the Mizzou Top 14, and a member of the Pre-Vet Club. In her community, she is involved in 4-H and the Troy FFA Chapter.
Participants in the queen pageant were judged in multiple areas including interview, speech, talent and evening gown.
Miss Moniteau County, Hallee Oliver, was named first runner-up and will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Second runner-up went to Miss Scotland County, Sadie Davis, who will receive a $500 scholarship. The third runner-up honor went to Miss North Central Missouri, Emma Leamer, who will receive a $350 scholarship, and the fourth runner-up honor went to Miss Gasconade County, Megan Schneider, who will receive a $250 scholarship.
Recognition plaques went to contestants ranking highest in each of the four competitive categories: Miss Momphard received top ranking in Interview, Evening Gown and Speech; and Miss Lawerence County, Natalie Gilliam, received top ranking in Talent.
The Missouri State Fair continues through Aug. 18 in Sedalia. Learn more on the Fair’s website and follow on social media.