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Gordee named 2014 Fairest of the Fair
Alicia Gordee was named the new Green County Fairest of the Fair. Left to right, Rachel Gilson, runner-up, Theresa Wyss, 2013 Fairest, and Gordee. (Photo supplied)
MONROE - The Green County Agricultural Society and Mechanics Institute announced Alicia Gordee, Monroe, as the 2014 Green County Fairest of the Fair.

Gordee's selection came following an interview and judging process on Saturday. Gordee will be crowned at noon Saturday, June 7 during the Green County Pickers Flea Market at the Green County Fairgrounds. Gordee graduated from Monroe High School in 2008 and from UW-Platteville in 2012 with a degree in agriculture and technology education.

Runner-up to this year's selection is Rachel Gilson, New Glarus. Gilson is currently attending UW-Platteville, majoring in animal science.

Gordee will complete an orientation program with the 2013 Green County Fairest of the Fair, Theresa Wyss.

"It's something new that we are trying for the program," Wyss said. "We wanted a time period where the outgoing Fairest would help the next Fairest prepare for her year."

Wyss competed at the Wisconsin Association of the Fairs convention for the 2014 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs title.

"The state competition is extremely intense, but an experience that has made an impact which is nothing short of life changing," Wyss said.

Wyss and Fairest coordinator Julene Elmer have been making changes and improvements to the program.

"We will be contacting all former Green County Fairest of the Fair for a Saturday reunion the week of the Green County Fair," Wyss said. "It's programs like this which attract and involve young adults to continue their interest in the fair, its exhibits and the great events provided for our area youth and families."