Fair Queen Katrina Frei

‘Thanks for making this year memorable and fun’
By Lorie Palmer
Idaho County Free Press
“Royalty has helped me learn a lot about myself and what I’m capable of. It also means being able to be a positive role model to all the little girls who look up to me just like I used to look up to past fair royalty,” said Katrina Frei, Idaho County Fair Queen. “This includes having the pleasure to become pen pals with one of the little girls who attended the princess tea party.”
Frei will be a senior at Grangeville High School this fall. She is the daughter of Steve and Kristie Frei and the granddaughter of Jerry and Jan Frei, all of Grangeville. Her grandparents Richard and Dorothy Nuxoll live in Greencreek and she has five siblings: Cody, 19, Zach, 19, Kyle, 14, Caleb, 12, and Abbie, 10.
“I would love to thank Karla Enneking for advising us this year and my parents for being there with me through it all,” Frei said. “I also owe a huge thank you to Mark and Debbie Kelley and Pat and Elayne Murphy for helping make this year possible. Also to Rachel and Davi – thanks for making this year memorable and fun.”
Frei plays varsity volleyball and tennis at GHS and is the student body president for the coming year. She is also a member of FCCLA and Youth legislature and belongs to the Fenn Livestock 4-H Club. She is a member of the Sts. Peter and Paul Church Youth Group and in the summers takes care of her younger siblings and drives combine for her grandpa during harvest.
Following high school, Frei plans to go to college and obtain a bachelor’s degree in business marketing and/or business finance. She would then like to work on her master’s in business administration.
“Along the way, I would like to travel,” she added. “I hope to study abroad somewhere in Europe and eventually got to Africa on a volunteer trip.”
Frei said she encourages other girls to try out for fair royalty because “other than teaching you many life lessons, including how to cooperate with other girls and compromise with each girl’s preferences, it’s a fun time filled with lots of laughter and memories,” she said.
Frei comes from a large family and said she has 56 first cousins.
“I am also blessed enough to have all four of my grandparents living,” she smiled.
Her favorite activity at the fair is crowning night and her favorite fair food are the maple scones.

1st Princess Rachel Kelley

‘Amazing experience’ to represent Idaho County
By Lorie Palmer
Idaho County Free Press
“I have really enjoyed being a role model to young girls representing our county,” said Idaho County Fair First Princess Rachel Kelley.
Kelley is the daughter of Mark and Debbie Kelley and granddaughter to Maxine Kelley, all of Grangeville. Her brother, 21-year-old Drew, serves in the U.S. Navy.
Kelley is a member of Rough Riders 4-H Club where she serves as president. She has been a member of Triple Bar Drill Team for eight years. She will be a senior at Grangeville High School this fall where she will serve as senior class president. She participates in volleyball, basketball and tennis as well as FCCLA, Youth Legislature, Jazz Band (president), Tri-M Music Honor Society and HOSA.
“This is truly an amazing experience to represent our local communities through the Idaho County Fair,” Kelley said. “It is inspiring to know you have an impact on others. You also learn to work with others and you realize how important it is to be organized.”
Following graduation next year, Kelley plans to attend Idaho State University and study radiology.
Kelley said she truly loves “all animals,” and her favorite events at the fair are the 4-H Fashion Show and Royalty Crowning night.
“I also love the scones and lemonade,” she smiled.
Kelley previously served as both Winchester Rodeo and Triple Bar Drill Team Queen.
“I would like to thank my parents for pushing me to do my best and always supporting me,” she said. “A big thank you to Karla for being an awesome advisor. I’m also very thankful for being given a chance to spend this year with two amazing ladies and I really appreciate their friendship.”

2nd Princess Davi Murphy

‘I appreciate the opportunity to travel and celebrate’
By Lorie Palmer
Idaho County Free Press
“Being royalty has allowed me the chance to get to know the other royalty members and their families,” said Davi Murphy “I have appreciated the opportunity to travel to and celebrate with all the communities in our area. What a rich experience!”
Murphy is the Idaho County Fair Second Princess. Her hometown is Kooskia and she will be a junior at Kamiah High School this fall.
The daughter of Elayne and Pat Murphy, she has two older brothers: Bryan is 29 and Shawn is 25.
Murphy is a member of the Kamiah Woodland 4-H Club. At school she plays volleyball and basketball and is a member of Key Club, HOSA and National honor Society. She is also a lector and volunteer at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church.
“I would like to thank the Idaho County Fair Board for allowing me this wonderful opportunity,” she said. “I would also like to thank our incredible royalty advisor, Karla Enneking, for all her help and support.”
Following graduation from high school, Murphy plans to pursue a degree in kinesiology with plans to become a physical therapist.
“I would like to one day work in a town like the one I have grown up in so that I can give support to those who need it, just like they support they have given me,” she said.
Murphy said being royalty has given her the honor of hosting events such as the Little Princess Tea Party.
Her favorite event at the fair is the 4-H Fashion Show and her favorite fair food are maple scones.
All photos by Greg Wherry, Cottonwood Chronicle.

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