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Holmes crowned 2012 Apple Festival Queen

Monday, October 1, 2012

Nichole (Niki) Holmes was crowned the 2012 Apple Festival Queen on Saturday night.
(By Jo Chiparo) [Order this photo]
In a shimmering silver gown, Nichole (Niki) Holmes was voted the 2012 Apple Festival queen Saturday evening at the 41st queen contest sponsored by Delta Theta Tau Sorority.

The 17-year old high school senior is the daughter of Melissa Feutz of Bloomfield.

Holmes was crowned by the 2011 queen, Liza Bartlett, daughter of Gregg and Teresa Bartlett.

The first runner-up, Tori Coffey, is a high school senior and daughter of Jeff and Marnie Coffey. Second runner-up, Shelby Patton, daughter of Jaden and Kristy McIntyre, is in the ninth grade.

A high school junior, Liz Uland, daughter of Bob and Jennifer Uland, was voted Miss Congeniality.

The contest included a private interview with each contestant prior to the pageant, stage introductions, evening gown competition and an impromptu question.

During the week of the Apple Festival, the queen will have several duties including attending events and helping judge contests. She will also be expected to assist committees.

When asked by the Greene County Daily World why she participated in the event, Holmes said, "I have always lived here (Bloomfield) and loved attending the Apple Festival so I thought it would be fun to enter the queen contest."

Active in school, Holmes is secretary of student council, secretary of Business Professionals of America, member of FFA, FCA, Christian Service Club, Booster Club, and Spanish Club.

She is also a member of Yer Studio where she takes classes in jazz and ballet. She is an All American nominee of NCA and NDA All American.

In addition, Holmes is an employee of Subway and Yer Studio.

During the introduction at the pageant, Master of Ceremonies Joni Miller said she wished there could be four queens as all four girls were wonderful contestants.

Gifts were given to each contestant donated by Greene County merchants.

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