Spokane County Interstate Fair Press Releases
2012 Spokane County Interstate Fair Ambassadors Named
Friday May 25, 1012
The 2012 Spokane County Interstate Fair Ambassadors are:
- Bethany Hand, 17, attends Mt. Spokane High School. She is the daughter of Fred and Cindy Stover of Mead.
- Brianna Sillivan, 17, attends North Central High School. She is the daughter of Patrick and Maria Sillivan of Spokane.
- Julia Viherlahti, 18, attends SFCC through Running Start. She is the daughter of Jari and Laura Viherlahti of Liberty Lake.
- Asa Wolfe, 17, attends SCC through Running Start. He is the son of John and Ann Wolfe of Chattaroy.
The quartet was selected from several finalists following a day-long selection process on Saturday, March 17 at the Cooperative Extension Office. The contestants were judged on four areas; personal interview, social interaction, prepared speech, and an impromptu response. This year’s prepared speech topic focused on the 2012 Interstate Fair Theme “Experience the Ride”. This year’s judges were Sierra Foutch, Jessica Levy, Brett Moriarty, Cheryl Moriarty, Kahla Noel, and Ben Wick.
Sponsors for the event included Insulation Specialists Inc., Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cakes, Camp Fire USA, Ellingsen / Paxton / Johnson Orthodontics, HUB International, Alysa Norton, Pepsi Beverages Company, Pizza Rita, Sky High Sports, Spokandy, Spokane Indians Baseball, Wild Walls, and the YMCA of the Inland NW.
The new ambassadors will greet fairgoers, visit dignitaries, and appear at special events in association with the Interstate Fair, September 7-16. Each ambassador, following completion of their duties, will receive a $500.00 scholarship to the educational institution of their choice.
Last year’s Fair attracted 189,900 visitors.