Queen Pageant Contestants2018-06-15T09:18:42+00:00

Queen Pageant Contestants

Monday, June 25th | 7:00 PM

Nicole McNary, Master of Ceremonies | WGCY will broadcast during the Queen Pageant

 Meet this year’s Ford County Queen Pageant Contestants

Katelyn Crabb

Katelyn Crabb, 17, Paxton, is going to be a senior at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School in the fall. She plans to attend Illinois State University to major in Agribusiness.  She is the daughter of Laura Poplett and the late Jason Crabb.

Kaiti Zbinden

Kaiti Zbinden, 19, Gibson City, earned her high school degree through homeschooling in 2017. She is currently finishing her associates degree at Parkland College and will be transferring to Illinois State University in the fall to major in Animal Industry Management. She is the daughter of Kelli Zbinden.

Autumn Flessner

Autumn Flessner, 19, Loda, is a 2017 graduate of Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School. She is currently attending Parkland College, majoring in Agricultural Business with Applied Agronomy and Precision Agriculture.  She is the daughter of Jim Flessner and Brandy Barham.

Leslie Lawson

Leslie Lawson, 19, Ludlow, is a 2017 graduate of Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School. She attends Parkland College, double majoring in Agribusiness and Large Animal Nutrition and Reproduction.  She is the daughter of Glenn and Tammie Lawson.

Deanna Diesburg

Deanna Diesburg, 18, Paxton, is a 2017 graduate of Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School.  She recently graduated from Paul Mitchell “The School” in Normal for Cosmetology. She will be attending Parkland College in the fall majoring in Agricultural Communications.  She is the daughter of Bob and Ann Diesburg.

Kaitlyn Harders

Kaitlyn Harders, 19, Melvin, is a 2017 graduate of Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School.  She is currently attending Parkland College and the University of Illinois majoring in Linguistics with a focus on Chinese Language and Culture.  She is the daughter of Sherry and Andrew Harders.

Mercedes Wise

Mercedes Wise, 21, Loda, is a 2015 graduate of Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School.  She is currently employed by Hudson’s Drug Shop, Burgers and Beer, and the Paxton Vet Clinic.  She is the daughter of Traci Wise and the late Mike Wise.