Taylor Skrodinsky refuses to let stage fright slow her down in Fair Queen contest

Fair Queen Fast Facts

Name: Taylor Skrodinsky
Grade: 12th
Club: Student Council
Escort: Luke Beers
Favorite Fair Food: Fried Oreos
Favorite Fair Thing: Petting Zoo
Taylor Skrodinsky will represent
Student Council in the Fair Queen

As the school year starts and the Fair nears, things are getting hectic for the L-S school district and indeed all of Lancaster county. There are events to plan, exhibits to set up, crops to be brought in, and a whole new school year that needs to be launched. On the academic side, the center of L-S’s ability to plan and execute school-wide events has always rested with the Student Council, and that prestigious body isn’t one to let the Fair Queen Competition pass itself by. Taylor Skrodinsky, a four year member and current Vice President, is representing Student Council this year in the competition. 

As Mrs. St. John was thinking about who to choose as candidate, there were actually multiple people she had in mind. But when other potentials had too much to do, Skrodinsky stepped up. 

Skrodinsky and Mrs. St. John
“I said I’d do it,” she stated simply, believing she had a great opportunity before her.

Skrodinsky was “excited and nervous,” at the outset, but feels it will be “really awesome being a part of the Fair Queen Competition.” 

She likes the sense of community the Fair brings, and is grateful to be a part of it. “Walking over in Middle School with my friends,” to hang out was one of her fondest memories of the Fair, and knowledge that some of her friends are fellow candidates has made her more excited for the competition.

When asked if she had any fears as the Fair draws closer, Skrodinsky said “not really, I think it’ll be a lot of fun,” but she did admit “I kinda have stage fright.” 

However, she doesn’t plan to let that hold her back, and she is looking forward to the festivities.

Skrodinsky (L) at Clash of the Classes last May
Besides helping with events like homecoming and clash of the classes, and being co-chair for the Pearl Harbor Remembrance Video last year, Skrodinsky has been Vice President of her class since her freshman year, plays soccer, manages the boys basketball team, has participated in National Honor Society, Varsity Club, the Heroes program, and helps as a student tutor. With involvement like that, Skrodinsky comes into the Competition with a wide range of experience that’s hard to match.

Editor's Note: This is the seventh of eleven feature articles LSNews.org will be publishing previewing the annual Fair Queen contest at the West Lampeter Fair, held from September 23-25 at the Fair Grounds. Stay tuned over the next several weeks; each Friday will be "Fair Queen Friday" (and we'll also publish articles on Tuesdays). Here is our Fair Queen page, with all the information.

--Justin Burkett, LSNews.org Managing Editor

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