TROY -

Michala Kuhlman, who is planning to major in Agriculture & Extension Education at Penn State Altoona, was crowned the 2014 Troy Fair Queen on Sunday.

Kuhlman graduated from Northeast Bradford High School in 2013, and she had served as the 2011-12 Bradford County Dairy Princess.

Kuhlman, 19, is also a past Pennsylvania Future Farmers of America officer. She is the daughter of Connie and Mark Kuhlman.

Kuhlman was selected Troy Fair Queen from eight contestants.

The 2014 First Alternate Troy Fair Queen is Elsie Jerzak, a 2013 Troy High School graduate.

The 2014 Second Alternate Troy Fair Queen is Sara Craig, who attends Troy High School.

The 21st Annual Troy Fair Queen Pageant was MC'd by Shane Wilber, radio voice for Wiggle 100. At the pageant, which was held at Alparon Park, the contestants gave a 90-second speech on either "What the Troy Fair Means to my Community," or "My Best Fair Experience."

Shane also chatted with each contestant, and asked each an impromptu question, which was: "As a fair queen, how would you influence others to be more involved with agriculture?"

In a farewell speech, 2013 Troy Fair Queen Maria Demas said the past year had been "absolutely amazing."

Her reign, she said, was an "experience (which included) so many new people and places, and so many new opportunities."

Demas said that when she had competed for Troy Fair Queen "I was a good person.

"But I'm a better person now, and that's because of the (Troy Fair Queen) program."

Demas also cut a ribbon on Sunday evening marking the opening of the 2014 Troy Fair.