2016 Canal Days Queen Pageant Contestants
Contestant #1: Quincy Querry
Quincy is the daughter of Chad Querry and Stacy Flores and is a senior at Delphos St. Johns High School. She is very active in the Blue Jay music program, being a part of both the choir and the band, as well as most recently playing the lead in the school’s production of “Footloose.” Quincy is also an avid softball player, and plays in the Aboite Softball League in Fort Wayne. She is a member of the CRESPI Society, and maintains a 3.4 overall GPA. Quincy serves as a church cantor and mass server, and enjoys writing short stories and working with children. She is employed at the Chik-N-House and babysits. Her career goals are to attend college, majoring in Political Science and Pre-Law, in order to be a prosecuting attorney.
Contestant #2: Baylee Lindeman
The daughter of Jeff and Anita, Baylee Lindeman, is a senior at Delphos St. Johns High School and is very active in her school activities. She is a member of both the Basketball and Competition Cheerleading squads, and loves cheering on her Blue Jays! Baylee enjoys running, and is a part of both the Cross-Country and track teams. Baylee loves spending time in 4-H and using her sewing talents. She is a part of the Student Council and Junior Optimist, Leadership Team, and is a Youth Group Leader. Baylee’s hobbies include: camping, drawing, and painting. She maintains a 3.2 GPA and works at ArtMe and the Delphos Eagles. She hopes to graduate from a four year college and become an interior designer.
Contestant #3: Alexis Deffenbaugh
Alexis is the daughter of Brenda and Robert Deffenbaugh and is beginning her senior year at Delphos St. Johns. As a member of the school’s music program, Alexis is very involved in choir, band, and the school musical. She plays several instruments and has been awarded many awards for her musicianship. Alexis keeps busy as a member of the Liturgy Team, SADD, ALL, and NHS. She is also a graduate of the Allen Lima County Youth Leadership program. Alexis volunteers her time as a tutor and at her church services. After graduation, she plans to attend a four year college to become a music teacher or neuropsychologist. Alexis is currently employed at Delphos Pizza Hut.
Contestant #4: Shayna Sanchez
Shayna is the daughter of Nykky Sanchez and Eric Dangello and is a junior at Delphos Jefferson High School. As a Wildcat, Shayna is very involved in cheerleading, she has been a member of both the football and basketball squads, and last year was a part of the state qualifying competition team. Shayna loves dance, and has danced for 14 at the Dancer by Gina, where she also serves as a Teacher’s Assistant. She is a member of the Student Council, enjoys helping others. Shayna likes to spend her spare time reading, swimming, and skiing and working at the Delphos Dairy Hut. Her future career goals include attending college and going on to medical school to become a surgeon.
Contestant #5: Kiya Wollenhaupt
As a senior at Delphos Jefferson, Kiya is the daughter of Dave and Robin Wollenhaupt. Kiya is a member of the choir, show choir, and the band, where she has received numerous awards and has competed at OMEA Solo and Ensemble. She is also a dedicated athlete, playing for the soccer, basketball, and softball teams. Kiya’s list of school clubs include: Student Council, NHS, Yearbook, Prom Committee, Junior Optimist, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She also serves as the President for National Honor Society. She has been selected to be a part of the Ohio Northern Math Competition and as a Buckeye Girls State Delegate. Kiya spends her free time by volunteering with the Delphos Kiwanis and the Optimist Club, as well as with her family. She plans to attend Ohio Northern University and major in pre-law and minor in music.
Contestant #6: Sarah Fitch
Sarah is the daughter of Doug and Julie Fitch and is entering her senior at Delphos Jefferson. Sarah is very active in the FFA Program, she has been awarded several awards including: Star in Agriscience, Gold Treasurer’s Book, and the 110% award. She is currently the FFA President. Sarah is also a member of the Varsity Football and competition cheer squads, and competed in the state competition last year. She is a Junior Optimist, and a member of yearbook and prom committee. Sarah is in choir and show choir, where she serves as an officer. Sarah has volunteered for the 309 Clean Up, Concession Stands, Thrift Store, and Canal Days Setup. She enjoys gardening and cooking, as well as spending time at the lake. She plans to attend The Ohio State University and become an Advertising and Promotions Marketing Manager.
Contestant #7: Brooke Rice
Brooke is a junior at Delphos Jefferson and the daughter of Mark and Elaine Rice. She is a very active athlete, participating in track, cheer, and soccer throughout her life. Brooke is a member of the Varsity Basketball and Football Cheerleading squads and enjoys dancing with the Dancer by Gina. She is a scholar athlete and on the honor roll. Brooke has also been recognized with several dance and gymnastics awards. In addition to her hobbies of swimming, shopping, and tumbling, she also volunteers at the Thrift Shop, as a Dance Teaching Assistant, and as a Developmental Center Class Aide. Brooke earns money babysitting.
Contestant #8: Lexi Pohlman
Lexi is the daughter of Andy and Joanie Pohlman and is currently a senior at Delphos St. Johns High School. She serves as a Varsity Football Cheerleader, and a member of the track team, while also keeping stats for the Blue Jay wrestlers. She is a member of the choir and enjoys singing and acting. Lexi has received numerous ribbons and medals for running, and was named Outstanding Soprano in choir. Her hobbies include nail art, singing, acting, and running. Lexi volunteers as a greeter, cantor, and mass server at her church and is employed at the Kangaroo Cave. After graduation, she plans to attend college to become a 3rd-5th grade teacher.
Contestant #9: Lakin Stevenson
Lakin is currently a sophomore at Delphos St. Johns High School and is the daughter of Gina Stevenson and Joe Burns. Lakin is a member of the Football Cheerleading squad and choir. She also is enrolled in dance. She enjoys working out, as well as helping friends and family and riding dirt bikes. Lakin is also a gun enthusiast and enjoys target practice with her dad. She spends time volunteering with several organizations, including the Lima Mission Center and the West Ohio Food Bank. Lakin is currently employed as a receptionist at the Illy Swank Salon and plans to attend Vantage Career Center next year in Cosmetology. After high school graduation, she would like to attend college to pursue a nursing degree.
Contestant #10: Sara Zalar
Sara is currently a junior at Delphos Jefferson High School and the daughter of Dave and Amy Zalar. Sara is a scholar athlete and plays on the golf and softball teams. She is also a member of the Choir, Show Choir, and School Musical. Sara has a 3.5 GPA and is on the honor roll. As a member of the FCCLA, she has won twice at Nationals. Sara is also an anchor for the school’s broadcast news and has her own website. Sara loves singing and dancing and helping others. She is currently employed at McDonalds and plans to attend college after high school to enter the health field.
Contestant #11: Holly Dellinger
Holly is the daughter of Scott and Michele Dellinger and is entering her Junior year at Delphos Jefferson. As a very active member of the music program, Holly enjoys choir, band, and marching band, as well as taking private piano lessons. She is also involved in the school musicals, most recently appearing as Taylor McKessie in “High School Musical.” Holly cheers on the Wildcats as a member of the Varsity and Competition squads. She is active in the FFA program and volunteers at the Trinity United Methodist Church and the Delphos Public Library. Holly plans to attend college after high school and study musical theater and education.