Paolo DeMaria, State Superintendent of the Ohio Department of Education, stopped by the Technology and Engineering Showcase in the Lausche building at the Ohio State Fair yesterday. KAITLIN WILLI, a senior in the Westlake High School Technology & Engineering (T & E) Department, is serving as one of the ambassadors on the Junior Fair Board and helped discuss her project and other entries in the Westlake High School T & E booth with DeMaria.
WILLI is serving her first year on the Junior Fair Board. The Ohio State Fair Junior Fair Board (JFB) is comprised of 17 members from across the state between 16 and 19 years of age who represent the various youth organizations that participate at the Ohio State Fair each year.
WILLI, along with Jackie Brandon of Dublin Coffman High School and
Adam McCandless of Ross High School, are representing their high school Technology & Engineering departments.
Students on the JFB are actively involved with the annual Ohio State Fair on a daily basis. In most cases, members serve for a two-year term during this paid internship.
Responsibilities of the JFB vary from year to year, but each member serves as an ambassador between their youth organization, the Fair and the fair-going public. They assist during the nightly concerts in the Celeste Center and with various competitions for youth. They deliver and present awards, drive courtesy cars and assist with many other programs and activities throughout the 12 days of the Ohio State Fair.
The Ohio Expo Center hosts the Ohio State Fair. With big-name entertainment, educational activities, hundreds of exhibits, and one of the largest junior livestock shows in the nation, the 2018 Ohio State Fair runs from July 25 through August 5.
For more information, visit ohiostatefair.com, call 1-888-OHO-EXPO or 1-614-644-FAIR.