Saturday, June 4, 2022

2022 Bates County Fair Queen Candidate Lillian Rotert

Hello, my name is Lillian Rotert I am the daughter of Chris & Michelle Rotert. I am 16 years old and have been a Bates County resident my entire life. I attend Ballard R-II high school where I will be a junior this fall. 

I attended Butler Elementary until my family moved to Ballard at the beginning of second grade. I began my 4-H years as a Clover kid in the Summit Go-Getters 4-H until we moved. I then joined the Ballard 4-H Club where I have been an active member ever since.

I have held several offices over the years in the Ballard 4-H including Club Secretary my Sophomore year. I have also been an active member of the Ballard FFA and held office positions every year. As a Freshman, I was the Reporter, and then elected Secretary for both my sophomore and junior year.

In FFA I have competed on several contest teams including speech where I competed at the district level with division 2 sheep producers and livestock judging where my team competed this past spring at the state level. My many hobbies include volleyball, basketball, showing sheep, babysitting, feeding out bottle calves, and helping care for our family's cattle.

While showing sheep, I have had the opportunity to meet so many people at different shows. I show locally at the Bates County Fair, local jackpots, Ozark Empire Fair, Cass County Junior Livestock, and the Missouri State Fair. I have also had the opportunity to travel to Wyoming and Utah. I attended The National Columbia Show in Wyoming with some 4-H friends just to see if I enjoyed showing sheep.

I loved it! I helped other people show and was then gifted my first lamb that wound up starting it all! In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends, being with family, loving my animals, and camping. 

While running for Bates County Fair Queen, I have really enjoyed meeting new people while selling raffle tickets. I am honored by the support the community has shown. I also feel very loved and blessed by how many of my family and friends have been so willing to support me. Thank You!

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