This year, Hill County celebrated its 40th year of hosting the Hill County Fair Queen Contest. Each school throughout the county selected two nominees to go through an interview process and an on-stage introduction. The girls began in October and were also responsible for selling raffle tickets and sponsorships. A portion of each will go towards scholarships to future Hill College students.
This year, Penelope was represented by Juniors Mackenzie Gutierrez and Hailey Thompson. Mackenzie would go on to receive Honorable Mention.
"Both girls did an excellent job representing Penelope FFA and Penelope ISD," commented Ag Teacher Tammy Christian.