2011 Queen's Message
“Dreams can come true -- if you have the courage to pursue them.” These inspiring, yet simple words, spoken by Walt Disney, certainly came true for me when on July 14, 2011, I was crowned as our community’s 54th Lakefair Queen.
First and foremost, I’d like to express my appreciation to Capital Lakefair for its dedication and investment in our community. Thank you for celebrating our youth, our seniors, our armed forces and families, as well as facilitating non-profit organizations with fundraising opportunities and for promoting positive business relationships within our community. Of course, I have been a direct recipient of Capital Lakefair by being awarded the highest Capital Lakefair Royal Scholarship, and for this, I am very grateful.
Earlier in the year, 2011, along with me, five exceptional girls from our area’s high schools were selected to become the Capital Lakefair Royalty Court. We six princesses were awarded education scholarships and given the honor of representing our community as goodwill ambassadors throughout various Oregon, Washington and Canadian cities. Additionally, we were privileged to serve at various community activities, participate in community events such as Arts Walk and the Special Needs Prom, as well as meet local community leaders and speak to area service organizations and clubs. The princesses of the Royalty Court spent countless hours together, reaching past our previous life experiences, meeting each challenge and opportunity with confidence and enthusiasm.
I want to thank Amanda Williams, Crizel Pineda, Marissa Kelly, Brandi Eadie and Karen So, for your friendships and shared memories and for the high standards and excellence each of you brought to our Court. Each of these princesses possesses the grace, commitment and heart to serve her community, worthy of being a queen. It has been my privilege to have taken this journey with them.
I, Michaela Kier, am honored to represent the Lacey/Tumwater/Olympia community and Northwest Christian High School as the 2011 Capital Lakefair Queen. I look forward to serving as a continuing goodwill ambassador and I hope to inspire others who desire to serve in their communities as well.
No one is an island, and I am humbled and grateful when I think back to all the friends, volunteers and family who came along side me, mentoring, encouraging and guiding me throughout my Lakefair journey. First, thank you to all the wonderful Capitalarians. Your dedication, tirelessness and enthusiasm is unmatched! A very special “thank you” to Peggy Brink. As I credited someone once before, you too have left an indelible mark on my life. I will take much with me from your guidance and care. I thank Kathy Fankhauser, for your encouragement and support. Bob and Serry Barnes, thank you for all your love, support and attention to details. I also would like to thank Christine and Bryan McNamara for your flexibility and availability on all those long trips. You both took such good care of us. Also to Hannah Leib, my 2010 court mentor and Josephine Coury, 2010 Lakefair Queen. Lastly, and most importantly, I’d like to express my love and gratitude to my friends, family and especially to my God.
Capital Lakefair Queen 2011