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3 vie for Melon Fest crown

By MICHAEL HARRINGTON • Aug 28, 2019 at 2:00 PM

MILAN — They say heavy is the head that wears the crown, but that hasn’t stopped three contestants from competing for the title of Milan Melon Festival Queen.

The Melon Festival takes place Saturday through Monday. The queen’s contest starts at 7 p.m. Saturday at the main stage. Alana Fidler, the 2018 Milan Melon Festival Queen who will attend University of Toledo, will pass her title down to one of the following contestants:

Haley Lloyd: She is the daughter of Tim and Laura Lloyd. She has one brother. Haley is a senior at Edison High School, where she’s a member of the varsity cheer squad and the varsity track team. Haley participated in Student Athlete Leadership, Student Council, Choir Council, Key Club and National Honor Society. Outside of school, she’s active at The Chapel. In her free time, Haley enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family and taking care of her pets. She’s currently attending BGSU Firelands as part of the College Credit Plus Program. After graduation, she plans to attend Bowling Green State University to pursue a career in nursing. She’s sponsored by Frederick Architects.

Briana Keyser: She is the daughter of Brian and Lorri Keyser. She has two older brothers, one older sister and one younger sister. Briana is a senior at Edison High School where she participates in varsity volleyball, track, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Interact Club, Key Club and Math Club. She also serves as the Senior Class Secretary. Outside of school, Briana enjoys volunteering at the Humane Society and Sunday school. She also works as a 4-H Camp counselor and actively participates in Big Brothers & Big Sisters. In her free time, Briana enjoys sewing and snowboarding and working at Barra and Yogurt Plus. She plans to attend Ohio State University. The Milan Wine Post is sponsoring her.

Emily Vogus: She is the daughter of Matt and Angie Vogus. She has one sister and a family dog. Emily is a senior at Edison High School where she has earned Second Team SBC two years in a row for tennis. She’s a two-time state qualifying basketball cheerleader. Emily is also involved in National Honor Society, Math Club, Teen Leadership Corps., Key Club, Big Buddies and is the Social Chair for Student Government. Outside of school, she does competitive dance with the Broadway Performing Arts Center. In her free time, Emily enjoys boating with her family, spending time with friends, playing tennis and working at Cedar Point. She plans to attend Miami University to major in accounting or finance. The Milan Coffee Station is sponsoring her.

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