In everyday life, Felicity Bruegel is a student at Seneca High School and she's active in the Seneca Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter.

In everyday life, Felicity Bruegel is a student at Seneca High School and she's active in the Seneca Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter.  
This week, however, during the 50th annual Newton County Fair, she's the Queen. Bruegel was crowned Fair Queen in ceremonies on June 25.  She was the Queen Runner-up in 2016 and Fair Princess in 2014.  
"I'm very excited," she said. "I was running against one of my best friends and she was tough competition."
Bruegel has been involved with the fair since the age of three and she shows swine, something she's done for the last seven years.  
"I'm very active in FFA," she said. "I am a member, an upstanding member."
Bruegel also belongs to the Lucky Clover 4-H Club, which also sponsored Bruegel as a queen candidate this year.
As fair queen, Bruegel will be more involved with many facets of the fair.
"I am really excited," she said. "I love being three at the fair and being queen allows me to be around some of the animals that I don't usually get to be involved with.
As the reigning queen of the 2017 Newton County Fair, Bruegel has the option of competing for the title of Missouri State Fair Queen at the Missouri State Fair held each August in Sedalia, Mo.
"I am making plans to be there," Bruegel said.
Bruegel will be a senior this fall at Seneca High School.  After graduation, she plans to attend Haskell University where she will major in business.
She is the daughter of John and Sonja Bruegel of Seneca.
The other 2017 Fair Royalty include Myla Hembree, Princess, Ashlyn Barnes, Junior Princess, Lil' Miss Newton County Addyson Hayes and Mack Thogmartin, Lil' Mister Newton County.
Opening ceremonies for the Newton County Fair are at 4 p.m. on Wednesday and the fair will continue through Saturday.