INSPIRING OUR FUTURE
Emma Carmean sashed Miss Caroline Farm Bureau by Hope Kraus
On August 11th, Miss Emma Carmean was sashed as 2020 Miss Caroline County Farm Bureau by the past 2019 year winner, Hope Kraus. Emma is entering her senior year at Colonel Richardson High School. She plays the tuba in the school and marching bands and is also a member of the wrestling team. In addition, she is on the girls’ soccer team. Emma lives with her parents, Brian and Beth Carmean, on a farm owned by her grandparents just outside Harmony. She loves the farm and rural lifestyle as well as everything farmers do to protect the environment for future generations. She hopes to attend college next year in Iowa.
“We usually name our Miss Farm Bureau at our annual picnic in July,” said Glen Plutschak, President of the Board. “This year, with the Coronavirus pandemic, we were unable to hold our picnic. We are so glad that Emma stepped up to the plate and was named our Miss Caroline Farm Bureau this year. Emma presented a short speech to Board members, answered questions and displayed a poster board she created regarding Caroline agriculture. She will compete for the title of Miss Maryland Farm Bureau in a virtual contest. Usually Miss Caroline Farm Bureau attends the annual December convention and appears in local parades and other events,” said Mr. Plutschak. “We don’t know just what this year will hold for Emma with the pandemic—we do know that our annual convention will be held on line— and we are confident, however, that Emma is up to this challenge and will do a good job for us.”
Hope Kraus also spoke to the Board about her activities this past year including the Miss Farm Bureau contest, visiting a horse farm owned by Under Armor CEO, Kevin Plank, making and delivering pillows for children at the Ronald McDonald House and appearing in local parades. Hope will be attending Chesapeake College this fall.