WW fair court draws pair of queens

Taylor Skramstad and Joycelin Munden will share duties representing Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days.

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WALLA WALLA -- The teenagers who will be this year's Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days Royalty made their debut Thursday night.

Taylor Skramstad and Joycelin Munden were presented at the fair's annual Showcase Dinner held at the fairgrounds. In a change from previous years, the duo will share duties as fair queen during the fair and rodeo, which will take place Aug. 29 to Sept. 2 at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds.

A junior at Touchet High School, Munden is the daughter of Jay Munden and Amanda DeRuwe. She is a member of the Touchet FFA, where she shows horses and market hogs.

Along with school activities, she has been a member of the Rising Star 4-H Club for seven years and in 2011 was a princess on the Milton-Freewater Pioneer Posse Royalty Court.

According to her biography, Munden plans to attend Central Washington University majoring in business administration and accounting. During this year's fair and rodeo, she will be riding Jack, her father's 9-year-old sorrel quarter horse.

Skramstad is the daughter of Scott and Kelly Skramstad of Walla Walla. A Walla Walla High School junior, she is a member of the FFA Chapter, showing swine and competing in public speaking competitions.

Outside of school, Skramstad is president of Riata & Rowels 4-H Club, where her projects include horses, swine, sewing and photography. She served on the Milton-Freewater Pioneer Posse Royalty Court in 2010 as princess and in 2011 she served as queen.

Her future plans include trying out for Miss Rodeo Washington, receiving her cosmetology license and attending the University of Idaho to study for a business degree with the aim of establishing her own business.

During this year's fair she will be riding Cash, a 5-year-old Palomino gelding and Foxy, a 12-year-old chestnut mare.

Andy Porter can be reached at andyporter@wwub.com or 526-8318.

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