OHS Grad and Current UW-Madison Student Crowned 2025 Fairest of the Fair
July 2, 2024

Lake Country Tribune

Oconomowoc’s own Sydney Miller has been crowned the 2025 Fairest of the Fair, bringing some local pride to the community since Miller, currently a student at UW-Madison, also happens to be a Oconomowoc High School graduate.

Miller’s new responsibilities which come with her newly anointed title and rule include acting as “an ambassador of the Waukesha County Fair, connecting with the community and fair partners, highlighting the fair’s special events and activities in 2025, and announcing and welcoming youth exhibitors and their families at next year’s fair,” according to the Oconomowoc Enterprise.

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Miller, 18, is studying agricultural business with a minor in life sciences communications at UW-Madison. She is active in the Association of Women in Agriculture and serves as the secretary for Saddle and Sirloin. A graduate of OHS Class of 2023, Miller excelled as a three-time scholar athlete in basketball and participated in the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, LINK Crew, and Future Farmers of America, where she was president in her junior and senior years. She also received recognition in the Kiwanis Hall of Fame for agribusiness.

Outside of school, Miller is involved with her family’s Miller Brothers Grass Farm, where she plans to work after college. Her passion for farming began at 14 when she started showing swine projects at the Waukesha County Fair and participated in the Junior Livestock Auction. Last year, she helped with the Spectacular Showmen show and has held various officer positions in the Kettle Moraine Livestock Club, in addition to volunteering in the fair’s 4-H Kitchen.

According to the Enterprise, the “Fairest of the Fair is selected based on personality, poise, appearance, community involvement, communication skills, and knowledge of the Waukesha County Fair.”

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“Being Fairest means being that role model for the kids who have just started showing, and embodying what the fair is all about: making life-long friendships, learning life lessons and most of all having fun,” Miller said in a press release sent out by the Waukesha Fair.

“I want to encourage young kids and families to participate in 4-H, raise livestock projects and get involved with the fair because there is always something to learn at the Fair.”

In addition to her other duties, residents can expect to see Miller at a variety of local parades, events, and county functions, as well as the statewide Fairest of the Fair State competition which will take place in January of 2026.

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