Parker Schmitz, 20, of North Fond du Lac has been selected as the 2021 Fond du Lac County Fairest of the Fair.
The daughter of Nicole Schmitz and Nathan Gustavus, Parker is a 2019 high honor roll graduate of Winnebago Lutheran Academy and currently attends the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee where she is a sophomore majoring in Architecture. She has been on the Dean’s List and involved in the Lady’s Pirate Crew”, completing tasks around campus while having a chance to network and develop communication skills.
For the last three years, Parker has been a drafter at RA Pinno & Sons Construction. She takes sketches and ideas from the salesman and their customers and turns them into CAD drawings, while also working on project ordering and invoicing.
During her 4-H career, Parker was involved in the dairy project, arts and crafts, baking, vegetables, rabbits and more. Parker has been a volunteer for the Oakfield FFA as well as Pheasants Forever fundraiser.
In her spare time, Parker enjoys hunting pheasants with her father, fishing with friends, sketching, reading and playing with her new puppy.
Parker will have the opportunity to represent the Fond du Lac County Fair at the Wisconsin Association of Fairs Annual Convention in January 2022, where she will vie for the title of Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs.
Come see Parker at the 2021 Fond du Lac County Fair, July 14-18!
Parker is the recipient of a $750 scholarship provided by Noon and Evening Optimist of Fond du Lac as she represents the Fond du Lac County Fair for the next year. In January, she will represent the county in the Wisconsin Association of Fairs State Fairest of the Fair competition, where she will go through multiple rounds of interviews, on-stage speaking opportunities, a semi-finals and finals competition.