The Monterey County Fair crowned Karina Medrano of Salinas Valley as Miss Monterey County Fair Friday night during the fair's annual Kick-Off Barbeque.
Kelly Violini, Fair CEO, said in a news release this weekend, Karina's love of agriculture and strong FFA background made her the ideal candidate. Medrano will serve as the official hostess of the 2014 event and receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Organizers said, a lifetime resident of Monterey County, Karina, is 17 years old and a recent graduate of Salinas High School. Her passion for agriculture and leadership skills shined through with her participation within the Salinas FFA chapter. She enjoys raising market hogs for the Monterey County fair; which has lead her to be a passionate advocate in the agriculture industry.