State Representative Christina Hagan (R-Alliance) today honored the 2014 Greater Alliance Carnation Festival Queen at the Ohio Statehouse. Carnation Queen Kelby Smith, 19, visited the House Chambers with the representative, a former Carnation Queen herself, and spoke with legislators about what winning the competition meant to her.

“As a former Carnation Queen, I take great pride in being able to bring these young women to visit and observe their state legislature at work,” said Rep. Hagan. “It was through the very same ambassador program that my love for community service was strengthened and solidified.”

Kelby is the daughter of Kenny and Lisa Smith of Alliance. She is a 2014 graduate of Alliance High School, graduating with honors in the top ten percent of her class. She is currently a freshman at the University of Mount Union, pursuing a double major in art and marketing with a minor in web design.

She is a recipient of the ‘Investment Alliance’ full tuition scholarship, a member of Alpha Phi Omega, Kappa Pi, and has made the academic achievement of being on the Dean’s List in the fall of 2014. Her hobbies include drawing, painting, reading and playing the cello. She’s enjoyed giving back to her community through her work as a Purple Raider and as the reigning 2014 Greater Alliance Carnation Festival Queen.

State Representative Christina Hagan is currently serving her second term in the Ohio House of Representatives. She represents the 50th House District, which includes eastern Stark County.

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