2014-2015 Canal Festival Royalty
From Left to Right: Princess Sophia Meiser, Jr. Queen Judy Brown, Queen Amy Jo Johnson
Amy Jo Johnson is the 16-year-old daughter of Connie Johnson and the late Mike Johnson of Warsaw. She is a junior at River View High School.
Amy Jo is a member of the Varsity Soccer team. A two-year member of Letterman’s club, she also plays basketball and competes in track events. She is a member of FFA where she serves as News Reporter and is a member of student council. Amy Jo is a member of the school’s math club and archery team where she has competed at the Arnold Classic.
Amy Jo is active in her community by serving on the Junior Fairboard, helping with the Addy Dash which benefits the SynderSTRONG Scholarship Fund, and participates in the Brittany 5K Walk for Williams. She is also a member of Perry Chapel Baptist Church.
Amy Jo began competing in the Canal Festival royalty competitions at a young age and was crowned the Coshocton Canal Festival Jr. Queen in 2006. She was also the 2009 Princess 2nd Attendant and the 2010 Princess 1st Attendant. In 2011, she was crowned the Bicentennial Princess. Her winning essay on the West Lafayette Troop Train wreck helped propel her to the title of 2014 Coshocton Canal Festival Queen. Amy Jo also won the Canal Sprirt award, which is based on general attitude and spirit throughout the events of the competition and was voted on by her fellow contestants. She is excited to represent Coshocton and Roscoe Village as the 2014 queen.
After high school, Amy Jo plans to attend college and pursue an agriculture degree. She looks forward to returning to the family farm upon graduating college.
2014 Coshocton Canal Festival Princess
Sophia Meiser is the 11-year old daughter of Tony and Amanda Meiser. She is in sixth grade at Coshocton Elementary School. Sophie is a school crossing guard, is on the student council, and is a Coshocton Elementary Choir officer.
Sophie is a member of Girl Scouts and loves to play softball and plans to pitch next year! This fall she will begin piano lessons. She also dances with Miss Jennifer’s and attends Keene United Methodist Church. Sophie is involved with God’s Kids after school program. She is a pet lover and has two cats named Duchess and Juliet.
Sophie enjoys sharing the heritage of Coshocton and the Coshocton Canal Festival. She previously held the title of 2010 Jr. Queen first attendant; 2011 Bicentennial Jr. Queen; and 2013 Princess second attendant. Her essay “Love is in the Air” about the flagpole wedding of Mad Marshall Jacobs earned her first place and her 1860s nightgown/nightcap earned her third place in the 2014 princess competition. Sophie’s costume speech about Matilda Wade who was murdered in 1848 in Roscoe Village was very entertaining.
Sophie is excited about traveling to various places in the state of Ohio to promote our wonderful community. Some festivals she is most looking forward to visiting are Dennison Railroad Festival, Geneva Grape Jamboree, and Chillicothe’s Feast of the Flowering Moon. Of course, Canal Festival is still her favorite!