The king and queen of the 2019 Fenton Freedom Festival will be crowned Wednesday, July 3 at 6:30 p.m. before the Silver Lake Ski Show at Silver Lake Park. King Jacob Novak, 17, of Rose Township, is the son of Jeffrey and Jennifer Novak. Each will earn a $1,000 college scholarship after ending their reigns in 2020.
Why did you choose to run for the title of Fenton Freedom Festival king?
I want to represent the values of the Fenton community, which have been instilled in me by example. Local volunteer opportunities like Arts are the Heart or the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) help demonstrate how the citizens of Fenton are willing to lend a hand to each other. Whether I’m assisting the leading of a National Honors Society meeting or cheering on teammates at cross-country events, these interactions have established me as a respected leader in the Fenton community.
What is your favorite Fenton Freedom Festival activity?
My favorite event is the parade. Since I was little, my grandparents have taken me to see it. When I was little, I loved getting all the candy and now, I enjoy seeing the representation of all the different groups of people that make up the Fenton area.
What do you like most about Fenton?
My favorite place in Fenton is the community center area. Here, you have a nice river, which complements the green open space behind the center. This open space allows events to take place in a centralized location in town and provides a place for strong community action.
What are your future plans?
I plan to attend a four-year university in order to pursue pre-medicine. Later, I’ll go to medical school to earn my medical doctor degree as a radiologist.