Lexi Marek is a senior at Washington High School and a member of the Jackson Jets 4-H Club. She is the daughter of Tim and Heather Marek. She has three siblings, Macy, Makenzi and Leah.
Marek has worked in the project areas of Swine, Cattle, Sheep, Home Improvement, Food and Nutrition, Ag and Natural Resources, Photography, Consumer Management, Visual Arts, Self Determined, Communications, and Fashion Revue.
She was a 2012 National 4-H delegate. She has served as president, vice president and historian of County Council. She has been president of her 4-H club and a state conference attendee.
When asked about the highlights and special memories of 4-H she said, "I was honored to be the 2012 Washington County Fair Queen. The Iowa State Fair Queen Contest was the best experience of my life and I really appreciate the support given to me from my community. I was so blessed to be named First Runner-Up at the ISF, but the best part was the people I met and the friendships I made. I realized that friendships you make while showing livestock and being in 4-H just don't stay in the barn. I had the biggest fan club at coronation and I knew, no matter the outcome, I had love and support. I will forever be grateful for the amazing experiences I have been given. Representing Iowa at the 2012 National 4-H Congress and the 2012 National 4-H Livestock Judging Contest were also outstanding once-in-a-lifetime experiences."
Marek has also participated in Business Professionals of America, FFA, Student Congress, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Peer Helpers, Volunteers of Washington, National Honor Society, Mini Dance Marathon, Operation Snowflake, and the National Junior Swine Association.
She plans to attend Iowa State University to major in agriculture business and ag education. She also plans to be on the ISU Livestock Judging Team.