State's Lamb and Wool Queen Is Cut Above
Tribune-Review, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Belle Vernon native Rebecca Giles has had a whirlwind year.
As the Pennsylvania Lamb and Wool Queen, the California University of Pennsylvania sophomore has traveled nearly 10,000 miles.
She will participate in the Governor's Ball in Harrisburg this month.
"Rebecca works hard at everything she does," said her mother, Marianne Tucheck. "Obviously, we are very proud, and she has earned everything on her own efforts."
Giles is a member of the university marching band while also busy with a half-dozen other social and service organizations.
Giles, who is majoring in technology education with a minor in music, also takes care of her own sheep -- Cinnamon, Pumpkin and Ebony.
"I am very busy but am having so much fun," Giles said. "I am proud to say I attend California University when I make these appearances. I love being around people and animals and helping good causes."
Tucheck has kept detailed photograph albums and scrapbooks of her daughter's accomplishments and travels. As the Pennsylvania Lamb and Wool Queen, Giles attends many fairs, festivals and events where she distributes recipes, discusses sheep and gives away homemade sheep pins that bear the label "Ewe just adopted one of Becca's Barnyard Buddies. …