From a Senator to Silvia

Submitted photos Maid Silvia Alia Figueroa and Davis & Elkins College President Chris A. Wood relax on the Halliehurst porch and share memories of their favorite Mountain State Forest Festival events. Figueroa, a freshman at D&E, will reside at Graceland Inn during Festival week and receive her crown at the Outdoor Amphitheatre on the College campus.
An art major at Davis & Elkins College, Maid Silvia Alia Figueroa spends much of her time in the art studio in the lower level of Myles Center for the Arts where Associate Professor of Art Michael Doig guides students in expressing their creativity. Figueroa says she has always had a love for drawing and plans to make a career in art after earning a degree at D&E.
As one of the newest members of the Davis & Elkins College Art Club, Maid Silvia Alia Figueroa assists the club and the Office of Counseling and Wellness with Woof Wednesday. The event, in partnership with the Randolph County Humane Society, brings canines to campus for two hours of fun for students.
The 2018 Mountain State Forest Festival Royal Court includes 10 Davis & Elkins College students. President Chris A. Wood and First Lady Lisa Wood, left, hosted a reception at Hearthstone to congratulate the students on their appointments. From left are, front row, Princess Abigail Sowards, Maid Silvia Alia Figueroa and Maid of Honor Hannah Shiflett; back row, Princesses Maddy Brown, Kaylynne Goins, Bayley Eidell, Jakeya Perrin, Nina Stump, Chloe Mouser and Jonna Burnside, and Vice President for Enrollment Management and Institutional Advancement Rosemary Thomas and Vice President for Student Affairs Scott Goddard.