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30 young women in WVSF queen, teen pageants

April 8, 2011
The Inter-Mountain

Sixteen girls from across West Virginia will be competing to be the next Strawberry Festival Queen at the pageant being held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Buckhannon-Upshur High School.

Brooke Alton, 19, of Weston, is the daughter Arthur and Terecia Alton. Describing herself as athletic, passionate and friendly, Alton attends Fairmont State and also works in the computer support department at Lockheed Martin. She was a two-time state qualifier in both wrestling and track while in high school, and she was the first-ever female to win a Big 10 Conference wrestling title. Her hobbies include swimming, fishing, being outdoors, working out and spending quality time with her family and friends.

Trorie Christine Atkinson, 19, of Ravenswood, is the daughter of Brett and Stacia Allman and Darel K. Atkinson. She attends Fairmont State, where she made the dean's list, and she is employed at the Glitz'N Glamor Boutique. Describing herself at indomitable, unique and an humanitarian, Atkinson enjoys doing volunteer work, music, camping, scrapbooking, pageantry, cooking, traveling and riding 4-wheelers. At FSU, she has been involved with the Earth Day activities, along with the Health Fair and Carnival. She has also been active with the Children's Miracle Network, Main Street Ripley, the West Virginia Chocolate Festival and she once sang the National Anthem at the West Virginia High School girls' basketball state championship tournament.

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Jordan Coffman, 19, of New Milton, is the daughter of Rick and Linda Coffman. She attends West Virginia University, where she is a student in the School of Pharmacy. She has made the President's List and the Dean's List at WVU and she received the Promise Scholarship. She received an athletic scholarship for track and field at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Describing herself as determined, meticulous and Christian, her interests include watching football, reading, exercising, traveling and collecting Cinderella memorabilia.

Katie Beth Cox, 21, of Spencer, is the daughter of Christine Cox. She attends WVU, where she is a student in the School of Pharmacy. Describing herself as a miracle, sparkling and idiosyncratic, Cox was on the Dean's List while attending the University of Charleston, where she was also a nominee for best student-athlete. Her interests include bargain shopping, listening to a variety of music, studying, reading and doing community service.

Erin Given, 20, of Craigsville, is the daughter of Bill and Cheryl Given. She attends Fairmont State University. She describes herself as melodious, sincere and genuine. She has been involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Down Syndrome Awareness Buddy Walk and Queens Giving Back. She enjoys swimming, singing, skiing, boating and fishing.

Ashley Nicole Gooden, 25, of Buckhannon, is the daughter of Dave and Idress Gooden. She is employed as a registered nurse in the medical and surgical intensive care units at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. She describes herself as being rambunctious, eclectic and omniscient, and her interests include coaching basketball, water skiing, shopping, playing guitar, camping and anything that allows her to be one with nature.

Cecilia Manzo, 24, of Fairmont, is the daughter of John and Kim Manzo. She attends Fairmont State, where she is on the Dean's List. She describes herself as dedicated, loyal and sincere, and her interests include shopping, traveling, concerts, spending time with family and friends and her dog.

Kayla Anne May, 18 , of Moyers, is the daughter of Williard and Ruthaleen May. She attends West Virginia University, where she is active in the WVU Children's Hospital Dance Marathon, the Mountaineer Maniacs and WVU Student Support Services. Blessed, vivacious and caring are how she describes herself, and her interests include playing the piano, playing softball, cheerleading and shopping.

Shanon Ocheltree, 20, of Buckhannon, is the daughter of Suzanne Ocheltree. She attends Fairmont State University, where she is studying Early Childhood Education. She is active in the Marion County Historical Society and America Reads. She describes herself as focused, personable and loyal, and her interests include shopping, working out, volunteering, relaxing and spending time with family and friends.

Tosha Saltis, 18, of Buckhannon, is the daughter of Jeffrey and Kellie Saltis. She attends West Virginia Wesleyan College, where she is a member of the swimming team. She is employed as a sales associate at Victoria's Secret. She says she is ambitious, entertaining and athletic, and her interests include running, dancing and reading. She is also active in the Salvation Army, SWAT and the Department of Theatre.

Kristina Snider, 21, of Mineral Wells, is the daughter of Donna and Mark McKinniss and the late Dr. Karl Snider. She attends West Virginia University and describes herself as being strong-willed, vivacious and humorous. She enjoys spinning, watching and quoting movies, traveling and online shopping.

Alicia Greenwalt, 18, of Moorefield, is the daughter of Michele Greenwalt. She attends Moorefield High School, and she works as a waitress at Ponderosa. She is also involved with the student council, varsity cheerleading and is president of the National Honor Society. She has received the Promise Scholarship. She describes herself as determined, energetic and ambitious, and her interests include cheerleading, drawing and reading.

Alysia Thompson, 19, of Ripley, is the daughter of Scott and Kim Thompson. She attends West Virginia University, where she is studying nursing. Describing herself as ambitious, blessed and compassionate, she has been involved with the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Relay for Life, Ronald McDonald House and the March of Dimes.

Sarah Thorne, 21, of Moorefield, is the daughter of Tim and Paulette Thorne. She attends West Virginia University, where she is on the Dean's List. She is also employed as a receptionist at the dental office of Drs. Barr and Thorne. She says she is happy, compassionate and blessed, and her interests include spinning, running and watching old movies with her mother.

Marcie Marie Uhl, 21, of Vienna, is the daughter of Mark and Teresa Wagner. She attends West Virginia University, and she also works as a patient care technician at Camden Clark Medical Center. Calling herself Christian, ambitious and reliable, she enjoys doing home improvements with her mother, bowling, skiing, fishing, reading and bargain shopping.

Ali Renae Wilson, 19, of Blacksville, is the daughter of Ryan and Terry Wilson, She attends West Virginia University and is also employed as a receptionist at Bella Hair. She says she is independent, knowledgeable and poised, and her interests include baking, boating and traveling. She is involved with Stepping Stones.

Fourteen girls are competing for the title of West Virginia Strawberry Teen in Sunday's pageant.

Lindsey Basye, 18, of Baker, is the daughter of John and Lisa Ann Basye. She attends East Hardy High School, where she is involved with the National Honor Society, FFA, student council, softball, volleyball and basketball. She is also the Senior Class President. Describing herself as ambitious, outgoing and vivacious, her interests include playing sports, showing livestock and spending time with family and friends.

Janine Beer, 14, of Buckhannon, is the daughter of David and Stephanie Beer. She attends Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School, where she is on the honor roll and the yearbook staff. She describes herself as outgoing, compassionate and honest, and her interests include reading, swimming and traveling.

Miranda Garber, 16, of Bridgeport, is the daughter of Gail and Jay Garber. She attends Bridgeport High School, where she is an honor roll student. She is also involved with the student council, RAZE and SADD. Describing herself as faithful, determined and adventurous, her interests include pageants, modeling, riding 4-wheelers and dancing.

Allegra Noel Gossett, 17, of Moundsville, is the daughter of Lance and Donna Gossett. She attends John Marshall High School, where she is involved in the National Honor Society, soccer, softball, Letterman's Club and Red Cross Club. She describes herself as determined, independent and responsible, and her interests include playing sports and hanging out with family and friends.

Haley Hinchman, 16, of Richwood, is the daughter of Tressi and Gray Bartlett. She attends Richwood High School, where she is involved with the National Honor Society, student council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and cheerleading. She calls herself empathetic, optimistic and outgoing, and her interests include cooking, horseback riding, athletics and spending time with family and friends.

Elizabeth Hinkle, 16, of Buckhannon, is the daughter of Ron and Betty Hinkle. She attends Buckhannon-Upshur High School, where she is involved in show choir and theatre. Describing herself as happy, caring and thankful, her interests include playing the piano, singing, photography, knitting, writing poems, taking walks and painting.

Courtney Jack, 14, of Buckhannon, is the daughter of Bill and Michelle Jack. She attends Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School, where she is on the honor roll and is involved in student council, soccer and basketball. She describes herself as Christian, caring and athletic, and her interests include soccer, basketball, playing guitar, participating in her church's youth group and casterboarding.

Katelyn Jeffrey, 15, of Morgantown, is the daughter of John and Nancy Jeffrey. She attends Morgantown High School, where she is an honor student and is involved in soccer and tennis. She says she is cheerful, sensitive and enthusiastic, and her interests include dancing, cheerleading, arts and crafts and working out.

Kiley Murray, 17, of Morgantown, is the daughter of Shawn and Teresa Murray. She attends University High School, where she is involved with the National Honor Society, student council and RAZE. Describing herself as confident, intelligent and giving, her interests include working out, spending time with family and friends and volunteering at West Virginia University Children's Hospital.

Lora Beth Rutherford, 16, of Ceredo, is the daughter of David and Angela Rutherford. She attends Spring Valley High School, where she is involved with the National Honor Society and tennis. She says she is energetic, sincere and determined, and her interests include playing the flute, modeling, reading, writing and photography.

Brittany Shapiro, 14, of Buckhannon, is the daughter of Debbie Shapiro. She attends Buckhannon-Upshur High School, where she is involved in track and cheerleading. Describing herself as girly, athletic and confident, her interests include cheerleading and attending WVU sporting events with her family.

Mariah Stocker, 16, of Buckhannon, is the daughter of Tim and Jacqueline Stocker. She attends Buckhannon-Upshur High School, where she is involved with the band, 4-H and Math Club. She says she is goofy, honest and loving, and her interests include playing the guitar and banjo, crocheting, baton twirling, photography and playing with her cows.

Eva Leigh-Ann Thorne, 15, of Moorefield, is the daughter of Tim and Paulette Thorne. She attends Moorefield High School, where she is involved with the Pep Club, Spanish Club, student council National Honor Society, track and cheerleading. She describes herself as being witty, well-rounded and charismatic, and her interests include cheerleading, reading, riding 4-wheelers and dancing.

Katelyn Swager, 18, of Wellsburg, is the daughter of Beth Ann Swager. She attends Brooke High School, where she is active in volleyball, track, Spanish Club and homecoming and prom committee. She describes herself as outgoing, blessed and determined, and her interests include scrapbooking, shopping, exercising, traveling, volleyball, reading and drawing.

 
 

 

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