Belington resident Allyson R. McNaboe was recently crowned Ms. West Virginia Beta Sigma Phi at its annual convention on Oct. 21-23 at the Country Inn and Suites in Beckley.
McNaboe represented her local chapter, Laureate Alpha Delta, as Ms. Elkins. She competed against nine other contestants for the title of West Virginia Beta Sigma Phi Queen.
The contestants were judged through an interview process Oct. 21, which tested the contestants' knowledge of the history of the sorority, their involvement in their local chapter and their service to the local and regional community. The contestants were judged by three area business people in Raleigh County.
Allyson R. McNaboe was crowned 2011 Ms. West Virginia Beta Sigma Phi during the annual convention in October.
On Oct. 22, the women participated in a queen's breakfast followed by an afternoon of touring the region. In the evening, the candidates were escorted by the ROTC and took part in an evening gala, when the winners were announced.
The second runner-up was Ms. Parkersburg, Barbara Kirsch. Ms. Charleston, Mary Arthur, was chosen as the first runner-up. Then McNaboe was announced as the winner. She also was named as Ms. Diotima. This is an honor voted on by fellow contestants and is very similar to Miss Congeniality. She was awarded a crown, sashes, 18 roses, a crown ring, a key necklace and vase for her two titles.
McNaboe is a history teacher at Philip Barbour High School. She is married to Dennis McNaboe and has two children, Cadie Beth, 11, and Isabella Hope, 7. She is the daughter of John and Connie Armentrout of Belington and the daughter-in-law of Fred and Dolores McNaboe of Boca Raton, Fla. She is the granddaughter of Imogene Armentrout and the late Carl Armentrout and Raymond and Edith Fox.
McNaboe is a 15-year member of Beta Sigma Phi and has had many offices. She has received awards for both the girl and program of the year. She will reign as queen until next the convention at Embassy Suites in Charleston on Oct. 26-28, 2012.
Beta Sigma Phi is a nonacademic sorority with more than 200,000 members in chapters around the world in more than 30 countries. The sorority was founded for the social, cultural and civic enrichment of its members. Beta Sigma Phi chapters have donated approximately $10 million to medical research and treatment through endowment funds.