Director General Mike Karlen has chosen Devon Lauren Brosh as a princess in the 76th Mountain State Forest Festival.
Brosh is the daughter of David and Becky Brosh of Petersburg, and she is the granddaughter of Arthur and Agnes Sargent and Robert and Joann Brosh, all of Wheeling. She has one sister, Ashley Brosh Anderson, who was a princess in the Mountain State Forest Festival's Royal Court in 2008.
Brosh graduated from Petersburg High School in 2012 and is attending West Virginia Wesleyan in Buckhannon, where she is majoring in pre-physical therapy. At Petersburg High, she was a member of the National Honor Society for four years and served as president her senior year. She is a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was a four-year soccer player. She received Bi-State honors in 10th grade, was on the Potomac Valley Conference team in 11th grade and was on the PVC team and was 2nd Team All-Area her senior year.
Brosh also played varsity softball and basketball four years in high school, and she received the WHSV Channel 3 Student Athlete of the Week her senior year in basketball. On the golf team, she was athlete of the year in ninth, 10th and 11th grades. An active 4-H member, she received the charting pin and was sagamore and chief in her tribe. She also was a member of RAZE, Student Council, Student Government, Prom Committee and West Virginia Governor's Honors Academy Graduate group, and she was a HOBY Ambassador.
She was an "A" honor roll student all four years in high school and received the PROMISE Scholarship, the Grant County Hospital Scholarship, West Virginia Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship and the West Virginia Wesleyan College Presidential Scholarship.
She is very active in her community and volunteered with numerous "Read to Me Day" activities, collected food for the food pantry, volunteered at many blood drives and helped prepare Thanksgiving dinner at the First Baptist Church. She also counted box-tops at Petersburg Elementary School and worked the Kiwanis booth at the Tri-County Fair. She also was altar server at St. Mary's Catholic Church in grades three to 12 and has volunteered at Grant Memorial Hospital for the last four years.
Brosh will join other princesses descending coronation hill with the rest of the Mountain State Forest Festival's Royal Court on Oct. 5 at Davis & Elkins College. More information is available at www.forestfestival.com.