The royal Minor Court of Queen Silvia LXXVIII has been selected and announced by Mountain State Forest Festival Director General Ben Shaffer and Queen's Department Director Debby Berdine.
Representing the 78th royal court will be Crown Bearer Andrew Paul Harris, Scepter Bearer Isaac Sterling Shepler, Flower Girls Hannah Grace Cutright, Madalyn Elizabeth Hickman, Kelseigh Jayde Monk, Olivia Nicole Moudry and Train Bearers Ian Wade Copenhaver and Maxie Willis McCollam.
Harris, 6, is the son of Scott and Christina Harris of Elkins. He has one sister, Kayla. He is the grandson of Philip and Ann Harris of Elkins, and Pete and Fran McLaughlin of Marlinton.
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He is a kindergarten student at Jennings Randolph Elementary School. He enjoys riding his bike, fishing, camping and spending time with his family.
Shepler, 5, is the son of Ben and Leah Shepler of Elkins. He has one brother, Rocco, and is the grandson of Steve and Carolyn Shepler of Elkins, and Steve and Theda Antolini of Princeton.
Shepler is a Pre-K student at Jennings Randolph Elementary School and enjoys soccer, T-ball, golf, riding 4-wheelers, camping, and spending time with his family and friends.
Cutright, 8, is the daughter of Scott and Holly Cutright of Elkins. She has one brother, Tucker, and is the granddaughter of Daniel and Joy Cutright and Doug and Sandy Williams, all of Elkins. She is the great-granddaughter of Wren and Iris Cutright, and Tom Williams, also of Elkins.
She is in third grade at Midland Elementary School and attends St. Brendan Catholic Church. She is a member of the Seneca Storm Travel Soccer Team and enjoys reading, dancing, riding bikes and spending time with family and friends.
Hickman, 10, is the daughter of Eric and Melissa Hickman of Beverly. She has one brother, Jarrod, and is the granddaughter of Guy and Wanda Hickman of Mt. Clare, and Joe and Sandy Tomaro of Clarksburg.
She had been a student of the month at Beverly Elementary School, where she is in fourth grade. An Honor Roll student, she is in extended studies, participates in math field day, and enjoys sewing, softball, tennis, reading and arts and crafts.
Monk, 10, is the daughter of Gregory and Kelle Monk of Elkins. She has one brother, Krystopher, and one sister, Kyndall. She is the granddaughter of Robert Bob and Joanne Woolwine, of Elkins.
She is in fourth grade at Jennings Randolph Elementary School where she is an honor roll student. A member of Landmark Baptist Church, she is also a member of the Randolph County 4-H High Riders, and enjoys riding her horse, Lady, horseback-riding lessons, gardening, riding 4-wheelers and swimming. Her future plans include anything outdoors.
Moudry, 8, is the daughter of Brian and Lisa Moudry of Elkins. She is the granddaughter of Edward and Nancy Weese of Elkins, and William Moudry, of Baltimore, and the late Betty Moudry.
She is a third grade student at North Elementary School, where she is a member of the Good News Club. She attends The First Church of Christ of Elkins, and is a student at Center Stage Dance. She also enjoys to reading, baking, painting and dancing.
Copenhaver, 9, is the son of Eric and Wendy Copenhaver of Elkins. He has one sister, Mikayla and is the grandson of Don and Nancy Scholl of Julian, N.C., and Darius and Laura Copenhaver of Locust Grove, Va.
He is a fourth grade home schooled student and very involved with his church, Landmark Baptist. An A/B Honor Roll student, he is a member of the Alliance Bible Quizzer s Team, a member of 4-H High Rider's Group, Elkins Little League Baseball, and enjoys canoeing, baseball, and building things.
McCollam, 9, is the son of Willis Bill and Melisa Missy McCollam of Beverly. He is the grandson of Max and Johnnie Sue Armentrout and Bill and Linda McCollam, all of Elkins.
He has been a student of the month twice at Beverly Elementary School, where he is in third grade.
A member of the Woodford Memorial United Methodist Church, he enjoys basketball, karate, acting, piano lessons, and is studying to be a magician. He is also a Junior Apprentice at the Old Brick Playhouse, a member of Acting Up, and Summer Camp. He also enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and the outdoors.
The Minor Court will accompany Queen Silvia LXXVIII during her Royal Coronation at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the outdoor amphitheater of Davis & Elkins College.
The 78th Mountain State Forest Festival is scheduled for Sept. 27 through Oct. 5 in Elkins.
Event information is available online at www.forestfestival.com or by calling 304-636-1824.