Siblings selected as royalty
It will be a family affair ruling over the 72nd annual West Virginia Strawberry Festival’s Junior Royalty court.
Jazmin Gillum, 13, of Buckhannon, was selected as the Junior Queen during Saturday’s Junior Royalty Revue at Buckhannon-Upshur High School. She is an eighth-grader at Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School.
Adaryus Gillum, 12, of Buckhannon, was selected as the Junior King.
Both also received the Photogenic Award in their age divisions. They are the children of Jennifer and Eric Depoy and Ryan and Melanie Gillum.
Serving in the Queen’s court will be first maid Courtney Lynne Trader of Buckhannon and second maid Audra Rachelle Knotts of Flemington.
The first page in the King’s court is Andrew J. Dowell of Buckhannon.
Haley Alexis Farnsworth of Buckhannon was named the Princess in the 10- and 11-year-old division. The first maid will be Gracie Marsh of Weston, and the second maid will be Sydney Willett of Buckhannon. The Photogenic Award in the division went to Haylee Rice of Buckhannon.
Johnathan Levi Tomey of Buckhannon was named the Prince of the 10- and 11-year-old division. Austin Reed of Tallmansville was named the Prince of that age division, and he also received the Photogenic Award.
Shaylee Beth Hitt of Buckhannon was named the Princess in the 8- and 9-year-old division. Serving as first maid will be Graci Inez Ketteroman of Buckhannon, and Reagan DaNae Heater of Buckhannon will be the second maid. The Photogenic Award was presented to Beth O’Neill of Buckhannon.
Johnathan Levi Tomey of Buckhannon was selected to be the Prince of the 8- and 9-year-old division. Bradley James Helmick of Volga will be the first page and Owen Ross Caynor of Buckhannon will be the second page. Caynor was also given the Photogenic Award.
Chloe Elizabeth Richards of Weston was selected as the Princess of the 6- and 7-year-old division. Serving as first maid will be Ellanora D. Hines of Buckhannon, and she also was honored with the Photogenic Award. The second maid will be Maggi Vylet Ketterman of Buckhannon.
Austin James Shaffer of Buckhannon was named as the Prince of the 6- and 7-year-old division. The first page will be Broderick Elliott Bouscher of Belington, and he was also presented with the Photogenic Award.
Annabelle Faith Caynor of Buckhannon was named the Princess of the 4- and 5-year-old division. The first maid will be Erica Grace Trader of Buckhannon, and the second maid will be Gabrielle Alexis Cvechko of Bridgeport. Caynor and Channing Kalena Gillum of Buckhannon were given the Photogenic Award, and Neva Perrine of Buckhannon was honored with the Strawberry Spirit Award.
Kylen Julius Lee Rosencrance of Belington was named the Prince of the 4- and 5-year-old division, and he was also honored with the Strawberry Spirit Award. “Tres” William Golden of Buckhannon was selected as the first page, and he was presented with the Photogenic Award.
All of the honorees will be part of the annual West Virginia Strawberry Festival’s Junior Royalty Parade, which will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 16 down Strawberry Lane in Buckhannon.
The Strawberry Queen and Teen Queen will be selected during a pageant on April 14.
The 2013 West Virginia Strawberry Festival will be held May 11-12, 16-19 in Buckhannon.