Queen Flora Victoria Lamont
Candidates prepare for announcement of winners
Victoria Lamont was selected Queen Flora XLI Saturday night before a large
audience in the Calhoun Middle/High School auditorium. Lamont was one of seven
candidates voted upon by a panel of judges and auditors.
After a panel of out-of-county judges and auditors tabulated the results, Past Queen
Flora Sarah Lynch placed the crown on Ms. Lamont.
Melissa Hartshorn was voted as 1st Runner-up and a tie for 2nd Runner-up named
Amber Williams and Susan Sullivan.
Miss Congeniality is Brittany Church and Miss Photogenic is Amber Williams.
MC for the fourth year, Curt Garretson, introduced the seven candidates, Amber
Williams, Brittany Church, Katie Hupp, Kelley Badgett, Melissa Hartshorn, Susan
Sullivan and Victoria Lamont. The candidates danced and sang and presented
themselves in street wear and evening gowns.
Some rousing music was performed by Sensei.
Past Queen Flora Sarah Lynch sang for the audience and presented a slide show of
her activities during the past year.
Former Queen Flora Sarah Lynch crowns Ms. Lamont
Curt Garretson MCs event for fourth year
Queen Flora XLI Victoria Lamont is the 17 year old daughter of Brian and Elva
Lamont of Russett.
Victoria is a member of FFA, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honorary,
Vandalias - Select Choir, Calhoun High School Choir, Cross Country Team,
Environthon, Land Judging, Lights On Tutor , Student Council and Peer
Victoria was selected for All State Choir this year. Out of school she is an eight year
member of the American Dairy Goat Association and won 1st place in the Dairy Goat
Showmanship at the 2002 WV State Fair.
Victoria enjoys reading and singing and "loves her animals". She plans to attend
Marshall University and Major in Spanish or Political Science.
Victoria is sponsored by Calhoun Banks, Furr's Auto Sales, Homestead Agency, The
Grantsville Lion's Club and Hartshorn Construction.
Program begins with candidates dancing
Rousing rockers entertain the crowd
First runner-up is Melissa Ann Hartshorn, the 17 year old daughter of Lisa Prunty of
Grantsville and Jeff Hartshorn of Mt. Zion.
Melissa is in the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta - Math Honorary, Calhoun
High School Varsity Volleyball Team, and Basketball Team. She is a member of the
Yearbook Committee, Prom Committee, a S.C.O.R.E.S. participant, and was selected
for Girls' State. Melissa was 1st Team Mid-Ohio Valley Big School All-Stars, 3rd Team
LKC Basketball and Special Honorable Mention LKC Basketball and Special
Honorable Mention All-State volleyball.
Out of school Melissa participates in youth activities at Pleasant Hill United
Methodist Church, is an "Energy Express" volunteer, and lifeguard at the Grantsville
Pool. Her hobbies include reading, swimming, playing the piano, volleyball and
shopping. Melissa plans to attend West Virginia University and major in Industrial
Engineering. She then plans to proceed to law school and specialize in Patent
Melissa's Sponsors are,
Hartshorn Construction, J&B Drug Store, Houchin Construction, State Farm
Insurance - Tim Moore Agent, Hartshorn License Service, Nationwide Insurance,
Mid-State Auto Supply, Town of Grantsville, Elizabeth Michaels, Dick and Edna
Jarvis, Parson's One Stop, Shear Perfection & Tanning and Grantsville Pro
Second runner-up Susan Renee Sullivan is the 17 year old daughter of Jim and
Colleen Sullivan of Smithville.
Susan is a member of HSTA (HISTA), Vice President of HSTA, a member of the
Yearbook Staff, Calhoun High School Red Devil Band, Trombone Section Leader.
Susan is a member of the Calhoun High School Choir and the select choir -
Vandalias. She is on the Soccer Team and is in the Follies, a Follies dancer and a
member of the Calhoun Choral Reflections choir.
Out of school Susan participates in 4-H and will serve as Chief this year at 4-H camp.
She participates in the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church activities and attends
GOP Youth Camp. Susan enjoys writing journals, scrap booking, Do-It-Yourself
Fashions, reading, singing, enjoying family and friends and summer camps. Susan
plans to attend Marshall University and major in Medical Technology.
Susan is sponsored by Yoak Gas Company, Minnie Hamilton Health Care, Jim &
Colleen Sullivan, Eileen Sullivan, The Grantsville Lion's Club, Dave Jones
Communications, Kristin Nichols and Michael Sullivan.
Second runner-up and Miss Photogenic is Amber Michelle Williams, the 17 year old
daughter of Brenda Williams of Grantsville and Eric Williams of Glenville.
Amber is a member of the Calhoun High School Basketball Team and the Cross
Country Team. She is a member of Mu Alpha Theta Math Honorary. She also
participates in SCAT and the Choir.
Outside of school activities, Amber is a "Lights On" tutor, she enjoys baby-sitting,
shopping and watching movies. Amber's hobbies include fishing, camping, 4-wheeler
riding, playing basketball, and "hanging out" with family and friends. Amber plans to
attend college, become an Elementary School Teacher and may consider moving
out of state.
Amber is sponsored by, Keith Smith Auto Shop, Burkett's Auto Body, Parson's One
Stop, Gary Dye's Auto, Mark J. Cinnali, Red Clay Press, Grantsville Eye Clinic, Her Grandparents and
Morris Richards (Grandfather).
Miss Congeniality Brittany Church is the 17 year old daughter of Kevin and Kim
Church of Grantsville.
Brittany is in the Calhoun High School Choir, Follies, Dance, Volleyball Team, Girls'
Athletic Association, Student Council, and Who's Who.
She is the Vice President of her Junior Class, on the National Honor Roll,
Ambassador for Bob Lowe Photography, and has been elected Vice President of the
Criminal Justice Club for the school year 2003-2004. She also is President Elect of
the Student Council for 2003-2004.
Brittany's activities out of school include being a member of the Louisa Chapel
United Methodist Church, church pianist, volunteer for "Energy Express", and GOP
Youth Camp. Her hobbies include playing piano, shopping, swimming, "hanging out
with friends" and riding the 4-wheeler.
Brittany plans to attend West Virginia University and study Forensic Science.
Brittany is sponsored by, Furr's Auto Sales, Stump Funeral Home, Tony Morgan,
Attorney at Law, F. John Oshoway, Attorney at Law, Baker's Mart, Dairy Products,
Inc. and Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.
The Wood Festival Committee extends special thanks to the contestants, parents,
and supporters of the event.
Unexpected entertainment - a drum corp ("We practiced one day")