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 Mediation.

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 Law.

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 Hardware.

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")

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