Princesses, princes, maids and pages crowned at 2019 WVSF Junior Royalty Pageant Saturday

BUCKHANNON – The 2019 Junior Royalty Pageant of the West Virginia Strawberry Festival took place Saturday afternoon, March 16, at the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College.

The pageant was open to children ages 4 to 13, and all participants are invited to show off their Strawberry spirit by riding in the 2019 WVSF’s Grand Feature Parade, slated for 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 18.

Stay tuned for pageant photos from My Buckhannon, but in the meantime, here is a complete list of winners.

Junior Royalty Winners

Junior Prince, Ages 4-5
Lima David Trent – Strawberry Spirit Award and first page
Jase Tenney – Prince and Most photogenic

Junior Princess, Ages 4-5
Annabelle Tenney – Most Photogenic
Ava Beth Hinkle — Strawberry Spirit
Halle Faith Reesman- Second Maid
Gracie Mae Rice — First Maid
Mia Beth Park — Princess

Junior Princess, Ages 6-7
Ella Whitehair – Most Photogenic
Aaliyah Marie Lothes – Second Maid
Karly Hilliard — First Maid
Brystal Addyson Shaffer — Princess

Junior Prince, Ages 8-9
Kristopher Wyatt – Most Photogenic and Prince

Junior Princess, Ages 8-9
Gracia Knight – Most Photogenic and Princess
Claire Small – Second Maid
Liliana Star Delaney – First Maid

Junior Princess, Ages 10-11
Skylee Ringer – Most Photogenic and Second Maid
Katelyn Elizabeth Howes — First Maid
Madison Burnside – Princess

Junior Queen, Ages 12-13
NinaMae Grace Coberly – Most Photogenic and Second Maid
Kendall Tucker – First Maid
Molly Lane Kuykendall – Queen



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