Six young women are vying for the honor of 2017 Flame Queen.
The winner will be announced at the Weston Volunteer Fire Department, July 4, at 4 p.m., and crowned at the Robert L. Bland Middle School field immediately following the parade.
Brooklyn Queen, 18, from Weston, is the daughter of Deborah and Stony Queen. While a student at Lewis County High School, Queen was a Varsity volleyball player, a cheerleader and played softball.
Queen was the 2015 Miss Lewis County Law Enforcement Teen Queen. She attended the U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar program, Girls State 2016 and the Clarksburg Mayors Youth Council. She will attend Glenville State College in the fall, majoring in criminal justice/forensic science.
Natalie Rogers, 18, of Jane Lew, is the daughter of Tom and Monica Rogers. At LCHS, Rogers was president of National Honor Society, a member of National Art Honor Society, class president, yearbook editor and in Future Business Leaders of America. She plans to attend Glenville State College in the fall.
Shelby Rittenhouse, 18, of Jane Lew, is the daughter of Charlene Salisbury and John Rittenhouse. At LCHS, Rittenhouse was a member of the Chemistry Club, vocal ensemble, a Chanticleer and was on the honor roll. She plans to earn her certification in cosmetology.
Emilee Spangler, 18, of Horner, is the daughter of Mike and Kim Spangler. At LCHS, she played soccer, ran track and was a peer tutor.
Spangler was a member of National Honor Society, Rachel’s Challenge and Pep Club. She was on the honor roll and participated in Math Field Day. Spangler plans to attend WV Wesleyan College, majoring in either engineering or the medical field, and run college track.
Devin Woody, 18, of Jane Lew, is the daughter of Dave and Melissa Woody. While at LCHS, she was a varsity letterman, a member of National Honor Society, assistant editor of the school newspaper “The Blue and Grey”, and a member of student council. She plans to major in exercise science in college.
Kelsolynn Hall, 18, of Jane Lew, is the daughter of Amanda and John Aman. Hall was a member of the LCHS Marching Minutemen for three years, the golf team, National Honor Society, Chemistry Club and attended Health Profession classes at Fred Eberle Technical School.
Hall plans to earn her LPN from Fred Eberle Technical School, and her RN at Fairmont State University.
Boxes for voting are at Kentucky Fried Chicken, Hardee’s, Pizza Hut, Wendy’s, McDonald’s and Western Steer Steakhouse. Proceeds benefit the Weston Volunteer Fire Department.