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Queens To Be Crowned

By Staff | Oct 12, 2016

Photo Provided Pictured are queen candidates and their escorts, along with princesses and their escorts. Standing, from left, is Freshman Princess Hannah Poole, who is escorted by Lincoln Gump; Sophomore Princess Cameron Melott, escorted by Jake Pennell; and Junior Princess Alexis Taylor, escorted by James Moore. Seated, with their escorts behind them, are the following queen candidates: Alayna Cline, escorted by Riley Nice; Kristen Massey, escorted by Cameron Archer; Bailey Estep, escorted by Anthony Work; Taylor Ludewig, escorted by Dylan Conner; and Emily Shank, escorted by Sean Philp.

Alayna Cline, Kristen Massey, Bailey Estep, Taylor Ludewig and Emily Shank have each been selected as a candidate for Magnolia HIgh School’s 2016 Homecoming Queen.

The queen will be crowned during halftime at Friday’s football game against St. Marys.

Senior queen candidate Alayna Cline is the daughter of Bill and Marcie Cline. Alayna is a cheerleader, a member of the Magnolia Mu Alpha Theta Math honorary and is a member of the Magnolia thespian Troupe #531. She plans to attend WVU and major in occupational therapy. Alayna is escorted by Riley Nice, the son of Ron and Julie Nice, all of New Martinsville. Riley is captain of the soccer team, a member of the wrestling and track teams and is a member of National Honor Society. He plans to attend WVU and study biology.

Senior queen candidate Kristen Massey is the daughter of Jeff and Renee Massey. Kristen is a member of National Honor Society, letterman of the volleyball team and a member of the 2016 state championship track team. She has been the class vice president for the past three years. She hopes to attend West Virginia University next fall and major in accounting. Kristen is escorted by Cameron Archer, son of Craig and Jennifer Archer, all of New Martinsville. Cameron is Captain of the Boys’ Soccer Team, a member of FBLA and a member of Science National Honor Society. He plans to attend WVU and major in international business.

Senior queen candidate Bailey Estep is the daughter of Steve and Dee Dee Estep. Bailey is a member of National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. She is captain of the volleyball team and a member of the 2016 state championship track team. She is undecided on her major but plans to attend WVU next fall. Bailey’s escort is Anthony Work, son of Jay Work all of New Martinsville.

Photo Provided From left are Paden City High School’s homecoming court princesses Sophie Lyons, seventh grade; Kelsey Michael, eighth grade; Abbe Stackpole, ninth grade; Delainey Lantz, 10th grade; and Jenna Ferebbee, 11th grade; and queen candidates Kallie Arnett, Chelsea Baker, Madison Kelly, and Rachel Loy.

Senior queen candidate Taylor Ludewig, daughter of Chuck and Traci Ludewig, is escorted by Dylan Conner son of Barb and Eric Conner all of New Martinsville. Taylor is a member of National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. She is also captain of the volleyball team and starting point guard of the girls’ basketball team. She plans to attend WVU and major in engineering. Dylan has been voted class president the last three years. He is a letterman on both football and baseball teams. He is also a member of National Honor Society. He plans to attend college and major in chemistry.

Senior queen candidate Emily Shank, daughter of Michael and Cheryl Shank, is escorted by Sean (Shawn) Philp (Filp), son of Wesley Philp and Claudia Philp all of New Martinsville. Emily is a member of the volleyball and softball teams. She is in National Honors Society, Science National Honors Society and Mu Alpha Theta. She plans to attend college in the fall but is undecided on where she wants to go and what she wants to study. Sean is a member of the Magnolia Marching Band, Mu Alpha Theta and Science National Honor Society. He plans to attend college and become a physical therapist.

The 2016 homecoming queen will be crowned by 2015 queen, Evan Estep. Evan Estep, daughter of Steve and Dee Dee Estep. Evan is a Freshman at West Virginia University studying occupational therapy. Escorting Evan is former classmate Dylan Jackson, son of Butch and the late Jamie Jackson. Dylan is a Freshman at Fairmont State University studying business.


Freshman Princess is Hannah Poole, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Poole. Hannah is escorted by Lincoln Gump, son of Mr. And Mrs. Terry Gump, all of New Martinsville. Hannah is a member of the Magnolia High School choir, Magnolia Relay for Life and a volunteer at the Genesis Health Care Center. Lincoln is a member of the Magnolia Relay for Life chapter.

Sophomore Princess is Cameron Melott, daughter of Todd and Carrie Melott is escorted by Jake Pennell, son of Tim and Tammi Pennell. Cameron is a member of the band, she is the sophomore class president and volunteers at New Martinsville Library’s Summer Reading Program for kids. Jake is a member of the band, Magnolia Thespians and Boy Scouts of America.

Junior Princess is Alexis Taylor, daughter of Colby and Heather Taylor is escorted by James Moore, son of Albert and Barbara Moore all of New Martinsville. Alexis is on the principal’s list, secretary of student council, a peer tutor and plays softball for Magnolia. James is a member of the Magnolia FFA and FBLA chapters and he plays soccer for the Blue Eagles.

Attendants for Friday’s festivities will include Crown Bearer Kaiden Batton, son of Abi Batton and grandson of Mark and Vicki Batton. Flowergirl will be Halle Barcus, daughter of Todd and Angie Barcus.

A parade will proceed Friday’s event. It will begin at 6 p.m. at MHS and proceed down Main Street to the field.


Paden City High School is pleased to announce plans for the 2016 Homecoming festivities. The student council organization, under the leadership of President Wes Smith and Vice President Jake Pierce, has planned a multitude of activities.

Spirit week kicked off Tuesday with an Americana Theme Day. On Tuesday evening the Paden City Volleyball team, whom boasts the title of 2016 OVAC 1A regular season champions, hosted the OVAC 1A semifinal game at 5:30 p.m. The Wildcats faced the Bishops of Bishop Donahue.

Today, the students will celebrate with a Tacky Tourist Theme day and classes will participate in a talent show. This evening, the community will come together for a bonfire at Paden City Park starting at 8:00 p.m. This event is new for 2016, and an exciting opportunity for the school and community. On Thursday, Oct. 13 students will participate in Sports Day and the annual Powder Puff football game. It will begin at 2 p.m. The varsity volleyball team will travel to Tyler Consolidated for a varsity quad. On Friday, students will end the school festivities with the annual Green and White Day. A pep rally including a cheer off between the classes. Finally, on Friday evening the community will once again come together for the Homecoming parade that begins at 6 p.m. The Homecoming game will begin at 7 p.m. with the coronation of the 2016 queen at halftime.

Candidates for this year’s Homecoming Queen are:

Kallie Arnett, daughter of Keith and Jenny Arnett. Kallie is a varsity volleyball player as well as a cheerleader and track member.

Chelsea Baker, daughter of Courtney Howard. Chelsea is the class historian, a Varsity volleyball and basketball player, as well as a member of the track team.

Madison Brooke Kelly is the daughter of Darin Kelly and Amy Beckett. Madison is a varsity volleyball player and former varsity cheerleader.

Rachel Loy is the daughter of Amiee and Steve Bowman. Rachel is class president, a member of National Honor society, and she is a former member of the competitive cheerteam Fire and Ice.

In addition to the candidates, the homecoming court will be rounded out by junior princess Jenna Ferebee, daughter of Mary Ferebee; sophomore princess Delainey Lantz, daughter of Clint and Jennifer Lantz; freshman princess Abbe Stackpole, daughter of Aimee Bowser and Mark Stackpole.

The middle school will be represented by eighth grade princess Kelsey Michael, daughter of Gary and Cindy Michael; and seventh grade princess Sophie Lyons, the daughter of Sharon and Andy Lively.

On Saturday, prior to the Homecoming dance the Paden City Wildcat band will travel to Charleston to compete in the West Virginia Band Invitational. The Wildcat Band just received the honor of 1st runner-up Grand Champion at Ripley’s Vikingfest.