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2018 Tyler County Fair Queen Candidates Announced

By Staff | Jul 25, 2018

The Tyler County Fair Association is excited to announce the candidates for the 2018 Tyler County Fair Queen Pageant. The six vying for the crown are as follows: Kellsi Anderson, Aleah Baker, Shianne Ferrell, Shayla Griffey, Isabella Pettus, and Brooke Wright.*Kellsi Anderson, 20, is the daughter of Kittie Anderson. Kellsi describes herself adventurous, creative and ambitious. She is a junior at West Liberty University where she is studying Photography and Film Production so that she may one day travel the country making documentaries.

Kellsi has participated in the Knight Riders 4-H Club, Energy Express Mentor, Sister of Beta Rho Epsilon, West Liberty University Golf Team, West Liberty University Future Business Leaders of America, 91.5 WGLZ Radio Host, Cosplaying, dancing, Adopt A Highway, GISHWHES, Photographer for Sisters Fest Weekend, Relay for Life, Church fundraisers, fundraised for Osiris Shiners, volunteered at Huntington City Mission and Ronald McDonald House, volunteered for Vienna Family Fun Weekends, and taught a “Self-Love” class at 4-H Camp. She has won awards as the 2017 winner in WLU 48 Hour Film Festival, first in Graphic Design at State Conference for Business Leaders of America, first place Photography at Arts Alive, Gold awards on all 4-H projects for nine years and has received blue ribbons at the WV State Fair, National Honor Society, National Art Honors Society, received All-Star pin for 4-H, photos featured in Wonderful West Virginia Magazine and Golden Seal Magazine, featured model for MMMagazine, Choreographer and performer in the 2018 movie No Knock List.

Kellsi feels that the Tyler County Fair is one of the best fairs in the state. She added that with the changes to the state’s fairs and festivals, it is important to promote fairs even more and she would be honored of having the job of doing just that.

*Aleah Baker, 18, is the daughter of Tammy Rice and Brad Baker. Aleah describes herself as dedicated, giving, and trustworthy.

She will be attending West Liberty University where she will be pursuing a business degree.

Aleah has participated in 4-H and FFA since she was very young, and she will be showing a market lamb this year at the fair. She has also received several awards including Greenhand Degree, State Degree, Chapter Degree (FFA) and Charting Pin (4-H). Aleah would like to be queen because she feels that with all of the activities she is included in, she will be able to represent the county to the fullest.

*Shianne Nicole Ferrell, 18, is the daughter of Mike and Stacey Ferrell. Shianne describes herself as thoughtful, approachable, and a musician. She will be attending West Virginia University where she will be studying psychology so that she may one day become a psychiatrist. Shianne is involved in singing, playing a variety of musical instruments, the St. Marys Community Concert Band, Theater Club, Senior Art Committee, TCHS Knights Marching Band, Concert and Jazz Bands, school plays, Prom Club, and Project Pediatrics.

Shianne has also won several awards including Field Commander of the Knights Marching Band, WVU Marching Band, Honor Roll grades 9-12, Elks Student of the Month, National Thespian Society, First Place Field Commander, Community Service Award, and Elk’s Award in Performing Arts.

Shianne feels that winning the crown would allow her the opportunity to make a positive difference for the younger generation by helping them believe they can strive for their goals.

*Shayla Griffey, 19, is the daughter of Donnie and Melissa Griffey. She describes herself as independent, sociable, and optimistic. She is attending West Virginia University at Parkersburg where she is studying to get her master’s degree in Elementary Education.

Shayla has volunteered at the Tyler County Public Library as a reading program assistant, served as a TyCon Knights cheer assistant, Boggs Strong Foundation volunteer, served at Senior Citizen dinners, gathered items for WVU Children’s Hospital, and made knotted blankets. She enjoys shopping, riding her RZR, attending the races, working, studying, and spending time with friends and family.

Shayla has received Community Service Awards, PROMISE Scholarship, is a FFA scholarship recipient, served as 2016-2017 Project Pediatrics President, Tyler County Speedway track champion, and Kappa Delta Pi eligible.

Shayla feels that if she wins the crown it would give her the opportunity to be a good role model for those around her while promoting the fair and representing the county.

*Isabella Pettus, 18, is the daughter of Bobby and Melanie Pettus. Pettus describes herself as outgoing, friendly, and dedicated. She attended Tyler Consolidated High School, and she hopes to one day become a surgical technologist.

Isabella enjoys fishing, riding 4-wheelers, reading, swimming, and spending time with friends and family. Isabella has received the Academic Letter Award, PROMISE Scholarship, and National Technical Honor Society.

Isabella feels that if she wins the crown it will be a great opportunity to meet new people and represent Tyler County.

*Brooke Wright, 20, is the daughter of Stacey Wright and Ellsworth Cork. Brooke describes herself as loyal, outgoing, and dependable. She is attending West Virginia Junior College where she is studying medical billing and coding.

Brooke enjoys traveling, babysitting, watching and participating in pageants, spending time with friends and family and her boyfriend, and camping at local fairgrounds. She has earned a State FFA degree and made Honor Roll at West Virginia Northern College.

Brooke feels that if she wins the crown, she can make a positive impact on the lives of local children that look up to her. There will also be girls bidding for the crown of Teen Queen including Morgan Palmer, Claire Miller, Mirissa Greathouse, and Jasmine Thomas – as well as Pre-Teen Queen including: Bridget Doak, Gabrielle Dill, Juliana Lattea, Lillyan Nice, and Kendi Jackson

Be sure to visit The Tyler County Fair Monday night at 6 p.m. to cheer on your favorite lady to win the 2018 Tyler County Fair Queen crown.