The Mountain State Forest Festival is proud to announce the appointment of Alissa Kay Kerns of Elkins by Mountain State Forest Festival Board President Cliff Marstiller to the 77th Royal Court. She is the daughter of Gary and Gwen Kerns of Elkins. She is the granddaughter of Nancy and the late Roy Kerns of Clarksburg and Melba and the late David Harmer of Shinnston. She has one brother, Jared Kerns.
Alissa is a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 2012, where she was an active member of the band for four years. She has studied dance for 14 years and been a student of Center Stage Studio of Dance for 10 years. She is a member of First Baptist Church of Elkins. Princess Alissa will be attending Fairmont State University this fall and plans to become a physical therapist assistant.