Erin Keely Murphy has been appointed a princess in the 77th Royal Court of the Mountain State Forest Festival by West Virginia Commissioner of Corrections Jim Rubenstein. Princess Erin is the daughter of John and Kimberly of Elkins and is the granddaughter of Patricia and Lindsey Kenney of Mill Creek. She has one brother, Ryan Murphy, and one sister, Caitlin Murphy.
Princess Erin graduated from Tygarts Valley High School in the class of 2013, where she was a member of the Student Council, National Honor Society, FFA, FBLA and Raze club.
She attended Rhododendron Girls State, was a West Virginia bottle rocket winner in 2010, a member of 4-H and attends Beverly United Methodist Church. She enjoys staying active in the community, tutoring at the local grade school and enjoys outdoor activities.
Her future plans are to attend West Virginia Wesleyan College in the fall of 2013 to pursue a degree in elementary education.