This Friday, Sept. 20, a Belington community tradition will be renewed with the crowning of Miss Belington 2013. The event will kick off the Belington Fall Fest activities and be held near the center of town at the stage in front of Weese Music Center at 6 p.m. Please join in for the event and the crowning of Miss Belington 2013. This year's contestants include Raychel Fitzwater, Abby Suder and Morgan Weese, all students at Philip Barbour High School.
Fitzwater is the 16-year-old daughter of Cynthia and Stanley Fitzwater of Belington. She is a junior and active in the athletic program and several organizations/clubs at PBHS. Raychel attends Belington Presbyterian church and volunteers as a Christmas elf for the Polar Bear express. She enjoys the company of her friends and family and hopes to be a dental hygienist. Her escort is Bai Carpenter, also of Belington.
Suder is the daughter of Crystal Suder in Belington. She is 16 years old and a junior at PBHS, where she is an active member of the Colts band. She is a member of the Technology Student Association and has an interest in the creative arts; she hopes to attend UCLA and enroll in the schools film/television/theater programs. Her escort is Thairon Holler from Belington.
Weese is a senior at PBHS and the 17-year-old daughter of Shon and Jill Weese of Midway Road. She actively participates in the PB Colts band where she is a twirler and flute player. Morgan swims on the swim team and is a member of several clubs. She is a National Honor Society member and hopes to become a nurse practitioner after high school. Morgan's escort is Grant Robinson.
Other members of the queen's court include sixth-grade princess Taylee Tallman, daughter of Tammy and LJ Tallman, and her escort is Carson Cvechko, son of Mike and Cindi Cvechko. Seventh-grade princess is Zoe Payne, daughter of Christopher and Kylie Payne, and her escort is Austin Davis, son of Robert and Lisa Davis. Eighth-grade princess is Maddie Carpenter, daughter of Jamie and Rochelle Carpenter, and her escort is Johnny Williams, son of Johnny and Toby Williams. The ninth-grade princess is Alexis Serback, daughter of Kimberly Moore, and also representing the ninth grade is Kristin Ramsey, daughter of Charlinda and Jerry Ramsey.
The royal court will be completed with two flowers girls, Coryn Kelly, daughter of Bobby and Lisa Kelly, and Lily Lasky, daughter of Nicole Lasky. The crown bearer is Logan Watson, son of Rochelle Ware-Fenstermacher, and Tommy and Ashleigh Watson.