Lauren Elizabeth Young of Summersville has been chosen as a princess in the 77th Mountain State Forest Festival by West Virginia Delegate Adam Young. She is the daughter of William and Lydia Young of Summersville. She is the granddaughter of Margaret and the late Robert Young of Summersville and Rowe and Sue Burkholder of Canvas. She has one sister, Hilary Young.
Lauren graduated from Nicholas County High School with the class of 2013. She was an All-State athlete in volleyball, basketball and softball and was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Leadership Team. She was sergeant-at-arms of the National Honor Society, a state qualifier in the Future Problem Solvers competition, a member of 4-H and had her artwork displayed at Tamarack. Princess Lauren is a member of the Jordan Chapel United Methodist Church. She plans to attend West Virginia University to pursue undergraduate and graduate studies in accounting. She would like to open her own business one day as a certified professional accountant.
Lauren Elizabeth Young