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ELKINS — The Minor Royal Court of Maid Silvia LXXXIV was selected and announced by Mountain State Forest Festival General Manager Robbie Morris and Queen’s Department Manager Tracy Gooden.

The 84th Royal Court will be represented by Crown Bearer Max Ryan Jones, Scepter Bearer Eleanor Faye Davis, Flower Girls Avery Grace Fox, Baelynn Lee Irons, Addison Grace Smyton, Kendall Brooke Ward and Train Porters Nicholas Joseph. “NEW JERSEY” Patella and Cooper Preston Warner.

Max Ryan Jones is the son of Grant and Lydia Jones of Elkins. He is the grandson of Norman and Linda Wagner of Elkins and Neil and Linda Jones of Morgantown.

Max will be a first grader at Midland Elementary this fall. He likes camping, going to the beach and playing with his trains and legos.

Eleanor Faye Davis is the daughter of Chris and Samantha Davis of Elkins. She is the granddaughter of John and Karen Tallman and Jim and Terri Davis, all of Elkins. Eleanor has a sister, Evalynn.


In the fall, she will be a kindergarten student at Jennings Randolph Elementary School. She dances with West Virginia Highland Dance and studies ballet and gymnastics at Dance by Farrah. Her hobbies include painting, driving her 4-wheeler, and spending time swimming and playing outside with her sister, Evalynn.

Avery Grace Fox is the daughter of Doug and Calli Fox of Beverly. She is the granddaughter of Stephen and Vickie Posey of Buckhannon and Steve and Debbie Fox of Mill Creek. She has a brother, Jackson.

In the fall, she will be a third-grade student at Beverly Elementary. She is a PAX leader and a member of her school’s running club. She is part of the competitive teams of Center Stage and Tumble Time Gymnastics. She enjoys math and science as well as playing soccer, running 5k races, singing and playing with her little brother in her spare time.

Baelynn Irons is the daughter of Justin and Lori Irons of Elkins. She is the granddaughter of Rick and Linda Irons of Elkins and Grant and Joellen Trent of West Union. She has two sisters, Lilly and Aleah.

Baelynn is a homeschooler and will enter third grade this fall. She is a member of Cornerstone Church, swims for the Elkins Otters, and is a member of the YMCA Rays swim team. She takes piano lessons and enjoys playing music in her church. In her spare time, she enjoys playing outdoors, kayaking and camping with her family.


Addison Grace Smyton is the daughter of Roger and Wendy Smyton of Elkins. She is the granddaughter of AnnaRuth Wetzel and Robert Cottrell and Forest G. “Junior” and Alicia Wetzel, all of Elkins, and the late John and Melba Smyton of Dryfork. She has a brother, Garrett.

This fall, Addison will be entering third grade at North Elementary. She attends Dance by Farrah where she is on the competitive dance team and she attends Mountain Gymnastics Academy where she is on the competitive gymnastics team. She is a cheerleader for Bengals Youth Football as well as North Elementary and plays softball for the Randolph County Youth Softball League Hericanes. She is a member of the Meadow Grove Green Growers 4-H Club. In her spare time, she enjoys coloring, painting, drawing and spending time with her family. She attends the First Baptist Church.

Kendall Brooke Ward is the daughter of Krista Ward of Elkins and Richard Ward of Buckhannon. She is the granddaughter of Ronald and Brenda Cunningham of Elkins and Alma and the late Ronald Whitehair, father of Davis and great-granddaughter of John and Carolyn Cunningham of Whitmer. She has a brother, Kolton.

Kendall will be entering fourth grade this fall at Midland Elementary. She is on the honor roll and has perfect attendance. She attends Dance by Farrah where she competes with the Mini Hip Hop team. She is a member of the Elkins Otters swim team, played basketball for the YMCA Might Mites league, plays soccer with Seneca Soccer, and is a cheerleader for Midland Elementary. She is a Brownie with Pathfinder Troop 51432, attends First United Methodist Church, and is a member of the Pioneer Club. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding at Saddles and Smiles, reading, drawing, writing, and spending time with family and friends.

Nicholas Joseph “NEW JERSEY” Patella is the son of Nick and Ann Marie Patella de Kerens. He is the grandson of Chris and Diana Patella of Elkins and Larry and Linda Lamb of Fairmont, North Carolina. He has a brother, Noah, and a sister, Neva.


NJ will be in third grade this fall at North Elementary. He plays Elkins Little League baseball and attends First United Methodist Church. He likes to practice all sports and particularly enjoys recess at school. In his spare time he enjoys gardening and doing projects with his dad, and he enjoys reading and loves history. He is a great big brother to his siblings and loves animals.

Cooper Preston Warner is the son of William and Moriah Cooper of Elkins. He is the grandson of Terry and Roxanna Cooper of Elkins, Dana “Ray” White of Beverly and Henry and Shirley Williams of Buckhannon.

This fall, Cooper will be a fifth grader at Midland Elementary where he is a “A” honor roll student. He plays Elkins Little League baseball and is a member of the Ski Hi 4-H club. In his spare time, he enjoys 4-wheeling, fishing, hunting, watching sports, listening to music, reading, playing video games and spending time with his family and friends. Cooper attends the Elkins Family Worship Center.

Please join the Royal Court of Maid Silvia LXXXIV as they descend Coronation Hill on the campus of Davis and Elkins College on Friday October 7th. For more information on the 84th Mountain State Forest Festival, please visit the website,




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