Five women have been named princesses in the court of the queen of the 83rd Shenandoah Apple Blossom April 23 through May 1.
Caitlyn E. Denham, daughter of Alice and Doug Denham of San Antonio, and granddaughter of William C. Trenary III of Front Royal and David Denham of Winchester, is a junior at Texas State University-San Marcos. A public relations major, she is an honor student and is on the dean's list. She is a graduate of Winston Churchill High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society and the dance team.
Lynn E. Evans, daughter of Patsy and Michael Evans of Timberville and granddaughter of Thelma Mathias of Woodstock and Nancy and Bob Evans of Timberville, is a sophomore at Delaware Valley College. A conservation and wildlife management major, she is a member of Delta Epsilon Beta, the student activities council and A-Day, a college festival/fair. She is a graduate of Broadway High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society, National Society for High School Scholars and Future Business Leaders of America. She earned a yellow candidate belt in Shotokan karate.
Molly C. Hopkins, daughter of Donna and Don Hopkins of Middletown and granddaughter of Fleta and Edward Wood of Woodstock and Helga Hopkins of Winchester, is a freshman at Concord University. A business major, she plays varsity soccer. She is a graduate of Sherando High School where she was co-captain of the soccer team.
Emily N. Levi, daughter of Teresa and Kevin Levi of Winchester and granddaughter of Linda Dodson and Linda and Peter Levi, all of Winchester, and Carol and Bob Bayliss of Berryville, is a sophomore communications and history major at Virginia Tech. She is a graduate of Millbrook High School where she was president of the Key Club and a member of the National Honor Society, French Club and SCA. She was a 2007 Virginia Girls State representative and participated in jazz and hip hop at the Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy.
Emily M. Maddox, daughter of Donna Funkhouser of Wardensville, W.Va., and S. Landon Maddox of Winchester and granddaughter of George Wallis of Peoria, Ill., and Rhoda and George Kriz of Winchester, is sophomore at George Mason University. A sociology major, she is a member of Lambda Alpha Epsilon and the Criminal Justice Club and is a student leader for The Gathering, a campus church group. She is a graduate of East Hardy High School where she was a national competitor and champion of English in the Future Business Leaders of America in 2005.
Five local high school students have been named princesses in the court of the queen of the 83rd Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, April 23-May 1.
Representing James Wood High School is Heather R. Armel, daughter of Wanda and Earl Armel of Stephenson and granddaughter of Dot and Lee Roy Orndorff of White Post and Esther Armel of Stephenson. A senior, she is president of the Varsity Club and a member of the Student Council Association, National Honor Society and varsity basketball team.
Representing Handley High School is Taryn P. Burke, daughter of Kimberly and Glen Burke and granddaughter of Jean and Charles Pine Jr., all of Winchester. A senior, she is a member of the National Honor Society and Handley Scholars and was founder of the Handley Volunteers. She was a member of the 2009 state championship tennis team and is a member of the Braddock Street United Methodist Church.
Representing Clarke County High School is Britney M. Leaf, daughter of Karen and Brian Sharp of Berryville and William Leaf of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, and granddaughter of Dora Burton of Winchester and Robert Reed of Brunswick, Md. A senior, she is a member of the National Honor Society and state historian of the DECA Honor Society.
Representing Sherando High School is Amanda C. Pinckney, daughter of LuAnn and Phillip Pinckney of Stephens City and granddaughter of Genea and LaFayette Pinckney of Contoocook, N.H. She is senior class president, president of the French Club and yearbook editor. She is a member of the National Honor Society and Student Government Association and is in the youth group at the Fellowship Bible Church.
Representing Millbrook High School is Ericka C. Strosnyder, daughter of Dawn and Eric Strosnyder and granddaughter of Mary Jo and Eddie Strosnyder, all of Winchester. A senior, she is an honor roll student, a member of the competition cheer team, sideline cheer team, Spirit Club and is manager of the boys baseball team.