Three students have been named princesses in the court of the queen of the 83rd Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, April 23 through May 1.
Representing the West Virginia Horticultural Society is Rachel K. Burkhart, daughter of Karen and Mark Burkhart of Martinsburg, W.Va., and granddaughter of Marcella Dodd of Amherst, Ohio, and Geneva Burkhart of Martinsburg. A freshman at West Virginia University, majoring in speech pathology, she is a graduate of Martinsburg High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club. She played varsity basketball and volleyball and was captain of both teams her senior year.
Representing the Virginia Horticultural Society is Whitney P. Drumheller, daughter of Michelle Leyva of Richmond and Joanne and Kevin Drumheller of Lovingston and granddaughter of Diane Dilley, Larry Weesner and Doris Drumheller, all of Lovingston. She is a senior at Nelson County High School where she is in the FBLA and on the Relay for Life Team.
Representing Randolph-Macon Academy is Mary K. Sadler, daughter of Maureen and Gary Sadler of Front Royal and granddaughter of Maureen and Donald Callaghan of Whiting, N.J. A senior, she is a member of the National Honor Society, Honor Council and Honors Flight Program. She is a member of the varsity track, cheerleading and volleyball teams. She has participated in the German Summer Honors Program and the British Exchange Program. She received the Front Royal Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Award for 2007-2008.