Fourth group of festival princesses announced

The selection of princesses to serve in the Court of Queen Shenandoah LXXXVII for the 2014 Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival has been announced by festival officials. The princesses include Madison Jean Himelright, Kellie Ann Larsen, Catherine Vance Legge, Lindsay Jayne LeHew and Morgan Elizabeth McMahon.
 
Madison Himelright is attending James Madison University in Harrisonburg where she is a freshman majoring in health science, pre-dentistry. She is the daughter of Marsha and Tony Himelright of Stephens City. She is the granddaughter of Linda Shook of Winchester and Christine Himelright of Wardensville, W.Va. Himelright is a 2013 graduate of Sherando High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society, DECA public relations officer, DECA state and national finalist. She participated on the varsity squad competition and sideline cheerleading team all four years of high school. At James Madison University, Himelright is a Viral Discovery teacher assistant and participates in JMU cheerleading.

Kellie Larsen is attending the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn., where she is a freshman majoring in supply chain management, with a international business minor. She is the daughter of Mimi and Larry Larsen of Winchester. Larsen is a graduate of John Handley High School, where she participated on the varsity cheerleading squad all four years and was varsity captain for three years. At the University of Tennessee she is a member of the Junior Panhellenic Council, University of Tennessee Timettes and Delta Zeta Sorority executive.

Catherine Legge is attending the University of Virginia in Charlottesville where she is a first year student, majoring in biomedical engineering. She is the daughter of Regina Legge of Winchester and the late W. Reynolds Legge Jr. She is the granddaughter of Lulubelle Vance of Berryville and the late Frederick Vance. Legge is a 2013 graduate of James Wood High School. She was a two sport athlete of the volleyball and swim teams. She was a member of the National Honor Society and Key Club, was senior class treasurer and participated in the Gifted Independent Study Program.
 
Lindsay LeHew is attending Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg where she is a sophomore majoring in political science and education. She is the daughter of Sondra and Jeffery LeHew of Front Royal. She is the granddaughter of Doris and Ronald Brown of Brandenton, Fla., Nancy L. Krogsund and Larry LeHew, both of Front Royal. She is a graduate of Skyline High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society. LeHew was a two sport varsity athlete in basketball and volleyball and received the Volleyball Most Valuable Player Award her junior year. She was manager of the boys varsity basketball team. At Virginia Tech she is a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority and the Thorton Hills Hounds Foxhunt.
 
Morgan McMahon is attending the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg where she is a freshman majoring in biology. She is the daughter of Adele and Thomas McMahon of Winchester. She is the granddaughter of Glenda and Barry Ritchie of Weyers Cave and Ann McMahon of Ocean Township, N.J., and the late Thomas McMahon Sr. She is a 2013 graduate of Sherando High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society and was Key Club vice president. McMahon was a two sport athlete in cross country and track and field all four years of high school. At the University of Mary Washington she is a member of Circle K and Club Swim.

The princesses will accompany Queen Shenandoah LXXXVII and her court to all festival functions throughout the 87th festival scheduled for April 25 to May 4. They will participate in the Coronation Ceremony to be held at 1:30 p.m. on May 2 at John Handley High School.  They will ride the royal float in the Grand Feature Parade scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. on May 3.