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Fifth round of festival princesses chosen

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Witt

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Vance

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Amy Youmans

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Abigail Youmans

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Hoxton

The selection of princesses to serve in the Court of Queen Shenandoah LXXXVI for the 2013 Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival has been announced by festival officials. The princesses include Alexandra DeWindt Hoxton, CaLoni Mori Vance, MacKenzie Morgan Witt, Abigail Leigh Youmans, and Amy Marie Youmans.

Alexandra Hoxton attends the James Madison University in Harrisonburg where she is a freshman majoring in psychology. She is the daughter of Kimberly and Frederick Hoxton of Winchester. She is the granddaughter of Peggy and Jimmy Dix of Winchester and Connie and Arch Hoxton of Shepherdstown, W.Va. She is a graduate of John Handley High School. She was a varsity cheerleader, a member of the National Honor Society and a Handley Scholar. She is a member of the Opequon Presbyterian Church. At JMU she is a member of Tri Delta Sorority Gamma Tau Chapter.

CaLoni Mori Vance is attending the University of Virginia in Charlottesville where she is a third year student double majoring in history and psychology. She is the daughter of Marcella and Roger Vance of Winchester. She is the granddaughter of Hideko Washington of Odenton, Md., and the late Harold Washington, and Arvella Vance of Seneca Rocks, W.Va., and Harvey Vance of Franklin, W.Va. She is a graduate of John Handley High School. She is a member of Braddock Street United Methodist Church. At UVA she is a member of Delta Gamma Sorority, director of recruitment records, Interiority Council Judiciary Board Representative, and Honor Board for all sororities.

MacKenzie Witt is attending Shenandoah University in Winchester where she is a sophomore majoring in nursing. She is the daughter of Pamela and David Witt of Winchester. She is the granddaughter of Ethel and Rev. Karl Tangeman and Janice Witt all of Winchester, and Beverly and William Witt of Hudson, Wisc. She is a graduate of Millbrook High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society. She received Northwestern District All Academic Award and was a Varsity Sport Athlete, on the soccer team all four years. She received All District Honors her senior year. She is a member of the Shenandoah University Womens Soccer team, and won the Division III USA South Conference championship. She is also an assistant coach for Millbrook High School's varsity soccer team

Abigail Youmans attends Virginia Tech in Blacksburg where she is a sophomore majoring in accounting and information systems. She is the daughter of Midge and Tim Youmans of Winchester. She is the granddaughter of Lois and Fred Toombs of Seneca Castle, N.Y., and Sam Youmans of Voorheesville, N.Y., and the late Kay Youmans. She is a graduate of John Handley High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society, and vice president, and a Handley Scholar. She is a member of the Beta Alphia Psi, National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She is on the Pamplin dean's list.

Amy Youmans attends Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock , Pa., where she is a sophomore majoring in public health, pre-physical therapy. She is the daughter of Midge and Tim Youmans of Winchester. She is the granddaughter of Lois and Fred Toombs of Seneca Castle, N.Y., and Sam Youmans of Voorheesville, N.Y., and the late Kay Youmans. She is a graduate of John Handley High School where she was class president and a three Varsity Sport Athlete. She lettered all four years on the cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track teams and was captain of the cross country team. She received a Maddex-Peery Athlete Academic Award, and was accepted for Blue Key and Gold Key National Honor Society. She is on the dean's list for Slippery Rock University. She is a scholar athlete for Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference in cross country and track.

The princesses will accompany Queen Shenandoah LXXXVI and her Court to all festival functions throughout the 86th festival scheduled for April 26 through May 5. They will participate in the Coronation Ceremony to be held at 1:30 p.m. on May 3 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 4.


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