84th Mountain State Forest Festival Maids of Honor
Mountain State Forest Festival Director Robbie Morris has announced the appointments of Hannah Lee Phillips and Sarah Diane Riggleman as Maids of Honor to Queen Silvia LXXXIV. Phillips and Riggleman are bestowed with the highest Randolph County honors in the Forest Festival’s 84th Royal Court.
Hannah Lee Phillips is the daughter of Junior and Peggy Phillips of Coalton. She is the granddaughter of Mickey and Charlotte Phillips, Sumiko Elmore, and the late James Elmore, all of Coalton. She has one brother, Michael.
Hannah, appeared in the 77th Mountain State Forest Festival as a Flower Girl. Her mother, Peggy, served as an Assistant Director in the Queen’s Department for one year and the Director of the Queen’s Department for four years.
Phillips is a 2021 graduate of Elkins High School and is currently attanding Davis & Elkins College majoring in Elementary Eduction. At Davis & Elkins College, she is a recipient of the Highland Scholarship and the Underwood Smith Teaching Scholarship. She is a member of the National Honors Society of Leadership and Succes, named to the President’s List and a member of the Women’s Swim Team.
While at Elkins High School, she was the Saluatorian of the 2021 class, served as Student Body President and National Honor Society President and was a member of the Spanish National Honor Society and a four-year Class Council Member.
Phillips has been emplyed as coaching the Otters and Ray’s Swim Teams, being a lifegaurd, babysitting and Zules Frozen Lemonade. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, coaching swim teams, baking and crafting.
Announcing Maid of Honor Sarah Diane Riggleman. She is the daughter of Larry and Brenda Riggleman of Beverly. She is the granddaughter of Floyd Riggleman and the late Sylvia Riggleman, of Beverly, and Raymond Hamrick and the late Virginia Hamrick, of Elkins. She has one siste, Haleigh and she appeared in the 77th Mountain State Forest Festival as a Flower Girl.
Riggleman is a 2019 graduate of Elkins High School and is currently attending Davis & Elkins College, majoring in Outdoor Recreation Management and minoring in Accounting. She is a recipient of the Highland Scolarship, West Virginia Rhododendron Firl’s State Scholarship, and the Davis & Elkins College Leadership Scholarship and has been named to the President’s List.
While at Elkins High School, she was an honor roll student, member of the National Honor Society, four-year member of Class Counci, three-year member of Student Council. She served as Student Body President and Class Council Vice President, attended West Virginia Rhododendren Girl’s State and was Homecoming Princess her Senior year. She was a three-year letterman of the women’s basketball team and was named to the All-Conference second team.
Sarah is a member of Landmark Baptist Church where she participated with the puppet team. She is a volunteer coach with the Elkins High School Women’s Basketball team and is employed by Mary’s Greenhouse and Terra Flora Landscaping. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, coaching basketball, gardening and spending time with family and friends.