MSFF Royal Minor Court Announced


ELKINS – The Royal Court of Maid Silvia LXXXIV has been selected and announced by Mountain State Forest Festival Director General Robbie Morris and Queen’s Department Director Tracy Gooden.

Representing the 84th Royal Court will be Crown Bearer Max Ryan Jones, Scepter Bearer Eleanor Faye Davis, Flower Girls Avery Grace Fox, Baelynn Lee Irons, Addison Grace Smyton, Kendall Brooke Ward and Train Bearers Nicholas Joseph “NJ” Patella and Cooper Preston Warner.

Max Ryan Jones is the son of Grant and Lydia Jones of Elkins. He is the grandson of Norman and Linda Wagner of Elkins and Neil and Linda Jones of Morgantown.

Max will be in the first grade at Midland Elementary this fall. He enjoys camping, going to the beach and playing with his trains and legos.

Eleanor Faye Davis is the daughter of Chris and Samantha Davis of Elkins. She is the granddaughter of Joh and Karen Tallman and Jim and Terri David, all of Elkins. Eleanor has one sister, Evalynn.

Baelynn Irons

In the fall, she will be a Kindergarten student at Jennings Randolph Elementary. She dances with West Virginia Highland Dance and studies ballet and gymnastics at Dance by Farrah. Her hobbies include painting, riding her 4-wheeler, and spending time swimming and playing outside with her sister, Evalynn.

Avery Grace Fox is the daughter of Doug and Calli Fox of Beverly. She is the granddaughter of Stephen and Vickie Posey of Buckhannon and Steve and Debbie Fox of Mill Creek. She has one brother, Jackson.

In the fall, she will be a third-grade student at Beverly Elementary. She is a PAX Leader and is a member of the running club at her school. She participates on the competitive teams at both Center Stage and Tumble Time Gymnastics. She enjoys math and science as well as playing soccer, running 5-k races, singing and playing with her little brother in her free time.

Baelynn Irons is the daughter of Justin and Lori Irons of Elkins. She is the granddaughter of Rick and Linda Irons of Elkins and Grant and Joellen Trent of West Union. She has two sisters, Lilly and Aleah.

Baylynn is a home school student and will be entering third grade this fall. She is a member of Cornerstone Church, swims for the Elkins Otters, and is a member of the YMCA Rays Swim Team. She takes piano lessons and enjoys playing music at her church. In her free, she loves to play outside, go kayaking and camping with her family.


Addison Grace Smyton is the daughter of Roger and Wendy Smyton of Elkins. She is the granddaughter of AnnaRuth Wetzel and Robert Cottrell and Forest G. “Junior” and Alicia Wetzel, all of Elkins, and the late John and Melba Smyton of Dryfork. She has one brother, Garrett.

This fall Addison will be entering third grade at North Elementary. She attends Dance by Farrah where she is on the competition dance team and she attends Mountain Gymnastics Academy where she is on the gymnastics competition team. She is a cheerleader for Bengals Youth Football as well as North Elementary and plays softball for the Randolph County Youth Softball League Hericanes. She is a member of Meadow Grove Green Growers 4-H Club. In her free time, she loves to color, paint, draw and spend time with her family. She attends First Baptist Church.

Kendall Brooke Ward is the daughter of Krista Ward of Elkins and Richard Ward of Buckhannon. She is the granddaughter of Ronald and Brenda Cunningham of Elkins and great granddaughter of Alma and the late Ronald Whitehair Sr. of Davis and the great granddaughter of John and Carolyn Cunningham of Whitmer. She has one brother, Kolton.

Kendall will be entering fourth grade this fall at Midland Elementary. She is on the honor roll and has perfect attendance. She attends Dance by Farrah where she competes with the Mini Hip Hop Team. She is a member of Elkins Otters Swim Team, has played basketball for the YMCA Might Mites League, plays soccer with Seneca Soccer, and is a cheerleader for Midland Elementary. She is a Brownie with Girl Scout Troop51432, attends First United Methodists Church and is a member of Pioneer Club. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding at Saddles and Smiles, reading, drawing, writing and spending time with her family and friends.

Nicholas Joseph “NJ” Patella is the son of Nick and Ann Marie Patella of Kerens. He is the grandson of Chris and Diana Patella of Elkins and Larry and Linda Lamb of Fairmont, NC. He has one brother, Noah, and on sister, Neva.


NJ will be in third grade this fall at North Elementary. He plays baseball at Elkins Little League and attends First United Methodist Church. He loves to play all sports and especially enjoys recess at school. In his spare time, he likes to garden and do projects with his Papa, and he likes to read and enjoys history. He is an excellent big brother to his siblings and loves animals.

Cooper Preston Warner is the son of William and Moriah Warner of Elkins. He is the grandson of Terry and Roxanna Cooper of Elkins, Dana “Ray” White of Beverly and Henry and Shirley Williams of Buckhannon.

This fall Cooper will be a fifth-grade student at Midland Elementary where he is an “A” honor roll student. He plays baseball at Elkins Little League and is a member of Ski Hi 4-H Club. In his spare time, he enjoys riding 4-wheelers, fishing, hunting, watching sports, listening to music, reading, playing video games and spending time with his family and friends. Cooper attends Elkins Family Worship Center.

Please join the Royal Court of Maid Silvia LXXXIV as they descend down Coronation Hill on the campus of Davis & Elkins College on Friday, Oct 7. For more information about the 84th Mountain State Forest Festival, please visit the website,