LOGAN - The city of Logan crowned queens for its 2018 festival season during a special meeting of the Logan City Council on April 10.
The city will introduce two new festivals this year, the Hocus Pocus Festival and the Christmas Festival, as well as bring back the annual Freedom Festival.
Profiles of the queens from all four festivals will be featured in upcoming editions of The Logan Banner.
Here are the girls representing Logan in the WV Freedom Festival:
n Miss WV Freedom Festival: Hannah White is the 16-year-old daughter of Tony and Julie White from Holden. Hannah attends Mingo Central High School, where she is enrolled in honors/AP classes and has a 4.36 GPA. She is on the school cheerleading and track teams.
White is a member of the Little Dove United Baptist Church. She is also an advanced gymnast and has taken classes at Flip and Twist since the age of 3.
White has been a member of the Logan-based Cheeriffic Allstars since the age of 5, and has won more than 20 National Allstar cheerleading titles and a prestigious UCA International Championship that was held in Walt Disney World. White was the 2017 Teen Miss WV Freedom Festival. In addition, she models and was selected for Barbie's Formals Teen Board.
White also enjoys camping, kayaking and fishing. She plans on attending West Virginia University and becoming an anesthesiologist.
n Teen Miss WV Freedom Festival: Ashton Conn is the daughter of Shawn Conn and P.J. Conn. She resides at Justice Addition.
She is a ninth grade honor student at Logan High School, where she is a member of the Beta Club, the softball team and Southern Elite Allstars. She attends Trinity Freewill Baptist Church at Henlawson.
n WV Freedom Festival Princess: Maloree Reed is the 11-year-old daughter of Tim and Amy Reed of Lenore. Reed is active in archery, cheerleading and other activities. A member of the Cheeriffic Allstar Team of Logan since the age of 5, Reed has won multiple national championships and as a sixth grader is a member of the Mingo County Championship cheerleading squad.
Reed enjoys hunting and fishing in the hills of Logan with her father and grandfather. She is a straight A student and a member of the National Beta Club. Maloree is an animal lover; she is passionate about caring for animals and learning more about charitable organizations focused on rescue and adoption.
n Junior Miss WV Freedom Festival: Hillary Gore is the 12-year-old daughter of Amber and Steve Viars of Logan and David and Crystal Gore of Logan. Gore is an advocate for Shriners Hospital, and her art was selected for the American Heart Association's company awards in 2017.
She is a member of the Student Leadership team at Logan Middle School and the LMS cheer mascot "Timber." She is also a member of West Logan Church of God and has been in productions for The Aracoma Story and Southern Coalition for the ARTS.
Gore enjoys spending time with her family, including her little sister Nicolette and little brother Grayson.
Nancy Peyton is a news reporter for HD Media. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter