WELLSVILLE, NY (September 1, 2013) -- The candidates for the 2013 Jones Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Queen have been announced! As part of a long-time tradition, each of the Auxiliary’s Twigs and several community organizations sponsor a queen candidate to sell tickets to the Grand Raffle, which is drawn at the Auxiliary’s Gala & Silent Auction. The young lady who sells the most tickets will be crowned the Auxiliary’s 2013 Queen during the Annual Gala & Silent Auction, which will be held this year on November 9 at the Wellsville County Club.
Representing the Lilac Twig is Sydney Keesler, the daughter of Randy and Leslie Keesler of Belmont, A junior at Genesee Valley, Sydney is a member of the drama club and plays clarinet in the school band as well as tenor sax in the school’s jazz band. She is also in the Spanish Club and it on the volleyball and track teams and is on the cheerleading squad. In addition to Advanced Placement classes in math and science, Sydney is on the Principal’s Honor Roll because she has maintained an average above 93-percent. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, spending time with family, friends and her pets – two dogs and a cat. She also likes to play volleyball, enjoys photography and is passionate about music. She babysits and plans to pursue a career in education – elementary or high school – and has an interest in counseling children. She counts her sense of humor as one of her best attributes.
Morgan Grice, the daughter of Eric and Natalie Grice of Andover, is representing the Maple Twig this year. A junior at Andover Central School, Morgan is in the school choir as well as the All-County Choir. She is class treasurer, plays varsity soccer and was co-captain of the 2013 Section V Championship Girls Softball team. She is on the honor roll and has received the Andover High School Respect Award. She enjoys fishing, hunting, drawing and hanging out with her friends. She likes to help others and has three younger siblings and enjoys animals. After high school, she plans on pursuing a degree in criminal justice with her goal being a career in the FBI.
The Olive Twig and the Wellsville Business and Professional Women group are co-sponsoring Heather Marie Anderson as a candidate this year. Heather is the daughter of Sue and Dave Anderson of Scio and is a junior at Wellsville High School. She is plays volleyball and is involved in the ski club and the school newspaper, The Owl. She has been in the Honors Program classes throughout her high school career. This year she is looking forward to English honors and college-level algebra and statistics. In her spare time, Heather enjoys painting, drawing, snowboarding and horseback riding. She presently works at Sugardaddy’s in Wellsville. She is considering a career as an auto mechanic or as an art teacher.
Victoria Noller, the daughter of Kim and Robert Noller of Wellsville, is representing the Wellsville Rotary Club. A junior at Wellsville High School, Tori is a dedicated tennis player and plays first singles for the varsity team. She is also a regular cast member in the school musical productions and participates in the annual WHS talent show. Tori is on the honor roll and she takes honors English classes. In addition to tennis, she enjoys singing, painting and all kinds of music. She works for her parents at Southern Tier Home Medical Supplies. Her hobbies include hunting and target shooting with her father. She is looking at attending St. Bonaventure University to play tennis and pursue a career as a veterinarian.
The Hemlock Twig is represented this year by Megan Goodridge, the daughter of Kelly and Danny Goodridge of Wellsville. A junior at Wellsville High School, Megan is on the swim and diving teams and also plays softball. Megan excels in mathematics and enjoys riding four-wheelers. She enjoys travel and has visited 48 states, 35 presidential locations and over 50 national parks. Megan is a cashier at Tops in Wellsville and can also be found helping her parents at their jewelry store, Diamond Dreams. Megan enjoys art and music and is planning a career in nursing.
Morgan McNeill is the Evergreen Twig candidate this year. The daughter of Peter and Stacey McNeill of Wellsville, Morgan is a junior at WHS. She is treasurer for the school’s International Club and plays soccer, basketball and softball. Her sports achievements include most improved varsity basketball player and most valuable defensive player in varsity softball. Morgan is on the merit roll and enjoys spending time with her friends and family and shopping. She plans to continue her education after high school, but is undecided on her field of study.
The Xi Alpha Omicron Beta Sigma Phi Sorority will be represented by Jordan Pearson, the daughter of Gary and Jodi Pearson of Wellsville. A junior at Wellsville High School, Jordan is a volunteer at Jones Memorial Hospital. She plays soccer, basketball and track and is in the top 10 of her class. She is consistently on the high honor roll. In addition to sports, Jordan enjoys spending time with her friends and walking her puppy. She plans on continuing her education, post high school.
Sarah Murphy, the daughter of James and Kathleen Murphy of Wellsville, is the Wellsville Educators Association candidate. A junior at Wellsville High, she is on the student council and is president of her class. She is in the orchestra and the DECA club. She plays soccer, basketball and track and has been on the high honor roll every year. She is third in her class, academically. She plans to pursue a law degree and minor in political science, with the goal of becoming a prosecuting attorney. She enjoys spending time with her parents and brothers, Gavin and Richie.
For more information about where to buy raffle tickets, contact the JMH Auxiliary at 585-593-1100, ext. 5426.
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