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WELLSVILLE, NY (July 26, 2015) -- The candidates for the 2015 Jones Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Gala Queen have been announced! As part of a long-time tradition, each of the Auxiliary’s Twigs and several community organizations sponsor a 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 2015 Queen at the Gala & Silent Auction on Saturday, November 14 at the Wellsville Country Club.

Representing the Lilac Twig is CheyAnn Shipman of Belmont. CheyAnn is the daughter of Penny and William Shipman and attends Genesee Valley Central School. She is on the cheerleading team and enjoys it very much. She is consistently on the GVCS honor roll and is currently ranked ninth in her class. She enjoys baking, especially cookies, brownies, cakes and pies. After high school, CheyAnn plans to follow the family tradition and join the military like her grandfather, parents, and brother. CheyAnn is very thankful for her family, which includes five sisters and two brothers. She and five of her siblings were adopted and spent time in foster care.

Hayley Palmer, the daughter of Michelle and Bob McMorris of Wellsville and Jerry and Pam Palmer of Scio, is representing the Maple Twig. Hayley attends Wellsville Central School where she is a member of the ski club and plays soccer and track teams. She is consistently on the honor roll. Hayley enjoys spending time with friends and family and doing lots of outdoor activities including fishing, hunting and riding ATVs. She is undecided on her post-high school path, but is going on a school trip to England, Ireland and Wales this summer.

The Olive Twig has named Danielle Gilfert as its representative. The daughter of Rob and Hope Gilfert, Danielle is a member of the Student Council at Wellsville High School. An honor student, she has consistently been in the top ten academically in her class. Danielle is also in the Ushers Club, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), a member of the scholastic challenge team, the Readers’ Café, and participates in Odyssey of the Mind, She is on the yearbook committee and the OWL school newspaper staff. She plays varsity tennis and varsity track. In her spare time, Danielle enjoys playing piano, reading a variety of literature, running, biking, writing and doing Sudoku puzzles. She works for the Literacy West, an agency which partners with the YMCA to offer after school tutoring and homework assistance to middle school students. She plans to attend a four-year college and then go on to a graduate program.

Molly Cole, the daughter of Mary Kate and Jeremy Cole of Wellsville, is representing the Wellsville Rotary Club. Molly is a student at WHS and is in the yearbook club, the history club and serves as Student Council secretary. She plays soccer and basketball. An honors student, Molly has received meritorious service awards for algebra and geometry. She enjoys running, cooking, spending time with friends and family, as well as reading, writing and traveling. She works at Sugardaddys in the summer and plans to go to Alfred State College to student hospitality and business. Her goal is to open her own business.

The Hemlock Twig is represented this year by Missy Graham, the daughter of David and Melissa Graham. A student at WHS, Missy is vice president of the student council, a member of the LEO’s Club, and consistently on the honor roll. She plays varsity soccer and is captain of the track team. Missy likes running and hanging out with her friends, as well as camping. She is currently employed at L’Italia and plans to attend college, but hasn’t decided on a career yet.

The Wellsville Educators Association will be represented Taylor Case, the daughter of Brian and Elizabeth Case of Wellsville. Taylor attends St. John’s Episcopal Church and is in the chorus at Wellsville High School. She is also a varsity cheerleader and an honor roll student. Taylor’s interests include gymnastics, cheerleading, traveling, and learning about U.S. history. She enjoys helping younger children and the elderly and is looking forward to a career in the medical or healthcare field.

Mikala Chaffee, the daughter of Mike and Tammy Chaffee of Wellsville, is the Beta Sigma Phi sorority candidate this year. A student at Wellsville High School, Mikala is an alumnus of Immaculate Conception School. She is on the honor roll at WHS and a member of the ski club, Mikala also plays on the soccer and track teams. Her hobbies include skiing, playing soccer, traveling, shopping, gardening, running and playing basketball. She is a supporter of the Buffalo Sabres and enjoys attending games. A babysitter, Mikala plans to go to college and study nursing.

For more information about where to buy raffle tickets, contact the JMH Auxiliary at 585-593-1100, ext. 5426.

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PO Box 72
Wellsville, NY 14895-0072
 (585) 593-1100
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