THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - A Davis & Elkins College student recently competed with 78 other young ladies in the West Virginia Association of Fairs & Festivals Pageant, which took place Jan. 11-13 in Charleston.
Winning the crown and being named the West Virginia Association of Fairs & Festivals Queen, State Fair Queen, was Makeia Raine Jonese, daughter of David and Cheryl Jonese, of Green Bank.
Jonese has one older sister, Kachine Jonese, and an older brother, Lakota Jonese.
She is 21 years old and a senior at D&E College, set to graduate in May with a Bachelor of Science in marketing and a Bachelor of Arts in criminology with a minor in business. Her plan is to begin law school in August and eventually become a prosecutor.
Jonese was a member of the D&E Senator women’s soccer team all four years. She is a member of the criminology association and Phi Omega Mu Sorority, is a president’s list student and an all-conference academic athlete.
Jonese has competed for the WVAFF title six times, previously representing Ronceverte River Festival, Hurricane 4th of July, Lewis County Fair, Interstate Fair and Exposition, Parkersburg Homecoming and this year the 2017 Barboursville Fall Fest.
More information on the West Virginia Association of Fairs & Festivals is available by visiting the website www.wv-fairsandfestivals.org.