Decker, Embry crowned Bearfest King and Queen
The 2012 Bearfest festivities were held on Friday, January 20 after the first game of a girl-boy double header against South Warren. C.W. Decker and Madison Embry were crowned Bearfest King and Queen in front of the packed stands. Madison is the daughter of Sheri Anderson of Aberdeen and Richard Embry of Morgantown. C.W. is the son of Bridget Decker of Roundhill.
Also honored during Bearfest were the Honorary King and Queen Collin Tomes and Raven Durbin. Collin and Raven received a long standing ovation from the crowd when they received their crowns. Raven is the daughter of Ginny Lockhart and Willie Durbin, Collin is the son of Brookie Tomes and the late Shannon Tomes.
The 2012 Bearfest King and Queen candidates were:
FCCLA: Brittany Barks, daughter Wayne and Tammy Barks of Quality, and Clay Embry, son of Todd and Angie Embry of Morgantown.
SUPA and Renaissance Leadership: Madison Embry, daughter of Sheri Anderson of Aberdeen and Richard Embry of Morgantown and PRIDE and Renaissance Leadership representative Trevor Cardwell, son of Jeff and Gina Kimmel of Morgantown.
Gamer's Club: Kacie Henderson, daughter of Richard and Roxanne Henderson of Oak Ridge, and Jimmy Smith, son of Jennifer Tosi of Morgantown.
HOSA: Katelynn Hunt, daughter of Dana and Jerry Hunt of Morgantown, and Heston Arnold, son of Eddy and Lisa Arnold of Quality.
TSA: Tyler Jenkins, son of Lori Kiper and Kevin Jenkins, both of Morgantown, and FBLA representative Shannen Mosley, daughter of Tonya West of Quality and Allen Mosley of Bowling Green.
FFA: Rachel Givens, daughter of Mark and Ann Givens of Quality, and Tanner Shain, son of David and Dana Shain of Logansport.
Foreign Language: Cherish Nabours, daughter of Sharon Neighbors of Morgantown, and A.G. VanFleet, son of Buddy and Belinda VanFleet of Rochester.
BETA: Taylor Kinkade, daughter of Dennis and Teresa Kinkade of Morgantown, and Noah Gary, son of Felicia Gary and Brad Gary, both of Morgantown.
Science Club: Laura Phelps, daughter of Morgan Phelps and Anna Laura Phelps both of Morgantown, and escort Tristan Elmore, son of Scott and Felicia Elmore of Morgantown.
Senior Class: Sarah Blunk, daughter of Rodney Blunk of Jetson and Vanessa White of Dexterville, and Dillen White, son of Billy and Connie White of the North Side.
Student Council: Leslie Pace, daughter of Stan and Kathy Pace of Morgantown, and C.W. Decker, son of Bridget Decker of Roundhill.
Skills Club USA: Kelby Renfrow, daughter of Kenny and Tami Renfrow of the North Side, and Brandon Cunningham, son of Wayne Cunningham of Ohio County and Heather Allen of Morgantown.
Other members of the Bearfest Court were:
Freshman Class: Kylee Meza, daughter of Dena Meza and Al Meza, both of Morgantown, and Jacob Mudd, son of Mark and Becky Mudd of Morgantown.
Freshman Class: Allie Howard, daughter of John and Anna Howard of Morgantown, and Drake Embry, son of Sheri Anderson of Aberdeen and Richard Embry of Morgantown.
Sophomore Class: Rebecca Reedy, daughter of Tammy Neighbors and T.J. Reedy, both of Morgantown, and Travis Brooks, son of Dale and Alice Brooks of Morgantown.
Sophomore Class: Whitley Grubb, daughter of Christie and Charlie Tomes of Morgantown and Scottie Grubb of Quality, and Trevor Jenkins, son of Chelsey and Deana Jenkins of Morgantown.
Junior Class: Payton Grubb, daughter of Pat and Kim Grubb of Morgantown, and Elijah Flener, son of Chad and Carmen Flener of Morgantown.
Junior Class: Sierra Fields, daughter of Greg and Michelle Fields of Morgantown, and Austin VonAxelson, son of Joe and Belinda VonAxelson of Morgantown.
Crown Bearer and Escort:
Lola Clark, daughter of Matt and Candi Clark of Morgantown, and Heath Chaney, son of Jeff and Jamie Chaney of Morgantown.
Emma Elizabeth Givens, daughter of William and Jennifer Givens of Morgantown, and Ian Kyle Johnson, son of Jordon and Whitney Johnson of Morgantown.
On hand to crown the 2012 King and Queen were 2011 Bearfest King Dillon Clausen and 2010 Queen Chelsea Tutko; CheyAnne Gaskey, 2011 Bearfest Queen, was not able to attend due to her softball commitments at Murray State University.