Boyd crowned W.Va. Horticultural Queen

August 31, 2004

INWOOD, W.Va. - A student at West Virginia University has been crowned the new West Virginia State Horticultural Queen.

The new queen is Weslie Taylor Boyd, the daughter of Scott and Tammy Boyd of Gerrardstown, W.Va.

She is the granddaughter of Bill and JoAnn Butler, of Inwood, Miriam Boyd, of Ocala, Fla., and the late James Boyd.

Her grandfather, Bill, and uncle, Todd Butler, own Butler Farms, which produces apples in the Arden area. They also raise beef cattle and host upland bird hnting through their business, Shenandoah Valley Sportsmen.

Weslie Boyd was crowned by Allison Stilwell, of Inwood, who was the queen this past year.

Boyd is a junior at WVU. She is enrolled in the public relations program, has been named to the dean's list and is a member of Gamma Beta Phi Society.


She was class president for four years at Musselman High School, from which she graduated in 2002.

A 12-year member of the Arden 4-H Club, she has received her charting pin and All Star, the highest honor awarded in 4-H for service.

As queen, Boyd will promote the industry, present awards at the Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival and represent West Virginia in the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival next May.

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