West Virginia Coal Queen crowned

PARKERSBURG – A Parkersburg woman this past weekend was crowned West Virginia Coal Queen.

Sarah Taylor, 24, was among 24 women competing for the 2016 title at the Madison Civic Center in Madison, W.Va.

Taylor is the daughter of Jeff and Elizabeth Seebaugh of Parkersburg and the mother of a 4-year-old-year girl.

She is a full-time student at West Virginia University of Parkersburg, studying early childhood development.

Taylor is involved in her community and was recognized as a Distinguished Mountaineer by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin in 2014 for her volunteer work. Taylor said she will continue to volunteer in her hometown and across the state.

Among her efforts, Taylor speaks at schools and Girl Scout troops about self-confidence and to raise awareness on bullying. She is available for speaking engagements at 304-615-0872.

She volunteers at Kids Fest and donates to House to Home.

She will promote the West Virginia Coal Festival that opens on Monday.

To follow Taylor throughout the year and keep up with the work she is doing, check her Facebook page.