PARKERSBURG - Mackenzie Mullins of Summersville was crowned Miss West Virginia Interstate Fair 2012 at the fair's annual pageant Saturday at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.
Mullins was crowned by 2011 Miss WV Interstate Fair Marci Uhl of Vienna.
The 18-year-old daughter of Joey and Gail Mullins will reign over the 40th annual West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition from July 17-21 at the fairgrounds in Mineral Wells.
The 2012 West Virginia Interstate Fair Scholarship Pageant held Saturday at West Virginia University at Parkersburg named Mackenzie Mullins of Summerville as the 2012 Queen. The Royal Court, from left, includes third runner-up Nichole Greene of Cross Lane, first runner-up and Miss Congeniality Christy Piggott of Mineral Wells, 2011 Queen Marcie Uhl of Vienna, Mullins, second runner-up Ali Wilson of Morgantown and fourth runner-up Morgan Kesecker of Summersville.
Mullins will be a freshman at West Virginia Wesleyan this fall, majoring in nursing with a specialization in obstetrics. One of her career ambitions is to possibly become a mid-wife, reaching out to the rural areas of Appalachia and serving those communities with prenatal/obstetric care.
She will receive a $1200 college scholarship as part of her prize package. Mullins was also named the pageant's Miss Photogenic.
She will represent the fair in January 2013, where she will compete for the title of Miss West Virginia Association of Fairs & Festivals at the association's annual convention.
Other winners in Saturday's pageant included: first runner-up Christy Piggott, 19, of Mineral Wells, who was also selected as Miss Congeniality; second runner-up Ali Wilson, 20, of Morgantown; third runner-up Nichole Green, 20, of Cross Lanes, and fourth runner-up Morgan Kesecker, 18, of Summersville.
Megan Shaffer, 20, of Wallback, was the recipient of the Spirit Award.