Each year Wood County 4-H chooses six 4-H members to represent the program as Wood County 4-H Royalty. The candidates are selected through an application and judging process. Candidates are judged on their 4-H records. These individuals serve as representatives of the Wood County 4-H Program at various county events like parades, livestock shows, and more.
JR. PRINCESS: Mallory Marks – member of Saulsbury 4-H Club, Wood County 4-H Teen Leaders, 7th grade student at Edison Middle School and daughter or Rod and Becky Marks of Mineral Wells. Her many 4-H achievements include Grand Champion Market Hog, Best of Show for Sewing, blue ribbon projects, the Presidential Service Award and county and state Prudential Spirit of the Community Achievement Award winner. She has served as a Health Officer and secretary of her clubs.
SR. PRINCESS: Hope Prunty – member of Rebels 4-H Club, Wood County 4-H Teen Leaders, Sharp Shooters 4-H Club, 8th grade student at Edison Middle School and daughter of Jay and Cathy Prunty of Parkersburg. Her many 4-H achievements include Best of Show for Shooting Sports, Best of Breed, Grand Champion and Reserve Best of Show for rabbits, and Presidential Service Awards for service. Hope is very active in her church and 4-H participating in several service and leadership activities.
JR. PRINCE: Aiden Blake – member of Saulsbury 4-H Club, Wood County 4-H Teen Leaders, 7th grade student at Edison Middle School and son of Alisa and Ryan Blake of Mineral Wells. His many 4-H achievements include Blue Ribbon 4-H projects, Reserve Champion Market Hog, and Outstanding 4-H Member. He has served as game leader and vice president of his 4-H club.
SR. PRINCE: Tyler Bagley – member of Saulsbury 4-H Club, 9th grade student at Parkersburg South High School and son of Amber and Robert Bagley of Mineral Wells. His 4-H achievements include blue ribbons and Grand Champion for his Swine project, Prudential Certificate of Merit Award, and Presidential Service Award. He has served as game leader of his 4-H club and participated in several service projects.
KING: Devin Sampson – member of Rebels 4-H Club, Wood County 4-H Teen Leaders, senior at Parkersburg South High School, and son of Vickie and Michael Sampson of Rockport. His 4-H achievements include blue ribbon Steer projects and Presidential Service Award. He has served as the Teen Leader Fair board representative for the last two years and participated in numerous service projects.
QUEEN: Shelby Dearth – member of Lubeck Lucky Clovers 4-H Club, Wood County 4-H Teen Leaders, student at WVU at Parkersburg, and daughter of Greg and Krystal Dearth. Her 4-H achievements include numerous blue ribbon projects, Best of Show for Leadership, Gold Ribbon state visual presentations and poster contests, induction into the 4-H All Stars, Presidential Service Awards, the I Dare You Award, and Outstanding Leadership Award. She has served as her club’s president, Health Officer for Teen Leaders, reporter, secretary and vice president.