The Clendenin Homecoming Festival Pageant is held each year in the spring in order to prepare our royalty for their responsibilities to the festival and to the town. As you all know, due to COVID-19, the 2020 Clendenin Homecoming Festival Pageant was canceled. We decided to carry over our royalty to 2020 and in the process update everyone on our royal court in preparation for the 2021 Clendenin Homecoming Festival Pageant. As always, we expect our representatives to be spokespersons for our town, community and it’s citizens at a statewide level. Through appearances, community service, and activism we encourage our Royalty to emphasize tourism to our lovely town and dedicate themselves to a year of service to others. We know everyone is excited and can’t wait until we see our new 2021 Royalty Court.
CURRENT ROYAL COURT
Our 2020 Clendenin Homecoming Festival Royal Court
L-R (Jr. Teen Queen-Rebecca Weekley, Queen-Rebecca Rhodes, Teen Queen-Jacqueline Shaffer, Mrs. Queen-Krista Wilkinson)
Queen Rebecca Rhodes
L-R (4th Runner Up-Kelsea Benson, 2nd Runner Up-Jessie Pennell, Queen-Rebecca Rhodes, 1st Runner Up-Brooke Clemons, 3rd Runner Up-Lauren Blake)
Teen Queen Jacqueline Shaffer
L-R (4th Runner Up-Alexis Alterburg, 2nd Runner Up-Ava Warner, Teen Queen-Jacqueline Shaffer, 1st Runner Up-Dakota Swiger, 3rd Runner Up-Shelby Anderson)
Jr Teen Queen Rebecca Weekley
L-R (Kiley Casto , Layna Whited , Rebecca Weekley, Bailey Scott, Kaylei Naylor)
Front Row L-R (Little Miss-Harlee Hendershot, Little Mister-Zachary Brake II, Wee Miss-Violet Lemaster, Baby Miss-Rylee Abbott, Tiny Miss-Ketsia Smith) Back Row L-R: (
Meet the 2020 Royal Court
Hover over each picture to read more about our Queens
Rebecca Rhodes is 24-years-old from Parkersburg, WV. She is a graduate of West Virginia University at Parkersburg with a bachelor degree in communication and media studies with a concentration in strategic communication. She is currently the college’s director of Social Media and Branding. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys playing the fiddle, hiking and spending time with friends and family.
Jacqueline Mckenzie Shaffer, age 19, from Saint Albans West Virginia is currently traveling our great state, working at Starbucks, and selling Zyia clothing. Loves to model, do pageants, and painting. Other activities include golfing, shopping, and boating. Traveling is my passion and a dream I am living. College will come next. One wish is for everyone to learn to respect one another and get along by excepting who we are as individuals. Working with veterans will always be my platform because they sacrificed so much for our country’s safety.
Krista Wilkinson currently resides in St. Albans WV. She has been married 25 years to her husband Randy and has 4 beautiful children, Mickala, Kaitlyn, Dylan, and Ryleigh. She is a graduate of WVSU with a BS in Social Work. She has been a teacher with Kanawha County School for the last 12 years and has been self employed working for direct sales companies. She has had to give up her day jobs due to health issues but continues to volunteer in her community. Krista currently serves on two festival boards as the idol director. She loves spending times with friends and family, pageantry, and singing. Krista says “it has been an honor to be your Mrs. Queen for 3 years. I love the town of Clendenin and Homecoming Festival Board and volunteers.”
Rebeca Weekley is 14 years old and has 3 brothers and 1 sister. She lives in the country and loves to take care of the family’s livestock. She is finishing her last year of middle school where she is part of the Jr Honor Society and choir. She takes piano lessons, is a 4H member, and volunteers with the Jackson County Titleholders. At home she can be found reading suspense novels or being creative in the kitchen. She definitely loves a challenge and trying new things!
Many thanks to our 2019 Sponsors
Reflecting on the 2019 Clendenin Homecoming Festival Pageant.
Heather Clay is the Clendenin Homecoming Festival Pageant Director. She has been involved in pageantry for more than twenty years as a contestant, coach, director, pageant mom, and sash designer. After entering a local pageant as a teenager she instantly fell in love with pageants and traveled West Virginia competing in them. Heather has a proven track record of pageant production since she began directing pageants over fifteen years ago and has held pageants all over the region since then. Heather lives in Charleston and has two children, River and Reese. Heather earned a Bachelors degree from West Virginia State University and is an Account Executive with Integrity Insurance Group, LLC in Charleston, WV. In addition to the CHF, Heather is heavily involved in multiple community and charity organizations statewide.