The candidates for the 2016 Jones Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Gala Queen have been announced! As part of a long-time tradition, each of the Auxiliary’s Twigs and several community organizations sponsor a candidate to sell tickets to the Grand Raffle, which is drawn at the Auxiliary’s Gala & Silent Auction in November. The young lady who sells the most tickets will be crowned the Auxiliary’s 2016 Queen at the Gala & Silent Auction on Saturday, November 12 at the Wellsville Country Club.
Jessica Spinelli, the daughter of James and Melissa Spinelli of Wellsville, is representing the Maple Twig. Jessica attends Wellsville High School where she is a member of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) as well as the Science Club and the International Club. Consistently on the high honor roll, Jessica is in the top 10 of her class and has been received the President’s Award for Educational Excellence. She babysits and enjoys playing sports, running, shopping, art, and spending time with family and friends. Her future plans include college and dental school and opening her own dental practice.
The Lilac Twig has named Mariah Swarthout, the daughter of Alan and Kecia Swarthout, as their representative. Mariah attends Genesee Valley High School and has received numerous leadership awards including an Emily & Ethan Entrepreneur Award. She has placed at the annual Alfred State College Science Fair for the past three years. A member of the Belmont Fire Department, her hobbies also include hunting, fishing, and mudding. She babysits autistic twins and enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her future plans include earning her Registered Nurse degree and working towards becoming a Natural Medicine Midwife.
Sadie Embser, the daughter of John and Diana Embser of Wellsville, is representing the Wellsville Rotary Club. Sadie is a member of SADD at Wellsville High School and the Leo’s, International, and Science clubs as well as the Student Council. Sadie is an honors student and is in the top 10 of her class. She enjoys running, target shooting, and spending time with family and friends. She is employed at the J.W. Embser Funeral Home and plans to attend college and law school.
The Wellsville Educators Association will be represented by Shannon Nye. Shannon is the daughter of Suzanne and Michael Nye of Wellsville. An honors student, she is in the top 10 of her class at Wellsville High School. Shannon is in the Science Club, International Club, and SADD. She also plays softball and soccer and is on the Southern Tier Bandits Travel Softball Team. She plans to attend college upon graduation.
The Hemlock Twig representative this year is Trinity Roulo of Wellsville, the daughter of Mandy Thompson and Troy Roulo. A student at Wellsville High School, Trinity an honor roll student and is on the volleyball and track teams. In her free time, Trinity enjoys water activities and camping. Her future plans include nursing school with the goal of becoming a neonatal nurse practitioner.
Jordyn L. Pettit, the daughter of Teri Pettit of Wellsville and Mark Pettit of Olean, is the Beta Sigma Phi sorority candidate this year. A student at Wellsville High School, Jordyn in the International Club and on the varsity swimming/diving, basketball, and softball teams. Her hobbies include modern and hip hop dance and travel basketball. She is a Red Cross certified babysitter and is looking forward to being a nurse or midwife. She was on two Section V championship teams in 2016, basketball and the all-tournament team.
The Olive Twig and the Wellsville Business and Professional Women Club have combined to name Jaden Hyslip, the daughter of Jeff and Darcy Hyslip of Belmont, as a candidate. A student at Wellsville, Jaden is an honor student, president of her class, and a member of the science club, the international club, and SADD. She is on the volleyball and basketball teams. In addition to playing violin in the school orchestra, Jaden is a member of WAVE, the school’s a-capella group. In her free time, she enjoys singing and playing the piano and hanging out with family and friends. She is planning on medical school. She enjoys traveling and never misses a chance to see somewhere new!
For more information about where to buy raffle tickets, contact the JMH Auxiliary at 585-593-1100, ext. 5426.