The 2022 Louisiana Forest Festival Miss Queen Pageant was held Saturday, April 2, 2022, at the Winnfield Civic Center in Winnfield, Louisiana.
Six young ladies competed for the title this year; Kennidy Peavy, Macy Cathryn McFarland, Morgan Landry, Caroline Whisonant, Valyn Noel Myrick, and Harley Danielle Pelt. In the end, Miss Valyn Noel Myrick from Leesville, LA walked away with the crown.
The Pageant was attended by festival queens from all over the state. Their fun-filled day in Winnfield included a shopping trip to downtown boutiques and a scavenger hunt around the downtown area.
Miss Myrick, a 20-year-old striking beauty with brown hair and blue eyes is a junior at Northwestern State University. She is a member of the Order of Omega Honor Society, Northwestern Cheer Alumni, Natchitoches Central Head Varsity Cheer Coach and Vice President of Phi Mu Kappa lota Fraternity. In her free time, she enjoys playing the guitar, singing, painting, working out and playing catch with her little brother. Miss Myrick plans to graduate with a Bachelor’s in Secondary English Education and then continue to pursue a Doctorate in hopes of teaching at the university level.
Myrick was crowned by Jordan Fuqua, Louisiana Fairs and Festivals “Queen of Queens.” 1st Alternate is Kennidy Peavy and 2nd Alternate is Morgan Landry. In the event that the Queen is not able to fulfill her duties the title of Queen is passed to the 1st Alternate and then the 2nd Alternate respectively.
The Louisiana Forest Festival Miss Queen represents the Louisiana Forest Festival and promotes the timber industry in Louisiana. She has lots of responsibilities for her year as Miss Queen. She is required to attend no fewer than twenty-two (22) other approved festivals and fairs and their associate events in the state and no fewer than (2) Louisiana Forest Festival Board meetings to provide updates on her activities. She is also required to attend all Winnfield Events; including but not limited to: parades, fairs, festivals, and city/parish celebrations. She will go on to compete in the LAFF Queen’s Pageant held at the Louisiana Association of Fairs & Festival Convention.