Lindsay Tate Ratliff, a WKU junior from Frankfort, was crowned queen of the 85th Annual Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival in Pineville on May 23.
Ratliff, the daughter of Eric Ratliff of Pikeville and Sharla Six and Charles Edwards of Frankfort, is an agricultural business major with a minor in political science. She is a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority where she is vice president of membership education, and a WKU Ag Ambassador.
Eighteen candidates from colleges and universities across Kentucky competed for the crown during the Memorial Day weekend.
The Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival first began in 1931 and is one of Kentucky’s oldest festivals. The queen candidates stay with a host family and attend the various Festival events throughout the weekend. At the Coronation, the Queen is celebrated through song after she is crowned by the Governor of Kentucky.
The Student Activities Office selected Ratliff as WKU’s queen candidate after a nomination and interview process. To learn more about the Student Activities Office at WKU, visit www.wku.edu/sao.
Contact: Mindy Johnson, (270) 745-2060