MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — One of the first stops for the newly crowned Miss West Virginia and Miss West Virginia’s Teen was a visit to Panhandle Live.

Jennifer Reuther of Wheeling was crowned Miss West Virginia Saturday night, following the crowning of Miss West Virginia’s Teen Demi Breeden of Ranson.


Miss WV 2024 Jennifer Reuther

Miss West Virginia Jennifer Reuther

Jennifer Reuther of Wheeling says it was surreal hearing her name called as the winner.

Reuther says what she’ll remember the most from the  pageant is the sisterhood.

Diagnosed as a Type 1 Diabetic as a youngster, Reuther recently earned a Physician’s Assistant degree.  She spoke about her community service initiative, Wellness Across West Virginia.

Reuther says she is looking forward to representing the Mountain State this upcoming year.

The new Miss West Virginia is a Graduate of the University of Charleston with a Master of Science in
Physician Assistant Studies and Marshall University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.
She hopes to obtain her Doctorate of Physician Assistant Studies and continue
practicing in a West Virginia medical clinic.

She was a founder of the Marshall University dance company and for her talent performed a jazz dance to Beautiful People.

You can hear her full Panhandle Live interview here.


Miss WV Teen 2024 Demi Breeden

Miss West Virginia’s Teen Demi Breeden from Jefferson County

The newly crowned Miss West Virginia’s Teen is Demi Breeden from Ranson talent was a show stopper to the crowd Saturday night at the Airborne Church Event Center.

Breeden says she is excited to share her community service initiative across West Virginia. “I saw firsthand how the Ronald McDonald House has influenced the lives of families, one being my own. Without question, I knew I needed to give back and advocate. I chose The Ronald McDonald House Charities: Jack’s Journey because I want other families to experience the love, compassion, and empathy we received during such a dark time, which helped to make Jack’s
Journey a little bit brighter,” according to Breeden.

The new Miss West Virginia’s Teen is an incoming freshman at Washington High School
who plans to attend Howard University.
“After law school, I plan to return to West Virginia and serve my home state as an attorney,” she says.
For her talent, Breeden performed a lyrical dance to a medley of Country Roads and I Will Always Love you entitled Forever West Virginia that got the crowd engaged.

“Being a fourth generation West Virginian, I have so much love for my state. Nothing compares to the pride West
Virginians feel when Country Roads starts playing, so this is my tribute to West Virginia and the remarkable people who are so proud to call it home,” Breeden says.

You can hear her full Panhandle Live interview here. 

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