2022 Miss West Virginia

Elizabeth Lynch

Miss West Virginia 2022

School: West Virginia University

College Major: Masters of Science-Food and Nutritional Science

Scholarship Winnings: $16,000

Scholastic Honors: Delaware State University
-Bachelors of Science: Animal and Poultry Science (minor in biology)
-Suma Cum Laude
-Presidential Scholarship recipient
-Dean’s list and President’s list
-National Society for Collegiate Scholars
-1st place DSU Research Symposium in microbiology category
-Chi Alpha Sigma National Athletic Honors Society West Virginia University
-Masters of Science: Food and Nutritional Science (focus on applied poultry nutrition and feed manufacture science)
-Presenter for Davis College of Agriculture Visiting Committee and Davis College Research Day
-Recipient of the Dr. Donald J Horvath Memorial Scholarship

Career Ambition: My plan is to become a professor at a land-grant university with a three-way split appointment in teaching, research, and extension.

Talent: Motivational Monologue

Social Impact Initiative: In your lifetime you may or may not need a lawyer or a surgeon, but you will always need a farmer. Growing Up, Growing Ag promotes American farms and farmers’ markets, bridges the gap between producers and consumers, educates on agricultural careers and practices, and reminds Americans to always thank a farmer.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received? A very close friend and mentor reminds me constantly that I should “doubt my doubts but never doubt my faith”. I shouldn’t doubt the faith I have in myself and my capabilities as I have put in the time and effort to get to where I am today.