Makensi is the 16-year-old daughter of Jeremy and Brandy Bennett of Philippi and is 5’10” tall with brown hair and brown eyes. She is a Junior at Philip Barbour High School where she has been a member of and a majorette for the
Pride of Philip Barbour, the PB Marching Band for 3 years. Makensi lists her hobbies as twirling baton, playing volleyball and playing with her little brother. Upon graduation from high school, she plans to attend college to become a neonatal intensive care nurse. She lists three words to describe herself as: caring, friendly and outgoing. In her community Makensi helps with the Wreaths Across America program by placing wreaths on graves at the National Cemetery for Christmas, helps place flags on Veteran graves for Memorial Day and helps with a local food bank. Her favorite thing about Barbour County is that we live in a small town where everyone comes together in times of need. People help each other out and show that they care. When asked why she wants to be the next Miss Barbour County, Makensi states
“I want to show girls when you set your mind on a goal and work hard for it, you can achieve it”.
Sponsors for Makensi are Thorne’s Towing, Walnut Lane Floral, Wright Funeral Home and her parents.