Anna Marie Ruf
Anna Marie is the 18 year old daughter of Eric and Jana Ruf of Belington. This 2019 summa cum laude graduate of Philip Barbour High School is 5’2” tall with blonde hair and blue eyes. Three words to describe Anna are loyal, hardworking
and kind. She lists her hobbies as singing, twirling, traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Anna is a member of the Honors Program at Davis & Elkins College where she was awarded the 2019 Leadership Scholarship which provides full tuition, room and board for four years. In high school she was a twirler and saxophonist for the Philip Barbour Marching Colts for four years. She participated in the WVU, Alderson Broaddus and WV Wesleyan Honor Bands and saxophone quartet. In 2015 Anna was a Golden Horseshoe winner. She was class president for four
years, Key Club President for two years and Young Writers winner for three years. Anna attended Rhododendron Girls State in 2018, and was the 2018 Philip Barbour Homecoming Queen and the 2019 Philip Barbour Prom Queen. She has
won the 2016 Colt Character Award, and the 2019 Principal’s Leadership Award. Anna was a member of the National Honor Society and the Natural Helpers Club. Anna is a member and choir member of Ashbury United Methodist Church, a vacation bible school volunteer, twirling instructor volunteer for the Philip Barbour High School Band and sings at various venues and local events with her mother and father. Her future plans include obtaining a degree in Secondary
Mathematics Education at Davis & Elkins College.
The favorite thing about Barbour County for Anna are the people and the sense of community. Being from a small family, I love the feeling of a family within the community. No matter where I travel in my lifetime, Barbour County will always
be my home. Anna feels she should be the next Miss Barbour County because “I feel that I do my best in every circumstance to make the citizens of Barbour County proud. I would strive to be the best role model for Barbour County’s youth as well as a good spokesperson and ambassador for both the county and the fair”.
Sponsors for Anna Marie are her parents.