MINERAL COUNTY, W.Va. — A Mineral County woman is wrapping up a year of representing West Virginia.

On Saturday afternoon, Haley Geiger, the 2017 Distinguished Young Woman of West Virginia, will hand over her title during the 2018 Finals at the Monongalia Art Center in Morgantown.

Haley Geiger

“I know lots of the girls are going to be very nervous and it’s kind of fun to be on the other end of it seeing what all goes on and seeing what girl will get it next time,” Geiger said.

A business major at West Virginia University, Geiger, 18, is originally from Ridgeley.

“It’s really been great just to be a role model for people in my state and bring the Distinguished Young Woman and ‘be your best health’ message to our state,” she said.

Distinguished Young Women of West Virginia is part of a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent in young women.

Five principles of being healthy, involved, studious, responsible and ambitious guide the program which operates in all 50 states.

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