Franchesca Aloi

Franchesca Aloi is a recording artist and teacher in West Virginia. She records in Wheeling with Jamie Peck Productions and is a social studies and English teacher at Fairmont Catholic Grade School. She will be a reigning princess for the Mountain State Forest Festival this fall. She is presently the first ever Ms Mannington District Fair. She is a December 2023 Magnum cum Laude graduate of Fairmont State University. She is also a 11+ year member of Marion County 4-H and two-year volunteer.

Franchesca has recently released a song she composed and produced in Wheeling, titled “America’s 35th Star.” The song originated with an assignment she presented to her 8th grade class who wrote various poems about facts about West Virgina. She then compiled lyrics from the poems and put it to a melody with instrumentation. It was a way for the students to really get to know their state and for them to also see how a song is created and released. She has released three music albums so far and also a video.

Visit Spotify, Youtube, and other streaming apps to find “America’s 35th Star.”

For championing her home state and teaching the next generation of leaders in the classroom and by example, we are happy to name Franchesca as the certified Real West Virginian of the Week. Have a nominee for a future week? Email us at and tell us why your nominee is deserving.


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