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Princesses shine as crown awaits

The Rose Festival Court of 15 young women anxiously awaits the Queen's Coronation the morning of June 12 at Memorial Coliseum. The new Queen of Rosaria will ride high in the Grand Floral Parade the same day.

As the Rose Festival gets under way May 28, let's meet the 15 princesses from Portland high schools with an interesting fact about each:

JULIA ALVAREZ-GARZA

St. Mary's

Aspires to be role model for girls

VICTORIA DINU

Grant

Plays violin, coaches ice skating

ALICIA DUCRE

Roosevelt

Active in service-related projects

BRALEE GILDAY

Wilson

Made a mission trip to Nicaragua

JESSICA HUA

Aloha

Enjoys baking and piano

SHARICE JACKSON

Benson

Founded school's Diversity Club

YULIYANA KOBEL

Marshall

Voted "Most Generous," "Most Opinionated"

NATALIA MOSAILOVA

David Douglas

Wants to be an obstetrician/gynecologist

ZANELE MUTEPFA

Lincoln

Recently volunteered in native Africa

SIOBHAN O'MALLEY

Central Catholic

Eucharistic minister at parish

LINDSAY PATINO

Madison

Police Activity League volunteer

BECCI READ

Parkrose

Plans to study pediatric physical therapy

BERGEN RUECK

Franklin

Student body prez, soccer captain

EMILY TAYLOR

Cleveland

Passion for, commitment to special education

VIOLET THOMAS

Jefferson

A junior, revels in poetry readings

The Rose Festival Court has been doing engagements around town. Pacific Power is the sponsor of the Queen's Coronation, which will be at 8:30 a.m. June 12. The Grand Floral Parade starts at 10 a.m., also at Memorial Coliseum.

- Jason Vondersmith