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:
Aspires to be role model for girls
Plays violin, coaches ice skating
Active in service-related projects
Made a mission trip to Nicaragua
Enjoys baking and piano
Founded school's Diversity Club
Voted "Most Generous," "Most Opinionated"
Wants to be an obstetrician/gynecologist
Recently volunteered in native Africa
Eucharistic minister at parish
Police Activity League volunteer
Plans to study pediatric physical therapy
Student body prez, soccer captain
Passion for, commitment to special education
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