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West Linn now has its 2015 Old Time Fair Court.

A dozen eighth-graders participated in interviews and made presentations to a panel of judges in an event held at West Linn’s historic McLean House Feb. 19. After the judges completed their deliberations, 2014 Queen McKenna Wright placed the coveted tiaras on the heads of the following new princesses.Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Four West Linn eighth graders beam under their new tiaras. From left, Avery Sullivan, Olivia Rees, Bella Deeb and Caitlin McCabe pose in the McLean House parlor after being named West Linn's 2015 Old Time Fair Court princesses.

Isabelle Deeb: The daughter of Ayman and Robyn Deeb, 13-year-old Princess Bella attends Rosemont Ridge Middle School, where she participates in leadership opportunities such as VOTS, the Coyote Run and ALG. She plays the piano, sings in the Nuance choir and is a member of the dance team. She has been a teacher’s aide in science classes, helping seventh-graders organize and prepare. She has also volunteered with first-graders at Sunset Primary School. Her hobbies include cheerleading, baking and travel. Her favorite part of the Old Time Fair is the rides.

Caitlin McCabe: The daughter of Jean and John McCabe, Princess Caitlin is 14 and a student at Athey Creek Middle School. She participates in All-State choir, her school’s Korean exchange program and the school orchestra. She is active in many charities, including Dress a Girl Around the World, American Red Cross, Portland Food Pantry and Locks of Love. An active 4-H member, she also volunteers at the Clackamas County Fair. Her favorite part of the Old Time Fair is going on all the rides and seeing her friends as well as new and old faces from all over West Linn.

Olivia Rees: The daughter of Ted and Kristy Rees, 14-year-old Princess Olivia attends Rosemont Ridge Middle School. She is actively involved at her school, participating in the Rosemont Fun Run fundraiser and choir concerts. Her hobbies include golf, scrapbooking and photography, and she is a member of the 4-H Rocking Rainbow Riders. Her favorite part of the Old Time Fair is the queen’s coronation ceremony and the caricature booth.

Avery Sullivan: The daughter of Jennifer and Sean Sullivan, 13-year-old Princess Avery attends Rosemont Ridge Middle School. She is active in track, jazz band, Nuance choir, VOTS and ALG leadership. She also helps Klamath Falls Humane Society and raises funds for children’s cancer. Her hobbies include singing, reading, cheerleading, camping, bowling, yoga and being with her family and friends. Her favorite parts of the Old Time Fair are the Ferris wheel and the food.

The Old Time Fair will be held July 17 to 19 at West Linn’s Willamette Park.

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