12/15/12 Apple Bloosom Royalty Competition Begins (PHOTO)
Selection of the 2013 Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Royalty begins with the announcement of 37 young women, from the Wenatchee and Eastmont School Districts, who will compete for a chance to be chosen as one of the ten candidates who will vie for the Royal Court, consisting of a queen and two princesses.
Among the 37 lovely young ladies (the candidates with an (E) are from the Eastmont School District and those with a (W) are from the Wenatchee School District) are:
Front Row L to R: Perrie Buak (W), Megan Cozzalio (W), Julia Graham (W), Mackenzie Rivera (W), Maggie Chvilicek (W), Linda Prado (E), Tianna Rush (E), Ashley Wright (E) Second Row: Cassidy Halle (E), Addison Goveia (W), Jessica Wilson (W), Jenaesha Iwaasa (E), Madison Blanksma (W), Nicole Delabarre (E), Rachel Knight (E)
Third Row: Laurel Jones (W), Haley Ritter (E), Tatiana Pirestani (E), Carli Robins (E), Samantha Ng (W), Melissa Carbajal (E)
Top Row: Ally Atwood (W), Micaela Meadows (E), Scarlet Graham (E), Leandra Porter (E), Rosy Perez (E), Maria Medina (W), Jade Sherrell (E)
Not pictured: Yareli Lopez (E), Nikole Wyles (W)
The Candidates will be honored at a reception that is open to the public on Tuesday, January 8, at the Performing Arts Center, beginning at 7:00 p.m. On Wednesday, January 9, the 37 hopefuls will give a 2-3 minute speech in front of their peers. Student Body votes count as 50% of the total Top 10 score. A panel of 3 out-of-town judge’s votes will count as the other 50% of the total Top 10 score. The 19 candidates registered in the Eastmont School District will speak in the Eastmont High School Gymnasium at 7:45 a.m The 18 candidates registered in the Wenatchee School District will speak in the Wenatchee High School Auditorium at 10:00 am. The Top 10 Candidates will be announced that evening at 6:00 pm, in the Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee. All events are free and open to the public. Following a month of preparation by Festival Chaperones and volunteers, the Top 10 Candidates will compete at the Royalty Selection Pageant, sponsored by Numerica Credit Union, on Saturday, February 9 in the Wenatchee High School Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Pageant tickets will go on sale Thursday, January 10, 9:00 am at the Apple Blossom Festival office, located at 2 S. Chelan St., Wenatchee and online at www.appleblossom.org. Cost is $18 for lower level seating and $15 for upper level seating; all seating is reserved.