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Rose Festival 2016 Court
By Christen McCurdy | The Skanner News
Published: 31 March 2017

Last week the Portland Rose Festival announced the 15th and final princess to be named to this year’s Rose Festival Court. Festival spokesperson Rich Jarvis said the festival does not keep close tabs on the demographics of princesses, who represent local high schools and are chosen by a panel of judges unknown to any of the contestants, but added this year’s court appears to be the most diverse in its history, with a majority of princesses being racial minorities and many being foreign-born.

“It’s great to see it grow and evolve like this, and evolve to see more people get comfortable participating in the Rose Festival,” Jarvis said.

Court Members receive one-on-one mentorship from top female executives, a $3,500 scholarship provided by the Randall Group valid for any accredited college, university or trade program and a complete wardrobe including shoes and accessories.

The Rose Festival Queen will be selected in June. For more information about the Rose Festival visit their website.

 

Photos of the crowned court:

Rose Festival Princesses 2017

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