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Julia Dixon (Photo Credit: Portland Rose Festival)
By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 07 March 2024

On Wednesday, March 6, Julia Dixon was named a princess of this year's court. Julia is a senior at Franklin High School and expects to graduate this June. After graduation, Julia’s main career plan is to become a clinical psychologist. 

The Rose Festival Court, includes 15 outstanding students from Portland, Metro East, and Metro West high schools. The court provides higher education scholarships funded by The Randall Group, promotes volunteerism, facilitates networking, and encourages an appreciation for the history and traditions of the Portland Rose Festival. Throughout the season, the court will travel across the state to learn, volunteer, and participate in community and Rose Festival events. 

Julia is ready to join the Court with the focus of giving back. “Portland has meant so much to my family and to me,” says Julia. “Community service work with the Rose [Festival] Court feels like a great way to give back. I also want to join the Rose [Festival] Court for job shadowing opportunities and to celebrate Portland one last time before I leave for college.” 

Looking ahead to the Portland Rose Festival, Julia excitedly awaits the Grand Floral Parade. She says, “My favorite Rose Festival event is the Grand Floral Parade. It is such a magical celebration of different cultures and organizations coming together to celebrate the Portland community.” 

Learn more about Julia below. 

 

Princess Bio 

Name: Julia Dixon 

School: Franklin High School 

Year in school: Senior  

Career plans: My main career plan is to become a clinical psychologist, but I have also considered careers in film acting, screenwriting, and producing. 

High School Activities & Honors: Voice of Democracy Certificate of Merit, 2nd in school for Oregon Battle of the Books, Published poem “Seneca Ridge” with Literary Arts, Franklin Talks Race Student Leader, Thespians Club Social Media Manager. 

Hobbies and Special Interests: I like to act in Franklin theater productions, sing, and write songs. I also love reading, hiking, and hanging out with my friends. 

What are you most proud of during your high school career? 

I am most proud of being Ursula in The Little Mermaid this past fall. I have seen every play and musical at my high school since I was 6, and it has always been my dream to play a lead in a Franklin musical. 

What is your favorite Rose Festival event and why? 

My favorite Rose Festival event is the Grand Floral Parade. It is such a magical celebration of different cultures and organizations coming together to celebrate the Portland community. I also love that all of the floats are made mostly from seeds; it is a great testament to Portland’s ingenuity and appreciation for nature. 

 

The Portland Rose Festival Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that serves families and individuals with programs and events that promote arts, education, and volunteerism. We value environmental responsibility, diversity, patriotism, and our historic & floral heritage. 

 

For more information: 

Website: RoseFestival.org 

Facebook: Facebook.com/PortlandRoseFestival  

Twitter: Twitter.com/PDXRoseFestival  

Instagram: Instagram.com/PDXRoseFestival  

YouTube: Youtube.com/user/PortlandRoseFestival 

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