Dr. Seuss & the Royal Court

Oct 8, 2012

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The Tournament of Roses‘ seven members of the Royal Court of 2013 have been announced. In the next few months, these young women won’t have a moment to breathe, but will hopefully have the time of their lives as they attend over 150 community functions culminating with the 124th Rose Parade, which will be held on Tuesday, January 1st. This year’s theme for the parade is “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” Rock on, Dr. Seuss; bring on the wildly silly and outlandishly quirky.

Over 900 participants vied for the seven coveted spots, having to illustrate their public speaking ability, poise, academic achievement, community involvement, and personality.

Here are the young women (L to R), and congratulations:

Vanessa Natalie Manjarrez, 17, Mayfield Senior School; Michelle Barili Teodo, 17, La Cañada High School; Sonia Marie Shenoi, 17, San Marino High School; Kathryne Alice Benushka, 17, Maranatha High School; Nicole Cherie Nelam, 17, Pasadena High School; Tracy Italia Cresta, 17, La Salle High School; and Kimberly Victoria Sophia McGregor, 17, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy.

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