It is unbelievable how fast 2017 is gone by, but in truth it’s already time to start planning for its end. The Tournament of Roses, for example, is already looking for a Rose Queen, which, by the way, will make history by becoming the 100th Rose Queen!
Applicants from the greater Pasadena area that meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply and participate on Round 1 of the selections, which will happen Sep. 9th (9 am to 4 pm) and 11th (3 pm to 5 pm) at the Tournament House (391 South Orange Grove Blvd, in Pasadena). Requirements to participate include to be single, a senior in high school or enrolled in college, possess at least a 2.0 GPA, and to be minimum 17-years-old. (See the complete list of requirements here.) The participants will be selected based upon a combination of qualities, including public speaking ability, poise, academic achievement, youth leadership, and community and school involvement.
Seven young women will be named to the 2018 Royal Court on Oct. 2, 2017 and one will be crowned the 100th Rose Queen on Oct. 18, 2017.
The Rose Queen will attend about 100 community and media functions and will serve as an ambassador of the Tournament of Roses and the community of Pasadena. The Royal Court will ride on a float on the 129th Rose Parade and attend the College Football Semifinal at the Rose Bowl.
Photo: 2017 Royal Court (Princess Shannon, Princess Natalie, Princess Maya, Rose Queen Victoria, Princess Audrey, Princess Autumn, and Princess Emi) / TournamentofRoses.com
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