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Rose Festival Court Program Applications are Now Available for the 2012 Festival Season

Though Portland’s Marshall High School has closed, the Portland Rose Festival is happy to announce that a second Metro position will be added to the 2012 Rose Festival Court presented by Pacific Power. After successfully unveiling an expanded Court program in 2009, the Rose Festival will now have two princesses who come from the greater metro area, representing east and west regions. (This year 42 schools are eligible to participate in the Rose Festival Court program.)

Rose Festival seeks potential Princesses as recruiting begins for the 2012 Court. Applications are available here at the website and must be postmarked by January 6, 2012 (or hand-delivered to the Portland Rose Festival Foundation offices by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2012).

This internationally recognized scholarship program continues to broaden opportunities to young women to participate in an unforgettable community outreach experience. Fifteen Princesses will be selected to the Court after meeting eligibility requirements and each will be matched with a mentor, a female executive from Pacific Power, for the duration of their Rose Festival experience.

The selection of Rose Festival princesses from local high schools has been a Rose Festival tradition since 1930. The mission of the Rose Festival Court program is to provide scholarships for higher education, to promote community outreach and volunteerism, to offer networking and mentoring opportunities to outstanding young women in a program that perpetuates an appreciation for Rose Festival history and tradition.

Members of the 2012 Rose Festival Court will be announced in March 2012.

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