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Jefferson Student Kahedja Burley Named 2015 Rose Festival Queen

On Saturday, June 6, Kahedja (Kuh-hay-juh) Burley became the ninth Jefferson high school student (the first in 17 years) to be crowned Queen of Rosaria, during the Queen’s Coronation presented by Unitus Community Credit Union (at 9:15 a.m. in the Veterans Memorial Coliseum).

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Kahedja is a 17-year-old junior and the only female on the Jefferson Varsity basketball team. She’s proud to say that she does the same drills and push-ups as everyone else on the team. Kahedja is involved with Self Enhancement Inc. (SEI), likes to crochet hats and scarves and is a cheerleader and varsity wrestler.

Her mentor is Michelle Stanfield, Contact Center Manager, at Unitus Community Credit Union.