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Queen's Coronation presented by Unitus Community Credit Union

Date: June 18, 2021

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Visitors to the Washington Park Amphitheater at the International Rose Test Garden are welcome to bring blankets or lawn chairs to view the ceremony.
The Queen's Coronation will air on FOX 12 Oregon Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Learn more.
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On June 18, 2021, Lili Rosebrook and the other 14 festival Princesses from local high schools gathered in Washington Park’s Amphitheater for a series of events christened the ‘Pageantry of Rosaria,’ and Lili was ultimately crowned the 2021 Rose Festival Queen at the Queen's Coronation presented by Unitus Community Credit Union.

When asked on her Court application to name her favorite place to visit in Portland, Lili mentioned the International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park, where she and her family would visit her mother’s signature plaque on the Queens Walk. Deanna Connell, Lili’s mom, represented St. Mary’s Academy on the 1989 Rose Festival Court and was chosen that year’s queen.

Queen Lili would like to pursue a degree in chemical engineering and then go on to medical school. She is a member of the National Honor Society and an AP Scholar who loves running, cooking, singing and dancing with her team. Lili showcased her language skills during her official Court introduction and spoke fondly of cooking traditional Cuban dishes with her grandmother.

Inspired by her dad Philip Rosebrook, who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis, Lili has volunteered as a fundraiser the National Multiple Sclerosis Society where she was honored with the “Bright Star of the Year” award in 2018 after raising $25,000 through the Bike MS campaign. “The National MS Society has had a profound impact on my life,” says Lili.


The Rose Festival Queen serves for a full year and will represent Rose Festival at special events and appearances throughout the year. The Rose Festival Court program awards a $3,500 scholarships to each Princess, generously provided by The Randall Group. The program promotes community outreach and volunteerism and perpetuates an appreciation for Rose Festival history and tradition. Court members are offered networking opportunities through the Unitus Community Credit Union mentorship program, which assigns a female executive mentor to each young woman. Queen Lili’s Unitus Community Credit Union Mentor is Megan Snyder, Assistant Vice President of Loan Operations.

Special thanks go to Unitus Community Credit Union, for their support of the Rose Festival Court and Coronation. We also thank our friends, the Royal Rosarians for their stewardship of Rose Festival pageantry. And we also must thank the Floral Design Institute for the beautiful bouquets!

Visit our Rose Festival Princesses page to meet the 2021 Princesses and learn more about Queen Lily.


Rose Festival Court

The Rose Festival Court is comprised of up to 15 outstanding young women chosen from Portland Metro-area high schools. After their selection in March, Court Members attend after-school and evening orientation meetings during the month of April. Beginning the first week of May, they travel full-time 5 days a week for 5 weeks, visiting community events, business leaders, hospitals, senior living centers, youth organizations and civic groups. Court Members also receive one-on-one mentorship from top female executives, a $3,500 scholarship provided by The Randall Group valid for any accredited college, university or trade program, a complete wardrobe including shoes and accessories, and a lifetime of enduring friendships with their Rose Festival Court sisters. The Rose Festival Court is presented by Unitus Community Credit Union.

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