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2021 Rose Festival Court Application

Thank you for your interest in the
Rose Festival Court presented by Unitus Community Credit Union!

Please review and complete the form below to begin the application process to join the 2021 Rose Festival Court.

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.

All application materials are due by February 24, 2021
Additional application materials and more information can be found on the Rose Festival Court page.

APPLICATION ELEMENTS

This form is your first step toward becoming a member of the Rose Festival Court!

In addition to completing this online form, you must submit two additional documents in order to apply:

  1. School Acknowledgement & Official High School Transcript - to be completed by your high school Principal or their designee.
  2. Recommendation Form - to be completed by a teacher/work supervisor.
Both additional elements, along with other useful information and updates, can be found on the Rose Festival Court Program page.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure all elements of the application are submitted by the deadline on February 24, 2021. You are welcome to email info@rosefestival.org for an update from the Portland Rose Festival Office on the status of your application at any time.


Please note that any information you submit as a part of this application may be shared with the judges, the media, and/or the public.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Before continuing with the application, please confirm that you meet the following eligibility criteria:
All applicants must:
  • Identify as female
  • Attend a 4A, 5A or 6A high school in Multnomah, Washington or Clackamas Counties
  • Be a senior graduating in 2021 or junior on track to graduate in 2022
  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (Applicants with GPA between 2.75 and 3.0 with exigent circumstances may still be eligible; but must complete a variance form as a part of this application.)
  • Have performed a minimum 20 hours of community service during high school
Applicants must also agree to:
  • Attend one online Court Q&A Information session prior to the application deadline. Sessions will be conducted via zoom. 2-3 sessions will be offered between January 18 and February 18, 2021 (exact time and dates TBD)
  • Participate in the Court Judging process: March 6 & 7, 2021 (subject to change)
  • Participate in your school’s Rose Festival Court Announcement (not applicable for Metro East & West positions)
  • Submit a complete application, recommendation form, and school acknowledgement form with transcript by the deadline: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

JUDGING

A panel of community judges will meet each qualified applicant during the Court Judging process.
All applicants are judged on the following attributes:
  • Character (50%)–Participates in school, community, and other activities, demonstrates good citizenship, shows a desire to help others
  • Communication Skills (25%) –Clear and articulate speech, animated and expressive storytelling, good grammar and eye contact
  • Presence (25%)–Composed under pressure, adaptable to new situations, enthusiastic and engaged
The school vote (at a traditional school) will make up 50% of the final judging score. The remaining 50% is from our panel of community judges. For Metro East/West positions, 100% of the score is from the community judges.

Let's Get Started!

I confirm that I have read the above criteria & I am eligible to apply for the Rose Festival Court.
 


Applicant Contact Information


As listed on your transcript
As listed on your transcript
What name do you use on a daily basis?
Cell phone where you can be reached directly

Parent/Guardian Information


Parent/Guardian 1 - Contact Info


Parent/Guardian 2 - Contact Info
(if applicable)

(If Yes, please list their names)

Education Information


Please list the complete name of your school
(Include specific date if known, or Month & Year)
What is your current unweighted GPA?


If your GPA is below 3.0, please complete three variance questions below. If your GPA is 3.0 or above, please skip to Biography Form.
Please list your current actual GPA:
Please list your previous semester's GPA:
Please explain the reason(s) for your current GPA:

Biography Form


This section will give you a chance to tell us what makes you unique and why you want to represent your school as a 2021 Rose Festival Court Princess.


Volunteer Service


Please record a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer service performed during your high school career.

You may use this form to list up to three different organizations. If you have additional organizations, please email a list to jessicam@rosefestival.org with the subject "Court Service Hours - Your Name".

Volunteer Service - Organization 1


Volunteer Service - Organization 2

Volunteer Service - Organization 3


Rose Festival Court Rules & Guidelines

If selected to the be a Rose Festival Court Member, I agree to the following rules and guidelines:

Time and Commitment:

  • A Court Member's term of service is from school announcement day through the following year's school announcement day. For the Court Member selected as Queen this term is extended through the following year's Coronation and Grand Floral Parade.

This includes:

    • Travel season from early May through early June during which the Court will have Official Business most days of the week. (subject to COVID-19 safety guidelines)
    • Official duties for Court Members will end after the Grand Floral Parade and the Queen’s Coronation. (subject to COVID-19 safety guidelines)
    • Official duties for the Court Member selected as Queen will end after the Queen’s Coronation and Grand Floral Parade of the following year.
  • Court Members and their families are responsible for recognizing and agreeing to the time and commitment of the Rose Festival Court.
    • Court Members may be asked to forego personal or extra-curricular events to prioritize the Rose Festival Court.
    • Travel to/from Court Headquarters is the responsibility of the Court Member and her family.
      • From Court Headquarters the Court will travel as a group with appropriate chaperones. (subject to COVID-19 safety guidelines)


Behavior:

  • Court Members are public figures and as such must be mindful of their behavior at all times, both in person and online.
  • Court Members will work with Court Committee Members and/or Staff before making any public comments.
  • Court Members will adhere to the Portland Rose Festival's non-commercialization policy and will refer any appearance or endorsement requests to the Foundation's Court Staff Member.
  • Court Members will not be in possession of nor consume tobacco/vape products, alcohol, and drugs.
  • The Portland Rose Festival Foundation reserves the right to remove any Court Member or Queen from the Rose Festival Court for any reason, at any given time.


For further rules and guidelines please refer to the 2021 Rose Festival Court Handbook.

All applicants must agree to the following statement:
I acknowledge that I have a proven record of good citizenship and attendance, have never been convicted of a crime, have read and understand all of the above Rules & Guidelines, and agree to abide by them. I understand that I may be removed as a candidate for or member of the Rose Festival Court if I do not meet these rules at any time after signing this application. I understand all decisions made by the Portland Rose Festival Foundation directors, staff, or my high school administration are final. I certify that all information contained in this application is correct to the best of my knowledge.

Student Acknowledgement:

I have read and understand the Rules & Guidelines and agree to this statement
 

Parent/Guardian Acknowledgment
I have read and understand these Rules and Guidelines for Parents/Guardians
Please type your name and date in the field below  

Once all required fields are completed - please click Submit below


Remember to download and fill-out the Recommendation Form and School Acknowledgement to complete your application process!
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