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Rose Festival Announces 2021 Court Finalists

PPS Students Get Final Vote in Princess Selection

The 2021 Rose Festival Court presented by Unitus Community Credit Union is taking shape. Interviews with more than 80 candidates all took place online via Zoom Saturday, March 6, 2021. Individual students were assigned break-out rooms with a panel of community volunteers conducting the interviews. The Festival will now turn the process over to Portland area high schools for students to cast their votes which count as 50% toward the final tally. The selected Princesses will be announced weekdays beginning March 29.

Students who successfully completed the interviews and are now eligible for Court, include 8 juniors and 37 seniors, vying for the 15 princess positions and the crown of Queen of Rosaria.

Two of the traditional Portland Public Schools have changed their names this year, so for the first time the public will be introduced to a Princess from Leodis V. McDaniel High School (formerly Madison) and Ida B. Wells-Barnett High School (formerly Wilson).

Junior and senior girls from class 4A to 6A schools in the tri-county area who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and 20 hours of verifiable community service are eligible. Candidates represent the 13 Portland Schools as well as Metro East, with applicants coming from Clackamas and East Multnomah counties and Metro West, featuring students from Washington County schools.

Each selected member of the 2021 Rose Festival Court receives a $3,500 scholarship generously provided by The Randall Group.

The 2021 Portland Rose Festival Queen will be crowned at the Queen's Coronation presented by Unitus Community Credit Union in mid-June, TBA.

2021 Rose Festival Court Finalists
& Announcement Dates

Cleveland High School (March 29)
Hannah Crouser (SR)
Zoie Dalton-Smith (SR)
Pallas Lake (JR)
Lucy (Rena) Marthaler (JR)

Parkrose High School (March 30)
Natalie Mathers (SR)
Alexi Payton-Rivas (SR)
Mo'nay Vann (SR)

Metro East (March 31)
Paige Mazon (SR) - Sam Barlow High School
Jillian North (SR) - Lakeridge High School
Gretchen Pauli (SR) - La Salle Catholic College Prep
Carly Shanklin (SR) - Wilsonville High School

Metro West (March 31)
Makena Krause (SR) - Glencoe High School
Julia Richards (JR) - Liberty High School
Lilianna (Lili) Rosebrook (SR) - Valley Catholic High School
Nina Takahashi (JR) - Southridge High School

Roosevelt High School (April 1)
Rose Davies (SR)
Zemzem Hussen (SR)
Audrey Nelsen (SR)
Alexia Valdez (SR)

David Douglas High School (April 2)
Christina Bouwman (SR)
Jennifer Dinh (SR)

Leodis V. McDaniel High School (April 5)
Faith Isibor (JR)

Central Catholic High School (April 6)
Madison (Madi) Cooper (SR)
Kendall Novak (SR)
Gabrielle (Elle) Stephenson (SR)
Tamia Thirdgill (SR)

Lincoln High School (April 7)
Kylie Jones (SR)
Jiwon (Jina) Lim (SR)
Kathryn Locke Harris (SR)
Sophia Marshall (JR)

Franklin High School (April 9)
Eliyana Camara (SR)

Grant High School (April 12)
Beatriz Santiago Perez (SR)

Jefferson High School (April 13)
Rebekah (Becca) Booker (JR)
Marlejes (Marley) Padilla-Honl (SR)
Kayla Pierce (SR)

Benson Polytechnic High School (April 14)
Bethany Brundage (SR)
Sophia Chin (SR)
Jacqueline (Jacqui) Martinez De Jesus (SR)
Aberdeen Stuart (SR)

Ida B. Wells High School (April 15)
Bridget McMurray (SR)
Catalina (Cata) Monteiro (SR)
Eleanor Potter (SR)
Hannah Worden (JR)

St. Mary's Academy (April 16)
Aundrea Brazile (SR)
Zoe Nguyen (SR)
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