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Princess Roserina Chipen

Benson Polytechnic High School

Birthplace:
Portland, Oregon
Parents/Guardians:
Rick and Nita Chipen Hantres, and Lona Arthur
Siblings:
Chipson, Reginald, Leilina, Kaleinani, Richirick, and Blessleen
Year in School:
Senior

Future Education & Career Plans

Roserina plans to attend George Fox University to earn a Bachelors in Social Work. She plans to create and manage an Island community center for islanders of all ages to have a safe and fun place to seek help and better resources.

High School Activities & Honors

Roserina is involved with Benson Tech News, Volleyball, Softball and the Prom Committee. She has been on Benson's Honor Roll and has perfect attendance.

Hobbies & Special Interests

In her spare time, Roserina enjoys singing, her Church Youth Group and working with the Portland Center Youth Collective to better her community. She performs Tahitian dances at every Diversity Assembly at Benson and helps operate tech at her church.

What is Your Favorite Place to Visit in Portland and Why?

"I think my favorite place in Portland would be Rocky Butte because it’s a place where I can not only take cute pictures because of the nice view but it’s also a place where my sisters and I go to take a break from the world and just breathe. It’s above the city meaning it’s quieter and nice for us to just relax. I love that it gives me a chance to have some time to myself and thoughts.”

What Are You Most Proud of During Your High School Career?

"I think I am most proud of how I stayed focused on my purpose of being in school instead of drama or boys. Although learning and staying on top of my work is a really big challenge, I’m grateful that I am an observant person who stays true to herself and didn’t get caught up with a toxic crowd."

What is Your Favorite Rose Festival Event and Why?

"This is going to sound crazy but I don’t remember ever going to an Rose Festival Event and I am not sure why. This is also the reason why I am applying to be a part of the court to get the chance to experience the most traditional and beautiful Portland event."

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