Thursday was a day filled with emotions for the members of the Royal Court. The jury had to select which royal court member presides over Rose Queen 2016, the highlight event in the Pasadena Teen Pageant ceremony.
This year’s winner and the president for the upcoming event is Erika Karen Winter from Flintridge Preparatory School. 17-year old Erika is part of the school’s cheerleading team and of the dance team. Among other attributes, she is part of the student senate and she is also a middle school commissioner.
Erika’s academical career is also impressive as she has been appointed as the president of the Hip Hop Club and Craft Club. When discussing her future interests in marketing and psychology, young Erika Winter pointed out that she is also a peer counselor and that she does a lot of volunteer work. She acts as a junior instructor for dance courses made specifically for children suffering from autism.
Miss Winter also made a big hit on the public when she won the casting for the lead role in the spring musical put together by Flintridge Preparatory School. When interviewed about her interests and hobbies, Miss Winter told the reporters that she takes a great interest in singing, cycling and acting. She also loves to watch hockey matches.
The reporters also asked the future president of Rose Queen 2016 what she would like to do when she finishes school. Erika answered that she would like to get degrees in both marketing and psychology and find a job in said departments inside the fashion industry.
The process of selecting the next president for the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game, the two major highlights in the Rose Queen ceremony, was very rigorous. Members of the jury had to select between seven teenage members from the Royal Court.
But what about the jury? Well, as facts point out, selecting members for the jury duty is a very delicate and intricate process. There are a lot of criteria involved in selecting a jury member like academic activity, their ability to speak in public and no to mention their involement in both school and community affairs. About 900 eligible members were screened before a final draft could come up.
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