The Rose Parade is an annual tradition that dates back to 1890, and was canceled in 2021 due to epidemics. The Rose Parade consists of floral floats, a marching band and a cavalry unit. The parade goes down the Colorado Blvd and thousands of spectators stand next to it, enjoying the two-hour parade.
The annual Rose Tournament selects seven young women on the Rose Royal Court to represent the Rose Passadena Tournament. Applicants must be between 17 and 21 years of age and a full-time resident of the Pasadena Area Community College District. Requires a minimum 2.0-grade point average.
The royal court applicants were from 2 Pas Pasadena-area schools and each of them had to participate in a rigorous interview process. The selection criteria for the royal court were based on public speaking skills, youth leadership, academic achievement and community and school participation.
The seven selected members will serve not only as ambassadors for the Tournament of Roses, but also in their community and the entire Los Angeles area. In addition, each student will receive a শিক্ষা 7,500 education scholarship.
2022 Rose Royal Court
Janine Briggs; John Marshall Fundamental High School
Abigail Griffith; Pasadena High School
Nadia Chung; La Canada High School
Zaida Walden; La Canada High School
Shweta Somasundaram; Arcadia High School
Ava Feldman; South Pasadena High School
Mackenzie Street; Flintridge Sacred Heart
One of the seven finalists is Abigail Griffith, a senior at Pasadena High School. She is on the varsity dance team, 2022 club class, and secretary of the Mental Health Awareness Club.
Outside of school, Griffith also works as an intern at Gamble House and works part-time at a Mexican restaurant. Griffith told The Epoch Times that he wanted to be an architect and that his dream school was the University of Southern California.
Griffith recommended that all potential applicants appeal to the royal court: “I say you just have to believe in yourself and believe what is happening. Assure yourself that you deserve it and that your success should be well-known in the process, whether you make it or not.
McKenzie Street is a senior at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. He told The Epoch Times that during the selection process, he saw in the interview that a limited amount of time had been given. He insisted that it was more fun than stressful.
Street High School juniors are urged to participate in next year’s Royal Court elections.
Street plans to study computer science at the college and says New York University and Fordham University will be his top choices. She is also a fan of fashion, and enjoys reading and baking.
Janine Briggs grew up in Pasadena and is currently a senior at John Marshall Fundamental High School. Briggs plans to study Global Studies and Journalism after graduation.
Briggs told The Epoch Times that his mother and the people around him were longtime supporters and encouraged him to take part in the royal court. Briggs’ family and student organizations from his school came to the tournament house to support him.
The theme of the 133rd Rose Parade is “Dreams, Beliefs, Achievements.”
On October 1, Rose Queen will be selected by the Tournament of Roses Committee among these seven girls.
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times