PASADENA, CA. (October 11, 2010) – The seven members of the 2011 Tournament of Roses Royal Court were announced today at Tournament House from a group of 31 finalists. As ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses, the Royal Court members will attend more than 150 community and media functions leading up to the 122nd Rose Parade® presented by Honda and 97th Rose Bowl Game® on Saturday, January 1, 2011.
The seven Rose Princesses are: Tatyane Anaid Berrios (#946), 17, Arcadia High School; Sarah Christine Fredrickson (#421), 17, Maranatha High School; Evanne Elizabeth Friedmann (#433), 17, La Canada High School; Jessica Michelle Montoya (#745), 17, Flintridge Preparatory School; Tenaya Miyoko Senzaki (#130), 17, Pasadena High School; Kathryn Morris Thomson (#201), 17, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and Michelle Kaye Washington (#833), 18, Pasadena City College.
The announcement follows a month-long process in which more than 1,000 Pasadena-area young women participated. Selections were based on a range of qualities including public speaking ability, poise, academic achievement, community involvement and personality.
"These seven young ladies are outstanding role models for the youth of Pasadena," said Edward Afsharian, Chairman of the Queen and Court Committee. "They were selected from a pool of the most talented and poised in the Pasadena area. They are truly remarkable and will be wonderful ambassadors for the Tournament of Roses."
The 2011 Rose Queen® will be announced at Tournament House on Tuesday, October 19 at 9:30 a.m. The newly selected Rose Queen and Royal Court will reign for an entire year until the new court is selected in October of 2011.
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the Rose Parade®, Rose Bowl Game® and various associated events. The 122nd Rose Parade will take place Saturday, January 1, 2011, at 8 a.m. (PST) featuring majestic floral floats, high-stepping equestrian units and spirited marching bands. Following the parade, the 97th Rose Bowl Game will kick off at 2:10 p.m. and feature an exciting match-up between two of the top collegiate football teams in the nation. For additional information on the Tournament of Roses please visit the official website at www.tournamentofroses.com.