Month-Long Tryout Process Began with
More than 1,100 Pasadena-area Young Ladies
PASADENA, CA. (October 12, 2009) - The seven members of the 2010 Tournament of Roses Royal Court were announced today at Tournament House from a group of 26 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 121st Rose Parade® and 96th Rose Bowl Game® on Friday, January 1, 2010.
The seven Rose Princesses are: Natalie Anne Innocenzi, 16, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; Katherine Margarita Hernández , 18, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; June Ko, 17, Arcadia High School; Lauren Samantha Rogers, 17, Blair High School; Kinsey Elizabeth Stuart, 18, Pasadena City College; Ashley Renee Thaxton, 17, John Marshall Fundamental High School; Michelle Louise Van Wyk, 17, La Canada High School.
The 2010 Rose Queen® will be announced at Tournament House on Tuesday, October 20 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 2010.