2016 Royal Court
Queen Kori Martin
Kori is the daughter of Darren and Shelley Martin. She is the Senior Class President, a marketing intern for the Town Toyota Center, and the Washington DECA State President. Kori also enjoys volunteering for the Lighthouse Ministries. In Kori’s free time she enjoys playing softball, taking care of her dogs, and dancing to 80’s music. Once she graduates, Kori plans on majoring in marketing and minoring in Political Science..
Kori has seen every episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and rewatched the movie 42 close to 42 times. Her favorite song is “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins, her favorite artist is Beyonce, and her favorite book is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. She is most inspired by her brother, Kody and Kori’s most treasured keepsake is a dice her late grandfather used at every family game night.
Kori’s favorite thing to do in the valley, besides Apple Blossom, is to go boating with her dad and her friends. The proudest moment in Kori’s life was the day she submitted her entrepreneurship project in which she started a program for elementary school students to learn about their futures. If Kori could trade places with anyone for one day, she would choose Blake Nordstrom, so she could be the CEO for Nordstrom. Kori has loved growing up in Wenatchee, and feels she could represent the valley in a positive way. Her optimistic attitude, tenacity, and love for Wenatchee make her a great role model for the community.
Princess Emily Holmes
Emily is the daughter of Ward and Maureen Holmes. Emily is a cheerleading Captain, a third year American Sign Language student who participates in deaf community outreaches, and is a member of National Honor Society. Emily has helped her community by raising funds for cancer and signing the National Anthem at football games and the Wenatchee Wild hockey games. Emily also worked for Eastmont Parks and Recreation Day Camp for a summer. In her spare time, she likes to bake, skim Pinterest, and watch movies. After graduation, Emily plans on attending either Eastern Washington University or Washington State University and is considering the teaching profession.
Emily’s favorite TV show is Once Upon a Time and her favorite movie is Up. Her favorite song is “Hello” by Adele and her favorite novel is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. She is most inspired by her mom and her most treasured keepsake is awards from cheer and dance.
Emily’s favorite thing to do in Wenatchee Valley, besides Apple Blossom, is to visit Pybus Public Market. Her proudest moment in life is when every single girl on her cheer squad voted her in as a team captain. If Emily could trade places with anyone or anything for a day, she would trade places with her cat, Tom-Tom. Emily feels she should represent the Wenatchee Valley because she believes she is a good role model, has participated in Apple Blossom activities for most of her childhood, would represent the great Wenatchee area with integrity and truly loves where we live!
Princess Sami Everhart
Sami is the daughter of Wendy Everhart. Sami is an assistant coordinator on ASB, the President of The National Honor Society, and has participated in some of the drama club musicals. Sami is currently a hostess at The Wok-About Grill and has been a part of multiple Music Theatre of Wenatchee productions. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, baking, socializing with her friends and family, shopping, and making art or clothing. After graduation, Sami plans to study abroad through the Rotary Exchange Program and then attend a University.
Sami’s favorite TV show is Modern Family and her favorite movie is The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Her favorite song is “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell and her favorite novel is Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. She is most inspired by Oprah Winfrey and her treasured keepsake is her purple, velvet Pooh bear.
Sami’s favorite thing to do, besides Apple Blossom, is go downtown to shop at the cute local stores with her friends or family. Her proudest moment in life was when she was accepted by the Rotary Exchange Club to go abroad to represent America. If Sami could trade places with anyone for a day, it would be with Emma Watson. Sami feels she should represent the Wenatchee Valley because she has always been an advocate for the many benefits, opportunities, and activities the Valley’s have, and understands what the Festival represents for our community. She believes that her excitement and enthusiasm she has every year for Apple Blossom will also convey her community in the best light possible and encourage others to feel the same.