The Junior Royalty Program is sponsored by Dr. Cara Schroeder Children's Dentistry
Queen Abby Wilt
Queen Abby is the daughter of Bob & Jackie Wilt; she is a 5th grader at The River Academy and has one sister. Abby enjoys swimming for the Velocity Swim Program, skiing on the Mission Ridge Ski Team, and attends the Grace Covenant Church. Abby’s favorite recording artist is Taylor Swift, her favorite movie is The Sound of Music, her favorite song is “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen, and her favorite book is Midnight Rider. Abby’s favorite things to do in the Wenatchee Valley, besides Apple Blossom events, are hiking Saddlerock, boating on the Columbia River, biking in the Sage Hills, and running on the Loop Trail. Abby wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up.
Princess Meztli Gonzalez
Princess Meztli is the daughter of Erick & Alejandra Gonzalez; she is a 5th grader at Rock Island Elementary and has one brother and one sister. Meztli enjoys taking piano and choir classes at Columbia River Music Conservatory, participating in the Career Program at Seattle Talent, playing basketball & soccer, hiking, reading, and volunteering at Holy Apostles, PAC of Wenatchee, the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, North Central Emergency, and Fiestas Mexicanas. Meztli’s favorite TV show is “Austin & Ally”, her favorite recording artists are Bruno Mars & Taylor Swift, her favorite movie is Hachi , her favorite songs are “Talking to the Moon” and “When I Was Your Man”, her favorite book is Last Dragon Chronicles by Chris D’lacy. Meztli’s favorite activities to do in the Wenatchee Valley, besides Apple Blossom events, are walking in the orchards, going to the Loop Trail, skiing at Mission Ridge, jet skiing on the Columbia River, and spending time with her family. Meztli wants to be a veterinarian and a pianist when she grows up.
Princess Isabel Hyde
Princess Isabel is the daughter of Dave & Mary Hyde; she is a 5th grader at Sunnyslope Elementary and has two sisters. Isabel enjoys playing the piano & cello, tap dancing, participating in Girl Scouts & Math is Cool, choir, K-kids, soccer, skiing, and track. Isabel’s favorite movie is The Princess Bride, and her favorite book is Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. Isabel’s favorite things to do in the Wenatchee Valley, besides Apple Blossom events, is participating in and watching the musicals at the high school. Isabel wants to be a teacher when she grows up.
85 essays from Fifth Grade girls in the Wenatchee and Eastmont School Districts were received on the topic, “If you could witness any event in history, what would it be and why?” A panel of educators within those districts narrowed the essays down to a group of 12 finalists. Those finalists then attended a 40-minute writing session and wrote on the topic, “If you could break a Guinness Book of World Records, what would it be for?” The same panel of educators narrowed the essays down to the final three. The remaining 9 finalists were:
From Newbery Elementary
Arianna George, daughter of Lindsay Franklin
Emily Redman, daughter of Bob & Dawn Redman
From Lincoln Elementary
Ally Long, daughter of Ryan & Megan Long
From Cascade Elementary
Justine Wood, daughter of Greg & Ceci Wood
From Sunnyslope Elementary
Amy Techavimol, daughter of Arnold & Betty Techavimol
From Washington Elementary
Cami Stone, daughter of Brad & Robin Stone
From Mission View Elementary
Jaden McGuire, daughter of Stacey Lienemann
From Kenroy Elementary
Joanna Bowman, daughter of Kurt & Vira Bowman
From St. Paul’s Lutheran School
Audrey Benge, daughter of Rick & Paula Benge
Some of the activities the Junior Royalty will take part in include an etiquette session at Red Robin, attending a service club luncheon, touring Rocky Reach Dam and the Wenatchee Valley Museum with the “Senior” Royalty; riding in the Keyes Fibre Corporation Youth Parade on April 27; helping hand out Art 4 Kidz awards (sponsored by Costco & Bank of America) at the Pepsi-Cola Youth Day on April 28, and carrying the lead banner in the Stemilt Growers Grand Parade on May 4.