The Junior Royalty Program is sponsored by Dr. Cara Schroeder Children's DentistrY
Queen Alex Toth
Queen Alex is the daughter of Andrew & Connie Toth; she is a 5th grader at Valley Academy of Learning and has one sister and one brother. Alex enjoys playing the piano, swimming, cross country skiing, and attending youth group activities. Alex’s favorite TV show is “iCarly”, her favorite recording artist is Mandisa, her favorite movie is Les Miserables, her favorite song is “Let It Go”, and her favorite book is Wonder. Alex’s favorite things to do in the Wenatchee Valley besides Apple Blossom events, are hiking, riding the loop, eating out, playing at the parks, and shopping. Alex wants to be a nurse when she grows up.
Princess Josefina Albert
Princess Josefina is the daughter of John & Christina Albert; she is a 5th grader at Sunnyslope Elementary and has two brothers. Josefina enjoys playing AAU Basketball, Fire Select Soccer, and track & field events at her school. She is involved in “Math is Cool”, is the treasurer for the K-Kids club at her school, and takes both piano & voice lessons. Josefina’s favorite TV show is “Modern Family”, her favorite recording artist is Bruno Mars, her favorite movie is Pitch Perfect, her favorite song is “Bohemian Rhapsody”, and her favorite book is The Mysterious Benedict Society. Josefina’s favorite things to do in the Wenatchee Valley, besides Apple Blossom Events, are wakeboarding & boating on the Columbia River. Josefina wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up.
Princess Katherine Loomis
Princess Katherine is the daughter of Greg & Lisa Loomis; she is a 5th grader at The River Academy and has one brother and one sister. Katherine enjoys gymnastics, downhill skiing, ice skating, baking, crafting, playing the piano, spending time with her friends, and helping with children’s church. Katherine’s favorite TV show is “The Voice”, her favorite recording artist is Taylor Swift, her favorite movie is Frozen, her favorite song is “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, and her favorite book is A Wrinkle in Time. Katherine’s favorite things to do in the Wenatchee Valley besides Apple Blossom events, are walking the loop trail and going to Pybus Market. Katherine wants to own and operate a bakery when she grows up, specializing in cupcakes, or she wants to be a fashion designer.
The Junior Royalty are: Queen Alex Toth who is in Mrs. Vischer’s class at the Valley Academy of Learning and is the daughter of Andrew & Connie Toth. Princess Josefina Albert, the daughter of John & Christina Albert, attends Sunnyslope Elementary and is in Mrs. King & Mrs. Loomis’s class. Princess Katherine Loomis is the daughter of Greg & Lisa Loomis and is in Mrs. DeJong’s class at The River Academy.
96 essays from Fifth Grade girls in the Wenatchee and Eastmont School Districts were received on the topic, “If you could go to the Winter Olympics, what event would you go watch and why?” A panel of educators within those districts narrowed the essays down to a group of 11 finalists. Those finalists then attended a 40-minute writing session and wrote on the topic, “If you had a magic wand, tell me about someone’s life you would you like to make better?” The same panel of educators narrowed the essays down to the final three. The remaining 8 finalists were:
From Newbery Elementary
Kami Fowler, daughter of Melissa & Steve Fowler
From Lincoln Elementary
Shadae Wallin, daughter of Bobbie Hughes
From Lee Elementary
Kaylynn Schmitten, daughter of Brent & Angela Schmitten
From Sunnyslope Elementary
Ava Rosvold, daughter of Korey & Michelle Rosvold
Annabelle Smith, daughter of Breanna Scott & Jason Scott
From St. Joseph’s Catholic School
Emilee Johnson, daughter of Michelle Johnson & Jeff Johnson
From Kenroy Elementary
Josie Molitor, daughter of Don & Cheryl Molitor
From St. Paul’s Lutheran School
Katherine Kazulina, daughter of Sergiy & Inna Kazulina
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 26; helping hand out Art 4 Kidz awards (sponsored by Costco & Bank of America) at the Pepsi-Cola Youth Day on April 27, and carrying the lead banner in the Stemilt Growers Grand Parade on May 3.