The Junior Royalty Program is sponsored by Dr. Cara Schroeder Children's DentistrY
Queen Ava Vasquez
Queen Ava is the daughter of Michael & Cammy Vasquez; she is a 5th grader at Sunnyslope Elementary and has one sister and two brothers. Ava enjoys being involved in the Mission Ridge Ski Team, United Soccer team, reading, writing, being crafty, attending church, and watching the Seahawks. Ava’s favorite TV show is “Full House”, her favorite recording artist is Meghan Trainor, her favorite movie is Big Hero 6, her favorite song is “Future Husband”, and her favorite book is Girl Online. Ava’s favorite things to do in the Wenatchee Valley besides Apple Blossom events, are walking the Loop Trail with her family and stopping for gelato at Pybus Market. Ava wants to be a family lawyer when she grows up.
Princess Ashleigh Willoughby
Princess Ashleigh is the daughter of Mark & Susan Willoughby; she is a 5th grader at Washington Elementary and has one brother. Ashleigh enjoys playing United soccer, singing in her school choir, and is involved in the school HICAP program. She is involved in her church and loves reading, writing, crafting, baking, camping & biking. Ashleigh’s favorite TV show is “Live & Maddie”, her favorite recording artist is Taylor Swift, her favorite movie is Harry Potter, her favorite song is “Style”, and her favorite books are The Cupcake Diaries Series. Ashleigh’s favorite things to do in the Wenatchee Valley, besides Apple Blossom Events, are going shopping, going to Starbucks and spending time with family and friends. Ashleigh wants to be a Physician’s Assistant in Pediatrics when she grows up.
Princess Lauren Kert
Princess Lauren is the daughter of Trevor & Holly Kert; she is a 5th grader at the Valley Academy of Learning and has one brother and two sisters. Lauren enjoys playing the guitar, swimming, reading, skiing, and singing in her youth group & church. Lauren’s favorite TV show is “Live & Maddie”, her favorite recording artist is Amy Grant, her favorite movie is Pollyanna, her favorite song is “Gold” and her favorite book is The Secret Garden. Lauren’s favorite things to do in the Wenatchee Valley besides Apple Blossom events, are playing tennis at the WRAC, skiing, shopping, and riding the Apple Capital Loop Trail. Lauren wants to be a teacher or a school nurse when she grows up.
Queen Ava Vasquez is in Mrs. Lammert’s class at Sunnyslope Elementary and is the daughter of Michael & Cammy Vasquez. Princess Lauren Kert, the daughter of Trevor & Holly Kert, attends the Valley Academy of Learning. Princess Ashleigh Willoughby is the daughter of Mark & Susan Willoughby and is in Mrs. Reinfeld’s class at Washington Elementary.
86 essays from Fifth Grade girls in the Wenatchee and Eastmont School Districts were received on the topic, “Persuade someone to visit your hometown." 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, “Imagine your perfect day…tell us about it.” The same panel of educators narrowed the essays down to the final three. The remaining 9 finalists were:
Abby Black, daughter of Randy & Jennifer Black
From Newbery Elementary
Maria Dilley, daughter of Tim & Amy Dilley
Linnea Mattson, daughter of Bill & Rebecca Mattson
From Sterling Intermediate School
Natalie Daggett, daughter of Tony & Nicole Daggett
Hannah Didjurgis, daughter of Josh & Holly Didjurgis
From Sunnyslope Elementary
Kailey Rublaitus, daughter of Jacinda Rublaitus
Taylor Schoengarth, daughter of Clay & Shane Schoengarth
From Washington Elementary
Lauren Johnson, daughter of Suzanne Johnson
Halle Stegeman, daughter of Shaun & Niki Stegeman
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 25; helping hand out Art 4 Kidz awards (sponsored by Costco & Washington Federal) at the Pepsi-Cola Youth Day on April 26, and carrying the lead banner in the Stemilt Growers Grand Parade on May 2.