Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Top Ten Candidates

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Candidate Caroline Dahl

Caroline is the daughter of Dr. Jim and Brenda Dahl. Caroline is a member of the National Honor Society and the Earth Club, a photographer for the yearbook, Vice President of the Math Club, and played on the varsity girls' soccer team at her school.  When she's not on the soccer field or running track, she enjoys boating on the Columbia River, reading, hiking, and scuba diving.

Caroline’s favorite TV show is Saturday Night Live and her favorite movies are the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Her favorite song is “Free Falling” by John Mayer and her favorite novel is Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.  She is most inspired by her Nana, and her most treasured keepsake is her Dolly.  After graduation Caroline plans to attend a four-year university followed by medical school as she would like to become a dermatologist.

Caroline’s favorite thing to do in the Wenatchee Valley, besides Apple Blossom, is boating on the Columbia River. Her proudest moment in life was scoring the winning goal in the varsity girls’ soccer game against East Wenatchee.  If Caroline could trade places with anyone for a day, she would trade places with Taylor Swift.  Caroline feels she should represent the Wenatchee Valley because she has had the opportunity to participate in many of the activities available in the Wenatchee Valley and that has shaped her to be who she is. She is proud to call the Wenatchee Valley home.



Candidate Nikara Morgan

Nikara is the daughter of Paddy Blessing and Jeremy Morgan. Nikara is the business manager for her school’s newspaper, the Vice President of DECA, and has been an active member in the drama club musicals. Nikara has been part of the Big Brother, Big Sister Program and works at the Bavarian Lodge in Leavenworth. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, art projects, and going to the movies.

Nikara’s favorite TV show is New Girl and her favorite movie is Titanic. Her favorite song is “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors and her favorite novel is Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.  She is most inspired by her mom and her most treasured keepsake is a box that she keeps small souvenirs in that she has had since the second grade.  After graduation, Nikara plans to double major in business and communications.

Nikara’s favorite thing to do in the Wenatchee Valley, besides Apple Blossom, is to spend time on the river with her friends in the summer.  Her proudest moment in life was completing her own community service project she started with two of her friends called The Star Reader Program. The purpose of the program was to increase reading levels and the love of reading for elementary students. If Nikara could trade places with anyone for a day, she would trade places with Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton.  Nikara feels she should represent the Wenatchee Valley because she has lived in Wenatchee her entire life and has a good understanding of what the festival is about. She believes she is a good role model and has a strong desire to represent her community.



Candidate Lupe Martinez

Lupe is the daughter of Gabriel and Velinda Martinez. She is a member of the bowling team, dance team and is an Ignite Orientation Counselor. She has volunteered at concession stands, and she babysits and chaperones younger students.  In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, bowling, and reading.

Lupe’s favorite TV show is Spongebob Squarepants and her favorite movie is The Hunger Games. Her favorite song is “Rough Water” by Travie McCoy and her favorite novel is The Princess Bride by William Goldman.  She is most inspired by her mother because she is a hardworking person. After graduation, Lupe plans to attend Wenatchee Valley College for two years, and then transfer to a university to finish her education as a lawyer or an orthodontist.

Lupe’s favorite things to do in the Wenatchee Valley, besides Apple Blossom, are to bowl and help with community service. Her proudest moment in life is accomplishing all the goals that she has set her mind to. She has fought with hard work to accomplish all of those goals which she never thought she could.  If Lupe could trade places with anyone for a day, she would trade places with her grandfather.  Lupe feels she should represent the Wenatchee Valley because she would represent it with pride, respect and honor and because she wants to show that if you set your mind to something you have always wanted, you can accomplish it no matter what.



Candidate Katie Hoag

Katie Hoag is the daughter of Steve and Patti Hoag. Katie is a Running Start student, and the Vice President of Fellowship for Phi Theta Kappa, which is the international Honor Society at the 2-year college level. She also is the Vice President of Band at her school and is the first chair clarinet player.  During the summer, she is a lifeguard at Slidewaters. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, learning foreign languages, hiking, and writing.

Katie’s favorite TV show is Pretty Little Liars and her favorite movie is Inception. Her favorite song is “Something Good Can Work” by Two Door Cinema Club and her favorite book is The Fault in Our Stars written by John Green.  She is most inspired by her older sister, Alisa, and her most treasured keepsake is her cedar box full of old pictures and letters from family and friends.  After graduation Katie plans to get her Master’s degree in International studies, join the Peace Corps, then apply to work for the CIA as an Open Source Officer.

Katie’s favorite thing to do in the Wenatchee Valley, besides Apple Blossom, is to explore all the different types of beautiful scenery. Her proudest moment in life was being elected as the Vice President of Fellowship for Wenatchee Valley College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.  If Katie could trade places with anyone for a day, she would trade places with First Lady, Michelle Obama.  Katie feels she should represent the Wenatchee Valley because she grew up in the valley and has always enjoyed the Apple Blossom events. She would love to give back to the community that raised her and hopes that other members of the valley get to have the same positive experience that she has.



Candidate Amber Frodsham

Amber is the daughter of Steven and Tiffany Frodsham. Amber is the Knowledge Bowl Publicity Officer, a member of the Debate Team, the Golf Team, and was a 3 year member of her school’s Senate.   She is now a Freshman Representative in the Senate at Wenatchee Valley College and is also a Link Transit Ambassador and a member of Youth United. In her spare time, she enjoys golfing, softball, and going to high school sporting events.

Amber’s favorite TV show is The Voice and her favorite movie is The Lion King. Her favorite song is “A Drop in the Ocean” by Ron Rope and her favorite novels are the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling.  She is most inspired by First Lady, Michelle Obama, and her most treasured keepsakes are her family photo albums. After graduation Amber plans to plans on attending a four-year university to get her law degree.

Amber’s favorite things to do in the Wenatchee Valley, besides Apple Blossom, are golfing with her dad during the warmer weather and baking goodies with her mom during the holidays. Her proudest moment in life was getting over her fear of rejection and public speaking by running for sophomore class president, and winning.  If Amber could trade places with anyone for a day, she would trade places with Beyonce.  Amber feels she should represent the Wenatchee Valley because since she was a little girl she has always looked up and admired the Apple Blossom Royalty. She wants to give back and inspire little girls just like her.


Candidate Gabe Mercer

Gabe is the daughter of Greg and Jaye Mercer.  Gabe is the Arts and Entertainment Editor as well as a staff photographer for her school’s newspaper.  She has also been a member of the local ski and club soccer team as well as Girl Scouts. The past two summers, Gabe has been employed with the Wenatchee Apple Sox as a Guest Services Member.  In her spare time, Gabe enjoys spending some downtime with her friends at Young Life and playing with her three dogs.

Gabe’s favorite TV show is Psych and her favorite movie is Miracle. Her favorite artist is Jack Johnson and her favorite novel is Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Alborn.  She is most inspired by her mom and teacher Kelsey Eberth, and her most treasured keepsake is a ring that was given to her by her Great-Aunt Dora.  After graduation, Gabe will be attending Arizona State University and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism to pursue a career in sportscasting.

Gabe’s favorite things to do in the Wenatchee Valley, besides Apple Blossom events, are taking photographs and going to Mission Ridge. Her proudest moment in life to date was winning the NSPA Pacemaker Award for the Wenatchee High School newspaper, The Apple Leaf.  If Gabe could trade places with anyone for a day, she would trade places with NBC journalist Natalie Morales.  Gabe feels she should represent the Wenatchee Valley because she was born and raised in Wenatchee and has profound loyalty to her community. She has been fortunate enough to travel to other countries, as well as throughout the U.S. and no matter where she has been, she always sees Wenatchee as her favorite place to be.



Candidate Olivia Janney

Olivia is the daughter of John and Colette Janney. Olivia is a Captain of the Girls Varsity Soccer Team, a Captain for the Varsity Track Team and a member of Key Club, Honors Society, and Phi Theta Kappa as she is in Running Start. She is also an active member of her church youth group, and volunteers for Wenatchee Right to Life and other community groups.  In her spare time, she enjoys running, hiking, boating, doing crafts, playing with her dog and spending time with friends and family.

Olivia’s favorite TV show is 7th Heaven and her favorite movie is Mary Poppins. Her favorite song is “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus and her favorite novel is Arms of Love by Carmen Marcoux.  She is most inspired by her parents, and her most treasured keepsakes are photographs of family and friends.  After graduation Olivia plans to attend The Fransiscan University of Steubenville for three years and finish up her dual engineering degree at Notre Dame.

Olivia’s favorite things to do in the Wenatchee Valley, besides Apple Blossom, are to participate in outdoor activities such as boating, hiking, biking and running. Her proudest moment in life was making it to state for track in the high jump. It showed her that all the hard work she put into it really paid off.  If Olivia could trade places with anyone for a day, she would trade places with Mother Teresa.  Olivia feels she should represent the Wenatchee Valley because she is very responsible and hard working and would represent the valley well. She also enjoys the Apple Blossom Festival activities and would also enjoy telling others of her amazing experiences here.


Candidate Roslyn Thompson

Roslyn is the daughter of Bil and Angell Thompson. She is the co-president of the Big Brother-Big Sister mentorship program, actively involved in DECA, the student store, and the Welcome Aboard Committee. Roslyn also volunteers for the Special Olympics and is a barista at Starbucks. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, writing music, photography, volunteering at her church and drinking lots of coffee.

Roslyn’s favorite TV show is Gossip Girl and her favorite movie is The Notebook. Her favorite song is “Wanted” by Dara Maclean and her favorite book is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  She is most inspired by her daddy, and her most treasured keepsake is a diamond and ruby ring from her great-grandmother. After graduation Roslyn plans on attending the Rock Church internship in Monroe, WA for ten months and then she plans to move to Australia to attend Hillsong Leadership College for one year.

Roslyn’s favorite things to do in the Wenatchee Valley, besides Apple Blossom, are enjoying all the sights, restaurants and joys of our valley. Her proudest moment in life was singing in the Janice Franz talent show her sophomore year. She was able to display her love for music and be a part of giving back to her community.  If Roslyn could trade places with anyone for a day, she would trade places with singer Taya Smith.  Roslyn feels she should represent the Wenatchee Valley because she has a lot of love for this valley and the people in it. The joy she has every day, she wants to share with people and be an example for young and driven girls all across our valley.



Candidate Madison Ransford

Madison is the daughter of Dana Ransford and Peter Ransford. Madison is a three year varsity volleyball player, and a soon to be four year varsity softball letterman. She is a former Vice President and member of Knowledge Bowl, an active member of Honor Society, a Natural Helper’s leader, and a peer tutor. She also regularly attends Young Life and is a teacher assistant at a local preschool.  In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and baking, drawing, spending time with her family, supporting her school in sporting events, and finding new music to listen to.

Madison’s favorite TV show is Gossip Girl and her favorite movie is We Bought a Zoo. Her favorite song is “Drops of Jupiter” by Train and her favorite novel is The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks.  She is most inspired by her mother, and her most treasured keepsakes are letters from her mom, dad, and sister.  After graduation Madison plans to go to Washington State University to become a pediatric nurse.

Madison’s favorite things to do in the Wenatchee Valley, besides Apple Blossom, are to play sports and attend Young Life. Her proudest moment in life was being selected by her peers with teacher approval to be the leader of Natural Helpers.  If Madison could trade places with anyone for a day, she would trade places with her cat.  Madison feels she should represent the Wenatchee Valley because she would like to give back to the community that has provided tremendous opportunity and enriched her life through school, sports, and the natural beauty of the people and the valley.



Candidate Emily Millard

Emily is the daughter of Gary and Ingrid Millard.  She is an active member of Toastmasters International, an inaugural staff member for her school's newspaper, and president of one of four house systems at her school.  Emily is also one of two student ambassadors at the Town Toyota Center this year, a member of her church choir, and a Dinner's Served volunteer at Solomon's Porch.  In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music, playing the piano, singing, and traveling.

Emily’s favorite TV show is American Idol and her favorite movie is Les Miserables. Her favorite song is “Defying Gravity” by Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, and her favorite novel is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.  She is most inspired by her mother, and her most treasured keepsake is a pink Gund bear her parents gave her when she was born.  After graduation Emily plans to attend Wenatchee Valley College, receive her AA, and then transfer to a four-year university to major in Marketing or Finance and minor in Musical Theater.

Emily’s favorite things to do in the Wenatchee Valley, besides Apple Blossom, are to ice skate, hike Saddle Rock, and meet friends for coffee at Caffé Mela. Her proudest moment in life was receiving the 2011-2012 Diligence/Perseverance Award at her school.  If Emily could trade places with anyone for a day, she would trade places with Broadway actress Idina Menzel.  Emily feels she should represent the Wenatchee Valley because she has lived in Wenatchee all of her life and has always appreciated its many features. She believes she is a positive role model for youth in our community and a passionate spokes person for our valley.





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Apple Blossom Festival
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PO Box 2836
Wenatchee, WA 98807

509-662-3616