2018 Junior Royalty Crowned
The Junior Royalty Program is sponsored by Dr. Cara Schroeder Children's Dentistry
82 essays from Fifth Grade girls in the Wenatchee and Eastmont School Districts were received and a group of 11 finalists were chosen from the essays. A panel of educators within those districts narrowed the finalists down to the three Junior Royalty members after a second writing session and judging process.
Queen Rachel Carter
Queen Rachel is the daughter of Christopher and Rebecca Carter; she is a 5th grader in Mr. Lovercamp’s class at Valley Academy of Learning She has two brothers Will (9), Ming Ming (8) and two sisters, Juliette (6) and Elizabeth (4). Rachel enjoys playing soccer, piano, sewing and cooking. Her favorite TV show is “Doctor Who”, her favorite recording artist is Jamie Grace and her favorite movie is Wonder. Rachel's favorite song is “Home”, and her favorite book is Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Rachel’s favorite thing to do in the Wenatchee Valley is going to Inspriations Café and creating art. Rachel would like to be a veterinarian when she grows up.
Princess Farrah Moody
Princess Farrah is the daughter of Kathy Moody and Mike Moody; she is a 5th grader at Sterling Middle School and has two brothers Alex (29), Nick (24) and one sister Joanie (35). Farrah enjoys attending school and rollerblading. Her favorite TV show is “Friends”, her favorite recording artist is Macklemore, Farrah’s favorite movie is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, her favorite song is “2 Heads” and her favorite book is The Unwanteds. Farrah’s favorite things to do in the Wenatchee Valley are shopping and riding horses, however her most favorite thing to do is draw. Farrah would like to be an art teacher when she grows up.
Princess Ava Smeller
Princess Ava is the daughter of Matt and Sarah Smeller; she is a 5th grader at Washington Elementary School and has one sister Natalie (9). Ava enjoys singing in her school choir and dancing on her Elite Team in jazz, hip-hop and lyrical. In her spare time, Ava attends church, and loves baking, reading, art and camping with her family. Ava’s favorite TV show is “Jessie”, her favorite recording artist is Sophia Carson, her favorite movie is The Greatest Showman, her favorite song is “Lost Boy”, and her favorite book is Are You There GOD? It’s Me Margaret, by Judy Blume. Ava’s favorite thing to do in the Wenatchee Valley, is camping at Confluence Park, hiking Saddlerock and picking apples in an orchard. Ava wants to be an actress or a teacher when she grows up.
The remaining 8 Candidates
From Sterling Middle School
Kylinn Eurton, Daughter of Katie Robinson and Justin Eurton
From Newbery Elementary
Phenice (Fen-ees) Segers, Daughter of Opal Segers and Lee Duncan
Sahalee (Sa-hall-ee) Mahler, Daughter of Marshall and Cynthia Mahler
From Lincoln Elementary
Janelle (Amez-Qua) Amezcua, Daughter of Juan and Monica (Amez-Qua) Amezcua
From Lewis & Clark Elementary
Elly Mayfield, Daughter of Brandy and Heath Kraus
From Sunnyslope Elementary
Lauren Ottosen, Daughter of Steve and Christie Ottosen
From The River Academy
Noelle Hill, Daughter of J. Colin & Heather Hill
From Washington Elementary
Madison Wright, Daughter of Jon and Laura Mounter
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 28; helping hand out Art 4 Kidz awards (sponsored by Costco & Washington Federal) at the Pepsi-Cola Youth Day on April 29, and carrying the lead banner in the Stemilt Growers Grand Parade on May 5. They will also attend the Oroville, Omak & Leavenworth Parades.