2019 Apple Blossom Festival Royal Court

Queen Savannah Slife
Princess Elizabeth Popoff
Princess Oliva Lancaster
 

The 2019 Royal Court was selected on Saturday, February 9th
by 5 out of town judges at the Cashmere Bank Royalty Selection Pageant. Along with choosing royal court, 5 awards were given.

*Achievement Award: Olivia Lancaster daughter of Rick & Sandra Lancaster
*Community Involvement: Cassidy Cunningham daughter of Jeff & JoAnn Cunningham
*Congeniality Award: Olivia Lancaster daughter of Rick and Sandra Lancaster
*Most Original Speech:Citlali Gonzalez-Arroyo daughter of Albertino & Canderlio Gonzalez 
*Photogenic Award: Lorena Zepeda daughter of Martha Fuertes and David Zepeda

Royal Court Bios Below

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Queen Savannah Slife

Savannah is the daughter of Eric and Daphne Slife. Savannah played soccer, basketball, participated in DECA, and has volunteered in many special education programs at her high school. Savannah is involved in Young Life and has been working at the Worx Kid’s Club for 3 years. In Savannah’s spare time she enjoys being active, cooking, painting, and hanging out with friends. Savannah currently is a full time Running Start student at Wenatchee Valley Community College and completing her associates degree. After graduation, Savannah plans to attend Washington State University and major in elementary education with later plans of getting her masters. She also plans to continue pursuing her own nationwide company, Twisted Tomboy, which she started when she was only 11 years old.

Savannah’s favorite TV show is The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and her favorite movie is The Notebook. Her favorite song is “From The Ground up” by Dan and Shay and her favorite novel is Everybody Always by Bob Goff. She is most inspired by Anne Frank and her most treasured keepsake is the box that holds every letter and note she has received while growing up.

Savannah's favorite thing to do in the Wenatchee Valley, besides attending the Apple Blossom food fair, is to lay on the dock outside Pybus Market and admire the amazing views of the river and mountains. Her proudest moment was being able to volunteer for an entire month at the Young Life camp called Malibu, in Canada. If Savannah could trade places with anyone for the day she would trade with Guy Fieri. Savannah feels she should represent the Wenatchee Valley because she has been blessed to grow up here and is thankful for such a great community. She has experienced the magic Apple Blossom brings to this town and wants to be part of creating that for others.

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Princess Oliva Lancaster

Olivia is daughter of Rick and Sandra Lancaster. Olivia is the Senior Drum Major of the Wenatchee Golden Apple Band where she plays three instruments, is the treasurer of her school’s Honors Society, and is a returning letterman of cross country and track and field. Olivia also works at Mission Ridge as a ski instructor in the winter, and harvests cherries in the summer. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, being in the outdoors, and hanging out with friends. After graduation, Olivia plans on pursuing a career in the medical field.

Olivia’s favorite TV show is Grey’s Anatomy and her favorite movie is The Cowboys. Her favorite song is“Square Pegs“ by Kelsea Ballerini and her favorite novel is The Lord of the Flies by William Golding. She is most inspired by her late Grandpa Richard who filled the world with laughter, and her most treasured keepsake is the memories made by her family adventures here and around the world.

Olivia’s favorite thing to do in the Wenatchee Valley, besides Apple Blossom, is to ski at Mission Ridge.Her proudest moments are when she is leading the award winning Wenatchee High School Golden Apple Marching Band. If Olivia could trade places with anyone for a day, she would trade places with actress Blake Lively. Olivia feels she should represent the Wenatchee Valley because she is a caring well rounded leader with strong ties to the community and would be an excellent ambassador who has a genuine enthusiasm for our area.

 

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Princess Elizabeth Popoff

Elizabeth is the daughter of Don and Lisa Popoff. Elizabeth is the Red Zone leader for the student section her high school’s athletic events, editor in chief for her school’s yearbook, and involved in leadership positions including Natural Helpers and Link Leader. Elizabeth has been a competition dancer at the Academy of Dance and Performing Arts and Fabulous Feet Dance Studio for nearly fourteen years, works as a teacher at Fabulous Feet, and interned at RH2 Engineering for the past two summers. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, watching movies, and going on coffee dates with her friends. After graduation, Elizabeth plans to major in biochemistry in addition to continuing her passion for dance.

Elizabeth’s favorite TV show is Friends and her favorite movie is Tangled. Her favorite song is “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson and her favorite books are the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. She is most inspired by her dad and her most treasured keepsake is the necklace that hangs from the mirror in her car.

Elizabeth’s favorite thing to do in the Wenatchee Valley, besides Apple Blossom, is to enjoy the many different local restaurants with her friends and family, biking the loop trail, and the 300 days of sunshine. Her proudest moment in life was teaching young children their roles for the Wenatchee Valley Nutcracker and having them perform in front of four sold-out shows. If Elizabeth could trade places with anyone for the day, she would trade places with Misty Copeland. Elizabeth feels she should represent the Wenatchee Valley because she has a passion for meeting people, being a positive role model for young girls, and has a love for the Valley and the Apple Blossom Festival.

 

 

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