13 Jan Supervisor Barger recognizes the Tournament of Roses Queen and Royal Court
At the Board of Supervisors Meeting, Supervisor Kathryn Barger recognized the 99th Tournament of Roses Queen, Victoria Castellanos, and her Royal Court.
The Theme for the 128th Annual Rose Parade was “Echoes of Success,” telling the story of how character is developed though the selfless contributions of others, celebrating the institutions and organizations that help in the success of others.
“These young women embody this spirit through their character, charitable giving, leadership, and civic engagement,” said Barger.
Rose Queen Victoria Castellanos, is a senior at Temple City High School and lives in Temple City. In school, Victoria has been a part of Brighterside Singers since her sophomore year and has been in five musicals. She volunteers with the Pasadena Humane Society and the American Legion in Eagle Rock. Victoria enjoys writing short stories, reading, painting, collecting antiques and thrift shopping with her mom. She plans to study English, musical theater, and Japanese and would like to attend Amherst College or Smith College.
Princess Audrey Cameron is a senior at Blair High School and lives in Pasadena. Audrey is highly active in school She is part of the National Honors Society, PTSA, ASB, the Varsity Cross Country Team, and Varsity Track and Field Team. Audrey volunteers as a mentor through the International Baccalaureate Mentor Program. She enjoys running, playing the violin and piano, reading, baking, and snowboarding. Audrey plans to study Pre-Med, English Literature, and Liberal Arts and would like to attend UCLA.
Princess Maya Khan is a senior at Arcadia High School and lives in South Pasadena. Maya is a part of Arcadia High School’s Apache News, and online news channel, as a student producer. She volunteers with Union Station Homeless Shelter serving food to homeless people, Arcadia Recreation and Community Services coaching youth basketball and as a Bible study teacher for elementary to middle school students. She enjoys going to the gym, trying new foods, watching movies, and exploring the city. She plans on studying nursing and would like to attend Cal State Fullerton.
Princess Shannon Larsuel is a senior at Mayfield Senior School and lives in Altadena. She has been a National Honor Society member since 2014 and served this past summer as an intern at the Stanford Institutes of Medicine Research. Shannon volunteers with Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Pasadena Chapter and serves as the teen Vice President. She would like to attend Yale University and plans on studying Human Biology with a focus in Pre-Med.
Princess Autumn Lundy is a senior at Polytechnic School and lives in Altadena. She is part of the Girls Service League, Crescenta Valley Soccer Club, and Girl’s Varsity Soccer Team. She currently serves as Co-President of the Black Student Union and has served as a Student Ambassador for the past three years. Autumn volunteers with the Kids Space Halloween Festival, Reading Partners, Soccer Without Borders and Villa-Parke Community Center in Pasadena. She enjoys acting, drawing, and painting portraits. She would like to attend Baylor University and plans on majoring in Human Biology and minoring in Human Psychology.
Princess Natalie Petrosian is a senior at La Cañada High School and lives in La Cañada Flintridge. She is a member of the Girls’ Varsity Tennis Team, Link Crew, JPL Space Academy, Future Problem Solvers Club, the 20% Time Project, and the California Athletic Trainer’s Association Sports Medicine Competition. Natalie volunteers with Rescue Train and enjoys listening to music, dancing, watching sporting events, and writing software programs. She would like to attend the California Institute of Technology and plans to major in Computer Science with a minor in Political Science.
Princess Lauren Powers is a senior at Arcadia High School and lives in Arcadia. She is part of Arcadia High School’s Apache News and Speech and Debate Team. Her volunteer work includes Arcadia AssissTeens, Girl Scouts, Methodist Hospital’s ICU and her church youth group. She enjoys Takio drums, bike riding, traveling, baking, and making those around her laugh. Lauren would like to attend Syracuse University and plans on majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Public Relations.