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Local princesses get scholarships

A pair of local Daffodil Princesses were among the scholarship winners featured during the 2010 Royal Court, staged March 12 at Foursquare Church in Puyallup.

The Daffodil Scholarship Foundation Awarded Scholarships in the amount of $57,500 to the 22 members of the 2010 Royal Court.

Alexandra Montano of Sumner High School received the Dave McCallum Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $3,000 and Ashley Alvarez of Bonney Lake High School received the Lady Dena McCallum Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,500.

Annie Jeong of Stadium High School rose above fellow royalty to become the 77th Daffodil Festival Queen during the coronation ceremony. She maintains a 3.99 grade-point average, is a principal flutist in the Tacoma Youth Symphony and is captain of Stadium’s varsity swim team.

The Queen’s Scholarship in the amount of $7,500 provided by the Puyallup Fair Foundation and the Daffodil Scholarship foundation was awarded to Jeong.

Other scholarships, given according to placement in the pageant, were awarded to Victoria Knight of Rogers High School, who received the Bill Merrill Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $5,000; Mandy Barton of Cascade Christian High School who received the Sandy Hust Scholarship in the amount of $4,000; Ilona Trofimovich of Henry Foss High School, who received the Daffodil Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,500; Kaitlynn Barratt of Eatonville High School, who received the Michael McGuire Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,500; and Christine Smith of Mount Tahoma High School, who received the Lady Kathy Kelley Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,500.

The Miss Congeniality Scholarship was awarded to Kelly Hewitt of Lakes High School in the amount of $500. This awarded is voted on by all members of the Royal Court and funded by the Tacoma Yacht Club Shipmates.

Other princesses in the competition receive a $2,000 scholarship from the Daffodil Scholarship Foundation.

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