The Daffodil Festival season was ushered in with the 83rd annual Princess Promenade Friday.
The Royal Court, which consists of 23 high school seniors from across Pierce County, were each tapped and proclaimed an official Daffodil Princess at the event. Each received a tiara, sash and traditional Golden Daffodil.
These girls are also official ambassadors of Pierce County and will spend the next 10 months representing the county as they perform community services and appear at events around the Pacific Northwest.
The Daffodil princesses from the Plateau and valley area are Tabitha Reynolds from Bonney Lake High School, Maddie Meyer from White River and Skylar Miller from Sumner.
Last year’s Daffodil Queen, Ashley Becker, was Bonney Lake High School’s first festival queen.
Reynolds is a member of the National Honor Society and the president of Bonney Lake’s DECA chapter. She has received the Heart of the Panther award for her work.
Reynolds has lettered in track for the past two years.
She volunteers at the Auburn Valley Humane Society and plans to attend the Washington State University seven-year veterinary program.
Meyer is both the senior class president and secretary of the Honor Society at White River. She has received national honors for her school work and an award for her work in her leadership class.
She has lettered in fastpitch the last three years and plans to play again this spring.
Meyer intends to attend Linfield College in Oregon majoring in athletic training and becoming a physician assistant.
Miller coordinates Spartan school activities as the ASB activities coordinator and the Spartan Crew coordinator.
She is a member of the National Honor Society and is a part of Power Club.
When Miller graduates she plans to attend the University of Montana and major in psychology.
The 2016 queen’s coronation is 5 p.m. April 3 at the Pantages Theater in Tacoma.
The Daffodil Festival Parade is April 9, starting in Tacoma at 10:15 a.m., passing through Puyallup at 12:45 p.m., Sumner at 2:30 p.m. and ending in Orting at 5 p.m.