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Tournament of Roses names princesses to royal court

October 10, 2011 | 12:59 pm

Seven young women were chosen to become princesses for the 2012 Tournament of Roses
Seven young women from Southern California were chosen Monday to become princesses on the royal court for the 2012 Tournament of Roses.

The Rose Queen will be selected next week from among the seven royal court princesses, chosen from a pool of about 1,000 that was narrowed to 34 finalists after a monthlong process that evaluated them on public speaking, poise, academic achievement, community involvement and personality.

The princesses are: Morgan Eliza Devaud, 18, of La Cañada High School; Stephanie Grace Hynes, 18, of Maranatha High School in Pasadena; Cynthia Megan Louie, 17, of La Salle High School in Pasadena; Kimberly Victoria Ostiller, 17, of Flintridge Preparatory School; Drew Helen Washington, 16, of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; Hanan Bulto Worku, 17, of Pasadena High School; and Sara Nicole Zuno, 17, of Benjamin Franklin High School in Highland Park.

The Rose Parade is Jan. 2 in Pasadena.


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Photo: The Royal Court poses for photographs after the announcement at the Tournament House in Pasadena. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times