First off I must state for the record- I am NOT the official photographer of the Lilac Festival. These pictures are not my normal standard of photography as I was there working within the Lilac Festivals requirements.
I attended the Lilac 2012 Dream and Reach for the Stars Coronation at the request of some of the parents of the Fab 14 girls. I was there to document the event for them, as well as cheer on my Creatively Yours Senior Girls- Bethany Hand, Mt. Spokane High School and Linnea Kessler, Cheney High School.
This was the first Coronation I’ve ever attended, and I must admit I was super impressed. As any life long resident of Spokane, WA as a little girl I always dreamed of being a Lilac Princess and riding on the float at the Lilac Torchlight Parade. To see what these girls have done in the last 3 months since reaching the Fab 14 stage was amazing. They have been trained in etiquette, self-defense, public speaking, participated in several charity events, and much more. Each girl was assigned a quote in keeping with this years theme, “Dream and Reach for the Stars”. They then wrote and delivered a speech at the Coronation.
At the end of the night 8 scholarships were announced. I was so happy when both my girls names were called- Bethany won for most inspirational speech! Linnea won the Family Night scholarship!
My Girls, Bethany and Linnea- introducing their parents
The Fab 14 delivering their speeches
The Royal Court is announced- Sydnee Scofield, Central Valley High School; Hannah Allen, University High School; Katie Sweeney, Mead High School; Jasmin Hallam, John R. Rogers High School; Alexis Schwartz, Ferris High School; Linnea Kessler, Cheney High School; Hailey Murray, West Valley High School.
The Queen is crowned… Sydnee Scofield from Central Valley High School