Finalists Selected for 2022 Royal Court | Pasadena Tournament of Roses

Royal Court Announcement - Monday, October 4, 2021 – streaming live on Tournament of Roses YouTube Channel. Two SPHS students amonth the finalists.

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Before the final round of interviews, the 29 finalists for the 2022 Royal Court presented by Citizens Business Bank took a group photo on the front steps of Tournament House. Applicants from 24 Pasadena area schools participated in the interview process and seven of the finalists will be named to the 2022 Royal Court on October 4, 2021. Among the finalists are two South Pasadena High School students, Samantha Molina and Ava Feldman.

Members of the 2022 Royal Court will each receive a $7,500 educational scholarship and serve as ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses®, the Pasadena community and the greater Los Angeles area.

Royal Court members experience countless benefits; becoming part of an organization dedicated to hands-on volunteerism, discovering opportunities to connect with and give back to the local community, developing public speaking skills, and growing self-confidence.

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Volunteer members of the Tournament of Roses’ Queen and Court Committee made its selections based on a number of criteria including academic achievement community and school involvement, public speaking ability and youth leadership.

The 2022 Royal Court will ride down Colorado Blvd. on the Royal Court float in the 133rd Rose Parade® presented by Honda and attend the 108th Rose Bowl Game®, both on Saturday, January 1, 2022.

The 29 Royal Court Finalists are:

First row, from left:

(#11) Sebina Rothschild, Arcadia High School; (#37) McKenzie Street, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; (#221) Rylie Harada, Arcadia High School; (#90) Shaina Clorfeine, La Cañada High School; (#66) Jeannine Briggs, John Marshall Fundamental High School; (#212) Samantha Molina, South Pasadena High School; (#192) Parisa Haq, Arcadia High School.

Second row, from left:

(#7) Seojin Yun, La Cañada High School; (#118) Abigail Griffith, Pasadena High School;(#62) Jenna Milbrodt, La Cañada High School; (#233) Brooke Miller, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; (#89) Charlotte Bradley-McKinnon, John Marshall Fundamental High School;(#117) Sarah Davey, Pasadena High School; (#63) Amadi Weser, Flintridge Preparatory School.

Third row, from left:

(#112) Ava Feldman, South Pasadena High School; (39) Nadia Chung, La Cañada High School; (#227) Anya Yang, Arcadia High School; (#166) Celine Tsai, Temple City High School; (#15) Swetha Somasundaram, Arcadia High School; (#34) Jaeda Walden, La Cañada High School; (#79) Anita Abledu, John Marshall Fundamental High School.

Top row, from left:

(#200) Grace Nakane, Westridge School; (#122) Claire Stiles, Maranatha High School;(#103) Laila Ward, High School: Polytechnic School (graduated 2021) Current: University of Southern California (USC); (#96) Isabelle Hopf, Mayfield Senior School; (#179) Ella Bogen, La Cañada High School; (#36) Malia Wilson, La Salle High School; (#5) Renée Deramerian, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; (#29) Gwynn Schliesser, La Cañada High School.