Today, the Tournament of Roses® announced the seven members of the 2022 Royal Court presented by Citizens Business Bank. Members of the 2022 Royal Court will serve as ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses, the Pasadena community and the greater Los Angeles area, and will each receive a $7,500 educational scholarship. The Rose Queen® and Royal Court are iconic traditions, steeped in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses’ history and continue as a treasured legacy.
Applicants from 24 Pasadena area schools participated in the interview process, and volunteer members of the Tournament of Roses’ Queen and Court Committee selected the Royal Court based on several criteria, including public speaking ability, academic achievement, youth leadership; and community and school involvement.
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.
Congratulations to South Pasadena High School senior Ava Feldman, a yearbook editor and tennis player, who will join the rest of 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 seven members of the 2022 Royal Court are (in alphabetical order):
Jeannine Briggs, John Marshall Fundamental High School
Nadia Chung, La Cañada High School
Ava Feldman, South Pasadena High School
Abigail Griffith, Pasadena High School
Swetha Somasundaram, Arcadia High School
McKenzie Street, Flintridge Sacred Heart
Jaeda Walden, La Cañada High School
For complete biographies of the 2022 Royal Court, please visit tournamentofroses.com.
The Announcement and Coronation of the 103rd Rose Queen® and Presentation of the 2022 Royal Court presented by Citizens Business Bank will be held on Tuesday, October 26, 2022, on the front lawn of Tournament House.
Royal Court Sponsors
Presenting sponsor Citizens Business Bank
Paul Mitchell The School Pasadena
The Enchanted Florist