Tournament of Roses Announces 2019 Rose Queen Louise Siskel

101st Rose Queen announced at Coronation October 24, 2018.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | | The newly crowned Rose Queen, Louise Siskel, radiates charisma

The Tournament of Roses has named Louise Deser Siskel as the 101st Rose Queen at the Announcement and Coronation ceremony presented by Citizens Business Bank. The event took place at the Pasadena Playhouse and was hosted by Chris Schauble, co-anchor of the KTLA 5 Morning News. The announcement was made by 2019 Tournament of Roses President Gerald Freeny and follows a month-long selection process with 24 Pasadena area schools participating in interviews. The Rose Queen and Royal Court were selected based upon a combination of qualities, including public speaking ability, academic achievement, youth leadership, and community and school involvement.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | | (From left to right, Princess Helen Susan Rossi, Princess Rucha S.Kadam, Princess Lauren Michele Baydaline, Princess Micalea Sue Mcelrath, Princess Sherry Xiaorui Ma, Queen Louise Deser Siskel, Princess Ashley Symone Hackett )The tightly knit Royal Court reacts with astonishment as they announce Louise as the 2019 Rose Queen

During the coronation ceremony, President Freeny presented Rose Queen Louise with a Mikimoto crown featuring more than 600 cultured pearls and six carats of diamonds.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | | Louise discusses space and molecular biology with Master of Ceremonies, Chris Schauble of KTLA

Queen Louise is a senior at Sequoyah High School and lives in San Marino. She is currently a member of the Debate Team, the Judicial Committee at Sequoyah High School, and YMCA Youth and Government. Her research in space biology has been funded by NASA Ames, and she is currently conducting breast cancer research at Charles Drew University. Louise enjoys reading, playing board games with her family, traveling, and laughing with friends. She plans to study cellular and molecular biology and would like to attend Johns Hopkins University, The University of Chicago, or Tufts University. Louise is the daughter of Charlie Siskel and Abigail Deser; she has one brother, Simon.

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PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | | Louise being escorted by her father, Charlie Siskel 

2019 Rose Queen Louise and the Royal Court will attend numerous community and media functions, serving as ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses, the Pasadena community, and the greater Los Angeles area. The grand finale will be their appearance on the Royal Court float in the 130th Rose Parade presented by Honda and attending the 105th Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual, both on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.