Amy Sand crowned Apple Blossom queen
February 13, 2017
Senior Amy Sand was crowned as Apple Blossom Queen, along with Paige Chivilicek, and Alissa Riker as her princesses, in the WHS auditorium during the Apple Blossom Royalty Selection. Ten candidates were selected by the Apple Blossom committee and were given the prompt, “Imagine you’re looking into a crystal ball, and imagine our tomorrow.” The candidates ran with this topic and used it to introduce ideas such as superpowers, following our dreams, and making sure our actions today lead us to a better tomorrow.
The ten candidates were then asked three impromptu questions. The first was, “If you were to take a selfie right now, what would your hashtag be to describe this moment?”. The second was “If the genie from Aladdin was to give you one wish, what would you wish for and why?”. Finally, the last question was, “How do you think your generation will positively impact our future?”. Upon answering these questions, the panel of judges selected the royalty.
“Throughout this whole experience I’ve been having the time of my life learning new things that I never thought I’d be able to learn, and the girls I’ve made relationships with have been amazing. I’m just really thankful to be able to do this.” Queen Amy Sand said, after being asked how she feels about her selection.
The royalty wasn’t the only awards given; five other awards were given out based on a variety of criteria. The Most Photogenic Award was given to Madilyn Halbert. The Congeniality award was received by Lily Waterhouse. Waterhouse was also given the Community Involvement award. The award for Achievement went to Emily Thompson, and the Most Original Speech award went to Judith Torres. She recited her speech as if it was a letter written by her 46 year old self, addressed to her 18 year old self. Following their selection, these young women will travel around the state during the spring and summer, participating in festivals and representing the Wenatchee community.