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Seven Princesses Begin Their Reign as 2012’s Royal Court

Photo by Terry Miller

Seven Princesses Begin Their Reign as 2012’s Royal Court

for The Pasadena Tournament Of Roses®

The seven members of the 2012 Tournament of Roses Royal Court were announced today at Tournament House from a group of 34 finalists. As ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses, the Royal Court members will attend more than 150 community and media functions leading up to the 123rd Rose Parade® presented by Honda and98th Rose Bowl Game® presented by VIZIO on Monday, January 2, 2012.

The seven Rose Princesses are: Morgan Eliza Devaud (#350), 18, La Canada High

School; Stephanie Grace Hynes (#330), 18, Maranatha High School; Cynthia Megan Louie

(#858), 17, La Salle High School; Kimberly Victoria Ostiller (#8), 17, Flintridge Preparatory

School; Drew Helen Washington (#265), 16, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; Hanan Bulto

Worku (#458), 17, Pasadena High School and Sarah Nicole Zuno (#455), 17, Benjamin

Franklin High School.

Photographs by Terry Miller – Copyright 2011 – Beacon Media Inc

The announcement follows a month-long process in which approximately 1,000

Pasadena-area young women participated. Selections were based on a range of qualities

including public speaking ability, poise, academic achievement, community involvement and

personality.

“We could not be more proud of the seven young ladies that will be representing the

Tournament of Roses as the 2012 Royal Court,” said Amy Wainscott, Chair of the Queen and

Court Committee. “They were selected from a pool of the most talented and poised in the

Pasadena area. They are outstanding role models and will be wonderful ambassadors for the

Tournament of Roses.”

Rose Princess Morgan Eliza Devaud, 18, is a La Canada resident and attends La

Canada High School. She is a member of the Les Fleurettes Debutante program and her school’s

Dance Club, which she founded and previously served as president. She also served as a princess

with the city of La Canada Flintridge and as ASB prom commissioner. Morgan has also studied

abroad in Switzerland in a French emersion program and plans to pursue a career in broadcast

journalism. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, music, cooking, movies and arranging flowers.

Her parents are Vincent and Vickie Devaud.

Rose Princess Stephanie Grace Hynes, 18, attends Maranatha High School and lives in

Pasadena. She is a horseback rider both with her school’s equestrian team and the Interscholastic

Equestrian League. She was a part of Blue Shadows, an equestrian drill team, for eight years.

She is involved with her school’s varsity cheer squad and the varsity dance team. She also sings

in her church’s worship team and is active in the youth group. This summer Morgan travelled to

New Orleans with the St. Bernard Project where she rebuilt houses destroyed by Hurricane

Katrina. Her parents are Jeffrey and Linda Hynes. She has two younger brothers, Benjamin, 16,

and Joseph, 13.


Rose Princess Cynthia Megan Louie, 17, attends La Salle High School and resides in

La Canada Flintridge. She is a member of the Student Life rally team at her school, and gives

tours as a “700 Volunteer.” Cynthia helps to represent her school as a Student Ambassador and

also serves on the Nordstrom BP Fashion Board. She has a passion for the arts and enjoys

creating costumes and designing backpacks, theatre acting and ballroom dancing. She also plays

tennis and loves to bake during her free time. After college she plans to continue her studies by

attending law school or graduate school for marine biology. Her parents are Tom and Shirlene

Louie and she has one older brother, Nic, 25.

Rose Princess Kimberly Victoria Ostiller, 17, attends Flintridge Preparatory School

and lives in Altadena. She is very active in her school as student body president, a member of the

LEO club, a peer counselor and a varsity cheerleader. Outside of school she is involved in the

Pasadena Chapter of National Charity League. She plans to study health sciences or pre-dentistry

and minor in Spanish and then pursue a career as an orthodontist. Over the summer, she

participated in a three-week, international leadership and community service program in

Tanzania, Africa. In her free time Kimberly enjoys traveling, trying out new restaurants and

going to the movies. Her parents are Steve and Patricia Ostiller and she has one brother, Nick,

19.

Rose Princess Drew Helen Washington, 16, lives in Pasadena and attends Flintridge

Sacred Heart Academy. She is captain of her school’s varsity volleyball and varsity track and

field teams. She is active in the Student Ambassador Club, SADD (Students Against Destructive

Decisions), the Multi-cultural Club and the Latin Club. Drew is a member of her school’s

National Honor Society, the California Scholarship Federation and Mu Alpha Theta, the honors

math club. Over the summer she served as a camp volleyball coach. She plans to pursue a career

in marketing or public relations. In her free time, she enjoys going to the movies, running,

playing volleyball and spending time with her friends. Her parents are Craig and Lorie

Washington.

Rose Princess Hanan Bulto Worku, 17, is from Pasadena and attends Pasadena High

School. She is the co-captain of her school’s varsity tennis team and previously played on the

girls softball team. She is active in ASB, the school newspaper, science club and in the musical

production. She is a Rotary Youth Leadership Award recipient and a National Honor Society

Member. Hanan is also active as a Girl Scout and a hospital volunteer. She plans to attend the

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) next fall and then pursue a career as a

pediatrician. She loves to read and write. Her parents are Worku Bulto and Merima Geresu. She

has one sister, Jiharah, 13.

Rose Princess Sarah Nicole Zuno, 17, lives in Los Angeles and attends Benjamin

Franklin High School. She plays on her school’s varsity basketball team and the softball team.

She is a fluent Spanish speaker. Sarah is a student mentor and the school’s Glee Club copresident.

In her free time, she enjoys dancing, singing, playing the piano and reading. She plans

to study communications, journalism or English literature in college and possibly pursue a career

in corporate law. Her parents are Alex and Bertha Zuno and she has three siblings, Alex Jr., 30,

Amanda, 15 and Jennifer, 11.

The 2012 Rose Queen® will be announced at Tournament House on Tuesday, October

18 at 9:30 a.m. The newly selected Rose Queen and Royal Court will reign for an entire year

until the new court is selected in October of 2012.

About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the

Rose Parade® presented by Honda, Rose Bowl Game® presented by VIZIO and various

associated events. The 123rd Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed Just Imagine, will take

place Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at 8 a.m. (PST) featuring majestic floral floats, high-stepping

equestrian units and spirited marching bands. Following the parade, the 98th Rose Bowl Game

presented by VIZIO will kick off at 2:10 p.m. and feature an exciting match-up between two of

the top collegiate football teams in the nation. For additional information on the Tournament of

Roses please visit the official website at www.tournamentofroses.com.

Photographs by Terry Miller – Copyright 2011 – Beacon Media Inc

October 10, 2011

About Author

tmiller Terry Miller has been in the newspaper business for 35 plus years, following in the footsteps of his father who was a Foreign Correspondent for the London Daily Telegraph when the family sailed to New York from London abroad the Queen Mary. When not shooting pictures, chasing a breaking news story. or playing drums, Miller spends entirely too much time and effort with Little British Sports Cars like his beloved 74 MGB...more like an addiction, says his wife of 22 years.


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