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
“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,
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
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