From left to right: Rukan Saif, Mia Thorsen, Emilie Risha, Reese Rosental Saporito, Michael Wilkins, Camille Kennedy, and Cole Fox
PASADENA, Calif. (September 30, 2019) – Today the Tournament of Roses announced the seven members of the 2020 Royal Court. Members of the 2020 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.
Applicants from 45 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 a number of criteria including public speaking ability, academic achievement, youth leadership, and community and school involvement.
The grand finale for the 2020 Royal Court will be riding on a float in the 131st Rose Parade® presented by Honda and attending the 106th Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual, both on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.
The seven members of the 2020 Royal Court are (in alphabetical order). For complete biographies of the 2020 Royal Court, please visit: TournamentofRoses.com.
Cole Fox; South Pasadena High School
Camille Kennedy; La Salle College Preparatory
Emilie Risha; Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
Reese Rosental Saporito; Marshall Fundamental School
Rukan Saif; Arcadia High School
Mia Thorsen; Marshall Fundamental School
Michael Wilkins; Maranatha High School
The Announcement and Coronation of the 102nd Rose Queen® and Presentation of the 2020 Royal Court is on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at the Pasadena Playhouse; the event is sponsored by Citizens Business Bank. A limited number of tickets are available for purchase from Sharp Seating Company.
About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® and The Rose Parade® presented by Honda
The Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that hosts America’s New Year Celebration® with the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual and a variety of accompanying events. The Association’s 935 volunteer members supply more than 80,000 hours of manpower, which will drive the success of 131st Rose Parade, themed “The Power of Hope,” on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, followed by the 106th Rose Bowl Game. For more information, visit www.tournamentofroses.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.