(From left to right: Jeannine Briggs, John Marshall Fundamental High School; Abigail Griffith, Pasadena High School; Nadia Chung, La Cañada High School; Jaeda Walden, La Cañada High School; Swetha Somasundaram, Arcadia High School; Ava Feldman, South Pasadena High School; McKenzie Street, Flintridge Sacred Heart)
103rd Rose Queen Announcement & Coronation – Tuesday, October 26, 2021
PASADENA, Calif. (October 4, 2021) – Today, the Tournament of Roses® announced the seven members of the 2022 Royal Court presented by Citizens Business Bank. Members of the 2022 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. The Rose Queen® and Royal Court are iconic traditions, steeped in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses’ history and continue as a treasured legacy.
Applicants from 24 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 several criteria, including public speaking ability, academic achievement, youth leadership; and community and school involvement.
Royal Court members experience countless benefits; becoming part of an organization dedicated to hands-on volunteerism, discovering opportunities to connect with and give back to the local community, developing public speaking skills and growing self-confidence.
The 2022 Royal Court will ride down Colorado Blvd. on the Royal Court float in the 133rd Rose Parade® presented by Honda and attend the 108th Rose Bowl Game®, both on Saturday, January 1, 2022.
The seven members of the 2022 Royal Court are (in alphabetical order):
For complete biographies of the 2022 Royal Court, please visit tournamentofroses.com.
The Announcement and Coronation of the 103rd Rose Queen® and Presentation of the 2022 Royal Court presented by Citizens Business Bank will be held on Tuesday, October 26, 2022, on the front lawn of Tournament House.
Royal Court Sponsors
Presenting sponsor Citizens Business Bank
Paul Mitchell The School Pasadena
The Enchanted Florist
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® 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 133rd Rose Parade, themed “Dream. Believe. Achieve.,” on Saturday, January 1, 2022, followed by the 108th Rose Bowl Game. For more information, visit www.tournamentofroses.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.