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    debbiejong

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    Rose Court

    Post  debbiejong on Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:18 am

    Last month, hundreds of beautiful young women from the Pasadena-area flocked to the Tournament House vying for a coveted spot on the 2010 Rose Court. Over 1,000 ladies participated in the initial interview sessions, from which approximately __ received invitations to proceed to the next round. ~75 participants were chosen as semifinalists and ~25 young women who impressed the judges were invited to the final round. As the number of ladies dwindled, the interviews became longer and more in-depth, with the Rose Court committee asking probing questions such as "____?" and "___?"

    From this month-long selection process, AHS senior(s _____ became member(s) of the Royal Court, announced Oct. __ on the front steps of the Tournament House. [insert information, reactions, and quotes here from AHS girl(s) who make it to the Royal Court.] Immediately following this announcement, the court was ushered into the building to learn the skills necessary for their upcoming myraid of media appearances. The seven excited young ladies will be swept into a whirlwind of approximately 150 media functions in the months leading up to New Year's Day, culminating in the 121st Rose Parade themed "A Cut Above the Rest."

    The 2008 and 2009 Rose Queens were Dusty Gibbs and Courtney Chou Lee, respectively.

    Possible winners: June Ko, Alex Rowanda (sp?)
    Terms: regal, elegant, reign, etc.


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    katetrinh

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    Re: Rose Court

    Post  katetrinh on Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:20 am

    Last month, hundreds of beautiful young women [awkward. please reword "beautiful young women"] from the Pasadena-area flocked to the Tournament House vying for a coveted spot on the 2010 Rose Court. Over 1,000 ladies [ladies sounds old, considering they were high school students] participated in the initial interview sessions, from which approximately __ received invitations to proceed to the next round. ~75 participants were chosen as semifinalists and ~25 young women who impressed the judges were invited to the final round [this sentence is confusing. it sounds like two different groups of girls rather than the 25 coming from the 75.]. As the number of ladies [no more ladies!]dwindled, the interviews became longer and more in-depth, with the Rose Court committee asking probing questions such as "____?" and "___?"

    From this month-long selection process, AHS senior(s) _____ became member(s) of the Royal Court, announced Oct. __ on the front steps of the Tournament House. [insert information, reactions, and quotes here from AHS girl(s) who make it to the Royal Court.] Immediately following this announcement, the court was ushered into the building to learn the skills necessary for their upcoming myraid [myriad] of media appearances. The seven excited young ladies [young ladies is fine, but no more please]will be swept into a whirlwind of approximately 150 media functions in the months leading up to New Year's Day, culminating in the 121st Rose Parade themed "A Cut Above the Rest."

    The 2008 and 2009 Rose Queens were Dusty Gibbs and Courtney Chou Lee, respectively.

    Possible winners: June Ko, Alex Rowanda (sp?)[LOL I'm pretty sure this is Alex Rousset. never heard of an alex rowanda]
    Terms: regal, elegant, reign, etc. [what is this?]

    debbiejong

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    Re: Rose Court

    Post  debbiejong on Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:05 pm

    EDIT 1

    Last month, hundreds of girls from the Pasadena-area flocked to the Tournament House vying for a coveted spot on the 2010 Tournament of Roses Rose Court. Over 1,100 girls participated in the initial interview sessions, from which approximately 250 hopefuls received invitations to proceed to the next round. About 75 participants were invited back to the semi-finals and from this group, 26 young women advanced to the finals. As the number of contestants dwindled, the interviews became longer and more in-depth, with the Rose Court committee asking probing questions such as "____?" and "___?"

    From this month-long selection process, AHS senior June Ko was chosen for the Royal Court, announced Oct. 12 on the front steps of the Tournament House. [insert information, reactions, and quotes here from June. 92nd Rose Queen will be announced Oct. 20] Immediately following this announcement, the court members were ushered into the building to learn the skills necessary for their upcoming myriad of media appearances. The seven excited Royal Court members will be swept into a whirlwind of social and media functions in the months leading up to New Year's Day, culminating in the grand finale down Colorado Boulevard in the 121st Rose Parade, themed "A Cut Above the Rest." After the parade, the Royal Court will reign over the Rose Bowl Game, which is viewed by millions.

    The 2008 and 2009 Rose Queens were Dusty Gibbs and Courtney Chou Lee, respectively.

    Sources: http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/ci_13516030?source=rss_viewed
    http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/ci_13388990
    http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-royal-court,0,1348814.story


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    debbiejong

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    Re: Rose Court

    Post  debbiejong on Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:29 pm

    EDIT 2

    Rose Court 2010
    A Cut Above the Rest

    On the morning of Oct. 12, the 26 Royal Court finalists assembled on the front steps of the Tournament House and waited anxiously for the ___ to announce the final seven. Each clutched a long-stemmed red rose and hoped that their name would be the next one drawn from the envelope.

    “And from the city of Arcadia…” the man at the microphone announced dramatically, “Number 427, June Ko!”

    Shocked and delighted, June stepped out from line and descended the steps. 2009 Rose Queen and AHS alumna, Courtney Lee, emerged and handed her a lush bouquet of red roses, which June accepted along with a welcoming hug. Glowing with happiness, she took her place on the red-carpeted platform alongside the other princesses, facing eager photographers and rolling cameras. Dressed in an elegant dress of a vivid blue hue, with her long wavy hair cascading down her shoulders, June looked positively radiant.

    The other Royal Court members are Ashley Thaxton, 17, John Marshall Fundamental; Michelle Van Wyk, 17, La Canada High School; Katherine Hernandez, 18, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; Kinsey Stuart, 18, Pasadena City College; Natalie Innocenzi, 16, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; and Lauren Rogers, 17, Blair High School.

    After the Court announcement, the seven girls were ushered into the building to learn eating etiquette and public speaking skills. Since Court members become celebrities overnight, they have to be prepared to face the media spotlight. In the following months, the Royal Court members will be swept into a whirlwind of community and media functions, more than 150 in total, culminating in the ride down Colorado Boulevard on New Year’s Day in the 121st Rose Parade themed "A Cut Above the Rest." After the Rose Parade, the Royal Court will reign over the Rose Bowl Game, which will be viewed by thousands of spectators and millions of television viewers.

    Over 1,100 girls participated in the initial interview sessions of the Royal Court tryouts last month, from which approximately 250 received invitations to proceed to the next round. About 75 hopefuls were invited back to the semi-finals and from this group, 26 young women advanced to the finals. The final seven girls were selected based on a variety of qualities, including academic achievement, poise, public speaking ability, personality, and appearance.

    June is the publicity secretary of Senior Men and Women, President of LEO (Leadership, Experience, Opportunity) Club, and an active contributor in The Apache News. In addition, she has served as the School-Site Leadership Team representative for three years and is a member of the Speech and Debate Team. June hopes to attend New York University or University of Southern California to study broadcast journalism. Her parents are Chan and Hye Ko, and she has an older sister, Diane, age 22.

    [Insert information, reaction, and quotes from June. Rose Queen will be announced Oct. 20. Hopefully it will be her!]

    Sources: http://www.mercurynews.com/california/ci_13545921
    http://pasadenaindependent.com/featured/poised-in-pasadena%E2%80%A6-tournament-of-roses-introduces-2010-royal-court/
    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/seven-princesses-begin-their-reign-as-the-2010-royal-court-for-the-pasadena-tournament-of-rosesr-64036037.html

    lenakalemkiarian

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    Re: Rose Court

    Post  lenakalemkiarian on Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:56 pm

    On the morning of Oct. 12, the 26 Royal Court finalists assembled on the front steps of the Tournament House and waited anxiously for the [announcer?] to announce [if you use announcer, change announce to another word like declare or something] the final seven. Each clutched a long-stemmed red rose and hoped that their name would be the next one drawn from the envelope.

    “And from the city of Arcadia…” the man at the microphone announced dramatically, “Number 427, June Ko!”

    Shocked and delighted, June stepped out from line and descended the steps. 2009 Rose Queen and AHS alumna, Courtney Lee, emerged and handed her a lush bouquet of red roses, which June accepted along with a welcoming hug. Glowing with happiness, she took her place on the red-carpeted platform alongside the other princesses, facing eager photographers and rolling cameras. Dressed in an elegant dress of a vivid blue hue, with her long wavy hair cascading down her shoulders, June looked positively radiant.

    The other Royal Court members are Ashley Thaxton, 17, John Marshall Fundamental; Michelle Van Wyk, 17, La Canada High School; Katherine Hernandez, 18, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; Kinsey Stuart, 18, Pasadena City College; Natalie Innocenzi, 16, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; and Lauren Rogers, 17, Blair High School.

    After the Court announcement, the seven girls were ushered into the building to learn eating etiquette and public speaking skills. Since Court members become celebrities overnight, they have to be prepared to face the media spotlight. In the following months, the Royal Court members will be swept into a whirlwind of community and media functions, more than 150 in total, culminating in the ride down Colorado Boulevard on New Year’s Day in the 121st Rose Parade themed "A Cut Above the Rest." After the Rose Parade, the Royal Court will reign over the Rose Bowl Game, which will be viewed by thousands of spectators and millions of television viewers.

    Over 1,100 girls participated in the initial interview sessions of the Royal Court tryouts last month, from which approximately 250 received invitations to proceed to the next round. About 75 hopefuls were invited back to the semi-finals and from this group, 26 young women advanced to the finals. The final seven girls were selected based on a variety of qualities, including academic achievement, poise, public speaking ability, personality, and appearance.

    June is the publicity secretary of Senior Men and Women, President of LEO (Leadership, Experience, Opportunity) Club, and an active contributor in The Apache News. In addition, she has served as the School-Site Leadership Team representative for three years and is a member of the Speech and Debate Team. June hopes to attend New York University or University of Southern California to study broadcast journalism. Her parents are Chan and Hye Ko, and she has an older sister, Diane, age 22.

    [Insert information, reaction, and quotes from June. Rose Queen will be announced Oct. 20. Hopefully it will be her!]

    Sources: http://www.mercurynews.com/california/ci_13545921
    http://pasadenaindependent.com/featured/poised-in-pasadena%E2%80%A6-tournament-of-roses-introduces-2010-royal-court/
    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/seven-princesses-begin-their-reign-as-the-2010-royal-court-for-the-pasadena-tournament-of-rosesr-64036037.html

    debbiejong

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    Re: Rose Court

    Post  debbiejong on Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:19 am

    EDIT 3

    On the morning of Oct. 12, the 26 Royal Court finalists assembled on the front steps of the Tournament House and waited anxiously for the announcement of the final seven. Each girl clutched a long-stemmed red rose and hoped that her name would be the next one drawn from the envelope.

    “And from the city of Arcadia…” the speaker announced dramatically, “Number 427, June Ko!”

    Shocked and delighted, June stepped out from line and descended the steps. "It was overwhelming!" June recalled, "I was surprised and almost didn’t believe it when they called my name." Courtney Lee, the 2009 Rose Queen, emerged and gave her congratulatory hug along with a lush bouquet of red roses. Glowing with happiness, June took her place on the red-carpeted platform alongside the other princesses, facing eager photographers and rolling cameras.

    The other Royal Court members are Ashley Thaxton, 17, of John Marshall Fundamental; Michelle Van Wyk, 17, of La Canada High School; Katherine Hernandez, 18, of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; Kinsey Stuart, 18, of Pasadena City College; Natalie Innocenzi, 16, of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; and Lauren Rogers, 17, of Blair High School.

    Over 1,100 girls participated in the initial interview sessions of the Royal Court tryouts last month, from which approximately 250 girls received invitations to proceed to the next round. About 75 hopefuls were invited back to the semi-finals, from which 26 young women advanced to the finals. The final seven were selected based on a variety of qualities, such as academic achievement, poise, public speaking ability, personality, and appearance.

    One particular interview question that really stood out to June was "If you could have dinner with two people, who would they be?" A dedicated violinist of 12 years, June responded that she'd like to meet Mozart and Beethoven. She has come to love the classical music genre and thinks that "it would be incredible to meet [the] famed composers who have influenced thousands [of] people with a shared passion for classical music." [are we allowed to release this interview question?]

    June is the Publicity Secretary of Senior Men and Women, President of LEO Club, and an active contributor in Apache News. In the future, June hopes to attend New York University or University of Southern California to study broadcast journalism. Her parents are Chan and Hye Ko, and her older sister, Diane, is 22. So far, her family's "encouragement and shared joy [has] meant the world to [her]."

    As for her fellow Royal Court members, June "could not have asked for a friendlier group of individuals who have become [her] new sisters." After the Oct. 12 Court announcement, it has been "a whirlwind of interviews, media, speech and etiquette training, bonding experiences, and lots of amazing food" for the seven girls. Royal Court members become celebrities overnight, so they have to be prepared to face the media spotlight. In the following months, the girls will embark on what June calls "the 150 community service event journey." The flurry of community and media functions will culminate in the ride down Colorado Boulevard in the 121st Rose Parade, themed "A Cut Above the Rest," on New Year’s Day. After the Parade, the Court will reign over the Rose Bowl Game, which will be viewed by thousands of spectators and millions of television viewers.

    As the first Korean Rose Court Princess, June has been bombarded by television, radio, and newspaper groups for interviews, which is "kind of frightening because I'm new to this," she admitted. However, June is adjusting to the sudden spotlight and is "honored to be able to represent a community that does not often get much recognition."


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    debbiejong

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    Re: Rose Court

    Post  debbiejong on Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:07 pm

    FINAL

    On the morning of Oct. 12, the 26 Rose Court finalists gathered on the front steps of the Tournament House and waited anxiously to hear who had made the cut for the 2010 Rose Court.

    “And from the city of Arcadia…” the announcer proclaimed into the microphone, “Number 427, June Ko!”

    Shocked and delighted, June stepped out from line and descended the steps. "It was overwhelming!" June later recalled, "I was surprised and almost didn’t believe it when they called my name." AHS alumna Courtney Lee, the 2009 Rose Queen, emerged and gave June a congratulatory hug along with a bouquet of lush, red roses. Glowing with happiness, June took her place on the red-carpeted platform alongside the other newly-chosen princesses, facing eager photographers and rolling cameras.

    The other Rose Court members selected were Ashley Thaxton, 17, of John Marshall Fundamental; Michelle Van Wyk, 17, of La Canada High School; Katherine Hernandez, 18, of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; Kinsey Stuart, 18, of Pasadena City College; Natalie Innocenzi, 16, of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; and Lauren Rogers, 17, of Blair High School.

    Over 1,100 girls participated in the initial interview sessions of the Rose Court tryouts last month, from which approximately 250 contestants received notifications that they had advanced to the next round. About 75 hopefuls were invited back to the semi-finals, and 26 finalists were chosen from this group. The final seven girls were selected based on a variety of qualities such as academic achievement, poise, public speaking ability, personality, and appearance.

    During the selection process, one particular interview question stood out to June: "If you could have dinner with two people, who would they be?" A dedicated violinist of 12 years, June responded that she would love to meet Mozart and Beethoven. She has come to love classical music and thinks that "it would be incredible to meet famed composers who have influenced thousands [of] people with a shared passion for classical music."

    Faced with the daunting task of balancing schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and Rose Court, June said, “It’s definitely a challenge, but one I’m looking at with excitement.” June is the publicity secretary of Senior Men and Women, president of Leo Club, School Site Leadership Team voting member, and an active member of Apache News. She hopes to attend New York University or University of Southern California to study broadcast journalism. Her parents are Chan and Hye Ko, and she has an older sister, Diane, age 22. Her family's "encouragement and shared joy" throughout the entire tryout process and experience has "meant the world to [her]."

    As for her fellow Rose Court members, she "could not have asked for a friendlier group of individuals who have become [her] new sisters." Soon after the Court announcement, the seven girls were swept into "a whirlwind of interviews, media, speech and etiquette training, bonding experiences, and lots of amazing food.” Rose Court members become overnight celebrities, so they have to be prepared for the media spotlight. In the following months, the Court will attend numerous social and media functions as ambassadors of the Tournament and the City of Pasadena, culminating in the ride down Colorado Boulevard on New Year’s Day in the 121st Rose Parade themed “A Cut Above the Rest.” After the parade, the Court will reign over the 96th Rose Bowl Game, watched by tens of thousands of spectators and millions of television viewers.

    As the first Korean Rose Court Princess, June has been approached by television, radio, and newspaper organizations for interviews, which is "kind of frightening because I'm new to this," she admitted. However, June is adjusting to her newfound spotlight and is “honored to represent a community that does not often get much recognition.”


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    FINAL COPY - PRINTED

    Post  katetrinh on Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:39 pm

    FINAL FINAL COPY THAT WAS ACTUALLY PRINTED:

    JUNE KO: A CUT ABOVE THE REST

    On the morning of Oct. 12, the 26 Rose Court finalists gathered on the front steps of the Tournament House and waited anxiously to hear who had made the 2010 Rose Court.
    “And from the city of Arcadia…” the announcer proclaimed into the microphone, “Number 427, June Ko!”
    Shocked and delighted, June stepped out from line and descended the steps. “It was overwhelming!” June later recalled. “I was surprised and almost didn’t believe it when they called my name.” AHS alumna Courtney Lee, the 2009 Rose Queen, emerged and gave June a congratulatory hug and a bouquet of red roses. Glowing with happiness, June took her place on the platform alongside the other princesses, facing eager photographers.
    The other Rose Court members are Ashley Thaxton, 17, of John Marshall Fundamental; Michelle Van Wyk, 17, of La Canada High School; Katherine Hernandez, 18, of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; Kinsey Stuart, 18, of Pasadena City College; Natalie Innocenzi, 16, of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; and Lauren Rogers, 17, of Blair High School. On Oct. 20, the Tournament of Roses revealed Natalie Innocenzi as the 2010 Rose Queen.
    Over 1,100 girls participated in the initial interview sessions of the Rose Court tryouts last month, from which approximately 250 contestants received invitations to advance to the next round. About 75 hopefuls were invited back to the semi-finals, and from this group, 26 girls were selected as finalists. The final seven were selected based on a variety of qualities such as academic achievement, poise, public speaking ability, personality, and appearance.
    During the selection process, one particular interview question stood out to June: “If you could have dinner with two people, who would they be?” A dedicated violinist of 12 years, June responded that she would love to meet Mozart and Beethoven. She thinks that “it would be incredible to meet famed composers who have influenced thousands [of] people with a shared passion for classical music.”
    Undaunted by the challenge of balancing schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and Rose Court, June anticipates it “with excitement.” June is the publicity secretary of Senior Men and Women, president of Leo Club, and an active member of Apache News. She is part of the Speech and Debate team and has been on the School Site Leadership Team for three years. She hopes to attend New York University or the University of Southern California to study broadcast journalism. Her family’s “encouragement and shared joy” throughout the entire tryout process and experience has “meant the world to [her].”
    As for her fellow Rose Court members, she “could not have asked for a friendlier group of individuals who have become my new sisters,” June said. Soon after the Court announcement, the seven girls were swept into “a whirlwind of interviews, media, speech and etiquette training, bonding experiences, and lots of amazing food.” In the following months, the Rose Court will attend more than 150 community service events as ambassadors of the Tournament and the City of Pasadena. June believes they were chosen to “give back to [their] communities and to encourage the youth to step up and be active volunteers.” The Court’s reign will culminate in the ride down Colorado Boulevard on New Year’s Day in the 121st Rose Parade themed “A Cut Above the Rest.” After the parade, the Court will preside over the 96th Rose Bowl Game.
    As the first Korean Rose Court Princess, June has been approached by television, radio, and newspaper organizations for interviews, which is “kind of frightening because I’m new to this,” she admitted. However, June is adjusting to her newfound spotlight and is “honored to represent a community that does not often get much recognition.”

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