Thirty-three young women remain in the competition to be crowned the Rose Queen or named a member of the Royal Court for the 2013 Rose Parade in Pasadena.
On Thursday the finalists visited the Tournament House for interviews as the process nears its culmination. The Royal Court will be unveiled Monday and the Rose Queen on Oct. 16.
The finalists come from around the region and include representatives of 13 local high schools and Pasadena City College. The schools with the most entrants include Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Maranatha High School and Arcadia High School.
Top row, from left to right: Emily Schofield, Kate Benuska, Kerry Wang, Randahl Brisco, Nicole Nelam. Fourth row: Tiffany Chandra, Sonia Shenoi, Mariah Holden, Vanessa Manjarrez, Michelle Floyd, Natasha Jamieson, Jessica Ogden. Third row: Bridget Ahad, Holly Yamagata, Kelli Kiu, Jessica Demasi, Tracy Cresta, Noelle Niederhaus, Victoria McGregor. Second row: Swetha Rajkumar, Shelby Dreves, Brianna Media, Madison Teodo, Gabrielle Fitzpatrick, and Jennifer Robi. First row: Carissa Vera, Lauren Gerard, Alexandra Cross, Alessia Paciulli, Casey Cousineau and Hannah Williamson.
-- Bill Kisliuk, Times Community News