Rose Queen Announced To Reign Over Rose Parade


Oct 17 2005

PASADENA, Calif. — A 17-year-old La Salle High School senior was
chosen Monday to reign over the 2006 Rose Parade.

Images: Rose Bowl Royal Court

The new Rose Queen, selected from among the seven members of the Royal
Court, which was announced last Monday, is Camille Clark of Pasadena.

At La Salle, Clark is a member of the school cheer squad, National
Honor Society and Junior Classical League. A tutor at inner-city
public schools and volunteer at Union Station and the Covenant House,
she hopes to attend the University of Virginia and major in finance.

The queen and her court will take part in more than 150 community
and media functions leading up to the 117th Rose Parade on Jan. 2
and the National Championship Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 4.

More than 1,000 young women from the Pasadena area tried out to be part
of the Royal Court. Selections were based on a range of qualities,
including public speaking ability, poise, academic achievement,
community involvement and personality.

Clark’s court includes:

— Lorri Bowman, 17, attends John Marshall Fundamental High School,
where the Altadena resident is the student body president and a
member of the varsity tennis team. She hopes to work with children
as a speech therapist.

— Michelle Corral, 18, of San Marino, is a member of the varsity
cheerleading squad at Flintridge Preparatory School, as well as the
National Charity League, Key Club and Minority Student Union. She
hopes to attend New York University to study nursing.

— Rachel Geragos, 17, of Altadena, attends Flintridge Preparatory
School, where she is a member of the National Charity League and the
Minority Student Union. She is also a peer counselor, school tutor
and Armenian church camp counselor and has her own handbag company,
which she hopes to expand nationally.

— Alyssa Jones, an 18-year-old Arcadia resident, is a freshman
at Pasadena City College, majoring in child development. She is
organizing a volunteer group that teaches horseback riding to
handicapped children.

— Carolyn Loo, 17, of San Marino, is a senior at San Marino High
School, where she is president of the Art Club and active in student
government and the yearbook. She hopes to study speech and physical
therapy in college.

— Eliza Walper, 17, of San Marino, attends Polytechnic School, where
she captains the varsity soccer team, participates in varsity tennis
and track and acts as sports editor for the school newspaper. She hopes
to study history and business while playing collegiate-level soccer.

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