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Pasadena Area Young Women Compete for Rose Royalty

More Than 1,000 Estimated to Participate in the Annual Rose Queen® & Royal Court Tryouts

Black news from Pasadena - Community - Rose Parade Royal Court to be selected - Tournament of RosesWHAT: In less than one week, more than 1,000 Pasadena-area young women will be one step closer to becoming the 2013 Rose Queen® as they participate in the Rose Queen & Royal Court Tryouts. This is a wonderful opportunity for young women who live in Pasadena and the communities surrounding it to represent not only their community, but also their school and the Tournament of Roses®. After a month-long selection process, seven finalists will be named to the 2013 Royal Court.

As ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses and the city of Pasadena, the 2013 Rose Queen & Royal Court will reign over the 124th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and the 99th Rose Bowl Game® presented by VIZIO on January 1, 2013 themed "Oh, the Places You'll Go!™". The New Year celebration will be seen by millions of people around the world. The following schedule details the selection process from initial tryouts to the Coronation.

Participants can pre-register for the 2012-2013 Rose Queen and Royal Court Tryouts by submitting an application at http://bit.ly/OBQexb.

WHEN: The Rose Queen & Royal Court initial tryouts will take place:

  • Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Monday, September 17, 2012 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Tournament House

391 South Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena, CA

NOTE: Future Royal Court Event Dates (event times TBD):

  • Queen & Court Finals October 4, 2012 (Photo Opp Only)
  • Royal Court Announcement October 8, 2012
  • Rose Queen Announcement October 16, 2012
  • Coronation Ceremony October 25, 2012



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