First published in the Sept. 1 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.
Applications for the 2023 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Royal Court presented by Citizens Business Bank are now available on the Tournament website.
Members of the 2023 Royal Court will each receive a $7,500 educational scholarship and serve as ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses, the Pasadena community and the greater Los Angeles area. Royal Court eligibility requirements and additional information can be found at tournamentofroses.com/about/royal-court.
Initial interview sessions will be held at Tournament House on Saturday, Sept. 10, or Monday, Sept. 12. Participants are selected based upon a combination of qualities, including public speaking ability, youth leadership, academic achievement and community and school involvement. Information about what to expect during the interview process and frequently asked questions can be found on the Tournament of Roses website.
Royal Court members experience countless benefits including 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 Rose Queen and Royal Court are iconic traditions, steeped in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses’ history and will continue as a treasured legacy.
The 2023 Royal Court will ride down Colorado Boulevard on the Royal Court float in the 134th Rose Parade presented by Honda and attend the 109th Rose Bowl Game, both on Monday, Jan. 2.
Members of the 2023 Royal Court must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.