First published in the Nov. 17 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.
The 2023 Miss LCF Royal Court Scholarship celebrates its 50th year, with 22 students vying to become finalists. They will be presented during Festival in Lights at Memorial Park on Friday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m., along with the five-member 2023 Royal Court. This year’s soon-to-be-outgoing Royal Court members include Princess Siran Khachatourian (front, from left), Queen Erin Carney, Princess Lena Bolotin and Princess Amele Besch. Middle: Talia Miyamoto, Carter Murphy, Tatum Purdy, Charlotte Raulli, Carissa Rayer, Jada Yang and Kaitlyn Yun. Back: Kayleen Akopian, Ella Baghdassarian, Kacey Charbonnet, Kaitlyn Creighton, Taylor Cuxil, Payson Dillon, Yasmin Ghaneh, Cameron Hong, Mackenzie Huh, Lori Khatchaturian, Ella Khodadadi, Hannah Kiang, Jully Lee, Katelyn Matarese and Grace McConnell. The coronation of Miss LCF 2023 will take place on Jan. 26 at the Chamber’s 111th Installation and Awards Gala at Oakmont Country Club.