The seven members of the 2016 Tournament of Roses Royal Court were announced on Monday morning at Tournament House. Selected from a group of 39 finalists, the Royal Court will attend nearly 100 community and media functions, acting as ambassadors of the Tournament and the Pasadena community at large. Their reign will culminate with the 127th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and the 102nd Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual.
The announcement follows a month-long process in which more than 900 Pasadena-area young women participated. The Tournament’s Queen and Court Committee made its selections based on a number of criteria including poise, speaking ability, academic achievement, and community and school involvement.
The seven Royal Court members are (in alphabetical order): Bryce Marie Bakewell (#171), 17, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; Donaly Elizabeth Marquez (#22), 17, Blair High School; Natalie Breanne Hernandez-Barber (#673), 17, Alverno High School; Rachelle Chacal Renee Liu (#337), 17, San Marino High School; Regina Marché Pullens (#466), 17, Maranatha High School; Sarah Sumiko Shaklan (#443), 17, La Cañada High School and Erika Karen Winter (#562), 17, Flintridge Preparatory School.