Before the final round of interviews, the 28 finalists for the 2024 Royal Court, presented by Citizens Business Bank, took a group photo on the front steps of the Tournament House. Applicants from 15 Pasadena area schools participated in the interview process, and seven of the finalists will be named to the 2024 Royal Court on October 2, 2023.
The Tournament of Roses has a long-standing tradition of celebrating educational excellence and continues the legacy by providing each Royal Court member with a $7,500 academic scholarship!
Additionally, they partake in personal development programs designed to enhance their public speaking and presentation abilities, boost self-confidence, and refine their etiquette skills. Royal Court members are provided with opportunities to actively participate in the community, make positive contributions, and discover ways to connect with local leaders.
Royal Court members experience countless benefits: 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.
Volunteer Members of the Tournament of Roses’ Queen and Court Committee made their selections based on a number of criteria, including academic achievement, community and school involvement, public speaking ability, and youth leadership.
The 2024 Royal Court will ride down Colorado Blvd. on the Royal Court float in the 135th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and attend the CFP Semifinal at the 110th Rose Bowl Game®, both on Monday, January 1, 2024.
The 28 Royal Court Finalists are:
First row, from left:
- (#408) Mia Moore Walker, Flintridge Preparatory School
- (#395) Giulia Bhatia, La Salle High School
- (#394) Viridiana Sanchez, Rosemead High School
- (#385) Kendall Cuxil, La Cañada High School
- (#368) Phoebe Ho, South Pasadena High School
- (#367) Gabrielle Trujillo, Pasadena High School
- (#363) Payson Dillon, La Cañada High School
- (#362) Kayla Dumas, EF Academy
- (#354) Naomi Stillitano, Arcadia High School
Second row, from left:
- (#498) Halo Byrd, The Waverly School
- (#495) Elizabeth Trinh, Mayfield Senior School
- (#493) Cornelia Halferty, Mayfield Senior School
- (#471) Evyn Ableson, La Salle High School
- (#461) Mira Emamaullee , San Marino High School
- (#454) Olivia Bohanec, La Salle High School
- (#445) Clara Ortega, John Marshall Fundamental High School
- (#417) Anna Shore, Temple City High School
- (#416) Trinity Dela Cruz, John Marshall Fundamental High School
Third row, from left:
- (#505) Danielle Workman, Arcadia High School
- (#511) Niyat Haregot, Arcadia High School
- (#553) Allison Ingrassia, La Cañada High School
- (#559) Jessica Powell, Flintridge Preparatory School
- (#560) EllaRyley Fortich, John Muir High School
- (#571) Asha Morgan-Joseph, The Waverly School
- (#594) Maya Dingle, La Cañada High School
Top row, from left:
- (#636) Emmerson Tucker, Blair High School
- (#647) Shivani Wadhwa, Arcadia High School
- (#630) Marissa Cotte, Flintridge Preparatory School
For more information:
Pasadena Tournament of Roses