The candidates for 2013 Summerland Blossom Festival Royalty will make their first public appearance during the 25th anniversary Festival of Lights celebration Nov. 30.
Hi, my name is Allehea Bowen, and I am very excited to be Miss Legion this year.
I am currently a student at Summerland Secondary School.
I have been dancing for 13 years.
I am an active member of my school’s Student Council, I love to bake, and I am in my school’s theatre troupe.
I’ve wanted to participate in pageant since I was a little girl watching the Summerland Royalty go by in the parade, and my eagerness to join the program has only increased as the years went by.
When I finish my schooling, my goal is to work with people and make a positive difference in the world; whether that’s in psychology, childcare, human services, or a combination of all three, I’m not sure.
I am very proud and thankful to be representing the Summerland Legion this year, and I am very excited to gain all that pageant has to offer.
Miss Nesters Market
Hi, my name is Maddy Campbell and I am a Grade 11 student attending Summerland Secondary School.
I am involved with the Summerland Skating Club as a Canskate Coach and I enjoy playing field hockey and soccer.
After high school I am hoping to pursue a degree in business or science.
I am excited for this year’s Blossom Pageant and I am honoured to be representing Nesters Market where I have worked as a cashier for the past year.
Miss Action Festival
My name is Tori Craig and I am proud to be this year’s Miss Action Fest.
I’m currently a Grade 11 student at Summerland Secondary School and after high school I plan on studying psychology in Vancouver.
I’m a part of the school’s musical, Hairspray, and in my free time I love writing and reading.
I joined the Blossom Pageant for a unique experience, and to improve my abilities of public speaking.
Thank you to the Action Festival for sponsoring me.
I’m really looking forward to being a part of this program.
Miss Summerset Massage
Hello, my name is Nicole Fofonoff and I am this year’s Miss Summerset Massage Therapy representative.
I attend Summerland Secondary School and am currently in Grade 11.
In school, I enjoy participating on sports teams, writing and theatre.
I fill my spare time by dancing, playing soccer, spending time with friends and being outdoors.
After high school I hope to attend a performing arts academy, and to continue dancing and acting.
I am very excited to partake in the Blossom Pageant program, especially alongside my sponsor who is also my father.
Miss Fire Department
My name is Patricia Gove. I’m 16 years old and currently in Grade 11 at Summerland Secondary School and proudly representing the Summerland Fire Department in this year’s Blossom Pageant.
I am currently involved with the Summerland Skating Club and Minor Hockey organization as a coach, referee and player.
After I have finished school I plan to travel for the summer then come back and study law.
I would like to thank the Fire Department for sponsoring me and I’m looking forward to my candidacy.
Miss Local Lounge and Grille
My name is Laura Kohan and I feel privileged to have lived in Summerland for 10 years.
I am excited to be the first Miss Local Lounge and Grille and would like to thank them for their support.
My favourite classes at Summerland Secondary are English and physics.
My future education goals are to study psychology.
In my spare time I love to head up to Apex for snowboarding and bake anything fattening.
If I had two wishes they would be that volleyball season lasted longer and have sour cream and onion Pringles at every gas station.
Miss Avery Law Office
My name is Nathalia Melgar.
I am 15 years old and I’m participating in the Blossom Pageant representing with pride the Avery Law Office.
I’m also a Rotary exchange student from Bolivia, South America.
I’m having an awesome time here and also learning a lot. It’s truly a unique experience.
While here I’ve played field hockey, which unluckily already ended, and loved it.
I’m also in the play this year and really enjoy it.
I like trying new things, as you can tell, and I also love dancing and enjoy reading very much.
I am looking forward to the rest of year in Summerland.
My name is Savina Singh, I am currently a Grade 11 student at Summerland Secondary School.
My hobbies include dancing, swimming, soccer and badminton.
I have been dancing for many years, and I’m very passionate about it.
In my spare time I enjoy writing poetry and other creative literature.
After high school I would like to pursue a career in health science and help people live a healthy lifestyle.
I’m very excited to be in this year’s Summerland Blossom pageant and look forward to this new experience.
Thank you to Kiwanis Club of Summerland for sponsoring me and giving me such a wonderful opportunity.
My name is Natasha Sopow and I am Miss Rotary 2012/2013.
I am 16 years old and a student currently enrolled at Summerland Secondary School. I am an active member in the senior leadership class, the Me to We club, and the senior sports teams.
Outside of school I am fundraising to go on a humanitarian trip to Tanzania, Africa in the summer of 2013. In my spare time I enjoy spending time outdoors exploring the back roads of Summerland and spending quality time with my family.
Miss Penny Lane
Hi, my name is Dara vanderMeulen and I am representing Penny Lane in this year’s Summerland Blossom Pageant.
I am very excited to be a part of the pageant because I want to be able to step outside of my comfort zone and to meet new people.
I am in Grade 11 at Summerland Secondary School. I enjoy English, art, acting and sciences.
Outside of school I take part in theatre productions put on by our school.
I also work and I like to sing, write, read and do art when I have time.
I am looking forward to the year ahead and getting to know the other candidates better.
I would also like to say thank you to Penny Lane for sponsoring me.