Miss LCF 2022 Candidates Announced

First published in the Nov. 18 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

Photo courtesy John Torrey
Princess Clara Henriod, Miss LCF 2021 Katharine Franklin with Miss LCF 2022 candidates Grace Frame, Siran Khachatourian, Alyson Nishimura, Anna Pacino, Zeyaan Qazi, Caitlin Roehmholdt, Uma Wittengerg; and 2021 princesses Kyra Aitelli and Jenna Milbrodt.

A contingent of 15 finalists for the 2022 Miss La Cañada Flintridge crown will be appearing at Festival in Lights on Friday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. in Memorial Park. At this event, the five finalists for the 2022 Royal Court will be announced.
The candidates for Miss LCF title include Katie Andersen, Kaitlyn Beltz, Amelie Besch, Lena Bolotin, Praveen Brar, Riley Breckheimer, Erin Carney, Bianca Cugno, Grace Frame, Siran Khachatourian, Alyson Nishimura, Anna Pacino, Zeyaan Qazi, Caitlin Roehmholdt and Uma Wittengerg.
Coronation of the queen will take place during the Chamber’s 110th Installation and Awards Gala on Thursday, Jan. 27, at the LCF Country Club. For more information, visit the Chamber’s website, lacanadaflintridge.com or call (818) 790-4289.

Queen Nadia Ascends to Tournament of Roses Throne

First published in the Oct. 28 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

In a coup for La Cañada Flintridge, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses this week crowned Nadia Chung as the 103rd Rose Queen, leaving the local resident astonished and grateful.
In fact, LCF is flush with members of the 2022 Royal Court, being represented not only by La Cañada High School senior Chung but also by LCHS classmate Jaeda Walden, who is serving as a princess. Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy senior McKenzie Street, who lives in Pasadena, has also been named to the royal court.
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Local Royalty: Tournament of Roses Chooses 2022 Court

First published in the Oct. 7 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

After a yearlong pandemic hiatus, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses returned to an iconic tradition to announce the seven members of the 2022 Royal Court this week, including two La Cañada Flintridge princesses.
Amid much fanfare from a masked crowd, Stephen Perry, chair of the Tournament’s Queen and Court Committee, welcomed parents and supporters as he called the 29 court finalists to the stage. Noting “what a two years it has been,” Perry gave a nod to the slew of previous cancellations, including those of the 2021 Royal Court, local Rose Bowl Game and Rose Parade, that were caused by the coronavirus and resulting public health measures.
“They will not be the first Royal Court to deal and navigate through interesting times in our history, and they won’t be the last,” he said of the girls. “But having met them, I know they will meet each and every challenge with grace and positive thinking to make their world a better place.”
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