Tournament of Roses Preps for New Year’s Parade, Bowl Game

102nd Rose Queen Reflects on Her Reign of Honor

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2020 Tournament of Roses President Laura Farber crowns La Salle College Preparatory senior Camille Kennedy as the 102nd Rose Queen amid much fanfare at the Pasadena Playhouse in October.

It’s hard to believe for 102nd Rose Queen Camille Kennedy, but in less than a week, on Wednesday, Jan. 1, she’ll embark on a trip down Colorado Boulevard with the Royal Court for their greatest show yet at the 131st Rose Parade, waving to nearly 700,000 people and an estimated 65 million television viewers.
For the La Salle College Preparatory senior it’s been a journey: In a little more than two months, she and the six princesses have attended about 130 community and media functions, serving as ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses, the Pasadena community and the Greater Los Angeles area.
“It’s been just a really incredible time, pretty crazy, but really, really great,” Kennedy mused from Tournament House. She’d just finished her semester finals at La Salle that day, and relief washed over her. Now she could focus on the grand finale and enjoying her last moments of the year with court members, with whom she’s grown very close. Continue reading “Tournament of Roses Preps for New Year’s Parade, Bowl Game”

Rose Queen Camille Eager to Serve Community, Tradition

The 2020 Tournament of Roses crowned Queen Camille Kennedy (center) and presented the Royal Court at the Pasadena Playhouse, including (from left) Rukan Saif, Mia Thorsen, Emilie Risha, Reese Rosental Saporito, Michael Wilkins and Cole Fox.
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The 2020 Tournament of Roses crowned Queen Camille Kennedy (center) and presented the Royal Court at the Pasadena Playhouse, including (from left) Rukan Saif, Mia Thorsen, Emilie Risha, Reese Rosental Saporito, Michael Wilkins and Cole Fox.

In what has become Pasadena’s own New World royal tradition, the 2020 Tournament of Roses recently crowned the 102nd Rose Queen, city native and La Salle College Preparatory senior Camille Kennedy, amid pomp and circumstance at the packed Pasadena Playhouse. Continue reading “Rose Queen Camille Eager to Serve Community, Tradition”