The Junior Orange Bowl celebrated a night of glamour and royalty as the 2014-15 Junior Orange Bowl Royal Court was crowned at the Rebeca Sosa Theatre in Miami Springs on Saturday, June 21.
Emma Gillian, an eighth grade student at Trail Middle School, was crowned as the 63rd Junior Orange Bowl Queen. Joining Queen Emma are Princesses Isabella Morales, a seventh grader at Westwood Christian School, and Rebekah Gadea, who is in eighth grade at Palm Springs Middle School.
In addition to the queen and princesses, there’s the Little Sister title. This title is awarded to an 11-year-old who will have the opportunity to gain the experience and confidence that will prepare her to become Junior Orange Bowl Queen or Princess for the following festival season. This year’s Little Sister is Gwendolyn Odin who is in sixth grade at Miami Springs Middle School.
The Royal Court will serve as volunteers and goodwill ambassadors at all of the 2014- 15 Junior Orange Bowl Festival events. The queen and princesses also will ride on the Royal Court Float at the most anticipated 66th Junior Orange Bowl Parade on Miracle Mile in downtown Coral Gables. All girls who participated in the search will be invited to The Queens Ball, a night of fun and glamour at the Biltmore Hotel.
“I am looking forward to a wonderful year with our new Royal Court” said Isa Goenaga, Royal Court chair. “They are a very smart and beautiful group, and possess the qualities of leadership and service to the community that we look for. I am confident that as our young ambassadors, they will represent the Junior Orange Bowl well and make us all very proud.” The queen, princesses and Little Sister are chosen based on personality, poise, and their desire to be involved in their community.
This year’s judges included Sandy Muller of the Sandy Muller Cancer Foundation; Dr. Anthony Gonzalez, chief of surgery at Baptist Hospital, and Jorge Esteban, owner of PageantSmart Coaching.
The Junior Orange Bowl is set to begin its 66th Festival Season. The 2014-15 festival will consist of more than 15 athletic, academic, and cultural events for youths featuring the Junior Orange Bowl Parade through downtown Coral Gables. All of the Junior Orange Bowl festival events are produced entirely by volunteers.
To learn how to become part of the Junior Orange Bowl team, call 305-662-1210 or send email to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
For more information on the Junior Orange Bowl, visit the website at <www.jrorangebowl.org>.