The first of 12 Lilac Festival princesses was chosen Monday night.
Christina Valentine, a 17-year-old Gonzaga Prep student, was chosen to represent her school. She is the daughter of James and Rita Valentine.
Valentine is a cheerleader, editor of the school yearbook and a member of the National Honor Society.
She plans to study sports medicine at Arizona State University or Pepperdine University.
One of the Lilac princesses representing 12 Spokane-area schools will be chosen as queen April 22 at 7 p.m. at Ferris High School.
The queen will ride in the Lilac Festival Torchlight Parade on May 20, along with the princesses.