Stories tagged: Lilac Queen
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 12:39 p.m.
Lilac queen from Gonzaga Prep clears racial hurdles, embraces leadership
She’s been told to sit in the back of the bus by classmates. Told her skin was the color of dirt. Her curls have been called “nappy” and compared to …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, 11:32 p.m.
August Corppetts beat the bullies and learned ‘to do what’s right’ to become Spokane’s newest Lilac Queen
Moving speech leads to August Corppetts being crowned the 2017 Lilac Queen during the Lilac Festival Queen and Court Coronation at Shadle Park High School on Sunday.
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017
Meet the members of the 2017 Lilac Court
One of the seven becomes queen on Sunday.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 3:16 p.m.
Spokane Lilac Festival queen coronation will be Sunday
After rounds of speeches and interviews, the Lilac Festival will crown its queen on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.
Wed., May 18, 2016
Lilac queen offers hand to community
When Megan Paternoster, 17, received a phone call in November informing her she’d been chosen as part of the Spokane Lilac Festival Fab 14, she said her first reaction was …
Sun., Jan. 31, 2016, 8:04 p.m.
Freeman High senior crowned Lilac Festival queen
Megan Paternoster listened to 13 poignant, funny, inspiring speeches before she rose Sunday to deliver the final one from the Spokane Lilac Festival royalty candidates. The “Fab 14” representing Spokane-area …
Thu., Jan. 30, 2014
Kaylee Pearson crowned Lilac Queen
After a weekend of interviews, speeches and a whirlwind of activities, Kaylee Pearson of Ferris High School was chosen as the 2014 Lilac Queen. “The weekend was amazing,” she said. …
Mon., Jan. 27, 2014
It’s Queen Kaylee, Ferris High senior, for 2014 Lilac Festival
Kaylee Pearson earned the respect and admiration of her peers and then won over the judges to be crowned 2014 Lilac Queen. She swept up several thousand dollars in college …
Thu., Jan. 31, 2013
Community service vital for Lilac Queen Rountree
Brett Rountree cried as she felt the weight of the Lilac queen’s crown. The Central Valley High School senior said she was surprised to win the coronation Sunday.
Mon., Jan. 28, 2013
Central Valley senior named Lilac Queen
Amy Parrish knows a Lilac Queen when she sees one. Parrish, the 1985 Spokane Lilac Festival Queen, encouraged Central Valley High School senior Brett Rountree to try out for the …
Mon., May 9, 2011
Face Time: Lilac Queen reflects on responsibilities, opportunities
MacKenzie Johnson, a senior at Mead High School, is this year’s Spokane Lilac Festival Association Lilac Queen. In an interview last week, Johnson, 18, looked forward to the busy weeks …
Mon., Feb. 9, 2009
New Lilac queen takes stage
Chloe Crittenden, a senior at Northwest Christian High School, has been selected as the 2009 Spokane Lilac Festival queen. “Thank you, thank you so much,” Crittenden said to the audience …