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  • 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 …


  • 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. …


  • 2014 Lilac Court prepares for coronation

    Sunday the Spokane Lilac Festival will pick its queen and six princesses to represent the Spokane area not only during the festival, but around the Northwest. Jenifer Eberle, vice president …


  • Book Notes: Lilac Festival book hits Barnes & Noble

    The Spokane Lilac Festival will be at a book fair next Sunday at the Valley Barnes & Noble promoting “Pride, Parades and Princesses,” a photographic history of the Lilac Festival. …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • Dad taught Lilac Queen ‘dreams can make a difference’

    Central Valley High School’s Sydnee Scofield was crowned 2012 Lilac Queen during a ceremony Sunday at the Spokane Masonic Center. Scofield was selected from a group of 14 high school …


  • Royal Court: Julia Vogelsang

    NorthWest Christian School Favorite quote: “We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy …


  • Royal Court: Sarah Letsch

    Shadle Park High School Favorite quote: “If you take a risk and it pays off, you’ll be happier. If you take a risk and it doesn’t work out, you’ll be …


  • Lilac candidates juggle tight schedule

    If being a member of the Lilac Royal Court is a big commitment with appearances, being a contestant for the court can be just as time-consuming. The Fab 14 – …


  • Royal Court: Sydnee Scofield

    Central Valley High School Favorite quote: “The best things in life are not things.” Anonymous


  • Royal Court: Jasmin Hallam

    Rogers High School Favorite quote: “Don’t follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Author unknown


  • Royal Court: Alyssa Mayfield

    Medical Lake High School Favorite quote: “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” Marilyn Monroe


  • Royal Court: Briony Denker

    Gonzaga Prep Favorite quote: “Always remember: Others may hate you, but those who hate you won’t win unless you hate them. Then you destroy yourself.” Richard M. Nixon


  • Royal Court: Bethany Anne Hand

    Mt. Spokane High School Favorite quote: “Confidence is beauty.” Author unknown


  • Royal Court: Madelaine Reid

    Lewis and Clark High School Favorite quote: “I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be …


  • Royal Court: Hailey Ann Murray

    West Valley High School Favorite quote: “Success is the quality of your journey.” Jennifer James


  • Royal Court: Katie Sweeney

    Mead High School Favorite quote: “Only a life lived for others is worth living.” Albert Einstein


  • Royal Court: Linnea Kessler

    Cheney High School Favorite quote: “Why go through life unnoticed?” from the movie, “Aquamarine”


  • Royal Court: Hannah Allen

    University High School Favorite quote: “God always has something for you, a key to every problem, a light for every sorrow, and a plan for every tomorrow.” Author unknown


  • Royal Court: Alexis Schwartz

    Ferris High School Favorite quote: “Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you are riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief …


  • Royal Court: Madison McHenry-Kroetch

    North Central High School Favorite quote: “Deciding everything is falling into place perfectly. As long as you don’t get too picky about what you mean by place. Or perfectly.” Brian …


  • Lilac court finalists vie for scholarships

    The Spokane Lilac Festival has announced its Fabulous 14 selected to compete to become part of the 2012 Spokane Lilac Festival Royal Court. The girls were selected from 30 high …


  • Fourteen Lilac Court candidates named

    The Spokane Lilac Festival has named the Fabulous 14 candidates for its 2012 Dream & Reach For the Stars Royal Court. The Fab 14 are Jasmin Hallam, Rogers High School; …


  • New president elected for Lilac Festival

    Next year’s Spokane Lilac Festival has a new president and a new theme.


  • 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 …


  • Mead High teen crowned 2011 Lilac Festival queen

    For the first time in 42 years, the Spokane Lilac Festival Association’s Queen hails from Mead High School. MacKenzie Johnson, 17, a senior at Mead, won the crown after a …


  • More than crowns, Lilac contest is social

    Since 1938, accomplished young women from throughout Spokane County have been selected to serve as princesses and queen of the Spokane Lilac Festival. This year, 14 high school girls have …


  • Lilac group gives toys

    The Spokane Lilac Festival Association contributed 461 toys and $632 in donations for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program this past Christmas. Together, Toys for Tots and …


  • Lilac Court throne awaits for seven of ‘Fab 14’

    Since 1938, accomplished young women from throughout Spokane County have been selected to serve as princesses or queen of the Spokane Lilac Festival. This year, 14 high school girls have …

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