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2015 Lilac Festival Coronation

The Lilac Festival 2015 Royal Court Coronation event was held Sunday at the Bing Crosby Theater, where 14 young women vied for seven spots as ambassadors for the annual festival. Seven were selected for the court and Meghan Long of Ferris was chosen as Queen.

Early in the program, Meghan of Ferris High School gives her two-minute memorized speech for the crowd at the Bing Crosby Theater.

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The “Fab 14” candidates stand for one more round of applause before the royal court is announced during the 2015 Lilac Festival coronation ceremony Sunday.

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Kendra Kilpatrick, center, of Northwest Christian High School, can’t believe her name was called as one of the royal court during the 2015 Lilac Festival coronation ceremony Sunday at the Bing Crosby Theater. The other girls, from left, are Maddy Wilhelm, Chandler Stein, Danica Guererro, and Jami Pratt.

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Meghan Long, center, of Ferris High School is surprised as she is announced as the 2015 Lilac Festival Queen Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at the Bing Crosby Theater. At left is Jami Pratt of Freeman and at right is Bailyn Piecewicz of Mt. Spokane.

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The royal court of seven, from left, Chandler Stein, Maddy Wilhelm, Kendra Kilpatrick, Danica Guerrero, Jami Pratt, Meghan Long and Bailyn Piecewicz gather with smiles and tears as a group after being announced during the 2015 Lilac Festival coronation ceremony.

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Kendra Kilpatrick, left facing, and Jami Pratt, right facing, join the royal huddle after the 2015 Lilac Festival Royal Court coronation Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at the Bing Crosby Theater.

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Meghan Long, upper right, with large tiara, of Ferris High School gathers her court of six princesses for a huddle on stage after the group was chosen to be part of the royal court of the Lilac Festival and she was selected as the 2015 Lilac Festival Queen.

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A tearful Chandler Stein, left, of Mead High School is congratulated by friends Audrey Braun, center, and Ashley Howes, right, after Stein was selected as one of the Lilac Festival Royal Court Sunday.

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The 2015 Lilac Festival Royal Court are, from left, Danica Guerrero, of Rogers High School, Chandler Stein of Mead High School, Maddy Wilhelm of West Valley High School, Queen Meghan Long of Ferris High School, Kendra Kilpatrick of Northwest Christian, Jami Pratt of Freeman High School and Bailyn Piecewicz of Mt. Spokane High School, shown after the 2015 Lilac Festival coronation ceremony at the Bing Crosby Theater.

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Meghan Long of Ferris High School says a few words after she is announced as the 2015 Lilac Festival Queen.

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Candidates and winners are congratulated by friends and family after the selection of the Lilac Festival Royal Court.

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Six of the seven members of the 2014 Lilac Festival Royal Court bid farewell during intermission of the 2015 Lilac Festival coronation ceremony Sunday at the Bing Crosby Theater. They are, from left, Bekah Fields, Chelsea Evans, 2014 Queen Kaylee Pearson, Majestic Tschabold, Maddie DeGeest and Mackenzie Claeys.

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