Highland Park will have a representative on the Royal Court for the 2012 Tournament of Roses in student Sarah Zuno.
Zuno, 17, was among seven girls chosen for the court, and the only one who attends school in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
A member of the Panther's varsity basketball team and the softball team, Zuno is also a student mentor and the school’s Glee Club co-president. She's also a fluent Spanish speaker who enjoys dancing, singing, playing the piano and reading.
"This is huge and I cannot tell you how proud I am," said FHS Senior Cabinet Advisor Natalie Esber. "She is the sweetest girl and has made this school proud."
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association announced the Court on Monday. The finalists were chosen from more than 900 young women around San Gabriel Valley.
The 2012 Rose Queen and her Royal Court will reign over the 123rd Rose Parade and the 98th Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 2.
Other finalist chosen were:
Stephanie Grace Hynes, Marantha High School; Cynthia Louie, La Salle High School; Hanan Bulto Worku, Pasadena High School;Morgan Eliza Devaud, La Canada High School; Drew Washington, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; Kimberly Victoria Ostiller, Flintridge Preparatory School
Here are the upcoming Royal Court event dates:
- Rose Queen Announcement: 9:30 a.m., Oct. 18
- Coronation Ceremony: 11:30 a.m., Oct. 27