[Updated at 1 p.m.: Three high school seniors from La Cañada Flintridge were named Monday to the 93rd Pasadena Tournament of Roses Royal Court, capping off a rigorous four-round interview process that attracted nearly 1,100 applicants.
They were: Evanne Friedmann of La Cañada High School, Kathryn Thomson of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and Jessica Montoya of Flintridge Preparatory School.
“I feel so overwhelmed,” Kathryn, 17, said. “As you keep getting closer it becomes more real, and now to be standing here — it is unbelievable and I am just so grateful.”
The other 2011 court members are Tatyane Berrios of Arcadia High School, Sarah Fredrickson of Maranatha High School, Tenaya Senzaki of Pasadena High School and Michelle Washington of Pasadena City College.
The Rose Queen, who will be announced on Oct. 19, will preside over the 122nd Rose Parade and the 97th Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 1, along with the rest of the court.