NEW QUEEN SCHEHERAZADE CROWNED
New court to reign as ambassadors of Fair
Names, left to right:
Princess Dunyazade: Chrystabelle Ramirez
Queen Scheherazade:Makenna McIntyre
Princess Jasmine: Lindsey Klein
Indio, CA – On Saturday evening, November 23, 2013, the Riverside County Fair National Date Festival held the Queen Scheherazade Scholarship Pageant at the Fairgrounds in Indio. The Fullenwider Auditorium was transformed into a scene out of the 1001 Arabian Nights, as three young women were chosen to represent the Fair as the Queen and her Court.
Thirteen young ladies competed for their chance to be crowned queen; scholarship amounts range from $3,000 to $3,500. The ladies were previously interviewed by judges in an elimination round in October and during the Pageant gave a speech in business attire, answered questions in evening gowns and in traditional Arabian costumes. The 2014 court winners are Makenna McIntyre for Queen Scheherazade, Chrystabelle Ramirez for Princess Dunyazade, and Lindsey Klein for Princess Jasmine.
Makenna is a senior at La Quinta High School where she serves as ASB Vice President. She aspires to attend a 4-year University and become a Family Marriage Counselor. Chrystabelle is a senior at Coachella Valley High School where she maintains a 3.9 GPA and is Varsity Captain of the Cheer Squad. She plans to attend a 4-year University and major in Computer Science. Lindsey is a graduate of La Quinta High School who now attends the College of the Desert. She plans on transferring to California Polytechnic University, Pomona to get a degree in Apparel Manufacturing Production.
The new Queen and her Court will reign as ambassadors for the Riverside County Fair National Date Festival, their duties will include promoting the Fair at various City Council meetings, parades and other special appearances leading up to the Fair, February 14-23, 2014. For more information about the Fair, call 1-800-811-FAIR.