The Junior Orange Bowl Royal Court Search was held at the Rebeca Sosa Theater in Miami Springs Nov. 17th, 2012 where the 2012-13 New Royal Court was chosen.
The 2012-2013 Jr. OB Royal Court ladies will serve as Ambassadors for the Junior Orange Bowl which is the largest international youth sports and arts festival.
The 2012-2013 Junior Orange Bowl Royal Court are as follows:
Junior Orange Bowl Queen Aria Armstead a 14 year-old 8th grader at Lexington Middle School
Junior Orange Bowl Princess Sophia Pereira a 13 year-old 8th grader at Leewood Middle School
Junior Orange Bowl Princess Maya Elias a 14 year-old 9th grader at Terra Environmental Research Institute
The Junior Orange Bowl Alternate Princess is Ashley Rey a 13 year-old 8th grader at Miami Springs Middle School
Additional titles went to Miss Congeniality Skyler Odin a 13 year-old 8th grader at David Lawrence K-8 and
Best Essay to Miss New Adventures Camilia V. Romero a 12 year old 7th grader Somerset Academy South Miami
Former Royal Court members in attendance were, 2011-2012 Queen Mikayla Panariello, 2011-2012 Princess Monet McFarlane and 2010-2011 Queen Leia Schwartz.
The annual event was hosted by chairwoman Isa Goenaga with co-chair- Rafael Gallego and Mistress of Ceremonies Natalie Ann Goenaga. Judges were Cindy Abreu, Gina Spicer and Grace Bain. VIP's included City of Miami Springs Mayor Zavier M. Garcia | City of Miami Springs, Miami Springs Director Pat Bradley, Snows Jewelers donated the Tiaras for the Royal Court,Flowers by Field of Flowers and Sashes by Awesome Embroidery. Ceci Zamora-Stevenson and Gloria Stephen provided flowers and drinks for sale.
The next Junior Orange Bowl event is the Sports Ability Games Nov. 29th, 30th and Dec 1st. For more information with the actual dates, times and location go to http://www.jrorangebowl.com/.
(Photo by MagicalPhotos.com / Mitchell Zachs)