Wilson High School crowned junior Chloe Unflat, who is interested in soccer and art, as its princess on the 2019 Rose Festival Court on Thursday at the Southwest Portland school.
The daughter of Katie and Brian Unflat, Chloe plans to attend a four-year college in the Pacific Northwest, and study art, technology or mathematics, while playing collegiate soccer, according to a news release from the Portland Rose Festival. Senior Amy Sloan was also a candidate for the title.
Each year, the Rose Festival names up to 15 young women to its court. They receive one-on-one mentorship from women executives and a $3,500 scholarship provided by The Randall Group. Beginning the first week of May, the court travels together for five weeks, visiting community events, senior living centers, youth organizations and more.
Lincoln High School’s ceremony kicked things off last week; Central Catholic High School will announce its Rose Festival princess on Friday. These are the members of the court so far.
- Sophia Zhang, Lincoln High School
- Olivia Joy Keepes, La Salle Catholic College Preparatory, Metro East
- Maria (Tori) Lopez, Tigard High School, Metro West
- Makenzie Espinoza, Roosevelt High School
- Aleena Thammavong, David Douglas High School
- Lindsey Hausafus, Cleveland High School
- Mya Brazile, St. Mary’s Academy
- Christina Liu, Franklin High School
Read more about Wilson’s princess, as told to the Portland Rose Festival:
High school activities and honors: Chloe is a member of National Honor Society. She is a three-year academic letter varsity athlete and was a recipient of Varsity Soccer Most Valuable Teammate in 2017. She also received the 2018 Scholastic Art Awards in Gold, Silver, and Honorable Mention Award.
Hobbies and special interests: Chloe enjoys club soccer, art, crafting, cooking, hanging out with family and friends, as well as being outdoors.
What is your favorite place to visit in Portland and why? “Portland is such an amazing city, so I really love going anywhere. It’s especially fun to go downtown and explore all of the unique shops and go thrift shopping with my friends. I also enjoy watching the sunset at Gabriel Park and the swifts at Chapman Elementary.”
What are you most proud of during your high school career? “I am very proud of balancing my life as a high school student, athlete, and teenager. School and family always come first, but soccer is something that has been a huge part of my life since I was younger. I also play for a competitive team in Vancouver, Washington. So, I have to make scarifies of my time with friends.”
What is your favorite Rose Festival event and why? “I remember being a part of the Starlight Parade when I was in middle school as one of the only non-high school groups. I had the opportunity to hold and wave the flag around, because I couldn’t play any instrument in the band, but I had a great time anyway. “
Unitus Community Credit Union Mentor: Michelle Lachenmeier, Unitus CCU.
— Grant Butler
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