2020 ROYAL COURT – Rukan Saif (Arcadia High School), Mia Thorsen (Marshall Fundamental School), Michael Wilkins (Maranatha High School), Reese Rosental Saporito (Marshall Fundamental School), Emilie Risha (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy), Rose Queen Camille Kennedy (La Salle College Preparatory), Cole Fox (South Pasadena High School).
Royal Court members experience countless benefits; becoming part of an organization dedicated to hands-on volunteerism, discovering opportunities to connect with and give back to the local community, developing public speaking skills, and growing self-confidence. All are encouraged to apply and participate in one of the initial interview sessions at Tournament House in early September. Participants are selected based upon a combination of qualities, including public speaking ability, youth leadership, academic achievement, and community and school involvement.
The Royal Court attends nearly 100 community and media functions, serving as ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses, the Pasadena community, and the greater Los Angeles area. The grand finale for the Royal Court is riding on the Royal Court float in the Rose Parade® presented by Honda and attending the Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual, both on New Year’s Day.