2019 Apple Blossom Royalty Selection Pageant

Apple Blossom Pageant

A Queen and 2 Princesses crowned at pageant

WENATCHEE, WA – The 2019 Washington State Apple Blossom Festival got underway early with the coronation of its Royal Court.  The Cashmere Valley Bank Royalty Selection Pageant was broadcast live on the NCWLIFE Channel on Saturday, February 9th.  Your hosts Eric Granstrom and Julie Agens-Kuntz set the scene as 10 senior girls from the Wenatchee and Eastmont School Districts vied for over $30,000 in scholarship money.

Top 10 were selected earlier this winter following a vote by their schools and judges after giving speeches to their respective student bodies.  Candidates included:  Lorena Zepeda; Bailey White; Ellie Toth; Citlali Gonzalez-Arroyo; Cassidy Cunningham; Elizabeth Popoff; Maria Elena Metzger; Lucy Gomez; Savannah Slife; and Olivia Lancaster.

By night’s end, a queen and two princesses were selected to represent the 100th Apple Blossom Festival.  They are:  Queen Savanna Slife; Princess Elizabeth Popoff; and Princess Olivia Lancaster.  Awards were also handed out with scholarship money attached.  Most Photogenic to Lorena Zepeda.  Most Original Speech went to Citlali Gonzalez-Arroyo.  The Congeniality and Achievement Awards were given to Olivia Lancaster.  Community Involvement went to Cassidy Cunningham.

For more information on the Apple Blossom Festival April 25th through May 5th, visit their website at www.appleblossom.org.  You can also view our Top 10 Interviews on our website through the Lifestyle tab.

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Eric Granstrom
Eric comes to NCWLIFE Channel after a 26-year career in radio, having most-recently served as the Producer of the Seahawks Radio Network; Weekend Sports Anchor on KOMO AM1000 in Seattle; and Program Director of KKRV 104.7FM/KWIQ 100.3FM/KKRT 900AM in Wenatchee and Moses Lake. Eric is an avid outdoorsman, hunting and fishing throughout the northwest, including co-hosting, filming and producing Dave Graybill’s “Fishing Magician TV.” Eric lives in East Wenatchee with his wife, Marion and has one daughter, Gracie (21) and two stepsons Trent (26) and Taylor (21).