Apple Blossom Candidate Kody Richards


Earlier this month, NCWLIFE Channel’s Eric Granstrom sat down with each of the Top 10 Apple Blossom Royalty Candidates to get to know them a little better. Meet Kody Richards…

Who is Kody?

Kody is the daughter of Gregg and Faith Richards. Kody is a Washington State FBLA Officer, Washington State District VII FFA Officer, Wenatchee High School ASB Treasurer, DECA president, and Mock Trial Team Captain. Kody has coached Girls on the Run, volunteers as a 4-H youth leader, works for Foreman Fruit Company, and teaches yoga at Beyoutiful Hot Yoga. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, pen palling, and spending time talking with friends. After graduation, Kody plans to major in biology and go on to law school.

Kody’s favorite things

Kody’s favorite TV show is Gossip Girl and her favorite movie is Mamma Mia! Her favorite song is “Vienna” by Billy Joel and her favorite book is The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemmingway. She is most inspired by her middle school ASB teacher, and her most treasured keepsake is a string of pearls her mom gave to her.

Why Kody?

Kody’s favorite thing to do in the Wenatchee Valley is to walk around downtown and along the loop trail, as well as visit local businesses and restaurants. She enjoys taking photographs of all the natural beauty in our valley, all four seasons of the year. Her proudest moment in life was placing third in the National FBLA Job Interview Contest. If Kody could trade places with anyone for a day she would change places with Margaret Thatcher. Kody feels she would represent the Wenatchee Valley well because she is enthusiastic about meeting new people, is a great role model for young girls, and loves the Wenatchee Valley and Apple Blossom Festival.

Watch the pageant on NCWLIFE

Watch the Countdown to Coronation Saturday, February 27th at 6:00 p.m. followed by the Cashmere Valley Bank Royalty Selection Pageant at 7:00 p.m. on the NCWLIFE Channel (LocalTel Ch. 12 & Charter Ch. 19), our Facebook Page and streamed on our website. Eric Granstrom and 1974 Queen Julie Agens Kuntz will be your hosts. To learn more about the 2021 Washington State Apple Blossom Festival, visit their website at