2024 Royal Court Finalists Announced

Before the final round of interviews, the 28 finalists for the 2024 Royal Court presented by Citizens Business Bank took a group photo on the front steps of Tournament House. Applicants from 15 Pasadena area schools participated in the interview process and seven of the finalists will be named to the 2024 Royal Court on Oct. 2.

The Tournament of Roses provides each Royal Court member with a $7,500 academic scholarship. Additionally, they partake in personal development programs designed to enhance their public speaking and presentation abilities, boost self-confidence and refine their etiquette skills.

Volunteer members of the Tournament of Roses’ Queen and Court Committee made their selections based on a number of criteria including academic achievement community and school involvement, public speaking ability and youth leadership.

The 2024 Royal Court will ride down Colorado Blvd. on the Royal Court float in the 135th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and attend the CFP semifinal at the 110th Rose Bowl Game®, both on Monday, Jan. 1, 2024.

The 28 Royal Court finalists are first row, from left, Mia Moore Walker from Flintridge Preparatory School, Giulia Bhatia from La Salle High School,

Viridiana Sanchez from Rosemead High School, Kendall Cuxil from La Cañada High School, Phoebe Ho from South Pasadena High School. Gabrielle Trujillo from Pasadena High School, Payson Dillon from La Cañada High School, Kayla Dumas from EF Academy and Naomi Stillitano from Arcadia High School; second row, from left, Halo Byrd from The Waverly School, Elizabeth Trinh from Mayfield Senior School, Cornelia Halferty from Mayfield Senior School, Evyn Ableson from La Salle High School, Mira Emamaullee from San Marino High School, Olivia Bohanec from La Salle High School, Clara Ortega from John Marshall Fundamental High School, Anna Shore from Temple City High School and Trinity Dela Cruz from John Marshall Fundamental High School; third row, from left, Danielle Workman from Arcadia High School, Niyat Haregot from Arcadia High School, Allison Ingrassia from La Cañada High School, Jessica Powell from Flintridge Preparatory School, EllaRyley Fortich from John Muir High School, Asha Morgan-Joseph from The Waverly School and Maya Dingle from La Cañada High School; top row, from left, Emmerson Tucker from Blair High School, Shivani Wadhwa from Arcadia High School and Marissa Cotte from Flintridge Preparatory School.