By City News Service
The 2014 Rose Queen, who will reign over a court of six princesses and attend dozens of events leading up to the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade and 100th Rose Bowl Game, will be chosen Thursday night.
The queen will be chosen from among the seven members of the Royal Court who were named earlier this month. The members of the court were selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 applicants.
The Royal Court princesses, one of whom will become queen, are:
-- Ana Marie Acosta, 17, of Altadena, a student at Polytechnic School;
-- Sarah Elizabeth Hansen, 19, of Pasadena, a student at Pasadena City College;
-- Kayla Diyana Johnson-Granberry, 17, of Pasadena High School;
-- Jamie Ann Kwong, 17, of Pasadena, and a student at La Salle High School;
-- Katherine Diane Lipp, 17, of La Canada and La Canada High School;
-- Elyssia Hadi Widjaja, 17, of San Marino High School; and
-- Elizabeth Katie Woolf, 17, also of La Canada and La Canada High School.
Royal Court members were chosen based on criteria including poise, speaking ability, academic achievement and community and school involvement.