Left to right: Ashley Thaxton, 17, from John Marshall Fundamental High School; Kinsey Stuart, 18, from Pasadena City College; Katherine Hernandez, 18, from Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; Michelle Van Wyk, 17, from La Canada High School; Natalie Innocenzi, 16, from Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; June Ko, 17, from Arcadia High School; and Lauren Rogers, 17, from Blair High School hold bouquets of roses and pose for photos at Tournament House in Pasadena. They were selected after a month-long process in which more than 1,100 young women participated. Selections were based on public speaking ability, poise, academic achievement, community involvement and personality.
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