Editor's note: Nine Jackson County senior girls have been selected as princesses to compete for the title of queen of the 2013 Pear Blossom Festival in Medford. Following is biographical information about one of the girls; bios for all the girls will be published during the weeks of March 18 and 25.
Princess: Amanda Rose Hill
City: Central Point
School: Crater School of Business
Parents: John and Carolyn Hill
Honors and Awards: Crater Academy of Health and Public Service Award 2011, Future First Citizen Scholarship Finalist 2012, Rotary Student of the Month October 2012, Central Point Big Town Hero "High School Hero" 2012.
School Activities: Crater volleyball, 2009-12 (Team Player Award 2011, 2012); Sparrow Club member, 2010-present (Sparrow Club president 2011-12); Crater Community 101 member, 2011-present (leadership team member 2012-present); Crater National Honor Society member, 2011-present (secretary/treasurer 2012-present).
Civic Involvement: Kid Time! Discovery Experience volunteer, 2011-present; coach at annual Jr. Comet Volleyball Camp, 2009-12; CATS Animal Shelter volunteer, 2009-10.
Future Education/Career Plans: Plans to attend the Robert D. Clark Honors College at University of Oregon to study applied mathematics and sociology, with plans to work doing socio-cultural or environmental research.
The 23rd annual Senior Royalty Scholarship Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 30, in the North Medford High School Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students and free for children younger than 6.