Pear Blossom Royalty: Alondra Esquivel

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 between March 20 and March 28.

Princess: Alondra Esquivel

Age: 17

City: Medford

School: South Medford High School

Parent: Jeannette Ruiz

Honors and Awards: Honor roll (grades nine-12).

School Activities: National Torch Honor Society (grades 10, 11, 12), Key Club.

Civic Involvement: Tutor for elementary school students, Relay for Life member, peer-to-peer counselor for fifth- and sixth-grade girls, volunteer at Kid Time!

Future Education/Career Plans: Plans to pursue a psychology major and possible Spanish minor with the goal of becoming a counselor.

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.


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