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: Julia Ribeiro
School: North Medford High School
Parent: Marianne Ribeiro
Honors and Awards: National Torch Honors Society member, Honor Roll, Rotary Youth Leadership Academy 2011.
School Activities: Sparrow Club, varsity cross country (four years, team captain 2012), varsity tennis (three years), Interact Club (two years), varsity track (one year).
Civic Involvement: Buddy Program (2010-13), Access Inc. (2011-13), Polar Plunge (2011-2013), GMO-Free Jackson County (2012-2013), Rogue Valley Farm2School (2012).
Future Education/Career Plans: Plans on attending either University of Oregon or Oregon State University and hopes to study abroad in Europe or Southeast Asia. She is considering a career in helping troubled youth.
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.