Pear Blossom Royalty: Heather Lass

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: Heather Lass

Age: 17

City: Shady Cove

School: Prospect Charter School

Parents: John and Shelli Lass

Honors and Awards: Math Award of Excellence, honor roll.

School Activities: Math team member (two years), varsity volleyball (four years), varsity basketball (four years), varsity softball (three years), senior class secretary, Leadership Club.

Civic Involvement: Planned kids volleyball camp, campus cleanup, Cycle Oregon volunteer.

Future Education/Career Plans: Plans to attend Yakima Valley College to play volleyball and study veterinary technology. She intends to pursue a career as a veterinary technician with her sister.

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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