Pear Blossom princess: Shawntell Michalke

Shawntell Michalke

Shawntell Michalke

Parents: Rhonda Drake and the late Henry Michalke III

School: South Medford High School

Honors and activities: Torch Honors Society, Exceptional Champs Student, Scholar Athlete

Civic involvement: Rogue Regional Medical Center junior volunteer program, South Medford Interact Club, Festival of Trees, Operation Christmas Child

Leadership: Rotary Youth Leadership Academy, coordinated Medford Madness basketball game, Relay for Life fundraiser, Link Leader.

Future Plans: Plans to attend college with a major in nursing and minor in Spanish toward a goal of eventually becoming a nurse for an OB/GYN

Editor's note: Eight Jackson County high school seniors have been nominated by their schools to compete for the title of queen of the 2014 Pear Blossom Festival. The queen will be chosen during the 24th annual Senior Royalty Scholarship Pageant, to be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 29, in the North Medford High School auditorium. Each of the nominated princesses will be featured here prior to the pageant.

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