2017 Tournament of Roses Royal Court to Be Announced in Pasadena

Following a monthlong process that included nearly 1,000 young women, the rose queen finalists were expected to be named to the 2017 Tournament of Roses Royal Court during a ceremony at the Tournament House in Pasadena Tuesday.

An announcement of the seven finalists is scheduled for around 9:30 a.m., according to the Tournament of Roses website.

The committee makes it selection based on a number of  factors, including speaking ability, academic achievement, and community and school involvement.

Those selected to be part of the Royal Court will reign over the 128th Rose Parade, themed “Echoes of Success,” and will attend the 103rd Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 2, 2017.

The court will also make close to 100 other media and community appearances throughout the year.

The Rose Queen will be announced on the evening of Oct. 20 during a coronation ceremony at the Pasadena Playhouse.

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