Seven young ladies from the Pasadena area were chosen Monday as members of the Tournament of Roses’ 2022 Royal Court that will preside over the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day.

The students will serve as ambassadors for the Tournament of Roses, the Pasadena community and greater Los Angeles area, attending dozens of public events and engagements in the months leading up to the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game.

Each members of the court will receive a $7,500 educational scholarship as part of the Tournament of Roses’ legacy.

The seven members are:

— Jeannine Brigs of John Marshall Fundamental High School;

— Nadia Chung of La Canada High School;

— Ava Feldman of South Pasadena High School;

— Abigail Griffith of Pasadena High School;

— Swetha Somasundaram of Arcadia High School;

— McKenzie Street of Flintridge Sacred Heart; and

— Jaeda Walden of La Canada High School.

Members of the court are chosen from among hundreds of applicants each year, based on criteria including public speaking, academic achievement, youth leadership and community and school involvement.

One of the seven Royal Court members will be chosen as the 103rd Rose Queen, with the announcement set for Oct. 26 at the Tournament House in Pasadena.

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