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Rose Princesses

The seven members of the 2006 Tournament of Roses Royal Court have been announced. As ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses, the Royal Court members will attend more than 150 community and media functions during their reign, leading up to the 117th Rose Parade on January 2 and the National Championship Rose Bowl Game on January 4, 2006.

The announcement follows a three-week long process in which over a thousand Pasadena-area young women participated. Selections were based on a range of qualities including public speaking ability, poise, academic achievement, community involvement, and personality.

"We were impressed by the exceptional young women we met throughout the tryout process and are grateful for their participation and enthusiasm," said the chair of the selection committee.

The 117th Rose Parade themed It's Magical will feature floral floats, high-stepping equestrian unit,s and spirited marching bands from throughout the nation. The 92nd Rose Bowl Game will host the BCS National Championship Game between the two top-ranked teams in the nation, showcasing the best of collegiate football. For additional information, see the website.