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Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Junior Royalty Queen Everly Vertrees, a fifth grade student at Washington Elementary School, receives a hug from her mother, Brianne, after taking pictures with princesses during Wednesday's 2023 junior royalty announcement at Washington Elementary School.

WENATCHEE — The fifth-grade queen and princesses of junior royalty for this year’s Washington State Apple Blossom Festival were announced Wednesday and are eagerly awaiting to participate in parade events, etiquette lessons and local tours.

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The Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Junior Royalty 2023 Queen Everly Vertrees, center, Princess Avantika Chakravarthy, left, and Princess Xiomara Sanchez Esquivel, right, pose for a group photo during the junior royalty announcement Wednesday at Washington Elementary School. The girls will participate in a variety of Apple Blossom-related activities.

The junior royalty proudly join a longstanding local tradition for the 104th season of the Apple Blossom Festival. This year, the honorees are:

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Everly Vertrees

Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Junior Royalty queen

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