Charlotte Taylor, 18, from Cleveland High School, is the newest addition to the Rose Festival Court. She told the judges her favorite memory of the Rose Festival was going to the parade as a child when her dad lifted her up above the crowd so she could watch all the excitement.
Rose Festival Princess Bio - Cleveland
Name: Charlotte Taylor
School: Cleveland High School
Birthplace: Clackamas, OR
Parents/Guardians: Derek and Jean Taylor
Siblings: Victoria May and Martin A.C. Taylor
Year in school: Senior
Future education & career plans:
Mt. Hood Community College - FSE Program
High School Activities & Honors:
Freshman Honor Roll, Cleveland H.S. Building Host, Bridging the Gap Tour Guide
Hobbies and special interests:
Sewing, embroidery, writing, woodworking, reading, cooking, baking, decorating, dancing and art
Person you admire most:
Julia Child: "A woman who pursued her passion even when the whole world was against her and trying to put her down and out. She endured many personal hardships during her life, such as her inability to have children, which she was able to overcome and work through with the support of her husband and the strength within herself. Even when famous and on the television, she remained true to herself and just continued doing what she loved most: cooking."
What have you discovered about yourself during high school?
"Even since I realized my career goal and started pursuing it, I have dealt with the many reactions of those I have told. At this time, I feel whatever I face entering college, my workforce, or any future relationships I engage in, I can handle because of this time. I have discovered the strength within myself for the sake of pursuing my mission in life."
What is your favorite Rose Festival event and why?
Parades: "I remember as a child my father took my sister and I. It was the first parade I had ever been to. There were so many people and I could not see so my father picked me up and held me above the crowd. I remember the bands and their music, dancers, colors and sounds."
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