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Rose Festival Queen crowned at coronation ceremony

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Central Catholic High School senior Kate Sinnott was crowned Rose Festival Queen on Saturday morning at the Rose Festival Queen's Coronation.

The Rose Festival Queen was chosen from a group of 15 court princesses, who Sinnott said she formed a special bond with over the past few months.

"They're my best friends. They're going to be my sisters forever, and I can't wait for us to get back here in 50 years so we can be in the parade again," she said.

Sinnott, who was crowned at a coronation ceremony at Memorial Coliseum, will now represent the Portland Rose Festival for one year at appearances throughout the U.S. and abroad.

When selecting a queen, judges consider each princess' leadership and scholastic achievement, school activities, civic involvement, communication skills and overall impression.

Sinnott, who plays tennis and is a writer for the school newspaper at Central Catholic, has been around the Rose Festival for years. She said her favorite memory growing up was going to the parade with her father, who was commander of the Portland Traffic Division.

"As the traffic commander, he would drive the leading car in every parade. As any little girl would dream, I always got to sit in the back seat with few special friends," she said.

Sinnott hopes to pursue a career in design.

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