Christianne Edblad (left)

Christianne Edblad (left)

Royalty is on the move

The Queen Silver Star Excellence Program has been a Vernon tradition for more than 50 years and welcomes girls ages 15 to 17 to apply

Vernon’s royalty have a busy year ahead of them.

Miss Durning Directions, Emily Pfannschmidt was crowned as Queen Silver Star 53rd during the proclamation in January, and Miss White House Mortgages Antonya Crosby was proclaimed Princess Silver Star.

“The royalty will have a very busy year attending local community events as well as traveling throughout the province to support other community programs,” said Kelsey von Holst, Queen Silver Star program committee member.

A year of change is well under way for the Queen Silver Star Excellence Program as Coleen Noel, former chair of the committee, is stepping up once again to run the program as Cherie Lane and Brittany Sjoblom are moving on to new opportunities.

“Along with Coleen we have many new and returning committee members to help facilitate the program,” said von Holst. “If there are any events which you would like the royalty to attend in some capacity please call Coleen at 250-938-3588.”

Young girls, aged 15-17, who are interested in joining the Queen Silver Star Excellence Program should be watching in their schools after spring break for applications and details on information meetings.

The night of proclamation also saw a total of $5,600 in scholarships awarded to the candidates and the retiring royalty for completing their reign. These are the results:

Congeniality award — Michaela Hamilton Miss Silver Star Rotary

Fundraising award — Sakshi Malhotra  Miss Kalamalka Rotary

Knowledge award — Emily Pfannschmidt Miss Durning Directions

Knowledge award — Amanda Breitkreutz Miss Johnston Meier Insurance

Knowledge award — Michaela Hamilton Miss Silver Star Rotary

Talent award — Amanda Breitkreutz Miss Johnston Meier Insurance

Speech award — Ali Kisilevich Miss Downtown Vernon Association

Speech runner up — Emily Pfannschmidt Miss Durning Directions

People’s Choice Talent Vote — Sakshi Malhotra Miss Kalamalka Rotary

Blossom award — Sakshi Malhotra Miss Kalamalka Rotary

“Congratulations to all of our candidates for completion of the program — we are so proud of all of you,” said von Holst, “A big thank you to our many sponsors and community for their continuous support, it does not go unrecognized.”