Ladies In Waiting Will Take Part In Texas Rose Festival Coronation Oct. 15
|Photos of the Ladies In Waiting are published in the Sunday, June 26, 2010 edition of the Tyler Courier-Times--Telegraph.||
Thirteen young women will take part in the coronation of Rose Queen Mary-Lawson Bracken Walden during the 2010 Texas Rose Festival, scheduled for Oct. 14-16 in Tyler. Members of the Tyler Court are introduced below as a prelude to the festival:
Rose Queen Mary-Lawson Bracken Walden, daughter of Nancy Ann Bracken and L.W. Walden, graduated from Robert E. Lee High School, where she was a cheerleader for three years. She attended the Southern Methodist University cheer camp and received the "All American Cheerleader Award" each year. She was a member of Young Republicans, Junior Symphony League and Young Life.
While attending REL, Miss Walden was an active community leader. She participated in The Race for the Cure, and getting help for elderly people in need of household assistance.
She helped with many REL activities such as Red Raider Rockin' Review, car wash fundraiser, REL calendar sales, and Tyler Junior College concession at games. Other community activity consisted of Walk a Mile for a Special Child, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Junior Achievement, Young Life Fundraiser, Invisible Children Fundraiser, Salvation Army Soup Kitchen, Hurricane Katrina Relief efforts, REL Student Senate and Ready Set Teach, serving as a teacher's aide to elementary teachers.
Miss Walden has participated in many past Rose Festivals. She served as a tea attendant, and she was train bearer to Queen Audrey Bell Mazzu in 2002. She was a dresser for her cousin, Molly Louise Berry in 2007, who was a queen's attendant to Queen Grace Hartley Ramey.
She is currently a sophomore at Texas Christian University, where she is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Society. She sings with the "Kappa Pickers." Her interest lies mostly in the field of art and music. She is a member of Green Acres Baptist Church, Tyler.
All family members listed, except for Queen Mary-Lawson's great-grandparents, have been court participants in the Texas Rose Festival. They have also held office, sponsored floats and volunteered.
These relatives are: great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Bracken, Rose Parade float sponsor, beginning in the 1930s; grandfather, Sam T. Bracken, 1947 escort; mother, Nancy Ann Bracken, 1979 Duchess of Houston; brother, Samuel Bracken Walden, 1996 train bearer to Queen Anna Clyde Malone, 2007 escort to Queen Grace Hartley Ramey; great uncle, Jeff McLean Bracken, 1937 escort; and great aunt, Jeanne Shirey Bracken, 1937 duchess.
Also, cousins, Ann Lewis Lawrence, 1953 lady in waiting; F. Lee Lawrence, 1953 escort to Ann Lewis Lawrence, 1979 TRF president; Shirley Bracken Evans, 1953 lady in waiting; Patricia Lewis Chambers, 1958 rose queen; Glenda Bracken Williams, 1958 princess; Robert Allen Bracken Sr., 1958 crown bearer, 1972 escort; Mary Jon Lewis Bryan, 1959 lady in waiting; Sally Price Fischer, 1961 lady in waiting; John Paul Price, 1960 and 1961 escort; Martha Lewis Marshall, 1962 lady in waiting; Frances Lawrence, 1974 lady in waiting; Elizabeth Pfaff Heldenfels, 1976 lady in waiting; Amy Lawrence Walton, 1977 rose queen; and John Bryan, 1977 queen's attendant.
Also, cousins, Pete Chambers, 1977 queen's attendant; Bert Taylor Pfaff, 1979 escort; Linda Bracken Evans West, 1982 duchess; Kay Chambers Otte, 1983 duchess; Susan Lewis Chambers Pedicord, 1984 duchess; Libby Lawrence Berry, 1974 trainbearer, 1984 lady-in-waiting; Melinda Lewis Marshall, 1985 duchess; Alicia Bryan Haynes, 1985 duchess; Margaret Lewis Marshall Barnes, 1986 duchess; Mary Jon Lewis Marshall Hayne, 1988 duchess; Robert Lewis Marshall II, 1988 and 1990 escort; Samantha Price Fischer, 1989 rose queen; Sarah Price Ballard, 1989 queen's attendant; Molly Lewis Chambers Boyd-McQuitty, 1989 duchess; John Paul Price Jr., 1989 escort; James Joseph Fischer II, 1993 escort; Alicanne McLean Bracken, 1995 duchess; Robert Allen Bracken II, 1998 and 1999 escort; Henley Shirey Bracken, 2001 duchess; Amy Elizabeth Grace Heldenfels, 2002 duchess; Jeff Atticus Bracken, 2003 escort; Fredrick William Heldenfels V, 2004 escort; Albert Andrew Pfaff, 2004 escort; Molly Louise Berry, 2007 trainbearer; Lee Lawrence Cannan, 2009 escort; Claire Elizabeth Cannan, 2008 lady-in-waiting; James Joseph Fischer III, 2010 attendant to Queen Mary-Lawson Bracken Walden; and Hallie Bracken West, 2010 duchess.
Queen Mary-Lawson will be escorted by Bryson Patrick Hancock.
Duchess of the Texas Rose Festival Laura Stacy Ramey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Boyd Ramey III, is a sophomore at The University of Texas at Austin, where she is a communications major and a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She is a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society, and placed in the top 10 percent of her graduating class. She also was a junior cheerleader and a varsity cheerleader during 2006-2009.
Miss Ramey attended Young Life in high school and was on a work crew at Frontier Ranch in Colorado during the summers of 2008 and 2009. She attended Camp Mystic and served as counselor this summer 2010.
Miss Ramey attends Bethel Bible Church. Her maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John Huth of Bradenton, Fla.
Relatives who have participated in past Rose Festivals include: Great-frandfather, Thomas B. Ramey, who is credited to be founder of the Texas Rose Festival, and was its president in 1933 and 1934; grandfather, Thomas B. Ramey Jr., who was Queen Louise Boren's trainbearer in 1934, president of the Order of the Rose in 1959, and president of the Texas Rose Festival in 1969; grandmother, Laura Jill King Ramey, lady-in-waiting, 1949, and queen, 1950; father, Thomas B. Ramey III, currently serving as TRF executive vice president, past president of Order of the Rose, 2003; aunt, Claire Ramey Turner, queen, 1979; sister, Grace Hartley Ramey, attendant, 1993, and queen, 2007; uncle, Henry King Ramey, president of Order of the Rose, 2001; cousin, Archer King Ramey, page, 1999, the court of Queen Joan Burroughs.
Miss Ramey will be escorted by John Rawles Fulgham IV.
Abigail Kathleen Clarke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Kirch Clarke, of Tyler, attends the University of Alabama, where she is majoring in education with a minor in marketing, and is a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She attended All Saints Episcopal High School until her junior year and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 2009.
Miss Clarke played on the girls varsity soccer team at All Saints Episcopal School for three years before her senior year at REL. She was a cheerleader and on the dance team at Spirit of Tyler for four years. Miss Clarke was a member of Junior Symphony League in 2008-2009 and also received the Windsor Distinguished Service award. She participated in Four is for One community service at All Saints Espiscopal School and volunteered her time at a local retirement home.
Family members who have participated in past Rose Festivals include her mother, Resa, who has served on the make-up and wardrobe committees backstage at the Coronation and on the Queen's Tea committee. Miss Clarke's father, Brian, is a member of the Order of the Rose, and they have hosted the Kick-Off Party for four years.
Miss Clarke will be escorted by Benton Lee Lancaster.
Claudia Lauren Bowen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Thomas Bowen, of Tyler, is a sophomore at The University of Oklahoma. Miss Bowen is majoring in interior design through the College of Architecture in Norman and will have the opportunity to study abroad in Spain and Italy next year. She is an active member of the Interior Design Student Association.
Miss Bowen is a member of Green Acres Baptist Church and a 2009 honor graduate of Robert E. Lee High School. She attended All Saints Episcopal School through her freshman year and participated in many activities during her high school years. An active student at both schools, she was a varsity cheerleader, a member of Heart 2 Heart choral group, winning state honors as a vocalist. She served on the All Saints Chapel Committee, Spirit Club and the Spanish Club. After transferring to Robert E. Lee, she continued involvement with the Select Choir-Choral, Spanish Club and National Honor Society.
Miss Bowen was honored to be recognized by The National Society of High School Scholars, The International Cambridge College Programme, The Congressional Student Leadership Conference and The National Student Leadership Conference. Locally, she was awarded The Windsor Community Service Award as a member of the Junior Symphony League.
Community volunteering has been important to Miss Bowen, as she has helped with The Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure, Coats for Kids, Tyler AIDS Services, Junior League of Tyler's "Spring Sweep" and The Arc of East Texas. She also served as a junior hostess at the Queen's Tea in 1998.
Volunteering at the Tyler Rose Museum became a part-time job that she held for two years during high school. Her mother, Letha Bowen, has served in many capacities within the Texas Rose Festival, including being a member of The Queen's Tea Committee, transportation chairman, Ladies' Luncheon chairman and party hostess at various festival events.
Miss Bowen's relatives include grandmother, Beverly Bowen, of Tyler, and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Miller, of Sulphur Springs.
She will be escorted by Colton William Key.
Victoria Price Calhoun, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Galloway Calhoun III, is a sophomore at Louisiana State University at Shreveport, where she is majoring in kinesiology. She was named All Conference goal keeper for 2009-2010 and is an athletic scholarship recipient. She is also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Miss Calhoun is a 2009 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School, where she played varsity soccer for four years and was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Miss Calhoun is a member of Marvin United Methodist Church and has volunteered for Vacation Bible School and other mission activities. She has volunteered for the Salvation Army in several capacities. In previous Rose Festivals, she served as a junior hostess at the Queen's Tea and was train bearer for Queen Martha Claire Woldert in the 2001 festival.
Family members who have participated in past Rose Festivals include her father, Galloway Calhoun III, escort, 1980 and 1981, and served as the escort co-chairman for four years, and he is a member of the Order of the Rose; her mother, Suzanne Calhoun, Coronation Committee, the Rose Ball Committee, Rose Show Committee, Rose Parade and the Queen's Tea Committee; brother, Charles Galloway Calhoun IV, escort, 2008; grandfather, Judge Galloway Calhoun Jr., scepter and crown bearer, 1940 and 1941; grandmother, Sue Easley Calhoun, wardrobe chairman, escort chairman and Queen's Tea; great aunt, Elizabeth Calhoun Bobbitt, the last queen before the war years, 1941; aunt, Dorothy Calhoun Zbicz, lady in waiting, 1974; aunt, Susan Calhoun Mathis, lady in waiting, 1977; uncle, Waterson Calhoun, escort, 1986, and wrangler, 2006-2009; aunt, Shelley Calhoun, chaperone and makeup; cousin, Alison Joy Zbicz Micheal, duchess 2003, and cousin, Sarah Bethany Mathis, duchess 2007.
Tyler relatives include her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Price.
Miss Calhoun will be escorted by Blake Colburn Jones.
Carlie Elizabeth Castagno, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kent Castagno, of Tyler, is a sophomore at Tyler Junior College, where her major is undecided. Last year, Miss Castagno attended the University of Kansas, where she was a member of the Chi Omega Lambda Chapter. She is also a member of the Junior Greek Council.
Miss Castagno is a 2009 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School, where she was a member of the Spanish Club for two years, dance 2, 3 and 4 all four years, and on the Southern Belle Drill Team her junior year.
Miss Castagno was an active participant in community service work through high school. She volunteered as an Azalea Belle for the Tyler Chamber of Commerce in 2006 and was a member of the Junior Symphony League in 2008-2009. Miss Castagno also received the Windsor Distinguished Service Award.
Miss Castagno's family history with the Rose Festival includes her brother, Cody Castagno, escort in 2001. Her mother, Cathy Castagno, has served on entertainment committees for several Rose Festivals.
Miss Castagno will be escorted by Matthew Phillip Monigold.
Casey Ann Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Davis of Tyler, is a sophomore at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, where she is majoring in nursing. She is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Miss Davis is a 2009 graduate of All Saints Episcopal School, where she was a member and served as captain of the three-time State Champion varsity girls soccer team. During all four years of high school, she was named to the TAPPS State All Tournament Team, first team All State, first team All District, as well as East Texas Defender of the Year. During her junior year, she earned the District MVP Award. Miss Davis also played for the Dallas Texans Girls Soccer Club for four years. At All Saints, she was a member of the Spirit Club, Spanish Club, Culinary Club and Art Club.
Miss Davis was a member of the Junior Symphony League of Tyler and a founding member of the Four As One community outreach steering committee. She is a member of First Presbyterian Church.
Miss Davis previously participated in the Texas Rose Festival as attendant to 1997 Queen Elizabeth Smith. Family members who have participated in past Rose Festivals include: mother, Susan Davis, 1994 marketing and publicity chairman, 1995 and 2002 Coronation chairman, 1998 royalty chairman, 2006 and 2009 tea chairman, as well as serving in various capacities on the Men's Luncheon, Rose Show, wardrobe properties and Order of the Rose Ball committees; father, Robert Davis, member of the Order of the Rose; and cousin, Kelly Murphy Hodge, 1978 lady in waiting.
Tyler relatives include her sister, Courtney Davis; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Wilson; great aunt, Cleone Murphy; and cousins, Kelly and Gary Hodge, Pam and Mike Murphy, Carla and David Murphy, and Randy and Margaret Murphy.
Miss Davis will be escorted by Kevin Walker Eltife.
Chelsea Elizabeth Dickerson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Craig Dickerson, is a sophomore at The University of Texas at Austin, where she will be majoring in public relations. Miss Dickerson is a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority at The University of Texas.
Miss Dickerson is a 2009 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society, a member of the Southern Belle Drill Team during both her junior and senior year, and also a Southern Belle Officer her senior year. She was also a member of the Student Senate, Spanish Club, Health Occupation Students of America, and chaplain of the Young Republican's Club.
Miss Dickerson is a member of Green Acres Baptist Church, and was an active member of Young Life and Young Life Campaigners. She was the president of the Junior Symphony League, Class of 2009, and a recipient of the Windsor Distinguished Service Award.
Miss Dickerson participated as a junior and senior hostess at the Queen's Tea in the Rose Festival. Family members who have participated in past Rose Festivals include: mother, Debbie Dickerson, 1999 Wardrobe Committee, Kick-off Party Committee, hostess, 2000 Kick-off Party hostess, 2001 Kick-off Party hostess and Wardrobe Committee, 2002 Kick-off Party hostess and Queen's Tea Committee, 2003 Kick-off Party hostess, Queen's Tea Committee, 2005 Mother Daughter social, 2006 Queen's Tea Committee, 2008 hostess for cocktail social for duchess families; Craig Dickerson, 1978 escort, Order of the Rose.
Tyler relatives include grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Chris Bourcier; Linda Dickerson; sister and brother-in-law Mr. and Mrs. William Robbins; uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Barton; and cousins, Jamie, Audrey and Sara Barton.
Miss Dickerson will be escorted by Wesley Allen Morse.
Carolyn McCall Gilpin, daughter of Mrs. Mark Spencer and Russell Gilpin, is a sophomore at Texas A&M University in College Station, where she is majoring in business. Miss Gilpin is a member of Tri Delta sorority. She is a member of Phi Eta Sigma and NSCS honor societies.
Miss Gilpin is a 2009 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School, where she was a junior varsity cheerleader for one year and a varsity cheerleader for two years. She was a member of student senate for two years.
Miss Gilpin is a member of Green Acres Baptist Church, and attended Pine Cove camp for 10 years. She has volunteered for Meals on Wheels, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and she was a junior hostess at the Queen's Tea. She was a dresser for Ellie Walker, the train bearer for Queen Grace Ramey.
Family members who have participated in past Rose Festivals are: Mary Lynn Spencer, hospitality chairman for the Rose Show, door keeper, Rose Parade liaison, dresser and Queen's Luncheon chairman. Her brother, Peyton Gilpin, was an escort in 2007. Step-brother William Spencer was an escort in 2002, step-sisters Ashley Warren Feldman and Courtney Warren Slye were ladies in waiting in 2000 and 2003. Her uncle, Marty Stitt, was an escort in 1976.
Relatives include her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Stitt, of Tyler, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gilpin, of Victoria.
Miss Gilpin will be escorted by Skylar McKenzie Talley.
Kaylan Elizabeth Hagan is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Ferguson and Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hagan, of Tyler. She is a sophomore at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where she is majoring in advertising and public relations. Miss Hagan is on the Dean's List for the University with a 4.0 grade point average along with the Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Honor Roll. At the University of Arkansas, Miss Hagan has participated in the Holcombe Living and Learning Community and is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority.
Miss Hagan is a 2009 graduate of All Saints Episcopal School, where she was a founding member of the Green Club, editor of the yearbook, secretary of the History Club, and president of the French Club. While at All Saints, Miss Hagan was also a member of National Honor Society and helped found and edit the Literary Magazine. She was a varsity cheerleader for four years and captain her senior year. Miss Hagan was voted NCA All American Cheerleader.
Miss Hagan also received the Outstanding Citizen Award as a senior and Citizenship Award as a sophomore. She volunteered for Make-A-Wish Foundation, achieving an award for working more than 300 hours. Miss Hagan was also a member of the Junior Symphony League and volunteered as a Writing Center tutor at All Saints Episcopal School. She participated in the school mission trip in 2007. Miss Hagan attended Camp Waldemar for seven years.
Miss Hagan's mother has served in different volunteer positions within the Texas Rose Festival, and her brother, Landon Hagan served as an escort during the 2007 Texas Rose Festival.
Relatives include her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hagan, of Whitehouse, and Mr. Hugh Lee Baker Jr., of Crosby, and the late Nanah B. Casey.
Miss Hagan will be escorted by Calvin Price Easley Jr.
Maggi Anne Jones, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Jesse Jones, of Tyler, is a sophomore at The University of Texas at Tyler, where she is majoring in history. Last year, she was a member of the UT Tyler girls basketball intramural team, winning first place, and a spot for the Championship Tournament held in New Orleans. She also competed in intramural sand volleyball. Miss Jones is currently coaching at Grace Community School, where she is an assistant for the junior high volleyball teams, head basketball coach for the eighth grade girls and assisting both the junior varsity and varsity high school girls' basketball teams.
Miss Jones is a 2009 graduate of Grace Community High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society for three years, "A" honor roll, received Academic Excellence, a Student Council representative for two years and a member of her school's Chapel Team. She also participated in numerous community service projects throughout her four years, including: Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Salvation Army, The Children's Advocacy Center, the East Texas Food Bank, and attended the ACSI Leadership council in Orlando, Fla. Miss Jones was a member of the Junior Symphony League, where she received the Windsor Distinguished Service Award, and Green Acres Baptist Church, where was active in the youth group.
Miss Jones played varsity basketball all four years and was chosen captain her senior year. She was selected second team All District, as well as first team All District for two years, named All-East Texas Basketball and selected as an Azalea Classic All-Star player. She played varsity volleyball for three years, serving as captain her senior year and selected first team All District. Miss Jones played cello in Grace Community's Varsity Orchestra, where she was first chair and president of the orchestra for two years, elected vice president and historian. She received superior ratings at state as a solo cellist all four years, The Varsity Orchestra Leading Note Award, Distinguished Musician's Honor Society, and the Students' Choice Award. Miss Jones received the State Scholar Athlete award, and selected Grace Community School Female Athlete of the Year, and the Lady Cougar of the Decade.
Miss Jones and her family have been involved with the Rose Festival for many years. She was a junior hostess at the Queen's Tea and played in a string quartet during the Queen's Tea for two years. Her mother, Holli Jones, was a member of the Coronation Committee, where she was responsible for the chorography for 10 years. Mrs. Jones also served on the Queen's Tea Committee last year. Miss Jones' older brother, Jesse, was an escort and her older sisters, Molli and Katie, were ladies in waiting.
Relatives include her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George R. Barron, of Tyler, the late Capt. and Mrs. Jesse M. Jones; and brother, Wade.
Miss Jones will be escorted by Edgar Horace Almand IV.
Andrea Brooke Lowden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Lowden, is a transferring sophomore to Full Sail University in Orlando, Fla., from Tyler Junior College, where she is majoring in entertainment business.
Miss Lowden is a 2009 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School, where she was a member of the Southern Belle Drill Team and the Southern Belle Elite Dance Team. Her freshman year was spent studying in Los Angeles during pilot season as an actress. She had featured roles in Hannah Montana episodes, a Japanese R/R Band's music video, a Utah-based company's commercial, and was featured in the Nancy Drew Movie, where she earned her Screen Actors Guild card.
Miss Lowden participated in numerous plays and helped with summer camps at the Ivah Albright's Children's Theatre during her education.
Miss Lowden is a member of Green Acres Baptist Church, where she sang with the youth choir, served at the soup kitchen, and participated in numerous fundraisers with the youth department. She has done volunteer work at the East Texas Food Bank, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, American Heart Association, Junior League of Tyler's Mistletoe & Magic, and performed with Tyler Christian School of Dance at many churches in Tyler.
Miss Lowden, as a child, served as a junior hostess and runner for the Queen's Tea. Throughout her life, she has been a participant in the Rose Parade. Miss Lowden's family has contributed behind the scenes to the success of the parade for many years, dating back to the 1950s with her great uncle, Ray Huddleston, who was a grand marshal. In addition, Miss Lowden's sister, Beth, participated in the 2009 Rose Festival as a lady in waiting.
Relatives include her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy H. Belcher, Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Lowden, and Mr. and Mrs. John Jones, all of Tyler.
Miss Lowden will be escorted by Kyle Thomas Childress.
Holly Michelle Robertson is the daughter of Deborah and Greg Robertson, of Bullard, and the granddaughter of the late Pat and Fred Bosworth. She is a sophomore at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, where she is a major in history and education. Miss Robertson is on the National Dean's List of College Students at Texas Tech and has been nominated for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Miss Robertson is also a member of the Delta Gamma Fraternity. She volunteers in Lubbock,for the Private School Interscholastic League and with Delta Gamma.
Miss Robertson is a member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of Tyler and a 2009 graduate of Bishop T.K. Gorman High School, where she was on the Honor Roll for four years, a member of the National Honor Society, recipient of the Cum Laude Honors on the National Latin Examination and the President's Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence. Miss Robertson was also the co-captain of the Gorman softball team. While at T.K. Gorman, Miss Robertson was a volunteer for Hospice of East Texas, coordinator to the Stewart Regional Blood Center for her school, and attended Nazareth Farms in West Virginia to assist disadvantaged families in Dodderge County. She has worked with the St. Louis School and Children's Advocacy Center of Tyler. Miss Robertson was also a member of the Junior Symphony League, volunteering for the Tyler Women's Symphony League and the East Texas Symphony Orchestra, and received the Windsor Distinguished Service Award. She has also volunteered for the Texas Rose Festival, helping at the Queen's Tea, Summer Kick-Off Party and the hospitality suite for the out-of-town participants and their families. She also volunteers at the Tyler Rose Museum.
Miss Robertson's family has had a long relationship with The Texas Rose Festival. Her grandfather, Fred Bosworth was a member of the Strutters, Order of the Rose and the Queen's Coronation ushers for many years. Her grandmother, Pat Bosworth, was a dedicated worker with the Rose Show, Queen's Tea, and helped with dressing the ladies in waiting, along with several of the queens. Pat and Fred Bosworth were also involved with decorating the Rose Festival floats for many years. Her mother, Deborah Bosworth Robertson, was a Rose Festival lady in waiting, 1971; aunt, Carolyn Bosworth Fisk, lady in waiting, 1964; uncles, Ed Bosworth and Michael Bosworth, escorts. Michael and his wife, Susan Bosworth, also have hosted many of the Rose Festival events. Since moving back to Tyler in 2003, both of her parents have volunteered actively for the Texas Rose Festival, and have been involved with the Ladies' Luncheon, the Summer Kick-Off Party, Rose Show, the cast party, and the Queen's Coronation ushers. Deborah Robertson has been the chairperson of the hospitality suite for out-of-town participants and their families since 2006.
Miss Robertson will be escorted by Scott Allen Bedgood.
Mallory Jane Robinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Robinson, of Tyler, is a sophomore at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, where she is majoring in strategic communication.
Miss Robinson is a 2009 graduate of Grace Community High School, where she was a member of the varsity golf team for two years and the varsity cheerleading team for three years and served as captain during her senior year. She was voted NCA All American Cheerleader her senior year. She was a three-year member of the Grace Ashira Concert Choir, and received the highest ranking as a TAPPS State Vocalist in 2009.
Miss Robinson is a member of Green Acres Baptist Church, where she participated in the One-ten student ministry, sang in the youth choir, and volunteered for Vacation Bible School and participated in the youth group. She has volunteered in the community with the Salvation Army, Bethesda Clinic, Cattle Barons' Gala, Children's Miracle Network, Habitat for Humanity, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and the East Texas Food Bank. Miss Robinson was a member of the Junior Symphony League where she received the Gertrude Windsor Distinguished Service Award. She also attended Kanakuk Camp, Mo., for four summers.
Miss Robinson participated in the Texas Rose Festival as a junior hostess and a runner for the Queen's Tea and was a Rose Parade participant for several years. Her mother, Cindy Robinson, has served on the Queen's Tea committee for several years, in addition to working as a backstage dresser.
Tyler relatives include her brother Christopher Robinson and grandmother Marilee Wheeler. Other family members include grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Roy Adams, of Dallas, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Howard of Tupelo, Miss.
Miss Robinson will be escorted by Calvin Nelson Clyde V.