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Orting High School to host 2022 Daffodil Festival Princess Selection Oct. 20

On Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m, Orting High School will host the 2022 Daffodil Festival Princess Selection on campus at the PAC. The event will be free to attend at no charge. 

  • Orting High School - 320 Washington Ave N, Orting, WA 98360

The Daffodil Festival is a multi-generation spring tradition in Pierce County with a Daffodil Royal Court, a series of parades, a tie-in with the Washington State Spring Fair, and related events. The court is comprised of 23 seniors selected from participating Pierce County high schools. They represent the Daffodil organization and their community and conduct service and outreach on behalf of their communities. 

Courtesy: The Daffodil Festival Website

At the end of their junior year, high school students who finish with a GPA of 3.2 or higher automatically qualify to compete for a chance to represent their community as a Daffodil Festival Princess. At Orting High School (OHS), 50 to 60 students qualified at the end of the 2020-21 school year. To move forward, they were asked to write a short autobiography and speech on community service.

This year, OHS selected the following students as the finalists:

  • Dean Brandt
  • Amber Burgess
  • Aaliyah Corbett
  • Rileigh Daughtry
  • Marisa Dawson
  • Peyton Hamilton
  • Hailey Henderson
  • Adelene Mosney 
  • Tayvin Reiqum
  • Shawna Lei Salazar
  • Cindy Washam

Before the Daffodil Festival Princess Selection begins, the judges' panel, consisting of Daffodil Parade Officials, will conduct a 10-minute interview with each student. During the selection, the panel will judge the students on a 1-minute speech based on the parade's 2022 theme, Hope Rises, and an impromptu question. 

Courtesy: The Daffodil Festival Website

The panel will announce the winner at the end of the selection program. They will represent Orting in the 2022 Daffodil Parade and other community events across Washington state and earn a scholarship.  

2022 Daffodil Festival Events:

  • Daffodil Parade - Saturday, Apr. 9, 2022 in Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner and Orting, WA
  • Junior Parade - Saturday, Apr. 23, 2022
  • Marine Parade - Sunday, Apr. 24, 2022
  • Spring Fair - TBD (will update once date is finalized)

Below are the past three Orting Daffodil Festival Princesses:

2021 - Ava Fritz, currently attending Pacific Lutheran University
Courtesy: The Daffodil Festival Facebook

2020 - Hailey Hansen, currently attending Clarkson University (Potsdam, NY)

2019 - Reagan Frasier (not pictuted), currently attending Central Washington University

For more information, contact Orting’s Daffodil Festival Coordinators Amber Mayfield and Mikayla Cailing at or, or at 360-893-2246.