The Barefoot Times is excited to announce that Adrian Crick ’22 has been selected as a part of the 2023 Tournament of Roses Royal Court. The Tournament of Roses Royal Court is a time-honored tradition that Crick described as “a wonderful way that women are uplifted in the Pasadena community and given a platform to serve our community, and also to explore it.” Sequoyah’s high school Director Marc Alongi agreed and elaborated, “I think it’s an important part of a very public platform for the city. And it’s an opportunity to celebrate our youth and give them a voice to share in many ways.”
Being chosen can be “a pretty intense process,” as head of school Mike McGill noted. “[It] takes into account a student’s academics, their civic engagement, their leadership at school, and their ability to do public speaking at some level.” Although for Crick, the decision to apply was “kind of a spur-of-the-moment type thing,” the selection process itself was “long, but it was surprisingly comfortable.” The process included a number of interviews with the Queen and Court Committee, who select the members of the Royal Court. Crick called it “a[n] opportunity to meet some of the most awesome young girls in the Pasadena community and get to know them better.”McGill said that he was “not surprised” and that Crick was a “perfect” choice for the Royal Court and very “deserving.” Alongi shared his views, saying, “We’re really happy for her. She’s a wonderful representative of Sequoyah and she has earned that spot on the Royal Court and has worked hard and should be proud of her accomplishment.” Alongi also said in response to this news that Sequoyah would be “cheering her on.” The Barefoot Times encourages you to celebrate Crick’s wonderful achievements.