2020 Manson Apple Blossom Royalty Candidates
Evelyn De Jesus
Teresa Venegas is the daughter of Victor Venegas and Martha Esquibel. She has two older sisters; 25-year-old Angelica and 23-year-old Esmeralda.
Teresa has been an honor roll student throughout her high school career. During her Junior and Senior year Teresa has been a member of the National Honors Society, Drone Club and Future Farmers of America. In addition, Teresa has participated in Volleyball both her freshman and junior year, as well as Marching Band since her freshman year. Teresa has also been part of the Manson Pep Band throughout her high school career. Teresa was named President of the National Honors Society for her senior year. As a three-year member of the Manson Pink Gloves Boxing Club, she was named captain for both her junior and senior years of the Manson Pink Gloves Boxing Club.
In her spare time, Teresa enjoys being outdoors, listening to music, and spending time with her friends and family. Some of her other hobbies include photography, gardening, and boxing. After graduating, Teresa plans to attend Washington State University and hopes to become a winemaker. Teresa’s favorite TV show is Heartland, and her favorite novel is Esperanza Rising.
When asked why she would want to be part of Manson Apple Blossom she said, “I desire to be a part of Apple Blossom Royalty because Manson is a community rooted in the tradition of agriculture. Agriculture has played an essential role in my past, present, and hopefully, future and I look forward to giving back to the community that has shaped my life”.
Nadia is the daughter of Norma and Oracio Verduzco. She has 3 brothers; 27-year-old Horacio Verduzco, 22-Year-old Eduardo Verduzco and 11-year-old Marcos Verduzco.
Nadia has been the class president for the past two years and has been heavily involved with extra-curricular. Nadia is a member of the Future Business Leaders of America Club, The National Honor Society as well as the Editor of the Yearbook. She has also been involved in Soccer, Basketball, and Track her entire high school career. Nadia’s favorite sport is soccer. She has been a captain for the past two years and has received several awards.
In her spare time, Nadia loves being out on the lake, singing, hiking, painting with watercolors. Her favorite show is Friends and her Favorite Novel is The Harry Potter Series.
After graduating, Nadia plans to attend Washington State University and hopes to become a kindergarten teacher.
When asked why she wanted to be part of Manson Apple Blossom she responded, “Being part of the Royal Court would give me the opportunity to showcase the person that my community helped me grow into. As well as being a role model and leader to the members of my community”
Evelyn De Jesus
Evelyn is the daughter of Erasmo and Honorina De Jesus. She has one older brother named Ivan.
Evelyn has been in sports her entire high school career. She has played basketball all 4 years and has been captain for the past 2 years. Evelyn has been on the track team for 3 years now and has earned several awards for long jump and triple jump. She also played varsity soccer her freshman, sophomore, and junior year, but played varsity volleyball her senior year. Evelyn was given the team ship award in volleyball.
Evelyn is a member of the National Honor Society and has been a part of the Manson Jazz band for the past 7 years. She also was ASB class president in her freshman and sophomore year.
Outside of school, Evelyn loves to hang out with friends, listen to music and be active. Her favorite TV show is "The Office" and her favorite novel is "The Art of Racing in the Rain" Evelyn is still searching for her career but she plans to attend Wenatchee Valley College for her first 2 years and later transfer to a university.
When Evelyn was asked why she wanted to be Apple Blossom royalty she said: "I would want to represent this town because they have supported me in many ways, and to be a part of Apple Blossom royalty would be a wonderful way to show my gratitude for making me the person I am today from the help of this community".
Libbey Ireland is the daughter of Warren and Heather Ireland. She has one sister and two brothers; 23-year-old Hanna and 20-year-old Gabe and 15-year-old Tyler.
Libbey has been an honor roll student throughout her high school career. She received the coach's award and a leadership award for cheer. Her freshman year she was awarded the most valuable runner in Cross Country. Libbey has been involved with cheer since her sophomore year. She was honored with cheer captain senior year and co-captain her junior year. Libbey has enjoyed working with the elementary children coaching junior cheer camp. She has also enjoyed being a camp counselor for Holden Village.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading and writing short stories, poetry, novels, and blogs. Libbey has had a love for writing since her freshman year. During her senior year, Libbey started working on a children’s book and hopes to have it published. Her favorite show is New Girl and her favorite novel is Sundays at Tiffany’s.
Libbey plans to take a gap year and travel abroad. After that, she hopes to attend Western Washington University for four years with a major in Journalism and Communication. Libbey’s future goal is to be an author, editor or freelancer and to travel as much as possible.
When asked why she would like to be part of Manson Apple Blossom she said she believes being part of Manson Apple Blossom would allow her to be a role model that the younger kids can look up to! Libbey wants to be someone the community can recognize and count on while representing her community.
Brenda Alonso is the daughter of Sandra Alonso and has 3 sisters: Jennifer Cesar-Alonso 16, Kimberly Cesar-Alonso 13, and Brittany Cesar-Alonso 4. She also had one brother who is 7 months old, Santiel Miranda Alonso.
Brenda has been in honor roll throughout her high school career. She has also been involved in volleyball and cheer. She is the class Vice President and joined future business leaders of America (FBLA) her senior year. Brenda plays the flute and participated in band for 6 years with her highest achievement was being the 2nd chair.
In her free time, she enjoys reading. When asked what her favorite book is she said The Tattooist of Auschwitz and her favorite show is Scandal. Her future plans are to attend medical school and get her medical degree. She plans on returning to the valley and practicing in Chelan. After that she wants to join a non-profit organization to help people around the world.
When asked why she wants to be Apple Blossom Royalty she said, “I would love to have the opportunity to represent this incredible town. To show outsiders that our small town has more to offer than just apples and the lake, it has an amazing community behind it.”