Royalty Bio's

2021 Manson Apple Blossom Royalty Candidates

Alisson Adame

Maddison Alejo

Grace Cullison

Bryanna Harris

Zoe Thomas

Rooted in Tradition Again

100+1 years

Flag Salute—Cara Hutton ASB President
Welcome by Master of Ceremonies—Jeff Conwell

Introduction of Judges

Brian Bowes-Brenda Stevens-Luke & Stephanie Astell-

Andrea Eklund via zoom
Introduction of 2020 Royalty


Introduction of candidates
Alisson Adame
Maddison Alejo
Grace Cullison
Bryanna Harris
Zoe Thomas


Speeches
Impromptu Speech
Button Winner
Dance by Royalty
VOTE by Audience—Intermission
Music by Luca Westfall
2020 Royalty Presentation
Miss Congeniality
2021 Royalty Announcement

2021 Selection Program

Alisson Adame

Alisson is the daughter of Estela Pineda and Raul Adame and has two brothers and one sister; 25-year-old Ulises, 22-year-old Gisele and 12-year-old Melvin. 

 

Alisson has served her class as senior class President and was class Vice President her sophomore year and class Secretary her freshman year. She was also student Secretary for a peer support group called Manson Connect her senior year, was Co-President of the Film and Media Club her junior year and was a member of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) club where she raised and showed hogs at fair her junior and senior year. In addition, Alisson has participated in volleyball her freshmen and sophomore year, winter cheer all 4 years and was Co-Captain her junior year, fall cheer her junior and senior year, and softball her freshmen, junior, and senior year. 

 

In her spare time, Alisson enjoys CrossFit, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys volunteering and doing her internship with a local nonprofit organization called Thrive Chelan Valley where they help serve, empower, and advocate for local youth. A project Alisson took over her senior year was Thrives’ Foods2School program where she packs and delivers bags of food every week to both Manson and Chelan schools. After graduation, Alisson plans to attend a four-year university to major in either physiology or psychology in hopes to become a physical therapist or a counselor one day. 

 

Alisson’s favorite TV show is Gilmore Girls and her favorite novel is “The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros. Alisson believes participating in Apple Blossom will allow her to contribute by giving back to her community who has helped her not only grow as a person but also given her opportunities to show her leadership.

Maddison Alejo

Maddison is the 17-year-old daughter of Efren and Artemia Alejo and is older sister to 13-year-old Emely and 8-year-old Efren Alexander Jr.

Maddison has been an honor roll student since her sophomore year and has participated with the Manson Jazz Katz since her freshman year as their percussionist. Her interest for sports has allowed her to play varsity soccer since her freshman year and varsity basketball since her sophomore year. Her passion for music has led her to volunteer at North Shore Bible Church (NSBC) as their full-time pianist/drummer since 2016.

In her spare time, Maddison enjoys listening to music, going on hiking adventures, getting involved with all events in her local church and spending time with family and friends. Some of her other hobbies include drawing, photography, practicing her musical skills and creating simple DIY's around her home. Maddison's favorite tv show is Teen Wolf and she enjoys rereading the book “Blue Moon” by Alyson Noel.

 After graduation Maddison hopes to attend one of the four universities, she has been accepted to in hopes to earn her bachelors in audio productions or graphic design. Maddison feels it would be an honor to represent the community that has helped her get to where she is now. “The community has supported me like a second family with my desires for my future and no words can describe the privilege it is to represent family.”

Grace Cullison

Grace is the daughter of Donald and Christine Cullison. She has a younger brother, Ben, who is currently a freshman at Manson High School. 

Grace has been an honor roll student throughout her high school career and is a member of the National Honor Society. She played in the marching band and participated in Knowledge Bowl. Grace lettered three years in Cross Country and ran Track & Field her freshman year. 

In addition, Grace has been earning money for college since her sophomore year. She started her own business called Cookies for College to offer baked goods and jams at the Manson Farmer’s Market. Grace also earns money for college by babysitting many of Manson’s families. Both of these endeavors have not only enhanced her self-confidence but have underscored the importance of loving what you do. 

In her free time, Grace enjoys reading, playing board games with her family, taking walks with her dog, and cooking with her mom. Grace’s favorite TV series is the Great British Baking Show and her favorite novels are the Hunger Games trilogy. After graduation, Grace will attend Washington State University and major in Education. Her lifelong dream has been to become an elementary school teacher and may even return to Manson someday! 

As a young girl watching the crowing of past royalty, Grace has inched closer to believing she could do it too. Now, she is fully committed and truly excited for the opportunity to represent our Manson community as Apple Blossom Royalty.

Bryanna Harris

Bryanna Harris is the 17-year-old daughter of Eric and Jennifer Harris and the 4th generation to graduate Manson High School. She is the older sister of her two freshman siblings, Isabelle and Griffin.

Bryanna has been a member of the Future Business Leaders of America for four years and is President her senior year. She has also been in Future Farmers of America for four years along with the Manson Jazz Cats and Pink Gloves Boxing for three while also helping start the Cat Club that meets once a month. She has played Volleyball and Softball all four years of high school. Has done Basketball and Cheerleading since her sophomore year. She is also involved in girls multiple church and community groups. She is most proud of her four mission trips, two of which were to Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria.

She enjoys reading, skiing, photography, watching movies with her family and playing with her chocolate lab Coco. Bryanna plans to go to a four-year university to study criminal justice with a minor in business and wants to eventually author a book that encourages young girls to follow their dreams and never give up.

Her favorite show is ‘The Good Witch’ and her favorite book is ‘The Art of Racing in the Rain’ by Garth Stein. Bryanna hopes that participating in Manson Apple Blossom will encourage others to step out of their comfort zones and reach for their dreams.

Zoe Thomas

Zoe is the 17-year-old daughter of Celeste and Brad Hankins and Phil Thomas. She has three older brothers; 32-year-old Phillip, 28-year-old Graham, and 23-year-old Sam.

 

Zoe has a 3.96 GPA and is currently first in her class academically. She has been involved in many leadership and sports activities throughout her four years at Manson High School. She is serving as the activity director in ASB after two years as treasurer. She is also the secretary for National Honor Society. Zoe is involved in many clubs, including Robotics, Pink Gloves Boxing, Film, and Future Business Leaders of America. Athletics have been important part of Zoe’s high school’s career. She has participated in varsity track and tennis. She has also been a football and basketball cheerleader.

After graduation, Zoe plans to attend Seattle Pacific University and study either Criminal Justice or Kinesiology.

Outside of school, Zoe enjoys playing guitar, traveling, hiking with her family, and hanging with friends. One of her most meaningful experiences was serving as a campaign organizer for Adrianne Moore, candidate for Washington State Representative. Zoe was also a Page for the Washington State House of Representatives and served as a moderator for a Chelan County Commissioner forum.

Zoe’s favorite television show is Shetland, a BBC mystery set in Scotland. Her favorite book is The Radium Girls, the Dark Story of America’s Shining Women. 

Zoe is running for Manson Apple Blossom royalty because she wants to be a role model for younger girls. She wants them to know that women can be strong, intelligent, caring, and powerful.

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