Back in Bloom

2022 Apple Blossom Contests

Lydia Cameron

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Lydia is the daughter of Kevin Cameron and Juliana England and is sister to 23-year-old Mason, 21-year-old Bailey, 14-year-old Arianna, and 12-year-old Gabriel. 


Throughout her high school career, she has enjoyed trying a different sport each year, besides 2020. Softball her freshman year, track and field her junior year, and this year she did wrestling and will do track again in the spring. 


Lydia enjoys playing the bass guitar and ukulele with her father and singing in the kitchen with her mother. After graduating, Lydia plans on attending Big Bend Community College, and after two years, transferring to Washington State University, and hopes to become a Psychodynamic Therapist.  


Lydia’s favorite TV show is Dawson’s Creek and her favorite novel is The Secret Garden. 


Lydia wants to be Manson Apple Blossom Royalty because this ceremony is one of the fondest memories of her childhood with her grandmother, who before her passing, volunteered with Apple Blossom. She feels participating is the best way she can honor her grandmother, and the memories they shared 

Cara Hutton

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Cara is the daughter of Jon and Alex Hutton and Fletcher and Amy Ellingson, older siblings to her 9th-grade sister Camille.


Cara is currently ASB President, FBLA Vice-President, and National Honors Society Secretary. She has participated in varsity cross country and track, taking on the responsibility of team captain for the girl's cross country team her freshman through junior year.


Cara has over a decade of dance training with the privilege of going on to teach level one classes her freshman and sophomore years. Cara loves to give back to her community and one of the most recent volunteer opportunities she’s had has been at the Hope Care Clinic in Wenatchee, as well as The Grace House during the holidays this year.


 In school, Cara and Emely Valencia have taken on renovating Manson High School’s greenhouse and garden area in hopes of giving back to the district for years to come by providing an opportunity for students to explore horticulture and grow fresh produce. 


Cara also enjoys outdoor activities with her family, reading new books, and cooking. After graduation, Cara will attend a four-year university where she plans to study in the area of the health sciences.


Cara’s favorite TV show is Atypical and she is a diehard fan of the Harry Potter book series.

Raven Pope

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Raven is the 18-year-old daughter of Holly Libby and Jose Mendoza, has 5 sisters and 8 brothers. I would list the names but we would be here all day.

She has involved herself in the National Honors Society junior and senior year, FBLA freshman through senior year, and FFA for freshman, sophomore, and senior year.  She has also participated in varsity softball eighth grade to senior year, varsity cross country eighth grade to her sophomore year, soccer for the junior and senior year becoming captain for senior year. In winter she has done varsity wrestling for the past 2 years. She has also done pink glove boxing from eighth to sophomore year.

In Raven's spare time she enjoys various activities like hanging out with friends and especially hanging out with her siblings, adventures outdoor, skiing, running, swimming, and soaking up the glorious sun. After Raven graduates, she plans to join the Marines while studying criminal justice at one of the four colleges she has been accepted to.

Raven's favorite tv show is Duck Dynasty and she enjoys reading the book “Skeleton Creek” by Patrick Carman.

Why do I want to be apple blossom royalty?
I want to show others that no matter how hard your past or present is, you can accomplish anything you work towards. I believe this community is a family that is willing to be there for you.

Paige Schoenwald

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Paige is the daughter of Travis and Megan Schoenwald.  She is the younger sister of Ethan (21), Parker (19), and the older sister of Tanner(15), Colby(13), Mia(11), Eli(9), Spencer(6), Tate(4).


Paige has been active in many sports over her high school career.  She has played volleyball, cross country, soccer, basketball, and softball.  She was also selected as a soccer captain both years along with captain on the softball team her junior year. Future Business Leaders of America and Knowledge Bowl are also among the extracurricular activities. Paige has raised a pig for FFA for several years and was chosen as an FFA sentinel this year.  She is very active in her church and loves working and learning with the girls her age.


  After graduating Paige plans on attending Western Washington University in the fall majoring in kinesiology to become a personal trainer. 

 Paige’s favorite show is New Girl and her favorite novel is the Selection series by Keira Cass. She also enjoys reading, skiing, athletics, fishing, hunting, working out, and playing games with her family.


Paige feels that participating in Apple Blossom will fuel her ever-growing love for this community by being able to represent it. She would like to follow her mother’s footsteps as a member of the Apple Blossom royalty and serve this community that has served her family for generations.

Emely Valencia

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Emely is the daughter of Jorge and Angelica Valencia and is sister to 31-year-old Danny Valencia-Suarez, 27-year-old Alexis Valencia-Suarez, and 25-year-old Marisol Valencia-Suarez.
Emely is the president for our school’s Future Business Leaders of America and National Honors Society Treasurer, she has participated in Future Business Leaders of America since freshman grade and has achieved competing at the state level. During her participation in Manson’s Honors Society, she has been able to help Spanish-speaking 2nd graders in the reading buddy program. Her love for sports has allowed her to participate in Cross Country her freshman and sophomore year, as well as Girls Soccer her Junior and Senior year. She, along with Cara Hutton, is participating in a project to renovate a greenhouse owned by the school and make it a sustainable project for the future to come.

In her spare time, Emely enjoys boating with her family as well as spending time out on the lake. She also enjoys unwinding by hiking and camping with her family and friends. Some of her hobbies include baking, traveling, and going for runs. After graduating, Emely plans to attend the University of Washington to later attend medical school and pursue a career in medicine. Emily's favorite TV show is Parks and Recreation and her favorite novel is The Long Journey to Jake Palmer.

Why do I want to be Apple Blossom Royalty?

“I want to be Manson Apple Blossom Royalty because I want to be a role model for the younger girls within our community. I would also be proud to represent the community that I come from and show that the support they have given me is very appreciated.”