Six girls take the stage on March 14 for the Sequim Irrigation Festival Scholarship Pageant after snow delayed the event in February. Contestants for the royalty court, include, from left, Emily Silva, Brianna Cowan, Kjirstin Foresman, Erin Rosengren, Shelby Wells and Ana Benitez. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Six girls take the stage on March 14 for the Sequim Irrigation Festival Scholarship Pageant after snow delayed the event in February. Contestants for the royalty court, include, from left, Emily Silva, Brianna Cowan, Kjirstin Foresman, Erin Rosengren, Shelby Wells and Ana Benitez. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Irrigation Festival set for March 14 at SHS after month-long snow delay

After more than a month delay, six girls compete for a coveted spot on the Sequim Irrigation Royalty at the Scholarship Pageant at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in the Sequim High School auditorium, 533 N. Sequim Ave.

This year’s contestants include: Ana Benitez, sponsored by YMCA of the Olympic Peninsula; Brianna Cowan, sponsored by Sanford Irrigation; Kjirstin Foresman, sponsored by Blue Sky Property Management; Erin Rosengren, sponsored by Sunny Farms Country Store; Emily Silva, sponsored by Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County, and Shelby Wells, sponsored by Sound Community Bank.

After serving on the court for a year, the queen receives a $1,250 college scholarship and each princess $750 in scholarships.

Pageant tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger at the door or in advance at the First Federal Sequim Avenue branch.

The Sequim Irrigation Festival celebrates its 124th year May 3-12 with its Kick-Off Dinner set for March 23. Read about more upcoming events at www. irrigationfestival.com.

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