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Cherry Blossom

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2019 Cherry Blossom Princess

Emily Sullivan, a student at American University from Morehead City

The North Carolina Society of Washington, D.C. is proud to announce our 2019 Cherry Blossom Princess is Emily Sullivan, a student at American University from Morehead City. 

“We are proud to announce that Emily Sullivan has been chosen to serve as our state’s representative for the National Cherry Blossom Festival,” said society president Navneet Buttar. “As a leader in her community, accomplished young professional, and proud North Carolinian, Emily is the ideal candidate to represent North Carolina. We are thrilled to invite Emily to participate in this unforgettable experience.”

Emily is a student at American University where she studies international policy with a focus on sustainable development. She is dedicated to serving her community and does so as the Class of 2021 Treasurer in the American University Student Government, an ambassador for the American University College of Admissions, and the director of professional development in the Rotaract Club of American University.

While a student at West Carteret High School, Emily was an Associate Justice in North Carolina Youth and Government, a participant in the North Carolina Youth Legislative Assembly, a page for the governor of North Carolina, and the captain of the West Carteret High School Varsity Volleyball Team. She also provided over 350 hours of service in the National Charity League.

 The Cherry Blossom Princess Program is a weeklong program that takes place every year during the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington. The National Conference of State Societies, the non-profit, voluntary umbrella association for State and Territorial Societies in the National Capital Area, organizes the cultural, educational and professional development program for women ages 19 to 24. Cherry Blossom Princesses are selected for their leadership, academic achievements, and interest in community and world affairs.

 The North Carolina princess will join other young women representing their states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the American Virgin Islands. One queen will be chosen from among the princesses by a spin of a wheel at the ball and will travel to Japan to represent the United States. The North Carolina Society of Washington is the oldest state society and has sponsored a Cherry Blossom Princess annually since 1950.

 The week-long events begin Sunday, April 7, 2019 with the opening celebration at the Tidal Basin. Highlights of the week include: the Kimono Fashion Show on Wednesday, April 10, 2019; the Official Cherry Blossom Grand Ball on Friday, April 12, 2019; and the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade and the Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Watch the wheel to choose the 2019 Cherry Blossom Queen with our 2019 North Carolina Cherry Blossom Princess Emily Sullivan at the Cherry Blossom Grand Ball!

 Friday, April 12th at 6PM

JW Marriott - 1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW

 $200 per ticket for black tie optional cocktail & sushi reception, followed by a seated dinner

Ticket prices increase to $225 on April 1st

https://www.statesocieties.org/ball

 

Join our 2019 North Carolina Cherry Blossom Princess Emily Sullivan and other 2019 princesses for a Kimono Fashion show and luncheon on Wednesday, April 10th.

 Wednesday, April 10th at 11AM

JW Marriott - 1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW

 $100 per ticket

https://www.statesocieties.org/kimono

 


Maya Loflin, 2018 North Carolina Cherry Blossom Princess

Maya Loflin, 2018 North Carolina Cherry Blossom Princess

Meet our 2018 North Carolina Cherry Blossom Princess Maya Loflin at the NCSS States & Territories Night at the Ball Park! The 2018 Cherry Blossom Princesses, 2017 U.S. Cherry Blossom Queen, Samantha Olsen, and the 2018 Japan Sakura Queen will watch the Washington Nationals play the Atlanta Braves on Monday, April 9th. Tickets are $35, and include an $8 value towards purchases of food and souvenirs in the ballpark.

Monday, April 9 @ 7PM 

Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves

$35 per ticket - includes $8 towards purchases in the ballpark

 
 

2017 Cherry Blossom Princess Schuyler Weisel

2018 Cherry Blossom Princess

The North Carolina Society of Washington, D.C. is proud to announce our 2018 Cherry Blossom Princess is Maya Loflin, a student at East Carolina University from Pittsboro, North Carolina.

“We’re proud to announce Maya Loflin has been chosen to serve as our state’s representative for the National Cherry Blossom Festival,” said society president Navneet Buttar. “As a leader of her peers, an accomplished young professional and a selfless community servant, Maya exemplifies all the characteristics of a Cherry Blossom Princess. We are thrilled to welcome her to Washington, D.C. to participate in this unforgettable experience."

Maya is a founding sister of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority at East Carolina University and helps fight hunger through volunteer efforts at food banks and homeless shelters, in addition to fundraising events. Maya is pursuing a degree in Elementary Education and has a passion for achieving equality for special needs students, both in school and in society.

While a student at Northwood High School, Maya was an active cheerleader, dancer, singer and artist. Maya served as the president of the Cosmetology Club, and was a member of Key Club and Future Farmers of America. Her senior year, she served as a Youth Counselor at the YMCA at Pittsboro.

The Cherry Blossom Princess Program is a weeklong program that takes place every year during the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington. The National Conference of State Societies, the non-profit, voluntary umbrella association for State and Territorial Societies in the National Capital Area, organizes the cultural, educational and professional development program for women ages 19 to 24. Cherry Blossom Princesses are selected for their leadership, academic achievements, and interest in community and world affairs.

The North Carolina princess will join other young women representing their states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the American Virgin Islands. One queen will be chosen from among the princesses by a spin of a wheel at the ball and will travel to Japan to represent the United States. The North Carolina Society of Washington is the oldest state society and has sponsored a Cherry Blossom Princess annually since 1950.

The week-long events begin April 9, 2018 with the opening celebration at the Tidal Basin. Highlights of the week include: the Congressional Reception on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 when the North Carolina Princess Maya Loflin will be escorted by Congressman David Price (NC-04); the Official Cherry Blossom Grand Ball on Friday, April 13, 2018; and the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade and the Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival on Saturday, April 14, 2018.