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Franklin High School Student Chosen for Rose Parade Court

A 17-year-old Benjamín Franklin High School student on Monday was named one of the seven princesses to serve on the Tournament of Roses Royal Court.

Rose Princess Sarah Nicole Zuno, a Northeast Los Angeles area resident, plays on the Franklin varsity basketball and softball teams. She is fluent in Spanish, a student mentor, and the school’s Glee Club co-president. Her future plans include possibly pursuing a career in corporate law.

One of the 34 finalists, Zuno was selected from the more than 1,000 teens and young women who applied for the opportunity to preside over the 2012 Rose Parade.

Rose Princess Sarah Nicole Zuno is a student at Franklin High School in Northeast Los Angeles (Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association)

The other princesses selected are: Morgan Eliza Devaud, 18, La Canada High School; Stephanie Grace Hynes, 18, Maranatha High School; Cynthia Megan Louie, 17, La Salle High School; Kimberly Victoria Ostiller, 17, Flintridge Preparatory School; Drew Helen Washington, 16, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; and  Hanan Bulto Worku, 17, Pasadena High School.

“We could not be more proud of the seven young ladies that will be representing the Tournament of Roses as the 2012 Royal Court,” said Amy Wainscott, chair of the Queen and Court Committee. “They were selected from a pool of the most talented and poised in the Pasadena area. They are outstanding role models and will be wonderful ambassadors for the Tournament of Roses.”

The Rose Queen will be selected from among the seven Royal Court princesses on Oct. 18. The queen and royal court will reign for an entire year until the new court is selected in October of 2012.