Medical Lake high school student crowned Lilac Queen

MEDICAL LAKE - A senior high school student was crowned the Lilac Queen at a ceremony at the Bing Crosby Theater in Spokane, 901 West Sprague Avenue, March 25.

Josephine Ortega, along with six others, was elected to the 2023 "Onward" Royal Court in the culminating ceremony of the The Royalty Scholarship and Training Program.

"Josephine is great. She is a Girl Scout and she is working on her gold award. Later in life, she says she wants to become a teacher." Spokane Lilac Festival Association President, said. Ortega is the daughter of a veteran, which Snow said was the focus of her speech at th...


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