Getting to know you
Snowflake Princess contestants show themselves through outfits
POTTSVILLE — A scuba diving suit, track and soccer uniforms, nursing scrubs and traditional dresses were among the attires worn by 20 young women vying for the Greater Pottsville Winter Carnival Snowflake Princess.
Sunday’s fashion show at the Lodge at Sharp Mountain was a way for the contestants to reveal a little about themselves to the eight judges.
Corene Parrish, moderator, introduced each of the high school juniors.
“I’m in complete awe,” she said. Somer Barrett, representing Blue Mountain, wore the scuba diving suit. She is an avid scuba diver, enjoying the sport after family members introduced it to her. Her first diving site out of the country was Little Cayman in the Cayman Islands.
When asked by Parrish what good quality a Snowflake Princess should have, Barrett said confidence was crucial.
Isabella Lentini, of Minersville Area, wore a track uniform with a white lab coat.
“She wishes to purse a degree in the medical field,” Parrish said.
Parrish asked Lentini who she would like to meet if given the chance.
“I’d probably hang out with the president just to have a feel for our world today,” Lentini said.
“I have a feeling that would be a very interesting meeting,” Parrish said.
Arden Sukeena, of Minersville Area, wore her mother’s black prom dress. She told Parrish she wants to be an advertising executive.
Asked what her definition of success is, Sukeena said loving what you do as a career is important.
Lindsay Griffin, of North Schuylkill, who wore black and white striped pants and an olive green body suit, talked about why music is important to her.
“Music is an important universal language for everyone to have,” she said, adding that listening to music can help the mood of someone having a bad day.
Asked her favorite quote, Griffin said it is one she read recently.
“If it’s still on your mind, it’s worth doing,” Griffin said.
Isabelle Myers, of Pottsville Area, wore a high school track suit. Parrish asked what her favorite place is in Schuylkill County, to which Myers replied the track at the high school.
“It’s a release for me,” she said. Abree Lewis, of Blue Mountain, wore her school soccer uniform.
Parrish asked her what participating in the sport has taught her.
“Never give up,” Lewis said. Hairou Li, Nativity BVM sported a red dress for the event. Parrish noted Li plays the piano, a skill she learned at the age of 5.
“If you could have a superpower, what would your superpower be?” Parrish asked Li.
“I wish I could fly. If I could fly, I could go home every weekend,” said Li, who is originally from China.
Anya Wojciechowsky, of Pottsville Area, chose a pink and gold layered dress.
Parrish asked her what qualities make a good friend. Wojciechowsky said honesty.
Deirdre “Dee” Boris, president of the Greater Pottsville Winter Carnival, said this is the 52nd year for the event. She said Sunday was a good time for the community and the contestants to get to know one another.
“It’s a tradition and people really look forward to it,” Borris said.
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Avaree Hess, Schuylkill Haven Area, models her outfit for the judges while 2018 Snowflake Princess Mikaela Tobash describes it Sunday during the Greater Pottsville Winter Carnival Snowflake Fashion Show at The Lodge at Sharp Mountain in Pottsville.
ABOVE: Isabella Lentini, Minersville Area, models her outfit — a track uniform with a white lab coat. Also showing off their attires for the judges are, right, from top to bottom, Anya Wojciechowsky, Pottsville Area, Abree Lewis, Blue Mountain, and Kelsey Rice, Tri- Valley.
Alyssa Buchanan, Shenandoah Valley High School, models her outfit for the judges during the Greater Pottsville Winter Carnival Snowflake Fashion Show on Sunday at The Lodge at Sharp Mountain in Pottsville.
Lindsay Griffin, North Schuylkill High School, models her outfit for the judges.