Get­ting to know you

Snowflake Princess con­tes­tants show them­selves through out­fits

The Republican Herald - - FRONT PAGE - BY AMY MARCHIANO

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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JaCQUe­LiNe dOrmer / staff PHO­tOG­ra­PHer

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.

JACQUE­LINE DORMER / STAFF PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

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.

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