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04-08-14: Hundreds of students participate in Daffodil Parade
04-08-14: Hundreds of students participate in Daffodil Parade
Posted on 04/08/2014
ImageHundreds of Puyallup School District students, including Daffodil Festival Queen Marissa Modestowicz and three local high school princesses, participated in the 81st Annual Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade on April 5.


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Modestowicz, a senior at Emerald Ridge High School, presided over the parade on the Royal Daffodil Court float. She was crowned queen in March during the annual Daffodil Festival Queen's Coronation ceremony.


Joining her in waving to the thousands of community members lining the parade route were 24 princesses from throughout Pierce County high schools. Puyallup School District princesses include Sydney Brown of Rogers High, Kimberly White of Puyallup High, and Kiasa Sims of Emerald Ridge High.


Junior high and high school bands from each of the school district’s three regional learning communities, as well as cheer and pom teams, also joined the parade lineup in Puyallup. The district decided to combine the bands by region this year because the parade was held during Spring Break.


The Rogers High School JROTC and dance team also joined the more than 125 Puyallup parade entries, including marching bands, dignitaries, equestrian units, Educators of the Year from the three local high schools, and floats decorated with thousands of fresh-cut daffodils.


The Daffodil Parade is held each year on the Saturday before the start of the Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup. The school district will host a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Showcase this year, as well as the annual Honoring Cultures Diversity Celebration, in conjunction with the Spring Fair.


Read more about the STEM Showcase and the Honoring Cultures Diversity Celebration.


View Daffodil Parade slideshow.