If you are a goodwill leader, interested in developing your speaking skills, build new relationships and memories, and would like the opportunity to travel throughout Washington representing the McCleary Community as an Ambassador, then Bear Festival is for you!
Bear Festival Royalty Court has reigned over the festival and represented the City of McCleary since 1959. The Royalty Court is your official host and is one of the most visible parts of the McCleary Bear Festival. Throughout a one year reign, Royal Court Members, in addition to traveling with the float, will make appearances at various events to represent the Festival, and also perform tasks as a goodwill leader of the McCleary Community.
The Royalty Scholarship Program provides an opportunity for outstanding young individuals to be recognized for their community commitment and spirit. In return, our crowned senior Queen or King receive a $1,000 college/trade school scholarship at completion of their royal duties, travel and float wardrobes, parade travel expenses, speech and confidence training, and an opportunity to make life-long friends around the state and within the community.
The Bear Festival Court is comprised of multiple outstanding students chosen from the McCleary and Elma School District. In a typical year, Royalty announcements take place in late November. Following their selection, Court Members will proudly be presented as an official Bear Festival Princess or Prince and a City of McCleary Ambassador, with first appearance at the annual December fundraiser.
During our 60th Annual Bear Festival, the community expanded program to include the first Junior Royalty (ages 10-12) program for our City. The Junior Royalty Court was established to help build excitement throughout the community in the younger generations by exposing them to the Royalty Court experiences, while interacting with not only the committee, but receiving mentoring from the Senior Court (ages 13-15).
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