Portland, Or. Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade winners are celebrating, including members of the Clark County Fair & Patrol who took home top Equestrian Group honors. Another big winner is Century High School’s first Rose Festival Queen, Michaela Canete. She’s a senior from Hillsboro, Oregon and the Metro West Princess. Michaela is the 2017 Queen of Rosaria. 

Michaela is a scholar athlete, member of the National Honor Society, and Key Club member. She plans to attain a double major in Education and Biology at Oregon State University with the goal of becoming a science professor or biomedical researcher.

Parade fans saw the debut of the zany Red Hot Mamas dance group from Idaho, among other entries.

Here’s a list of the Rose Festival Winners:


Al Reser Sweepstakes Award (Most outstanding float in the Parade)
Reser’s Fine Foods

Queens Award (Most Creative float in the parade)
Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon

President’s Award (Most effective overall floral presentation)

Alaska Airlines           

Governor’s Award (Best depiction of life in Oregon)

Spirit Mountain Casino           

Royal Rosarian Award (Best craftsmanship and workmanship)

Portland Ulsan Sister City Association           

Rose Society Award (Most effective use and display of roses)

Royal Rosarian Foundation           

Rose Festival Directors Award (Best depiction of volunteerism)

Portland – Kaohsiung Sister City Association

Rose Festival Court Award (Best example of enthusiasm and teamwork)

Vietnamese Community of Oregon      

Grand Marshal Award (Best depiction of whimsy)

Battle Ground           

Theme Award (Best presentation of Rose Festival theme – Brilliant)

Portland General Electric

Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Award (Best depiction of community spirit)

Fred Meyer

Peg Roseboro Award (Most artistic design and presentation)
Cambia Portland Classic

Dick Powers Picture Perfect Award (Best Mini-float)

Washougal Mini-Float

BAND AWARDS:                                                                                                                 

Band Sweepstakes (Best Band in Parade)

Shu-te Economics & Commercial High School, Kaohsiung, Taiwan           

In-State Division A (99 Members or Less)

First Place – Liberty High School, Hillsboro, OR                  

Second Place – Aloha High School, Beaverton, OR 

In-State Open (100 or more)

            First Place – Sunset High School, Beaverton, OR

            Second Place – Oregon City High School, Oregon City, OR

            Third Place – Tualatin High School, Tualatin, OR

Out-of-State Division A (99 Members or Less)

First Place – Battle Ground High School, Battle Ground, WA                                  

Second Place – Roosevelt High School, Seattle, WA

Third Place – Mark Morris High School, Longview, WA

Out-of-State Open (100 or more)

First Place – Heritage High School, Vancouver, WA

CAPTION AWARDS                                                                                                            

Out walkers/Parent Support

            Battle Ground High School, Battle Ground, WA


            Aloha High School, Beaverton, OR

Flags/Dance Team (TIE)

            Shu-Te Home Economic & Commercial High School

            Kaohsiung, Taiwan


Vern Hulit Award for Excellence in Preparation,

Organization and Presentation

            Miss Vancouver Rodeo – Ali Diegel

Native or National Costume, Individual/Pair

            Happy Canyon Indian Princesses – Gabriella Lewis & Virginia Conner

Fancy Dress – Individual or Pair

            Melissa Henthorne & Wee Willie

Full Silver – Individual

            Masked Rider & cloud 

Equestrian Group

            Clark County Fair & Patrol 

Horse Drawn Wagon or Carriage

            Randy & Vicki Leonard – Pendleton Stagecoach 

State, Regional or Association Queen

            Miss Rodeo Oregon – Kayla Vincent                       

Rodeo or Fair Queen

            Miss Vancouver Rodeo – Ali Diegel

Rodeo or Fair Queen and Court

            Clackamas County Fair & Canby Rodeo Court

Senior Scooper

            Vancouver Rodeo’s DJ Glenn Hadduck 

Park Bureau Scooper

            Diamonds in the Rough         

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