Spotlight on Youth




Eight girls, all recent eighth graders at Amboy Middle School or Green Mountain School, have been named princesses for Amboy Territorial Days’ royal court. To qualify, each sold at least 450 raffle tickets to support Amboy Territorial Park, which is owned by a nonprofit association. Coronation of this year’s queen will be at 6 p.m. Friday, and the new queen will declare the Territorial Days event officially open. Princesses on the court are: Kiersten Baldwin, daughter of Jacy and Kim Baldwin; Arieonna Falander, daughter of David Falander and Brandie Johnson; Naomi Gibson, daughter of Aaron and Jena Gibson; Raelie Kenworthy, daughter of Seth Kenworthy; Mikayla Little, daughter of Travis and Arnettia Little; Cathie Smith, daughter of Shannon and Karla Smith; Julianna Strano, daughter of Giovanni and Michell Strano; and Emma Wells, daughter of Josh and Megan Wells.

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