Apple Blossom Princesses named

Abigail Marie Hodgson
Elizabeth Gail Homan
Elizabeth Ann Keim
Evelina Nieve Perez

Four area women have been selected to serve as princesses in the Court of Queen Shenandoah XC during the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival April 28 through May 7. They are:

Abigail Hodgson is the daughter of Debra and Robert Hodgson, of Sarasota, Florida. She is the granddaughter of Joan and Dan Rainsberger and Shelby Hodgson, all of Winchester, and the late Robert Hodgson. A 2016 graduate of Booker High School, she is a sophomore at Savannah College of Art and Design majoring in jewelry design and minoring in accessory design.

Elizabeth “Liza” Homan is the daughter of Susan and Kyle Homan, of Winchester. She is the granddaughter of Connie and Bill Robinson, of Stephens City, and Mary Lou Thomas, of Winchester. A 2016 graduate of John Handley High School, she is a freshman finance major at Virginia Tech. Her grandmother, Connie Robinson, was a princess in the 1956 Apple Blossom Festival and was escorted by her grandfather, Bill Robinson.

Elizabeth Keim is the daughter of Pamela and Douglas Keim, of Winchester. She is the granddaughter of Darlene Kauffman, of Brogue, Pennsylvania, Dorothy and Melvin Keim, of Harrisonburg, and the late Jason Kauffman. A 2016 graduate of John Handley High School, she is a freshman at Princeton University majoring in civil engineering.

Evelina Perez is the daughter of Tina Jacobin-Stowell, of Winchester, and Jose Perez, of Portland, Maine. She is the granddaughter of Maxine Jacobin and Albert Jacobin Jr., of Lady Lakes, Florida, Devonna Jenkins, of Columbus, South Carolina, and Antonia Perez, of New York City. A 2015 graduate of John Handley High School, she is a sophomore at Shenandoah University majoring in arts and media studies.

The princesses will participate in the coronation ceremony of Queen Shenandoah XC at John Handley High School and will ride on the queen’s float in the Grand Feature Parade.

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