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October 3-5, 2014

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Miss Sunnyside court bids adieu to a year of endless memories by Jennie McGhan

The past year has been filled with many new memories for 2013-14 Miss Sunnyside Alyson Spidle and the members of her court. The four friends said the experience of serving on the court was unique for them. “We didn’t have to learn each other’s quirks,” said second princess Tiana Perez, noting the 2013-14 court consisted of four young ladies who are longtime friends. “It was different for us,” confirmed third princess Leah Diddens, explaining other courts haven’t always consisted of girls who were already friends. Spidle said she feels everyone grew closer than ever and experienced positive changes because of the activities they took part in this past year. “I feel I have gained life skills few have the opportunity to have…I’m not as afraid to venture out on my own…I’m more independent,” Spidle said, noting she was hesitant to go to even the Sunnyside Safeway store on her own until this past year. Diddens said she was shy, but has learned to “…come out of my shell.” First princess Ashley Davis said the parents of the four young ladies on the royal court have commented about the changes they’ve observed in her. “One was surprised because I am more outgoing.” She said changing and growing because of the experiences further bonded the court members and their families. The bonds between the parents were strengthened as well this past year, according to Davis. “Our parents and families are closer…they have been friends for years, but they are even better friends now.” The girls said the families have grown so tight-knit that there were sometimes squabbles with one another’s siblings. “Taren (Perez) is like a little brother… Leah’s brothers, too,” said Davis. Spidle said the court also grew closer to Miss Sunnyside Director Teri AlvarezZiegler. “We always learned something in the van…having Teri in the van turned everysee “Memories” next page

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The 2013-14 Miss Sunnyside court will say goodbye to a year of fond memories at the 2014-15 Miss Sunnyside Pageant on Sunday, Oct. 5. The court includes (L-R) Princesses Leah Diddens, Tiana Perez and Ashley Davis, and Miss Sunnyside Alyson Spidle.

Getting a little silly before the start of a parade are (L-R) Miss Sunnyside Princesses Leah Diddens and Ashley Davis, Miss Sunnyside Alyson Spidle and Princess Tiana Perez.

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Super hero invasion planned at SHS During homecoming week, Monday through Friday, Sept. 29 – Oct. 3, the halls of Sunnyside High School will be filled with characters of all sorts, in keeping with this year’s homecoming theme: “Super Heroes (Unleash the Power Within).” On Monday, Sept. 29, students will get to dress as their favorite sports heroes.

That day’s activities will include macho man volleyball. Tuesday, Sept. 30, is PJ day. Students get to arrive to school in their favorite pajamas. The Grizzly girls soccer team will host Eisenhower Tuesday evening. The match begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, students can dress

like someone from the past for “Blast from the Past” day. The annual powder puff football competition will take place that evening. Thursday, Oct. 2, will be super hero day. Students can dress as their favorite super hero, whether from the comic books, imagined or real. The Lady Grizzly volleyball team hosts Wenatchee at 7 p.m. that night.

Friday, Oct. 3, is spirit day, giving student an opportunity to don their school colors. The SHS class of 1990 will be honored at Friday’s homecoming football game against the Wenatchee Panthers. Kick-off is at 7 p.m. Homecoming week wraps up with the annual homecoming dance on Saturday night.

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thing into an educational experience,” she said. Davis said the girls were traveling to a parade commitment and there was a news broadcast about a disappearing plane. The conversation, she said, quickly turned into a lesson about space. Four distinct personalities Perez said spending so much time with one another was insightful for the group. She said they learned to appreciate the unique qualities each person brings to the group. Spidle said, “We are all different people, each of us is distinct in our own way that made everything work.” The girls said they appreciated Davis’ “mothering.” She often made sure everyone was prepared for travel, bringing extra supplies along in the event that someone forgot something. “If they’re not prepared, I always have extra stuff,” Davis laughed. Talking about their queen, the girls agreed Spidle brought a dramatic flair to the court’s experiences. Diddens said the court met a lot of different people because of Spidle’s “exuberance.” The group also learned to appreciate Perez for her competitive spirit and ability to imbue comedic relief when it was needed. Davis said, “It helped when we were stressed…she (Perez) was singing in her sleep one time. Alyson and Leah were tempted to wake her up and tell her, but it made the trip funny.” The group said Diddens had a calming effect on everyone. She also has a knack for speaking her mind when necessary. “Leah brings everyone back to reality… she never sugar coats anything,” said Perez. Supporting one another Diddens said she enjoys being part of a supportive group of young ladies. She said the bond the 2013-14 Miss Sunnyside court has is one that will last a lifetime. The group has been known to show up at athletic events and performances, cheering one another on.

One of their most memorable experiences, said Spidle, was getting their ears pierced together. She said they wanted to do something that will be remembered wherever they are in life. Connecting with others For the court’s community service project, Spidle chose to work with the local Special Olympics organizers. The court volunteered at an athletic event, featuring 54 athletes. Spidle chose the project in honor of her cousin. “It was really memorable…the athletes are truly special,” said Spidle. “This has really been a great year,” she said. Her princesses agreed, stating they were surprised at how well they bonded with other community courts. All four readily agreed they will cherish the memories for the remainder of their lives. “It seems like yesterday we were being interviewed as candidates,” said Perez. ‑ Jennie McGhan can be contacted at 509-837-4500, or email

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Charlie’s angels? No, but they are Sunnyside’s and they’re also known as (L-R) Miss Sunnyside princesses Leah Diddens and Ashley Davis, Miss Sunnyside Alyson Spidle and Princess Tiana Perez, caught posing near the bust of President George Washington in the community of George.

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Enjoying the sights and sounds of Sunnyside’s annual Lighted Farm Implement Parade last December are members of the 2013-14 Miss Sunnyside court (L-R) Leah Diddens, Ashley Davis, Alyson Spidle and Tiana Perez.

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Life as a Miss Sunnyside court member involves a lot of travel with Director Teri Alvarez-Ziegler (far right). Here, the court poses for a “selfie” with their esteemed leader. Pictured are (L-R) 2013-14 Miss Sunnyside Alyson Spidle and Princesses Ashley Davis, Leah Diddens and Tiana Perez.

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History-making coach named Sunshine Days Parade grand marshal by Jennie McGhan

David Guevara has made his mark in the community, serving as co-coach for the Sunnyside High School boys soccer team that placed third at State last spring. He’s also the assistant coach for SHS’s girls basketball team, which placed fourth at State last winter. It is because of contributions like those he was named the grand marshal for this year’s Sunshine Days Parade. “He was named coach of the year,” said Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce President Teri Alvarez-Ziegler. She said Guevara is an example of someone who was raised in Sunnyside and chose to come back to his hometown to make a difference in the lives of its youth. Guevara said he is honored to serve as the parade marshal. He said he remembers watching past Sunshine Days parades, seeing esteemed community members serve as parade marshal and thinking of all the contributions they made here. “They are a part of our history…now I am

among them and that is a great honor,” said Guevara. He said, “I will always be in the history books.” The honor, Guevara said, is a credit to the hard work of the student athletes with whom he works. He said the athletes worked to accomplish their goals, achieving something that brings pride to the entire community. “The soccer team made history with its first-ever State trophy,” he said. “I benefit from that.” Guevara said his primary motivation as a science teacher and coach is to help students learn about life. He said he wants them to learn the importance of giving back to the community. “My dad always told me you are only as strong as your word. He told me it is important to follow through on promises,” Guevara said. His promise to the students and athletes has always centered in helping them learn to understand the world around them. He wants them to build lifelong relationships and grow so that they might be prepared for the future. Guevara said he spent some time living in

other communities after he graduated from Sunnyside High School. He returned to his hometown because he is proud of where he comes from. “Sunnyside is a great place to live,” he said. Guevara missed the community and the tight-knit bonds that are a significant part of living in Sunnyside. He said he remembers what living in Sunnyside was like when he was a child. “I remember the good and the bad and I still consider it an exceptional community,” he said. “Sunnyside has always been a place that makes me proud.” Guevara said being involved in the community as a coach, a teacher and a citizen gives him purpose. Being a part of Sunnyside’s history “… is an exceptional thing…serving as the Sunshine Days Parade grand marshal flabJennie McGhan/Daily Sun News bergasts me,” he said, stating he is honored to serve his community, contributing to the This year’s Sunshine Days grand marshal will be David Guevara, co-coach of achievements of Sunnyside’s youth. the Sunnyside High School boys soccer team and assistant coach for the girls ‑ Jennie McGhan can be contacted at 509-837-4500, basketball team. or email

Regal Majesty Pageant returns to Sunshine Days A Regal Majesty Pageant will be a part of this year’s Sunshine Days celebration. Saturday, Oct. 4, at 3 p.m. young ladies will be able to show the community they have poise and personality at the Sunnyside Community Center. Registration for youngsters up to the age of 14 will take place the day of the pageant at the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce office. Register by 2 p.m. The pageant is a preliminary event, leading up to the Grand Royal Finals set for next spring. Contestants will be judged in six age categories, 0-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 and 13-14. The age limit is 14-years-old so as not to take away from the Miss Sunnyside

Pageant the following day. Contestants in the Regal Majesty Pageant will be judged on beauty wear. Beauty wear can be any dress, with the exception of glitz cupcake dresses. Judges will be looking for poise, confidence and grace. Fun fashion wear will also be judged. Contestants are urged to wear trendy, hip, fashionable outfits, modeling their personality. Pro-am glitz modeling is discouraged. Contestants 3-years-old and up will be required to provide a personal introduction and answer an impromptu question. The questions will be age-appropriate and contestants will be judged on personality, as well as how well they answer. see “Pageant” next page


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Annual community pancake feed at Sunnyside fire station

Those attending Sunnyside’s annual Sunshine Days celebration can enjoy a full breakfast at the Sunnyside fire station, located at 513 S. Eighth St., served by firefighters from the Sunnyside Fire Department. This is the seventh year the firefighters have hosted the breakfast, which includes eggs, sausage and all-you-can-eat pancakes. Coffee and milk will also be available. The breakfast takes place Saturday, Oct. 4, beginning at 7 a.m. and the griddles will be turned off at the start of the annual Sunshine Days Parade. Daily Sun News file photo Meal costs are set at $5. Sunnyside firefighters serve pancakes and sauAll proceeds will help pay for sage at the annual pancake feed held at the emergency equipment used by Sunnyside fire station. fire department personnel.

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The Sunnyside High School marching band makes its way down East Edison Avenue during last year’s Sunshine Days Parade.

Annual parade start time 10 a.m. The Sunshine Days Parade will kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Sunnyside High School. Anticipated entries this year include the Sunnyside community float featuring the 2013-14 Miss Sunnyside court, the Prosser community float, the Grandview community float, the Lower Valley Color Guard, the Sunnyside police and fire departments, as well as many other entries. From the high school, the route will proceed west on Edison Avenue to South Seventh Street, north to East Decatur Avenue. The parade will continue on East Decatur Avenue to South Fifth Street. On South Fifth Street the route travels south to East Edison and continues west to Zillah Avenue and end at the Sunnyside Law and Justice Center at 401 Homer St. Parade entrants can leave vehicles and

trailers for transportation after the parade in the Law and Justice Center parking lot. Parade entry forms can be obtained at the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce office or online at, and there is no fee to enter the parade.

Sunshine Days Parade Grand Marshal Tom Dolan waves to the crowd at last year’s annual celebration. Daily Sun News file photo

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For the personal introductions, parents of those under the age of three will give introductions. They will not, however, be judged. There are mini awards that will be presented for best stage presence, best personality, best fun fashion and most photogenic. Photos submitted for judging in the photogenic mini contest must be submitted at registration. The photograph can be in color or black & white. Any size photograph can be submitted, but 8x10s are preferred. Scores for theme wear will not be weighted toward divisional awards, but an optional $20 fee will be charged for those participating in the theme wear competition. The theme for the Sunshine Days Regal Majesty Pageant will be Hollywood Glam. Contestants are not to wear masks or face paint. They are also not to perform any gymnastics moves or pro-am modeling (shimmies and double spins). They will be judged on personality, attire and modeling. Awards will be presented to the royal high point winner, queens for each age division, princesses and duchesses for each

age division. All remaining contestants in each division will be awarded tiaras and trophies as countesses. A trophy will be presented for talent and two crowns for those who win the theme wear competition, one each for ages 0-7 and 8-14. For community service, a regal majesty angel award will be presented. The winner will be named based on collecting the most non-perishable or canned food items and donating them at the pageant. Entry fees are as follows: $90 for ages 0-2, $115 for every girl 3-years-old and older, and $20 for competing in the theme wear. Entry forms and rules are available at or the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce office, located at the corner of South Sixth Street and East Edison Avenue. Regal Majesty Pageant royalty from previous preliminary and state pageants will also be featured on the Regal Majesty float during the Sunshine Days Parade. For more information, visit the Regal Majesty website or call the chamber at 837-5939.

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ompeting for the 2014-15 Miss Sunnyside title this coming Sunday, Oct. 5, at the annual Miss Sunnyside Pageant are 11 candidates. The pageant will take place at 1:30 p.m. in the Sunnyside High School auditorium. The candidates include:


Ingrid Brambila

Diana Calderon

Alyson Carrillo

ngrid Brambila, who is the only daughter of Sara Mancinas and Rosalio Brambila. If named Miss Sunnyside, she would like the court to volunteer at Sun Terrace Assisted Living Center, running errands and helping residents with day-to-day activities. Brambila plans to performa a jazz dance routine during the talent segment of the Miss Sunnyside Pageant.


iana Calderon is the daughter of Jusina Sandoval and Leo Calderon of Mexico. Supported by her aunt, Calderon plans to sing “Jesus Take the Wheel” by Carrie Underwood during the talent competition. Calderon plans to work with the Sunnyside Library for her community service project, if she is named 2014-15 Miss Sunnyside. She hopes to organize a reading program for younger children.


lyson Carrillo plans to work with Inspire Development Center if named Miss Sunnyside. She would like to work with the organization to promote early learning opportunities. Carrillo is the daughter of Blanca and Martin Castilleja. During the talent segment of the Miss Sunnyside Pageant, she plans to perform a guitar solo, strumming the song “Seven Nation Army.”


iliana Cisneros has been practicing a belly dancing routine in preparation for the talent segment of the Miss Sunnyside Pageant. She is the daughter of Juan Cisneros and Ana Toscano. If named Miss Sunnyside, Cisneros would like to work with staff at Sun Terrace Assisted Living Center, promoting physical activity among residents there.

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Sophia Dominguez

Brianna Dunn

Krisana Fernandez


ophia Dominguez, the daughter of Maria and Noriberto Domiguez, is vying for the Miss Sunnyside title in hopes of working with the local Special Olympics organizers for her community service project. She wants to develop a family game night and dinner in honor of local Special Olympics athletes. For the talent segment of the Miss Sunnyside Pageant, Domiguez will be performing a folkloric dance routine to “Jesucito en Chihuahua.”


Itzel Justo-Garcia

Annie Lara

Madison Marro

Mickayla Wert

rianna Dunn plans to perform a comedic monologue during the talent segment of the Miss Sunnyside Pageant. She will portray Mrs. Claus in the one-person skit. She is the daughter of Judy and Chad Dunn. If named Miss Sunnyside, Dunn plans to work with Lower Valley Crisis and Support Services. She would like to plan fundraisers for the organization, raising money for its client services.

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Can you guess who that little baby face belongs to? These are photos of the candidates for the 2014-15 Miss Sunnyside court. They include Itzel Justo-Garcia, Liliana Cisneros, Annie Lara, Brianna Dunn, Sophia Dominguez, Diana Calderon, Krisana Fernandez, Mickayla Wert, Madison Marro, Alyson Carrillo and Ingrid Brambila. Can you match up the baby face with the current candidate?



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The fourth annual Sunshine Days Miss Sunnyside Sun Run & Walk 5K, 10K and walking events are planned for Saturday morning, Oct. 4. Sponsored by HAPO Community Credit Union, the event will begin in the credit union parking lot on Saturday at 7:30 a.m. Same day registrations will be accepted beginning at 6 a.m. Those registering the day of the event will have a fee of $25 for adults, $15 for children. The event is being organized by the Miss Sunnyside Committee and the race will be timed. Medals will be presented to the first three runners to cross the finish line in the male and female divisions. The course begins at Sunnyside’s HAPO Community Credit Union branch office. Participants will travel a clearly marked route. To register or obtain more information, contact Teri Alvarez-Ziegler at 831-6665 or via email at Ziegler@, HAPO Community Credit Union or the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce at 837-5939.

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Sunnyside’s Kiwanis Club is adding a twist to this year’s bubblegum blowing contest at this year’s Sunshine Days celebration. Contestants will be getting a little messier, having to find their bubblegum hidden on a plate inside whipped cream. The annual bubblegum blowing contest will be held at Centennial Square on Saturday, Oct. 4, after the Sunshine Days Parade. Two awards will be presented to contestants. The contestant with the largest bubble and the contestant with the first bubble will be recognized for their efforts. Three age groups will be judged. They include 6-years-old and under, 7 to 12-year-olds and 13-yearsold to adult. Each participant will receive a certificate for a free Lil’ Dude burger at Stokes Burger Ranch, and the winners will receive a free gift certificate to Stokes Burger Ranch.

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Adam Anderson began his legal career in Yakima in 2009 and has experience in business, real estate, municipal law, and general civil litigation. Most recently, Adam’s practice has focused on business and real estate, and his experience in litigation and advising municipalities provides a unique perspective to his client’s needs. As part of his practice, Adam has guided clients in business entity formation and dissolution, business licensing, drafting and negotiating business agreements, and general business-related advice. Adam’s real estate experience includes helping clients navigate real estate transactions, preparing purchase and sale agreements, title and survey review, real estate contract forfeitures, advice to landlords and tenants, and preparing leases, option agreements, easements, and other real estate-related documents.

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Education Brigham Young University, B.A., 2005 Spanish Translation

University of Oregon, J.D., 2009 • Oregon Law Review – Executive Editor


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• Graduate of Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce Leadership Yakima program (2011) • Youth Sunday School Teacher


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Mr. Anderson is fluent in Spanish, having lived two years in the Dominican Republic and then later receiving a Bachelors Degree in Spanish Translation. Adam’s language abilities provide a unique resource for the firm and his Spanish-speaking clients.


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• Adam has also served as an Assistant Scout Master and Varsity Coach in Yakima for Boy Scouts of America, Grand Columbia Council, Troop 121

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Miss Sunnyside over the years 2012-2013 – queen Madison Marquez, and princesses Jenny Hall, Vanessa Serna and Josie Marro 2011-2012 – queen Abigail Ramos, and princesses Geordan Skyles, Cheyenne Schultz and Kayla Amaro 2010-2011 – queen Kiana Ramos, and princesses Amanda Villarreal, Alexandra Calderon and Juliet Quiroz 2009-2010 – queen Joy Bardell, and princesses Toni Castillo, Blanca Mejia and Jaylyn Cervantes 2008-2009 – queen Rebekah Paulakis, and princesses Avalon Valencia, Ivette Torbay and Audra Hays 2007-2008 – queen Antassia Hammond, and princesses Molly Dolan, Janelle Mendoza and Rebeca Barrios 2006-2007 – queen Taylor Gardner, and princesses Vanessa Van Boven, Brittney Amaro and Cassie Herndon 2005-2006 – queen Kerri Urrutia, and princesses Corrin Veiga, Dianna Mendoza and Heather Van Corbach 2004-2005 – queen Andrea Phillips, and princesses Jaqueline DeRuyter, Jamie Durbin and Megan Cornelius 2003-2004 – queen Chelsea Skyles, and princesses Amber Epps, Celeste Allen and Jill Stroh 2002-2003 – queen Rachel Jacobson, and princesses Alissa Fennell, Jenna Urrutia and Crystal Van Belle 2001-2002 – queen Esther Haak, and princesses Allie Albrecht, Casey Amador and Amanda Garcia 2000-2001 – queen Lindsee Walker, and princesses Kayla Monroe, Janae Anderson and Sara Higley 1999-2000 – queen Angie Poff, and princesses Beth Elizondo, Kelly Schilperoort and Alyson Allen 1998-1999 – queen Terra Baysinger, and princesses Raquel Sigala and Jennifer Heitstuman 1997-1998 – queen Jamie Ricks, and princesses Heidi Van De Graaf and Leslie Driesen 1996-1997 – queen April Schaneman, and princesses Kellie Willard, Ronnie Mendez, Katie Leaverton and D’Arcy Melle 1995-1996 – queen Nicole Escobar, and princesses Terry Canales, Brandi Honey and Terrell Carrera 1994-1995 – queen Tabitha Trevino, and

princesses Violet Hysell, Tiffany Thornton and Summer Kinsey 1993-1994 – queen Joelle Street, and princesses Sara Hart, Lisa Resendez and Dusty Kern 1992-1993 – queen Bethany Duim, and princesses Lupe Zepeda, Charlotte Skinner and Skye Rougk 1991-1992 – queen Keri Smeenk, and princesses Jennie Bridgman, Lori Janshen and Nora Moser 1990-1991 – queen Jenny Heberlein, and princesses Erica Babcock, Brandy Foltz and Amy Ashby 1989-1990 – queen Amy Kinsey, and princesses Coleen Kilian, Jeannie French and Robyn Monroe 1988-1989 – queen Mary Mercer, and princesses Jennifer Mayes, Shona Wilson and Tami Smeenk 1987-1988 – queen Alisha Thomas, and princesses Janie Honeyford, Jenny Rodriguez and Kristen Brandsma 1986-1987 – queen Jennifer Lowe, and princesses Stacy Miller, Kim Becker and Tammy Cantu 1985-1986 – queen Missy Bos, and princesses Carrie Beiber, Francis Damron and Sara Lopez 1984-1985 – queen Keri Moran, and princesses Kristi Heffron, Dian Garceau and Janie Burma 1983-1984 – queen Terra Taylor, and princesses Michele Quisinberry, Lisa Glen and Julie Johnson 1982-1983 – queen Julie Kamphius, and princesses Shannon Grady, Betty Norman and Angie Burns 1981-1982 – queen Diana Wert, and princesses Kathlyn Storslee, Lori McClinton and Betsi Whitaker 1980-1981 – queen Julie Rollinger, and princesses Linda Esparza, Ellen Severson and Linda Beigler 1979-1980 – queen Sherri Moore, and princesses April Phipps, Connie Crick and

‘Can you guess’ Answers

2013-2014 – queen Alyson Spidle, and princesses Ashley Davis, Tiana Perez and Leah Diddens.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Annie Lara Krisana Fernandez Sophia Dominguez Ingrid Brambila Itzel Justo-Garcia Madison Marro Mickayla Wert Brianna Dunn Diana Calderon Alyson Carrillo Liliana Cisneros

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Alyson Spidle (second from right) responds when she is named 2013-14 Miss Sunnyside as the other contestants vying for the title at last year’s pageant look on. Terese Grady

Lynn Pittillo

1978-1979 – queen Diane Golob, and princesses Jane Timmermans, Debbie Crick and Chris Torres

1970-1971 – queen Nori Anderson, and princesses Denise Flodin and Pam Hansen 1969-1970 – queen Linda Johnston, and princesses Patty McQuestin and Carol Hicks

1977-1978 – queen Alice Grady, and princesses Kim Taylor, Marcia Gortsema and Patty Wolff 1976-1977 – queen Kathy Turconi, and princesses Sally Esparza, Barbara Bell and Jeni Browder

1968-1969 – queen Cindy Peebles, and princesses Barbara Mahre and Patty Carlyle 1967-1968 – queen Kathleen Bagley, and princesses Ilene Buys and Isabelle Torres

1975-1976 – queen Gayle Harris, and princesses Mary Alice Hernandez, Kari Libsack and Merri Griffin

1966-1967 – queen Sandra Eirich, and princesses Julie Schilperoort and Susan Taylor

1974-1975 – queen Jennifer Terrell, and princesses Micki Grady, Sue Roehl, Mischelle Mercer 1973-1974 – queen Toni Prudich, and princesses Cindy Smith, Paula Howell and Diana Myers 1972-1973 – queen Janice Dolan, and princesses Patrice Bryant and Jeannie Adams 1971-1972 – queen Wendy Hughes, and princesses Sandra Scott, Gayle Duke and

1965-1966 – queen Linda Bauerele 1964-1965 – queen Kathy Dolan, and princesses Sally Pulley and Carol Schinman 1963-1964 – queen Dana Smiset, and princesses Lyn Howatt and Arnola Etulain 1962-1963 – queen Sharon Lynch and princess Cynthia Vice 1961-1962 – queen Sherry Marion see “Miss Sunnyside” next page

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1960-1961 – queen Reggie Baze (Chosen by the Chamber of Commerce and the High School) 1959-1960 – queen Donna Helle, and princesses Carol Cook and Kathy Allen 1958-1959 – queen Movita Bloomfield and princess Mary Lee Colby 1957-1958 – queen JoAnn Wilson 1956-1957 – queen Barbara Harris 1955-1956 – queen Barbara Sailor and princess Rose Marie Roy 1954-1955 – queen Betty Anderson 1953-1954 – queen Janet Oleson 1952-1953 – Gloria Hall (Miss Golden Jubilee. Selected from candidates as part of Sunnyside 50th Anniversary) 1951-1952 – queen Mary Lou Kearney 1950-1951 – queen Arla May Haney Neighbor Day Queen This title was in honor of the completion & opening of the new city pool. They only served for the one event. 1949-1950 – Kay Hickenbottom, Marjory Morgan, Joyce Terry, Joan Smith There were no queens named during the war years.

Outstanding Girl of Sunnyside High School was awarded by the Rotary Queen of Fete Day 1939 – Beth Hardy 1938 – Martha Blair 1937 – Ethel Shockley 1936 – Marian Turner 1935 – Bernice Schader The Royalty was voted on by students at Sunnyside High School. 1934-1935 – Queen of Fete Day Helen Pace, Grandview Princess Bernice Shelby, Mabton Princess Lola Hart, Outlook Princess Mary Mattias and Granger Princess Marie Floyd The queen’s title was due to the “Century of Progress” Centennial year within the U.S. The Royalty was voted on by students at their respective high schools. Goddess of Progress Princesses 1933-1934 – Sheila James, Virginia Miller, Maxine Peck. Outlook Princess Rosee Luccolini and Granger Princess Marjory Stilwell Outstanding Girl of Sunnyside High School was awarded by the Sunnyside Rotary Club. Queen of Fete Day 1933 – Lois Myers 1932 – Ruthanna Poore

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The 2012-13 Miss Sunnyside court makes its final parade appearance at last year’s Sunshine Days Parade. The court included (L-R) Josie Marro, Jenny Hall, Miss Sunnyside Madison Marquez and Vanessa Serna.

Trade/ Technical Scholarships

The high cost of continuing education can be overwhelming. Benton REA can help with two scholarship programs to choose from.

Five $8,000 Scholarships Benton R E A

The Benton REA Scholarship programs are funded by unclaimed patronage capital. For more information about Benton REA’s Scholarship programs and an application packet, contact Ann Roth at (509) 786-2913, toll-free at (800) 221-6987 or e-mail This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Applicant requirements: • Graduating high school senior • Parent or guardian a Benton REA member • Main residence in Benton, Lewis or Yakima county • Submit a 300-word essay on a topic provided, transcripts & Trade/ Technical Experience Sheet. • Scholarship can only be used for a two-year trade/technical certification program

Academic Scholarships Applicant requirements: • Graduating high school senior • Parent or guardian a Benton REA member • Main residence in Benton, Lewis or Yakima county • Submit a 500-word essay on a topic provided, transcripts and SAT or ACT scores

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Sunnyside High School mascot Hercules enjoys a hot dog served by teacher Tom Dolan at last year’s homecoming tailgate party, which kicked off the annual Sunshine Days celebration.

Grizzly homecoming tailgate party on tap in conjunction with Sunshine Days festivities

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by Jennie McGhan

Sunshine Days and Sunnyside High School’s homecoming bring community members together the weekend of Oct. 3-5. Because organizers want to make the most of the weekend, the second annual Grizzly homecoming tailgate party is being planned for Friday afternoon’s activities. The tailgate party will take place in the Fiesta Foods parking lot from 3 to 6 Bianca Baze Ashley Rickard p.m., getting hometown fans All proceeds will benefit SHS stupumped up in time for the 7 p.m. homecoming football game against dent programs, and winners of the eating and sack contests will be awarded Wenatchee. Making a guest appearance at the tail- trophies. Fiesta Foods will also be selling its tagate party will be Seagals Ashley Rickard cos at the event. and Bianca Baze. Entertainment will be provided by The Seahawks cheerleaders, said Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce Director the Sunnyside High School band, Pam Turner, will be signing autographs dance team, cheerleaders and Mariachi and posing for photographs during the band. Also appearing at the tailtailgate party. The meet and greet with the gate party will be members of the duo is free. “They will be selling their calendars,” homecoming royalty and Hercules, the SHS mascot. noted Turner. Leo Leal, Fiesta Foods manager and Grizzly fans can purchase hot dogs with tailgate party co-organizer, said, “We a soda at the cost of $1. Also planned for the event will be free want to make this bigger and better each face paintings, mango, watermelon and year.” He said the event is being organized to pie eating contests, sack races, a dunk tank and a pie throwing booth. The cost get Sunnyside fans excited about the footto dunk one’s favorite community member ball game, while making Sunshine Days and/or high school administrator is $1 for festivities a community event for all to enthree balls. The cost to throw a pie in the joy. face of the Panther (a.k.a. a community member whose face becomes the face of ‑ Jennie McGhan can be contacted at 509-837-4500, or email Wenatchee’s mascot) is also $1.


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