Local schools announce 2013 princes and princesses

Chosen to represent Branch Elementary in the 2013 Rice Festival Junior King and Queen’s Contest are, from left, Braylon Matlock, prince, and Analie Dupuis, princess. Braylon, a first grader, is the son of Ryan and Racheal Matlock, and Analie, a second grader, is the daughter of Chevy and Tori Dupuis.
Iota Elementary School second graders, from left, Kirsten Ratfcliff, 7, princess, and Christian Beasley, 7, prince, both of Iota, will represent the school in the 2013 Rice Festival Junior King and Queen’s Contest. Kirsten is the daughter of Scott David Ratcliff and Christian is the son of William and Kaye Beasley.
From left, first graders Cohen Herpin, prince, and Elizabeth Hensgens, princess, were selected to represent Redemptorist Catholic School in the 2013 Rice Festival Junior King and Queen’s Contest. Cohen is the son of Jason Herpin and Sadie Maddocks and Elizabeth is the daughter of Charles and Cathy Hensgens.
St. Michael School has chosen first graders, from left, Maria Ladner, princess, and Rusty Fulton, prince, to represent the school in the 2013 Rice Festival Junior King and Queen’s Contest. Maria is the daughter of Victor and Jennifer Ladner and Rusty is the son of Dwayne and Christine Fulton.
St. Michael School has chosen first graders, from left, Maria Ladner, princess, and Rusty Fulton, prince, to represent the school in the 2013 Rice Festival Junior King and Queen’s Contest. Maria is the daughter of Victor and Jennifer Ladner and Rusty is the son of Dwayne and Christine Fulton.
Second graders, from left, Che’Yanna Jennings, princess, and Bryce Cronin, prince, were chosen by North Crowley Elementary to represent the school in the 2013 Junior King and Queen’s Contest set for Friday, Oct. 18 during the International Rice Festival. Che’Yanna is the daughter of Chevanna Jennings and Bryce is the son of Anderson and Madeline Cronin.
Chosen as St. Francis School’s representatives in the 2013 Junior King and Queen’s Contest were, from left, second graders Ava Hebert, princess, and Christian Leonards, prince. Ava is the daughter of Brett and Katie Hebert and Christian is the son of Bryan and Nancy Leonards. The contest is set for Friday, Oct. 18 during the International Rice Festival..
From left, first grader Nathan Lavergne, prince, and second grader Haley Rivette, princess, were chosen as Mire Elementary School’s representatives into the 2013 Junior King and Queen’s Contest, set for Friday, Oct. 18 during the International Rice Festival. Nathan is the son of Nathan Lavergne and Brandy LeBlanc, and Haley is the daughter of David and Lisa Rivette.
Estherwood Elementary has chosen second graders, from left, Tallon Gamez, prince, and Elizabeth Patti, princess, to represent the school in the International Rice Festival 2013 Junior King and Queen’s Contest, set for Friday, Oct. 18. Tallon is the son of Nika and Anthony Gamez, and Elizabeth is the daughter of Amy and Christopher Patti.
Mermentau Elementary School has chosen, from left, Gracie Miller, 7, princess, and Andrew Martin, 6, prince, to compete in the 2013 International Rice Festival Junior King and Queen’s Contest, set for Friday, Oct. 18. Gracie, a second grader, is the daughter of Mandi and Brian Miller; and Andrew, a first grader, is the son of Millie and Chuck Martin.

Seventeen elementary school princes and 17 elementary school princesses have been chosen to compete in the 77th International Rice Festival Junior King and Queen's Contest.

The contest will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 18, on the festival's main stage.

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