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Queen Scheherazade & Court Crowned for 2019 Date Festival

On November 17, 2018 the Riverside County Fairground’s Fullenwider Building was transformed into a scene out of 1,000 Nights. Ten young ladies from across Riverside County competed for the crowns of Queen Scheherazade, Princess Dunyazade and Princess Jasmine. The Queen & her Court will act as goodwill ambassadors for the 2019 Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival, February 15-24, 2019. 

Crowned Queen Scheherazade was Julianna Gaytan. Gaytan attends Desert Mirage High school as a senior, where she’s an accomplished academic, varsity cheer captain and actress with numerous awards.

Christina Marquez, from Cathedral City High School, was crowned Princess Dunyazade. She is a senior and has received several awards and distinctions for community service and academics, including three Golden Lion Awards.

Crowned Princess Jasmine was Zoe Elders, a senior at Shadow Hills High School. Zoe is an honor roll student and executive officer in her high school’s leadership class. She’s also varsity cheer captain and has competed in world cheer championships.

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