Retiring Royalty Info

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Queen Silver Star the 58th

Angitha Mriduraj

I would like to start off by thanking all the people that have supported me through this journey, through every up and down. Thank you to my family who was understanding of my busy schedule and always gave me that extra push to persevere, no matter how overwhelming it got—not to mention the number of times you reminded me of an event that may have slipped my mind. Thank you to my beautiful friends, I could not be more thankful to know that no matter what happens, I will always have someone to turn to, whether that be for proof-reading my essays or helping me smile after a rough day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Without the support of my family, friends and the Queen SilverStar committee I would have never reached where I am today. Because of this program, I have been given numerous opportunities; the greatest being, the chance to represent Vernon as an ambassador around the province. It truly has been an honour. It has been such a unique experience; after all, it is not everyday one gets to dance the night away with a crown and sash! This year as a candidate, and as well as Queen has whipped by so fast. I cannot thank the city of Vernon enough for supporting this wonderful program. To my successor, you better strap in and get ready for a wild ride, because the coming year will hold many surprises—but, never forget what you put into this opportunity, is exactly what you will get out of it. So do not shy away from anything and run full speed ahead, because just like it was for me, this year will be over before you know it. Always hold your chin up high and enjoy every moment to the fullest.

With that I am and forever Queen SilverStar the 58th, Angitha Mriduraj

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Princess Silver Star the 58th

Mackenzie Kuziw

Honestly being royalty is hard, stressful, even painful sometimes walking in heels. Trust me after being in heels all day then dancing in them all night it starts to get painful, people always say “beauty is pain”. As a candidate we learned so much I’m extremely happy I had the opportunity to be a candidate in the Queen Silver Star Excellence Program. To be crowned was an extraordinary moment in my life I will never forget even though it can be tough at times I never wish that I wasn’t crowned because it has made me stronger as a young lady and an individual. Being princess SilverStar the 58th was an honour and a blessing. One of my titles that isn’t used as often is Miss Congeniality, that is what made me proud that I could go into this program and gain memories and friends throughout this journey. This program has allowed me to become friends with Tiana Ferlizza (Summerland princess) and Izzy Impey (Miss Trail) who are now some of my best friends. Without the help of my friends, family, committee, my sponsor SilverStar Rotary Club and several other people I would not be where I am today with out them. They’ve been my biggest supporters, number one fans they all have been my family for this past year as a candidate and royalty. I couldn’t do it without you so thank you from the bottom of my heart and I love you all. Everyone knows I love to spread love I’m so thankful I have had the chance to spread love all over British Columbia for Vernon. Even though I pass my crown on in February, I will continue to be grateful for the opportunities I’ve had. I am and forever will be Princess SilverStar the 58th and Miss Congeniality.