Cherry Blossom Coronation
We stopped by the Renaissance in Penn Quarter for the annual Cherry Blossom princess coronation put on by the National Conference of State Societies.
We snapped DC Cherry Blossom Princess Victoria Hartmann with her family, the US Navy’s Kathryn Hartmann, Dr. Anthony Hartmann, ER doc Lynn Hartmann, and TFA’s (and Victoria’s fiancé) Blake Bishop.
Foreign Affairs Committee’s Anthony Walden, NCSS Board member Melissa Medina, 2012 Vermont Princess Hillary Laggis, Castle Harlan’s Will Whiston, and 2012 Illinois Princess Brendan Thompson. The large gala showcased the Cherry Blossom Princesses from 50 states and DC.
Financial advisor Mark Allen joins Treasury’s Nyna Allen, NJ student Zachary Dees, Arkansas Cherry Blossom Princess Imani Braxton-Allen, and BEST CEO Carmen Braxton.
FiveStreet’s Craig Simoneau, Embassy of Japan’s Princess Sunny Nishimoto, volunteer Emily Gumbulevich, and New Mexico Cherry Blossom Princess Cathy Xie.
2013 US Cherry Blossom Queen Mary Anne Morgan and 2014 Japan Cherry Blossom Queen Chihiro Konishi. The evening was a celebration of American-Japanese friendship and Cherry Blossom festival partnership.
C. Mallory’s Chris M. Cobbs, Minnesota State Society’s Margaret Skor, Booz Allen’s and Texas State Society’s Jinnyn Jacob, and California State Society’s Lazaro Sandoval.