Les Schwab let Hi-Yu store the float overnight in their building before the West Seattle Summer Fest this morning. Thanks Les Schwab for the help, we appreciate all the assistance you have given us!
We have some items left over from our Auction/Tea/Coronation that are for sale. Contact us via email or Facebook if you are interested.
On Sunday May 31st, Hi-Yu named the 2015 Senior Court Queen Kelly Crum! The coronation was preceded by the annual auction and spring tea, led by emcee April Davis. The 2014 Senior Court, Queen Lorelei McFadden, Princess Nina Marie Coluccio, and Prince Hang Tao gave their farewell speeches and then crowned the new Queen Kelly with the help of 2014-15 Miss Seafair Jasmine Goodwin.
Queen Kelly with her Junior Court: Princess Audrey, Queen Emily, and Princess Emma
West Seattle Hi-Yu cordially invites you to the 2015 White Rose Reception. This event is a celebration of past and present Hi-Yu Royalty. All are invited; festivities will begin at 7pm on Monday, June 29, 2015 at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church Hall, 3050 California Ave. SW.
Come and share your Hi-Yu memories or learn about our community festival. Past royalty are encouraged to wear their crowns and bring their memory books.
Scholarship applications for the West Seattle Hi-Yu Senior court will be accepted until March 31st.
West Seattle Hi-Yu Scholarship Program Apply NOW!
Deadline extended to March 31, 2015 for the West Seattle Hi-Yu Scholarships.
Open to both male and female High School seniors or graduates who live in West Seattle, between age 17-22. First place $1500. Second and third $1000. Each. Additional $500. for the 2016 Miss West Seattle Seafair rep.
Download Application at:
The 2015 Scholarship application for West Seattle Hi-Yu is now available. The application may be printed out to be submitted by the Feb. 23, 2015 deadline.
Interviews and application review will be on Monday March 2, 2015 at the Admiral Congregational Church 4320 SW Hill Street between 3:00 and 6:30 with the candidates introduced at the West Seattle Hi-Yu meeting at 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
Joanne Murray, 2015 West Seattle Hi-Yu candidate coordinator
Please pass on the information to students you know who would qualify for the scholarships.
Please note, our monthly meeting location has changed. We are now meeting at the Admiral Congregational Church at 7 pm on the first Monday of each month.
Please join us for our next meeting on November 3rd.
Applications for the 2015 Junior Court are now available!
Admiral Congregational Church: 4320 SW Hill St.
West Seattle Hi-Yu had a very successful summer festival and busy July with several appearances and parades, including our award-winning presentation in the Seafair Torchlight Parade on July 26th. Currently we’re in the process of wrapping things up for this season with two more parades: Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival on Sept 6th and Issaquah Salmon Days on Oct. 4th. We’re also wrapping up the business year, which ends on Sept. 30th.
We need new volunteers and members going into 2014-15, with elections for new board members at the General Meeting Sept. 8th.
If you would like to be a part of West Seattle’s community festival please come to that meeting, or contact Kristin Botuchis at botuchis@Comcast.net if you are willing to participate as a board member or other volunteer position:
Monday, Sept. 8th, 7pm
St. John meeting room
Corner of 42nd and Hanford St.
Park in the West Seattle High School parking lot and follow the signs up the stairs at the south end of the lot.
Photo from the Seafair Torchlight Parade:
Introducing the West Seattle Hi-Yu Senior Court. These young people will be representing West Seattle to the greater Seattle community throughout the summer at a variety of parades and events including the Seafair Pirates' Landing on Alki , The Burien Parade , the Junction Street Fair , the West Seattle Grand Parade and the Seafair Torchlight Parade . Visit us and buy a button (still only $1) to support the scholarship program and West Seattle Float.
Queen Lorelei McFadden (17) was sponsored by the West Seattle Eagles Club. She is a 2014 top-ten honor graduate of The Arts and Academic Academy on the Evergreen Campus where she was in the Art Club and President of the Drama Club. She will be attending the University of Washington in the fall pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Bio-Medical Engineering. She is the treasurer of her 4-H Club, where she fits and shows poultry in local fairs. You might see her in the King County or Puyallup Fair this fall. She also volunteers at the Fauntleroy Children’s Center.
Princess Nina Marie Coluccio (20) was sponsored by the West Seattle Rotary Club. She is a 2013 graduate of The Arts and Academic Academy on the Evergreen Campus. She is currently a student at South Seattle College working toward her Associate of Arts degree in Psychology. She hopes to transfer to Hawaii Pacific University to fulfill her Bachelor of Arts and Mater’s degrees in Psychology and ultimately become a child psychologist. She is also a full-time nanny. Her interests include team soccer and competitive diving.
Prince Hang Thao (18) was sponsored by the West Seattle Kiwanis Club. He is a 2014 top-ten honor graduate of The Arts and Academic Academy on the Evergreen Campus where he was on the wrestling team and in the break dance club. He will be attending the University of Washington in the fall. He is interested in international business and dance. Hang works for his family’s business, “I’s Farm”; you might find him at local farmers’ markets, especially the Burien Market on Thursdays. His other interests include boxing and game development.
Photo courtesy of Joanne Murray