Fiestas de Taos

Royal Court

¡QUE VIVAN LA REINA Y SUS PRINCESAS!

2016

Reina Marissa Josette Vigil

Marissa is 17 years old and will be a 2017 Taos High School Graduate. She is engaged in both advanced placement classes as well as the University of New Mexico- Taos dual credit classes. She is a member of the Tiger Classics Drill Team and the Taos Lady Tiger Track Team. Marissa also participates in Mariachi Los Tigritos Dos where she plays the violin and performs the traditional New Mexico Spanish Colonial Dances.

She is a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish and serves as a lector of the scriptures and assists in the cleaning and preparing for mass as a Mayordoma.

Marissa enjoys learning different styles of dance, playing the violin, and singing. She likes reading, running, and spending time with her family.

Her plans are to attend the University of New Mexico to pursue a career in the study of biology and medicine. Her goal is to become a Pediatrician.

She is the daughter of Marla Vigil of Arroyo Hondo. Her Maternal grandparents are Nadine and Jesus “Rick” Vigil.

 

Princesa Julia Ann Johnson- Jaramillo

Julia is 17 years old and will be a 2017 Taos High School graduate. She is an honors student and is engaged in advanced placement classes. She is a member of Mariachi El Tigre and Taos High Varsity Singers. She participated in the winning eCybermission Team called the Crabyotics in 2014 that attended the White House Science Fair in Washington D.C.

She is an active member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, where she is involved in the Saint Michael Youth and Core Groups. She is a Confirmation Group Retreat Speaker as well as an alter server. Julia enjoys singing different styles of music from Country to Mariachi, playing the violin, and writing poetry.

Her plans are to attend the University of New Mexico to pursue a career in medicine. Her goals are to become a Pediatric and family practice Nurse Practitioner.

She is the daughter of Gabrielita Jaramillo of Taos and the Late William Johnson of Albuquerque. Her Maternal grandparents are Julia Jaramillo and the Late Juan Flores. Her Paternal grandparents are Betty and The Late Jesse Faulkner.

 

Princesa Angelica Estrella Lucero

Angelica is 19 years old and is a 2015 Taos High School graduate where she was engaged in advanced placement classes and was a member of the Honor Roll Society. She was involved in the Don Fernando Yearbook, Ski Club and Computer Animation and Multimedia classes.

She participates in the Xtreme Martial Arts (XMA) and has earned a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo. Angelica enjoys reading and traveling.

Angelica’s passion lied in dancing and coaching the Mini and Youth Mystic Dance team. Furthermore, she was honored to be a participant of the Mystic Dance Studio representing the First Place winners in the Hip- Hop category in 2015 at the Show Stoppers National Dance Competition in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Currently she is attending the University of New Mexico-Taos and will be continuing her education in Albuquerque to pursue a career in the scientific study of the mind and behavior. Her goal is to become a Psychologist.

She is the daughter of Maria Lucero-Ospino and Aldo Ospino of Taos. Her Maternal grandparents are Benita and James Lucero.

 

Princesa Justine Jessica Sandoval

Justine is 19 years old and is a 2015 Taos High School Graduate where she participated in the Taos Tiger Varsity Swimming Club, coached youth swimming, and was a lifeguard for the Taos Youth and Family Center for 3 years. She is also an active member of the Lucky 7’s 4-H Club, where she raises livestock and participates in various shooting sports.

She is very involved in the Saint Michaels Youth and Core Groups as well as the Retreat Team. She taught preschool to middle school aged youth in Summer Vacation Bible Camp at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish for 4 summers. Furthermore, she has volunteered in the Gallup Sisters of Charity soup kitchen and packaged boxes of goods in the Atlanta Food Bank.

Justine enjoys knitting as well as loves spending time outdoors raising her livestock, fishing, and practicing her shooting skills with her friends and fellow 4-H members.

Currently she is attending the University of New Mexico-Taos pursuing a career in the study of Agriculture and Extension Education. Her goals is to become an Agricultural Science Teacher.

She is the daughter of Katrina Chavez- Martinez and Matthew Martinez of Taos and Manuel Sandoval of Taos. Her Maternal grandparents are Dolores and Tino Chavez. Her Paternal grandparents are Rose Mares and Henry Sandoval.

 

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