NH State Society Seeks 2008 Cherry Blossom Princess

Young lady to represent Granite State in Washington during the Cherry Blossom Festival

WASHINGTON – The New Hampshire State Society (NHSS) is seeking a young lady to represent New Hampshire at the 96th Annual National Cherry Blossom Festival during the week of April 6 – 12, 2008 in Washington, D.C.

Each year, young women from across the country represent their states and territoriesduring a week of education, leadership, and cultural activities which include a Congressional reception, a grand ball, and visits to foreign embassies. The week-long festival culminates with the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade. One princess will be chosen by a spin of the wheel to become Cherry Blossom Queen, representing the United States in Japan later this spring.

Representing New Hampshire as the 2007 Cherry Blossom Princess was not only a great honor, but also anunforgettable experience,” said Crystal Dollins of Bedford. “I was able to meet so many successful young women from all over the country and abroad while exploring our nation’s capital together. The best part of the Cherry Blossom program was experience of educating others about New Hampshire , while making new friends from around the world.”

Women interested in serving as the Granite State’s 2008 Cherry Blossom Princess must be single, between the ages of 19 and 24, and a high school graduate. Along with a completed application and a phone or in-person interview, candidates must submit two short essays about why they want to represent New Hampshire at the Cherry Blossom Festival and what they believe makes New Hampshire unique. Candidates must be available for all scheduled activities during the 2008 Festival and are responsible for their own room and board while in Washington. The NHSS will cover all entry and gift fees.

Applications and essays must be submitted to the NHSS by Friday, January 18, 2008. For an application or for more information, please contact Stephanie DuBois, Secretary of the New Hampshire State Society, at (603) 858-3231 or nhstatesociety@hotmail.com.

The New Hampshire State Society is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that serves as a focal point of activity for persons with a New Hampshire background in theWashington, D.C. metro area. The NHSS also manages an Educational Opportunity Fund that provides stipends to New Hampshire students that have obtained internships in the D.C. area. For more information about the New Hampshire State Society, please visit .