Dover Woman Named NH 2008 Cherry Blossom Princess

WASHINGTON – The New Hampshire State Society (NHSS) today announced that Meghan Glynn of Dover represented New Hampshire at the 96thAnnual National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.

Glynn, 21, said, “ I am honored to be representing New Hampshire in this year’s Cherry Blossom Festival. I am a lifelong resident of this state and I am so thrilled to have an opportunity to express my NH pride! The Festival presents such a tremendous opportunity for cultural interaction and exchange and I know that I will comeback home with not only new friends from all over the country and the world, but also greatly broadened horizons. Many thanks to Senator Sununu’s office and the New Hampshire State Society for giving me this wonderful opportunity, and most importantly, to my parents, brothers and friends for their never-ending love and support.”

Meghan Glynn is currently a senior at the University of New Hampshire and will graduate this May with a degree in history. She is an honors student and Governor’s Success Scholar and has filled various leadership roles within the history department. A lifelong resident of Dover, Meghan is the daughter of James and Paula (Anderson) Glynn, and the sister of Jim, Chris, and Peter Glynn. Meghan enjoys reading and music of all kinds.

Last year, Meghan interned in Senator John Sununu’s Washington office. Senator Sununu escorted Meghan to the Princess Congressional receptionlast week.

The 2008 National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the 96th anniversary of the City of Tokyo’s gift of 3,000 cherry trees to the people of Washington, D.C., and serves as an enduring symbol of friendship between Japan and the United States.

During the festival, Glynn and the other princesses participated in educational, leadership, and cultural activities that nurture international relationships and cultural exchanges. At the conclusion of the festival, one of the princesses was selected as the U.S. Cherry Blossom Queen at the Grand Ball by the spin of a wheel.

The United States Cherry Blossom Princess program is sponsored by the National Conference of State Societies along with individual state societies that select young women based on their leadership, academic achievements, and their interests in community and international affairs.

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 the Washington, D.C. metroarea. 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