April 11-13, 2013
The Days of ’47 Royalty Pageant
LDS Conference Center Little Theater
60 West North Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah
Produced by the International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers
Royalty photograph courtesy of Charles Uibel, Great Salt Lake Photography.
Royalty members for the 2013 Days of ’47 reign were announced Saturday evening, April 13th. Queen Malissa Richardson hails from South Jordan and is the daughter of Trent and Lorilee Richardson. First Attendant Chelsea Alley is the daughter of John and Cori Alley of Bountiful. Second Attendant, Lizzy Davis, a resident of Salt Lake City, is the daughter of Richard and Wendy Davis. Bios for each Royalty member may be accessed here.
Short bios for all 20 contestants may be accessed by clicking here.
Following intense preparations over three days, the judges’ deliberations produced three lovely and talented women to represent The Days of ’47. Queen Malissa Richardson (center) is a student at Brigham Young University where she plans to earn a Master of Education degree and teach in New Zealand. She as enjoyed piano, ballet, the arts and public speaking. First Attendant Chelsea Alley (left) has been dancing for twenty years and as a student at Brigham Young University, she has performed with and choreographed for the Dance Ensemble. She has an academic scholarship and was a Sterling Scholar in School and Regional Dance. Lizzy Davis, Second Attendant (right), is working toward a Bachelor of Arts Major in music with a double emphasis on piano performance and plans to be a collaborative artist with large ensembles as well as a vocal coach.
Throughout the summer and thanks to assistance from a variety of sponsors, the three women will reign over a variety of events slated this year under the direction of The Days of ’47, Inc. The majority of the organization’s events are free and open to the public. A full schedule can be found at www.daysof47.com.
The Queen and Attendants receive scholarships. The contestants are judged on the basis of poise, appearance, character, community involvement activities, along with leadership and citizenship experience.
One of the year’s highlights for the Royalty members and the entire state is of the oldest parades in the country, The Days of ’47 Inc. KSL 5 Parade, seen by thousands in person and by hundreds of thousands who watch the live broadcast on television or see it streamed over the internet. In 2013, the Parade will be held on Wednesday, July 24th at 9:00 a.m. beginning in downtown Salt Lake City and ending at Liberty Park. The 2013 Royalty will be there too!
The Pageant is produced by the International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Competitors are between the ages of 19 and 25.
The three 2013 Days of ’47 Royalty members will be available for appearances and speaking engagements from June through August. Cathy Ehlert and Judy Binns will act as the 2013 Royalty Advisors. Arrangements for appearances by our Royalty may be made by contacting Ms. Ehlert at 801.274.1224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more click here: International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers.