Here at Union Street Players, Pella’s award-winning community theatre, we’ve long known that being involved in theatre helps develop kids into confident, expressive, well-rounded individuals. So, it comes as no surprise that we have five USP alumni nominated for the 2016 Tulip court! We encourage everyone to support these amazing young ladies in their bid to represent our community at next year’s Tulip Time.

USP Alumni nominated are (in alphabetical order):

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Maria Bandstra (Bye Bye Birdie 2013)

 

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Camille Henry (Little House at Plum Creek 2009; Annie 2010; A Tinkerman Christmas Eve 2011)

 

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Mariah Kooyman (Fiddler on the Roof 1998; A Christmas Carol 2004; Yes Virginia There is a Santa Claus 2005; The Christmas Post 2006; Charlotte’s Web 2010; Annie 2010; Once Upon a Mattress 2011; Jungle Book 2012; Bye Bye Birdie 2013)

 

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Elyse Parisee (The Sound of Music 2009; Little House Christmas at Plum Creek 2009; Annie 2010; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe 2015)

 

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Sarah Peterson (Letters from Pella 2009; Little House Christmas at Plum Creek  2009; Charlotte’s Web 2010; Annie 2010; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 2012; Bye Bye Birdie 2013; Best Christmas Pageant Ever 2013)

 

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Rebekah Wilborn (Best Christmas Pageant Ever 2001; A Christmas Carol 2004; Yes Virginia There is a Santa Claus 2005)

 

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Kara Zondervan (Bye Bye Birdie 2013)

 

Residents living in the Pella Community School District who are at least 17 years old may select their top three candidates from the 19 ladies nominated. They can drop their ballots off at the Pella Hy-Vee, Fareway, Pella Historical Society, and Marion County Bank by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20th. Official ballots are included in this week’s local newspapers, and no photocopies or handwritten ballots will be permitted.

Once the votes have been tallied and the twelve finalists are selected, the 2016 Tulip Time Royal Court will be chosen by a panel of judges on Saturday, November 14th at 7 p.m. in the Pella High School Auditorium.

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  1. What a nice posting. Yes, USP is a wonderful organization with great programs for young people. We are so fortunate to have USP in Pella!

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