April 4, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
Hauser grad selected for 500 Festival princess
Young is a freshman at Ivy Tech Community College and director of the Main Street of Hope.
According to the organizers, the 500 Festival Princess Program has a long history of celebrating Indiana's most civic-minded, academically driven college-aged women. Serving as a 500 Festival Princess provides young women with countless opportunities for leadership, networking, and professional development. 500 Festival Princesses will participate in the program's personal and professional development initiative, which empowers participants to make a profound impact within their community and Indiana.
Each 500 Festival Princess will receive a $1,000 scholarship, made possible in part by the 500 Festival Foundation. 500 Festival Princesses are also provided with once-in-a-life-time experiences, including involvement with the 500 Festival's statewide community outreach programs, volunteering at 500 Festival events and participating in various Indianapolis Motor Speedway functions, including the pre-race ceremonies and Victory Circle celebration for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
"For more than 50 years, the 500 Festival Princess Program has recognized Indiana's brightest college-aged women. The program's new personal and professional development initiative and the scholarships given to each young woman will reinforce its rich history," said Leslie Carter-Prall, 500 Festival board member and princess program committee co-chair. "The 500 Festival is proud to take the lead on investing our time and resources to shape Indiana's next generation of leaders."
The 2016 500 Festival Princesses represent 13 Indiana colleges and universities and 21 cities and towns across the state. With a cumulative GPA of 3.5, this year's 500 Festival Princesses were selected from hundreds of applicants based upon their communication skills, commitment to service, leadership, scholarship, and professionalism.
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