2008 Rose Queen, Court Visit Cal Poly Pomona


2008 Rose Queen, Court Visit Cal Poly Pomona
Rose Queen and the Royal Court visited Cal Poly Pomona on Nov. 15.
2008 Rose Queen Dusty Gibbs during a visit to Cal Poly Pomona.
From left, Phillip De Lao, Nathan Sheagley and Joseph Canal perform during the visit by the queen and court.

The 2008 Rose Queen Dusty Gibbs and the six princesses of the Tournament of Roses Royal Court recently visited the Cal Poly Pomona campus.

The 2008 Royal Court learned more about the long-standing Cal Poly Universities Rose Float tradition as well as met Rose Float students, university administrators, faculty and staff.

The Nov. 15 event began with a luncheon at The Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch, where each court member shared her background, personal experience in the selection process and involvement with the Tournament of Roses.

Rose Queen Dusty, 17, attends Arcadia High School.

The 2008 princesses are:

  • Zena Brown, 18, Alverno High School   
  • Chloe Ghoogassian, 17, Pasadena High School   
  • Kelsey MacDougall, 17, La Canada High School   
  • Katie Merrill, 17, Pasadena High School   
  • Courtney Rubin, 17, San Marino High School   
  • Gaelen Stanford-Moore, 17, South Pasadena High School  

The 2008 Cal Poly Universities float, “Guardians of Harmony,” marks the 60th consecutive time students from the Pomona and San Luis Obispo campuses will provide an entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade.