Alverno Junior is Named Queen of the Doo Dah Parade

2001 DooDah Queen Rosalind Schoen of Alverno High School. Photo courtesy of Alverno High School

Alverno High School junior Rosalind Schoen has been named 2011 Queen of the Doo Dah Parade, that funky, funny alternative to the Rose Parade. She’ll preside over the 34th “occasional” annual event at its April 30 march down Colorado Boulevard in East Pasadena.

Rosalind beat out dozens of other aspirants with her transformation into the red-caped wonderwoman “Red Rosie.”

Alverno Head of School Ann Gillick congratulated Rosie on her achievement. “Our mission is to empower each young woman to be exactly the person she wants to be,” says Gillick. “And we’re glad that the person Rosie wants to be is a beautiful young woman with a great sense of humor.”

“The Doo Dah community is full of artists,” says Rosie. “They’ve been really supportive and I love getting to meet so many exciting people.”

Rosie’s been having an excellent junior year at Alverno. “First I got a big part in the fall play, then I’m crowned Doo Dah Queen, and today I’m a Party Chair at the nominating convention, something I’ve wanted to do since freshman year,” she says, rushing off to the next episode in the school-wide leadership event where next year’s student leaders vie for nomination.

To see Red Rosie reign, don’t miss the Doo Dah Parade on April 30 at 11 am. The parade starts at Colorado Bl and Vinedo, and then heads west to Altadena Dr., makes a U-turn and goes back, makes another U-turn . . . in other words, not your ordinary parade at all!