THE PEAR FAIR ROYAL COURT IS A TIME-HONORED DELTA TRADITION OF SCHOLARSHIP AND COMMUNITY SERVICE. WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE REPRESENTATION OF OUR ROYAL COURT EACH YEAR AND LOOK FORWARD TO SUPPORTING FUTURE DELTA YOUTH IN THEIR PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL ASPIRATIONS.
Meet our 2023 Royal Court Candidates:
My name is Emily Stump. I am 17 years old and born and raised in Courtland California. I will be a senior at Delta High School this fall. This last year I served as the Delta FFA Chapter Vice President and as Delta High’s Leos Club secretary. I love to play volleyball, basketball and show livestock through FFA. I also volunteer at Project Ride and the Nonie Wezel Courtland library. My future plans are to attend a 4 year University and major in animal science. If granted the opportunity to be pear fair queen, it would be my honor to give back and serve a community that has given me so much.
My name is Arabella Swenson but I am endearingly called Bella by friends and family. I live in Clarksburg and I will be a Senior at Visions in Education this year. I have lived in the beautiful Delta for most of my life. In my free time, I work as a lifeguard and play piano. When I’m not working I take care of my goats, chickens, and my extremely hyper border collie, named Harper. I am extremely passionate about becoming a veterinarian and I hope to attend either Cal Poly or UC Davis after graduation. I have been participating in parts of the Pear Fair for years and it’s an absolute honor to be able to run for royal court this year.
Hello, my name is Francesca Varner. I’m currently a senior at Delta High School and I absolutely love the tight-knit community here. I’ve been involved with this little town ever since I moved here from New York. One of my passions is playing volleyball, and I proudly represent my high school as a member of the Varsity Volleyball team. Besides school and sports, I also have a job at the West Sacramento Recreation Center, where I’ve been working for the past two years. Looking ahead, my ultimate goal is to work in healthcare. I have my sights set on earning a doctorate degree and becoming an optometrist. I’m truly passionate about helping others with their vision and overall eye health. It’s an exciting journey that I’m determined to accomplish.
Julia Moreno is seventeen years old and a student at Mcclatchy High School. She has an interest in performing arts and is the VAPA representative for the theater class of 2024, at her school. She will even be the student director at her school’s spring musical this year.
My name is Madeleine Viramontes, I attend delta high school and will be a senior this upcoming year. I play Varsity volleyball, am president of the Leo’s club, and a member of my classes board. I plan to attend a four year college and then go to medical school afterwards.
My name is Mia Calderon, I will be a senior at Delta High School. This will be my fourth and last year as a Delta cheerleader. In my spare time I enjoy reading and spending time with my family.
Jaden Vasquez Williams
My name is Jaden Vasquez Williams. I attend Pleasant Grove high school in Elk Grove. I am both on the track and football team at Pleasant Grove and looking forward to the upcoming seasons. I plan to pursue a degree in engineering. My mom grew up in Courtland, and my grandparents worked on delta farms, the longest being Chan farms for over 2 decades. I have been learning so much about the Pear Fair and would love to be an ambassador for the fair as the Pear King. It would be a great honor, and I am grateful for this opportunity!
My name is Finn Danila, I am an incoming senior at delta high school. I am a part of deltas football baseball and basketball teams as well as a member of the Delta FFA. I plan on attending a four year university to study plant science.
Meet our 2022 Royal Court:
Emma Serpa, Queen
Hello, my name is Emma Serpa and I’m a recent graduate of Delta High School. Most of my time at Delta was spent on the basketball court or in my FFA jacket. One of my favorite hobbies growing up and in high school was raising market and breeding hogs. This fall I will be starting a new chapter at the University of California San Diego and majoring in speculative design. It’s bitter-sweet moving away from our tight-knit community but I’ll look forward to future Pear Fairs and seeing everyone together in one place!
Tyler Stump, King
My name is Tyler Stump. This fall I will be attending CalPoly Slo where I will be majoring in construction management. After I graduate I hope to be able to one day become a General Contractor. I am grateful for this opportunity to represent our amazing community and be involved with the incredible Pear Fair.
Meet our 2019 Pear Fair Royal Court:
Mary Carli, 2019 Pear Fair Queen
My name is Mary Carli. This fall I will be going into my senior year at Delta High School. I am currently serving as a Delta FFA Chapter Officer as well as a Yolo Section FFA Officer. During high school, I have raised lambs and goats for FFA at the Sacramento County Fair and Yolo County Fair, have been a Delta Cheerleader, and have been incredibly involved in my schoolwork. I hope to attend UC Davis to major in Animal Science to become a veterinarian after my senior year. I would be honored to potentially represent our community as Pear Fair Queen this upcoming year.
Kyle Allen, 2019 Pear Fair King
My name is Kyle Allen and i am a Senior in high school. One of my main hobbies is watching movies. I love to sit and watch a good movie. I am very involved in sports, primarily volleyball though. The reason why I wanted to run for pear king is honestly because I wanted to become more involved with the community and the people in it. I see this as a great opportunity to get to know more people, and it also looks good for colleges and scholarships.
Meet our 2018 Pear Fair Royal Court:
Gina Laurenzi, 2018 Pear Fair Queen
My name is Gina Laurenzi and I have had the honor of serving as the 2018 Pear Fair Queen. This upcoming fall I plan on attending Sacramento City College and competing on the track and field team. After completing my general education I plan on transferring to Chico State University majoring in Child Development and minoring in Agriculture Education. This past year has been full of opportunities, and memories being the 2018 Pear Fair Queen.
Adam Jimenez, 2018 Pear Fair King
My name is Adam Jimenez and I am currently the 2018 Pear Fair King. This upcoming fall I plan on attending Fresno State University majoring in Ag Business. With this degree my overall goal is to become an agricultural entrepreneur. I have enjoyed this past year being able to represent the agricultural industry throughout the delta, and hope to continue to have an impact on my community.
Meet our 2017 Pear Fair Royal Court:
Lauren Christie, 2017 Pear Fair Queen
My name is Lauren Christie. This fall I will be attending UC Davis where I will be majoring in Human Development. After graduating from UC Davis I hope to continue my education to purse a career as a nurse practitioner. Throughout my time at Delta High School I was active in FFA, Student Government, Athletics, Drama Club and various other community organizations. The Pear Fair has been the highlight of my summer since my days as a Pear Blossom. As a sixth generation pear grower, I have been honored to represent this amazing community and industry as the 2017 Pear Fair Queen.
Raya-Sunshine Hibbard, 2017 Pear Fair Princess
My name is Raya-Sunshine Hibbard and I am 17 years old. This incoming fall I will be attending Delta high School as a senior. Within my three years a Delta I have participated in sports as well as FFA. I have played soccer, ran cross country, and cheered. In FFA I served as a chair for the can food collection, participated in the farm power team, as well as raising three pigs and one rabbit. In my outside activities, I enjoy to dance which has led me to the opportunity to teach dance as well. Also in my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends along with going to the beach. In the future, I plan on attending a four-year university majoring in education as well as special education. Within the past and present my family has helped with the Pear Fair for a few years, and with the opportunity to serve as you Pear Fair queen I would love to serve and give back to the community that has given me many opportunities.
Nick Barnett, 2017 Pear Fair King
Hi my name is Nick Barnett and I’m at 17 years old. I graduated back in May and plan to go play baseball at Sierra College. I currently work at Vierra Farms where I sell produce at farmer’s markets all around Sacramento. I enjoy playing baseball, basketball, and football and going camping with my family at Dillon’s beach. I’d love to get to know all of you at the Pear Fair so feel free to come up and say hi!
Meet our 2016 Pear Fair Royal Court:
Emma Kirchhoff, 2016 Pear Fair Queen
My name is Emma Kirchhoff, and I am your 2016 Pear Fair Queen! I will be attending Chico State University in the fall in pursuit of a degree in Agriculture Education. I enjoy reading, writing, and playing volleyball, and will be turning 18 this July. I have grown up on the Delta and have been incredibly honored to serve as Pear Fair Queen this year! I am incredibly excited to take what I’ve learned about agriculture here and apply it in my future classroom!
Tabitha Doherty, 2016 Pear Fair Princess
My name is Tabitha Doherty and I have recently had the pleasure of serving as one of the 2016-2017 Pear Fair Princesses. This coming fall I will be attending University of California, Berkeley where I will be double majoring in Political Science and Journalism. I enjoyed playing volleyball in high school and hope to carry this over to my next four years at Berkeley and play on an intramural team! I plan on continuing to be active in my education through joining multiple clubs and becoming as involved on campus as possible. This past year has been an incredible experience, and I am excited to share what I have learned with people from all over the world!
Madison Allen, 2016 Pear Fair Princess
My name is Madison Allen and I am 18 years old. Recently I graduated from Delta High School, where I participated in volleyball, basketball, drama, and the FFA program. Through the FFA program, as well as the Clarksburg 4-H club, I’ve raised market lambs, both dairy and meat goats, and multiple market rabbits. I enjoy many things like spending time with family, friends, and animals. I also spend time hunting, fishing, baking, and drawing. This fall I will begin my attendance at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a major in animal science. Growing up in the Delta has made me appreciate the surrounding agriculture and especially the pear industry. It has fulfilled one of my childhood aspirations to represent my community as one of the Pear Fair Princesses and serve alongside this year’s wonderful royal court.
Meet our 2015 Pear Fair Queens:
My name is LeeAnn Matthews and I am 17 years old. This upcoming fall I will be a senior at Delta High School. I am very involved in the FFA, student council, drama, and cheer. I will be cheerleading for three years now and participating in drama for two years. I have served as the FFA chapter secretary and historian, and also as class president. In the future I plan on attending a four year university majoring in equine therapy. I enjoy riding horses, sewing, raising lambs, rabbits, and hogs. If granted the opportunity to be Pear Fair Queen, it would be my honor to give back and serve a community that has given me so much.
Renee Van Andel
My name is Renee Van Andel and I am 16 years old. I attend Delta High School, where this fall I will be entering my senior year. At Delta, I have been involved in track, cheer, student council, and the Future Farmers of America. This past year, I served as the FFA chapter historian, and this year I will serve as the FFA chapter president. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my friends, family, and pets. I also enjoy cooking and baking, raising lambs for the fair, being outdoors, exercising, reading, and travelling with my family. After high school, I plan to attend a four year university and major in business marketing or communications. I love the Delta atmosphere, and have lived here nearly my entire life. For as long as I can remember, I have been involved in and surrounded by aspects of the pear industry, and I would feel honored to represent my community as the Pear Fair Queen.
Meet our 2014 Pear Fair Queens:
My name is Anne Christie and I am a 2014 Pear Fair Queen. Being a Pear Fair Queen has been a wonderful experience that has given me many great memories. I have thoroughly enjoyed going to events and talking to people about the Pear Fair. I am a recent graduate of Delta High School, where I was involved in cheerleading, soccer, FFA, and student council. This fall, I will be attending the University of California: Los Angeles where I will study business economics.
My name is Emma Lara and I am one of the 2014 Pear Fair Queens. This opportunity has been exciting, fun and an experience of a life time. Next year I plan on attending Nevada State University, Reno. I will be majoring in animal science and education. Afterwards I plan to come back to the Delta and teach Agriculture classes. I have loved growing up in this area and I can not wait for what my future holds!