By Kaylee Bandstraemail@example.com
Senior Tessa Brouwer was selected to represent Pella Christian as she was accepted to be on the 2021 Tulip Court on Saturday, November 14. The four other spots were filled by Pella Community seniors Ashley Hardman, Hannah Tschetter, Olivia DeHaan-Burch, and Alyssa Geetings as queen.
Brouwer was encouraged to try out for the Court by her friends and her experience as a Dutchess. “I absolutely loved being a Dutchess and singing and dancing to Dutch songs with an amazing group of girls. Because of this, I knew I would love to be a part of the Tulip Court,” Brouwer said.
To prepare for the Tulip Queen Announcement Party, Brouwer focused on memorizing her speech a week and half before the celebration. She also had her friends and family ask a variety of questions so she could be prepared for the interviews, a vital part of becoming a Court member.
This year, thirteen, instead of the usual twelve, girls hoped to become a part of the Court that Saturday. Brouwer was elated when she was accepted to be a part of the Court, but she had a heart for the eight girls who did not make the Court. “Every single one of (those girls) were so kind and talented. Any one of those eight ladies could be holding the position I hold now,” a humble Brouwer said. “They were, and still are, all incredible.”
Brouwer is the only Court representative from PC. “I am definitely disappointed that more of my PC friends aren’t on the court with me,” Brouwer said. “but I am so thankful that one of my closest friends, Alyssa (Geetings), is queen.” Brouwer is looking forward to getting to know the other three Court girls, who she does not yet know very well.
Brouwer plans to shine Christ’s light, spread love and kindness, during her time on the Court. Brouwer hopes to be a good representation of “the amazing community of Pella.”