5 serve as OBF Queen's attendants

Five outstanding Lindsay High School senior girls have been selected to serve as this year's Orange Blossom Festival attendants: Kaitlin Jones, Raquel Serna, Jeanette Leal, Andrea Masiel and Melanie Sholander.

Kaitlin Jones

Kaitlin Naomi Jones is a life long resident of Lindsay. Most people know her as &#8220Kadi.” She is the daughter of Wendell and Diane Jones, has an older brother Noah and her very special grandparent's Tom and Carmel Floriano.

Kadi's big smile, loyalty, love for family, friends and her community are just a few of her many qualities. A senior at Lindsay High School, Kadi is currently ranked fourth in her class.

Taking college prep classes along with summer college classes, she feels up for the challenge of college this fall.

Kadi has not been involved in just one, but multiple clubs all four years at LHS (Key Club, FFA, Drama, Link Crew, Natural Helper and Cardinal Letter Club). She has served in many leadership positions such as a HOBY Youth Leadership representative, and Girls Class representative for the past three years. Kadi is a life time member of the California Scholastic Federation and was the recipient of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Scholarship award.

She has devoted many hours *Catholic Church. She is a lector, youth leader and sings in the choir. Kadi traveled to Mexico with the Baptist Church to help rebuild homes and churches, but most of all to build her relationship with God.

She enjoys catering for Bob's Drive-In, working with children and is a certified lifeguard. Her plans are to attend either Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or San Diego State and major in psychology with a minor in communications.

Raquel Serna

Raquel Adrianna Serna, better known as &#8220Rocky” is the second daughter of Art and Leonor Serna, and sisters Carolina and Artie Serna. She is the granddaughter of Past Honored Person Teresa Serna.

Rocky is a busy and active senior at Lindsay High School. She has served as Vice president her junior and senior year. She has chaired the Adopt-a-star program, serves on the yearbook staff, natural helper, and was trained this year to give HIV/Aids prevention presentations in health classes. She is a life time member of the California Scholastic Federation. Being active in FFA has been a highlight of her four years at LHS. She has excelled in all aspects of her Chapter. She was elected Sectional Officer, President, and has served on all fundraising committees. Rocky's leadership qualities and master skill in showmanship, have given her numerous sheep and hog showmanship awards. last year she exhibited the Supreme Champion hog at the 2006 Tulare County Fair. She is a six year member of the Prairie Center 4-H club and has served in many capacities. Rocky is a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lindsay. She is a Youth group leader and lector. Rocky was selected to travel to Ono City, Japan this past summer as part of Lindsay's youth delegation. She was honored in February as Lindsay's Youth of the Year. Rocky plans to attend Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, majoring in the field of agriculture.

Jeanette Leal

Jeanette Leal is a dedicated student at Lindsay High School. With the guidance and support of her father and two brothers, she has excelled in her studies and is currently ranked #1 in her senior class and maintains a 4.31 GPA. Her generous personality and thoughtfulness towards others has given her the confidence to be the best person she can be. At LHS, Jeanette has been involved in volleyball, Junior Class treasure, ASB vice-president, senior class president, AVID, Link Crew, Mock Trial and Yearbook staff. She is a lifetime member of the California Scholarship Federation. jeanette enjoys the company of her friends and family, brothers Jamie, and Leonel and two sisters, Diania and Alexis. She is very proud of her parents, David and Delfina Leal. They have given her the drive to be successful in life. Jeanette plans to attend either Stanford University or UC Berkeley and major in business.

Andrea Masiel

Andrea Krystal Masiel was born in Lindsay 18 years ago and is following in the footsteps of her parents, Joe and Alba Masiel and will be the next generation to graduate from Lindsay High School. Andrea has two older sisters, Valerie and Adrienna and younger brother JR. Growing up in Lindsay Andrea participated in many athletic sports through the Lindsay Recreation Department. This is where she grew to love cheering for her fellow team mates. With her outgoing personality and spirit to help others it was no surprise that Andrea has been on the LHS Cheerleading squad for four years and has served as Captain her junior and senior year. In 2005 Andrea was chosen MVP Cheerleader and was to be a representative from Lindsay as an All American Cheerleader and perform on New Year's Day at the Orange Bowl halftime show in Miami. When not cheering, Andrea is on the courts as a basketball player and has played four years of softball where she has earned numerous awards. She is also very involved in her church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Andrea plans to attend Fresno State in the fall and aspires to someday be a Pediatrician.

Melanie Sholander

Melanie Rose Sholander has been privileged to grow up surrounded by her families olive and orange groves. She has been able to work along side her parents, Richard and Terese Sholander and learn first hand how important agriculture is to our community. Her sister, Gina and brother, Ricky are also students at LHS. Melanie's love for agriculture found her taking an active part in Lindsay High School's Future Farmers of America Organization…leadership and organization are just a few of Melanie's gifts. She has served as a local officer and has held the position of Vice-President. Along with showing her hogs at the Porterville fair and receiving several awards, including last years Championship Hog. Melanie still finds time to participate in many school activities, volleyball, softball and basketball for four years, (Cardinal Letter Club, Link Crew, Natural Helper for four years and being able to help her peers, Survival Club and Drama. Melanie was honored in the fall to be voted by her peers as LHS Homecoming Queen. She just completed her role as Victoria, the white cat in Lindsay's Theater Production &#8220Cats”. Melanie is active in her church Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she is a Parish council representative, lector, youth group leader and has been a &#8220God's Special Angel” at many recollections. Melanie enjoys her &#8220down time” water skiing, traveling and family camp outs. She plans to attend either Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or U.C. Davis in the fall.

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