Apple Blossom queen candidates, from left,  Emily Bramanti, Erin Underhill, Olivia Hillman, Elizabeth Arnold, Emily Doolan, Brianna Langlois, Taylor Pacifico, Hannah Keefe, Prachi Jhawar and Medha Palnati.

Apple Blossom Queen Candidates: How They’re Chosen

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Apple Blossom queen candidates, from left, Emily Bramanti, Erin Underhill, Olivia Hillman, Elizabeth Arnold, Emily Doolan, Brianna Langlois, Taylor Pacifico, Hannah Keefe, Prachi Jhawar and Medha Palnati.

Apple Blossom queen candidates, from left, Emily Bramanti, Erin Underhill, Olivia Hillman, Elizabeth Arnold, Emily Doolin, Brianna Langlois, Taylor Pacifico, Hannah Keefe, Prachi Jhawar and Medha Palnati.

Ten high school seniors have been nominated to be queen of the 2018 Apple Blossom Festival. The crowning will take place on Saturday, May 12 at the Abbot School, immediately after the parade ends.

The candidates are: Emily Bramanti, Erin Underhill, Olivia Hillman, Elizabeth Arnold, Emily Doolin, Brianna Langlois, Taylor Pacifico, Hannah Keefe, Prachi Jhawar and Medha Palnati.

Candidates are nominated by staff members at Westford Academy who follow guidelines provided by the Westford Kiwanis: “(1) a nominee must be a senior girl, (2) she should demonstrate a commitment of service to others, (3) she should be a good citizen and (4) she should be a positive influence on others.”

Members of an Apple Blossom Queen Committee interviews each nominee and bases its choice of queen on her service to others and leadership qualities, according to the Westford Kiwanis website.