Cloverdale Citrus Fair Queen Scholarship Program
Friday, February 14, 2020, at 7:30 pm in the Main Auditorium
The first Cloverdale Citrus Fair Queen was Mary Bettini, chosen in 1924. She was chosen because she sold the most tickets. Since then, some things have changed. The emphasis of the Citrus Fair Queen Pageant is a scholarship opportunity. The scholarship portion of the pageant has been named the Dorothy Smith Memorial Scholarship, memorializing a past director who spent many hours to make the pageant a beautiful and competitive event.
2020 Queen Contestants
Neidi Calvallo: Neidi is a 17-year old senior at Cloverdale High School who entered the Pageant in order to become more involved in the community. She enjoys volunteering and is active in Key Club. Her favorite subject is math because she loves working with numbers and solving problems. Besides her parents, Jaime Calvallo and Dulce Penaloza, her role model is Key Club Advisor Sue Cummins because she is a strong and independent woman. The best advice she ever received was to never give up on your goals and always keep pushing yourself because one day no one is going to be there to motivate you besides yourself.
Emma Johnson: Emma is a 17-year old senior at Cloverdale High School who has lived in Cloverdale her entire life. Her parents are Julie Johnson and Kieran Buckley. She works at the Downtown Creamery and is an intern at the Citrus Fair. Emma says her best quality is empathy. Besides being Vice President of the Bring Change to Mind Club, an ASB member and student liaison to the Cloverdale City Council, she has volunteered for both the Kaiser Heart Walk and the Alzheimer’s Association. She enjoys reading, swimming, spending time with family and watching tv, as well as photography and writing. She will attend SRJC before transferring to a university to study either Communications or Foreign Affairs.
Jannet Martinez Reyes: Jannet is a 17-year old senior at Cloverdale High School. Her parents are Soleldad and Sebastian Martinez. A Cloverdale native, her favorite pastimes are drawing and playing with her dog. She is currently Vice President of the Interact Club and President of the Bring Change to Mind Club. She is past Vice President of the Junior Student Body and past President of the Gay-Straight Alliance. Jannet is employed as a server at the Downtown Creamery. Her artistic talents include art and drama. She would like to study Theatre Arts at San Francisco State, which she refers to as her dream college.
Alexis Sanchez: Alexis is a 17-year old senior at Cloverdale High School. Her parents are Charles and Reyna Lopez. Born in Ukiah, she moved to Cloverdale four years ago. Currently, she is a cheerleader/song leader and Vice President of Key Club. She enjoys art and dance, both of which have helped her get out of her comfort zone and try new things. Alexis, who says her best quality is her determination, entered the Pageant to overcome her fear of performing alone on stage in front of a crowd. Her grandma is her role model because she has fought against cancer and survived. Alexis plans to study Child Development at SRJC.