17-year-old chosen queen for 2016 Rose Parade
Oct. 23, 2015
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The queen for next year's Rose Parade has been crowned.
The Tournament of Roses on Thursday named 17-year-old Erika Karen Winter to rule January's famous New Year's Day parade in Pasadena.
She's the 98th Rose Queen and was chosen in a monthlong process. Six Rose Princesses were also chosen.
Erika lives in Pasadena. She's a senior at Flintridge Preparatory School in La Canada Flintridge.