Several young men will take part in the Rose Queen’s Coronation as escorts to the women in the rose queen’s court.

ESCORT TO THE ROSE QUEEN

Tyler Lee Overbeek, son of Dr. Troy Overbeek and Mrs. Brooke Overbeek, of Tyler, attends the University of Oklahoma, where he is majoring in biology and is a member of Phi Gamma Delta.

He is in the Interfraternity Council, Lead Team and is philanthropy chair of his fraternity.

Other family members include Cole Overbeek and Reed Overbeek, brothers.

ESCORT TO DUCHESS OF THE ROSE GROWERS

Jackson Henry Stone, son of Dr. and Mrs. Brian Henry Stone, of Tyler, attends the University of Mississippi, where he is majoring in accounting with a minor in engineering and is a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity.

He also is active in intramural athletics and philanthropic endeavors.

His mother, Barbra Edwards Stone, has served as Attendants Committee co-chairman and Accessories Committee co-chairman.

Other family members include Anna Elizabeth Stone, sister; and William Britton Stone, brother.

ESCORT TO THE ROSE PRINCESS

Sullivan Patrick McCreery, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Keira McCreery, all of Tyler, attends Sewanee: The University of the South, where he is majoring in biology, on the pre-med track.

He is a member of the Sewanee Tigers baseball team. McCreery is also a biology tutor and a member of the Sewanee Health Professions Society.

His younger brother, Brogan Matthew McCreery, is a senior at All Saints Episcopal School in Tyler.

ESCORTS TO LADIES-IN-WAITING

Charles Ross Ainsworth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lewis Ainsworth, of Tyler, attends the University of Texas at Austin, where he is majoring in Plan II and business.

He is in Jefferson Scholars, editor of Joynes Literary Magazine and a middle school small group leader at Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church.

Other family members include Henry Price Ainsworth, brother; and Judge and Mrs. Robert M. Parker, grandparents.

Jared Scott Bradford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Bradford, of Tyler, attends Stephen F. Austin State University, where is majoring in business and is a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity.

He is active in intramural football and was president of his fraternity pledge class.

Other family members include his brother, Logan Bradford.

Collin Scott Braughton, son of Mr. and Mrs Kevin Braughton, of Tyler, attends the University of Arkansas, where he is majoring in agricultural business and is a member of Sigma Nu fraternity.

He participates in intramural sports and volunteers at music festivals.

His mother, Melanie Dell Nichols, has served on several festival committees and his father’s involvement includes being in the Strutters and Order of the Rose.

Other family members who have participated in the festival include Lynda Nichols Evans, aunt, lady-in-waiting; Elizabeth Nichols Boone, aunt, lady-in-waiting; Blakely Elizabeth Braughton, sister, lady-in-waiting; Kristin Anne Braughton, sister, lady-in-waiting; Kaitlyn Elizabeth Boone, cousin, lady-in-waiting; Emily Kay Evans, cousin, 2017 rose queen; Lauren Elizabeth Evans, cousin, lady-in-waiting.

Other family members include Emily Dell Nichols, grandmother; and Carolyn Sue Braughton, grandmother.

Mason Robert Embry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Todd Embry, of Tyler, attends Baylor University, where he is majoring in history and is a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

He is active in intramural basketball, soccer, and is FIJI rush co-chairman.

Embry’s mother, Renna Rhodes Embry, has served on numerous Rose Festival committees including Chaperones, Wardrobe, Accessories and Hospitality. Ella Rose Embry, Mason’s sister, was a junior attendant and trainbearer to the rose queen in 2016.

Embry also has one brother, Dylan Todd Embry.

Haddon Wayne Frederick, son of Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Frederick, of Tyler, attends Texas Christian University, where he is majoring in criminal justice with a minor in philosophy.

He is an active staff member of Frogs First.

His mother, Jamie Hooten Frederick, has served on several Queen’s Coronation committees through the years.

Other family members include Caleb Frederick, brother; and Sarah Frederick, sister.

Harrison Keith Kirkpatrick, son of Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Kirkpatrick, of Tyler, attends Baylor University, where he is majoring in history and minoring in political science and is a member of Phi Gamma Delta.

He is active in his fraternity as rush chairman, plays intramural basketball and volunteers for the USO.

His sister, Megan Kirkpatrick, served as a lady-in-waiting in 2016.

Other family members include his brother, Connor.

Brooks Warner Melton, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Melton, of Tyler, attends Tyler Junior College where he is majoring in mechanical engineering.

He is the president of the TJC Student Senate and Texas Junior College Government Association as well as a Ya-a-te Camp retreat leader.

Michael Sammy Mezayek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Mezayek, of Tyler, attends the University of Texas at Austin and is majoring in economics.

He is active as a senior counselor at Camp Sunshine is in TESPA and is an avid Longhorn football fan.

His mother, Diane Young Mezayek, has served as Kick-Off Party host, wardrobe volunteer and makeup volunteer. His father, Sam M. Mezayek, has served as Kick-Off Party host and parade volunteer, is in the Order of the Rose was a Texas Rose Festival escort in 1986.

Other family members who have participated in the festival include Sandra Kathleen Young Williams, great-aunt who was a lady-in-waiting.

Rhett Fletcher Parker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Weldon Todd Parker, of Tyler, attends Austin Community College, where he is a liberal arts major and is a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

He volunteers with charities through his fraternity, intramural sports and The Worthy Ones, a service organization.

His mother, Lana Roberts Parker, has served as Escort Committee co-chairman, Escort Party co-chairman, floral designer for the Ball and dresser to the rose duchess dresser. His father has been in the Order of the Rose and was the escort to a former rose queen.

Other family members who have participated in the festival include Mason Clyde Parker, brother, escort; and J. Chad Parker, uncle, escort.

Cole Douglas Reed, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Reed, of Tyler, attends the University of Oklahoma, where he is majoring in finance and is a member of Lambda Chi Alpha.

He is active in his fraternity, intramural sports and Crossover Student Ministry.

His mother, Angie Reese Reed, has served as a lady-in-waiting dressing assistant and on the Queen’s Coronation Food Committee.

Other family members include his sister, Carley Reed.

Lewis Bradley Rippy Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Bradley Rippy Sr., of Tyler, attends Texas Tech University, where he is majoring in chemical engineering and is a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

His mother, Jennifer Tefteller Rippy, has served as a lady-in-waiting 1991 and a dresser in previous years. His father, Lewis Bradley Rippy Sr., has served as an escort.

Other family members who have participated in the festival include George William Rippy, brother, scepter bearer to her 2011 Rose Queen Morgan Elizabeth Rippy, his cousin; Sloane Winifred Tefteller, cousin, attendant to the rose queen in 2018; James Reed Rippy, uncle, escort and Order of the Rose president in 2006; Susan Thomas Rippy, aunt, trainbearer to the rose queen in 1970, a lady- in-waiting in 1980 and numerous volunteer roles; Charles Glenn Rippy, uncle, escort; Matthew Allan Tefteller, uncle, escort and Order of the Rose; Marketta Dean Tefteller, grandmother, numerous volunteer roles; and Janet Leggett Rippy, grandmother, numerous volunteer roles.

Charles Glenn Stone III, son of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Glenn Stone Jr., of Tyler, attends the University of Mississippi where he is majoring in mechanical engineering and is a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.

He is in Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, the Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence and on the dean’s honor roll.

His mother, Maureen Moore Stone, has served as Attendants Committee co-chairman and Accessories Committee co-chairman. His father, Charles Glenn Stone Jr., is a member of Order of the Rose.

His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Glenn Stone, of Lake Jackson, and Mrs. Jamie Tate Moore, of Lexington, Mississippi. His siblings are Mary Tate Stone and Hampton Burnett Stone.

Luke Roloff Twaddell, son of Dr. and Mrs. Tim Twaddell, of Tyler, attends Baylor University and is a Science Research Fellow majoring in biochemistry. He is a member of Kappa Omega Tau fraternity.

He is sophomore class vice president, member of the club tennis team and a Pre-Med Ambassador.

DUCHESSES ESCORTS

Andrew Jeffrey Althaus, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey J. Althaus, of Dallas, attends the University of Oklahoma where he is majoring in business/sports marketing and is a member of Lambda Chi fraternity.

He is active in intramural sports, golf, and sports analytics for OU.

His mother, Elizabeth “Lisa” Earl Althaus, served as a lady-in-waiting in 1987.

Other family members who have participated in the festival include Elizabeth Markley Althaus, duchess; Susan Earl Hightower, Amy Earl Dewalch and Hannah Hightower, all ladies-in-waiting; Dr. Truman Markley Earl and Zach Hightower, escorts; Lily Hightower, attendant to the rose queen; Ann Truman Earl and Dr. Gene Markley Earl, volunteers; and Andrew Jeffrey Althaus and Carles Aden Althaus.

Jackson Wyatt Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bage Anderson, of Waco, attends Belmont University in Nashville where he is majoring in music business.

As a guitarist at Belmont, Jackson is active in live performance, music production and recording.

Other family members include Holley Anderson, his sister; and Jerry Don Holley, his grandfather.

Luke David Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Anderson, of Houston, attends the University of Texas at Austin, where he is majoring in sport management and is member of the Texas Rho fraternity.

He is serving as assistant rush chairman of his fraternity, is a golfer and enjoys spending time on Lake Travis.

Other family members include John Austin Anderson and Wells Anderson, his brothers.

Thomas Cooper Bates, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus S. Bates, of Fort Worth, attends Texas Christian University, where he is majoring in communications and is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

Bates enjoys playing intramural football for his fraternity, planning social events for his fraternity and attending football games.

Other family members include Cassidy Elizabeth Bates, his sister.

Jonathan Parker Blackburn, son of Dr. and Mrs. J. Blair Blackburn, of Dallas, attends the University of Arkansas, where he is in the Honors College of Sam Walton School of Business and is a member of Phi Gamma Delta.

Blackburn serves as chairman of FIJI Tailgate Risk Management committees, as an Interfraternity Council delegate and Walton Honors College Peer Mentor. He is in Alpha Lambda Delta National Honors Society for First Year Success, is on the dean’s list and serves as an intern for U.S. Rep. Steve Womack.

His mother, Michelle Hackney Blackburn, has served on the festival’s Wardrobe Committee. Other family members who have participated in the festival include Elizabeth Blair Blackburn, sister, duchess in 2017; Helen Foster Hackney, cousin, lady-in-waiting in 2016; and Frances Marshall Hackney, cousin, lady-in-waiting in 2017.

Rowen Robert Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Douglas Brown, of Dallas, is majoring in economics at Texas A&M University, and is a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

He is a group leader of Big Event at Texas A&M University and is in Economics Club and Young Life.

Family members who have participated in the festival include Charles Douglas Brown, father, escort; Renner Douglas Brown, brother, escort; Dr. Clayton Shirley, great-grandfather, original members of Order of the Rose; Maymerle Shirley Brown, grandmother, 1955 rose queen; Robert Y. Brown, grandfather, 1984 President of Texas Rose Festival Association; Sharon Brown Wynne, aunt, 1990 princess; James Wynne, uncle, 2008 president of the Texas Rose Festival; Robert Y. Brown III, uncle, escort; Michael Hill Brown, uncle, escort; Michael Batsell Shirley, great-uncle, rose queen’s attendant and escort; Madeline Wynne, cousin, attendant and 2015 rose queen; Chet Wynne, cousin, escort.

Holden Woodley Burrow Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Holden Woodley Burrow, of Houston, attends Duke University, where he is majoring in mechanical engineering and is in Sigma Phi Epsilon and serves as vice president of Brotherhood Programming.

He also is a member of Duke Engineers for International Development.

John Boyd Butler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Butler, of Houston, attends the University of Oklahoma, where he is majoring in business and is a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

Butler is an avid golfer and enjoys coordinating social activities for his fraternity. He has interned for a real estate developer and plans to pursue a career in commercial real estate.

Family members who have participated in the festival include Gracie Wade, cousin, duchess; and Sally Wade, cousin, duchess.

Other family members include his younger brothers, Reed and Blake Butler.

Raleigh Jackson Castor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jon Castor, of Fort Worth, attends the University of Mississippi, where he is majoring in business and is a member of Sigma Nu fraternity.

He is active in Sigma Nu, intramural sports, the Charity Bowl philanthropy and a weekly Bible study.

Other family members include Kennedy Rose Castor and Albany Anne Castor, his sisters.

Michael Allen Colvard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Colvard, of San Antonio, attends the University of Texas at Austin, where he is majoring in communications and is a member of Texas Rho fraternity.

He is active in Texas Rho and its philanthropies, including Cooking for Kids, Jeremiah Project and Habitat for Humanity.

Other family members who have participated in the festival include, Hayley Colvard, his sister, duchess.

Other family members include Aubrey Labanowski and Caity Colvard, his other sisters.

Samuel Riley Crow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Russell Crow and Ms. Leigh Falb Crow, all of Dallas, attends the University of Texas at Austin. He is majoring in petroleum engineering and is a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity.

Crow also is active in Young Life and intramural football competition. He is a founding member of Texas Men’s Association, a Christian inter-fraternity group.

Other family members include Lindsey Crow, sister; Harrison Crow, brother; Huntington and Saunders Wood, stepbrothers; and Cathy Jean and Rebecca May Wood, stepsisters.

Clark Hamilton Faulconer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Faulconer, of Houston, attends Texas Christian University and is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

His mother, Catharine Clark Faulconer, was a lady-in-waiting in 1985 and his father, Grant Faulconer, was an escort in 1981.

Other family members who have been involved in the festival include Sharon Clark, grandmother, whose roles have included chairing the Royalty, Rose Show and Queen’s Tea committees; Dr. James Clark, grandfather, Order of the Rose member; and Amy Faulconer, grandmother, longtime volunteer.

Guyton Lane Garland, son of Wiley Garland, of Pittsburg, and Shannon Gurley, of Southlake, attends Baptist University and majors in business marketing.

He serves as a students ambassador, works in undergraduate admission and was a freshman class senator.

His father was an escort in the festival.

Other family members who have been in the festival are Caitlyn Sue Garland, sister, duchess; Susan Garland Allison, aunt, duchess; Leanne Garland Hudson, aunt, duchess; and Kay Howard Garland, grandmother, rose queen.

William Reese Guerriero, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Frederick Guerriero, of Jonesboro, Arkansas, attends Texas A&M University where he is majoring in history.

He is active in sailing, intramural archery and intramural football.

Other family members include brother, Maximilian Layng Guerriero, a student at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado.

William Houston Hall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Legette Hall Jr., of Dallas, attends the University of Texas at Austin where he is majoring in human dimensions of organizations and is a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

He is active in the Trout Unlimited Chapter at the University of Texas at Austin, First United Methodist Feed My People and the ARC of Texas.

Other family members who have participated in the festival include Kellam Alexander Hall, brother, escort; and Wallace Legette Hall Jr., father, escort.

Other family members include Kristi White Hall, mother; Wallace Legette Hall III, brother; and Avery Elizabeth Hall, sister.

Robert Louis Hamilton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hamilton, of Houston, attends the University of Texas, where he is majoring in business and is a member of Texas Rho fraternity.

He is avid golfer and enjoys fishing and hunting.

His brother, Henry Hamilton, served as an escort.

Trevor Hardin Hobbs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claiborne Rankin Hobbs, of Dallas, attends Vanderbilt University where he is majoring in economics and is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

He is on the Student Alumni Board and the Steering Committee of Vanderbilt College Republicans and is a member of investment and finance clubs.

His mother, LuAnne Staley Hobbs, was a duchess in 1986. Other family members who have participated in the festival include Staley Wynne Hobbs, sister, duchess; Stefanie Staley Rice, aunt, duchess; Nancy Staley Rettig, great-aunt, duchess; and Delia Staley Crossley, great-aunt, duchess.

Other relatives include Madeline Shirley Wynne, Staley Wynne Gray and Lynn Clawater Staley, all rose queens, and Wynne Staley Wideman, a duchess. His cousin, William Craig Wideman Jr., is also an escort.

Other family members include Claiborne Rankin Hobbs Jr., his brother.

Howard Wesley House Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wesley House, of Houston, attends Sewanee: The University of the South, where he is majoring in geology.

He is on the Sewanee baseball team, the Greens View Capitalists Investment Club and participates in intramural basketball and football.

Other family members include Martha Phillips House, his sister.

John Delaney Lancaster, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Riddle Lancaster, of Highland Park, attends Sewanee: The University of the South, in Sewanee, Tennessee, where he is a member of the Kappa Alpha Order and studies psychology and business administration.

He is his fraternity’s rush chair this fall. He has helped helped special-needs children and adults as a counselor at Camp Barnabas.

His mother, Gigi Hill Lancaster, was the duchess of Dallas in 1990.

Other family members who have participated in the festival include Gigi Griffiths Lancaster, sister, duchess of Dallas in 2017; and Gigi Griffith Hill, grandmother, duchess of Dallas in 1964.

Thomas Kirk May III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kirk May Jr., of Dallas, attends the University of Texas at Austin, where he is in the McCombs Business School and is a member of Texas Rho fraternity.

Sawnie Robertson McGee, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Wallace McGee, of Riverside, Connecticut, attends Southern Methodist University, where he is majoring in advertising and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

He is active in his fraternity and enjoys hunting.

Family members who have been in the festival include Sawnie Ferguson McGee, mother, duchess; father, escort; Elizabeth Robertson, grandmother, duchess; and Royal Lockett McGee, brother, escort.

Matthew Howell Merritt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Earl Merritt, of Dallas, attends the University of Mississippi, where he is majoring in banking and finance and is a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

Other family members who have participated in the festival include Holly Howell Merritt, mother, lady-in-waiting; and Haley Wayne Howell, uncle, escort.

He also has a brother, Ben Merritt.

Noble Waggoner Nash Jr. is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Noble Waggoner Nash Sr., of Dallas. Nash attends the University of Texas at Austin where he is majoring in business honors. He is a member of Texas Rho fraternity, the Honors Business Association and Phi Gamma Nu business fraternity.

Other family members who have participated in the festival include his sisters, Kelly Nash Brown, 2011 duchess of Highland Park; Michelle Anne Nash, 2013 duchess of Highland Park; and Megan Marie Nash, 2016 duchess of Highland Park.

Jes McIver “Mack” Newberry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Perry Newberry III, of Fort Worth, attends the University of Texas at Austin where he is majoring in liberal arts and is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Texas Rho fraternity.

He attends a Bible study and plans to attend law school after college.

His brother, Oliver Perry Newberry IV, was an escort in 2014.

Other family members include sisters, Marilyn Lindsey Newberry and Ruth Isabelle Newberry.

Martin “Blair” Oden Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Blair Oden, of Dallas, attends the University of Texas at Austin, where he is majoring in undergraduate studies and is a member of Texas Rho fraternity.

He is the sophomore representative on his fraternity’s Executive Board is an assistant rush captain.

His mother, Anne Worsham Oden, was a duchess of Dallas in the festival and his father was an escort to a duchess.

Other family members include Margaret Harrsion Oden and Caroline Anne Oden, his sisters.

Edward Randall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Randall IV, of Houston, attends Texas Christian University, where he is majoring in business and is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

Other family members include sister Adelaide Flora Randall, sisters; and Jack Randall, brother.

Clayton Miles Rejebian, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Bradford Rejebian, of Dallas, attends the University of Mississippi, where he is majoring in finance with a minor in political science and is member of Sigma Nu fraternity.

He also is a member of the Ole Miss Club baseball team that competes in Division 1 of the NCBA in the Western Conference of the South Atlantic Region. This year he was an escort in the La Fiesta de las Seis Banderas escort.

Other family members include Turner Rejebian, brother, who also attends Ole Miss, and was an escort in the Texas Rose Festival court in 2018 and an escort in the La Fiesta de las Seis Banderas court 2017.

John Gary Schneider, son of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Schneider, of Austin, attends the University of Texas, where he is majoring in sports management and is a member of Phi Gamma Delta.

He is active in the Feed the People organization, St. Austin’s Catholic Church and intramural basketball.

Charles Campbell Scott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Henry Scott III, of Austin, attends Austin Community College, where he is majoring in geography and is a member of Phi Gamma Delta.

He is active on the Junior Board of the Coastal Conservation Association, Community First and the Feed My People effort.

Family members who have participated in the festival include Mrs. James C. Wynne, grandmother; Chesley Walters, aunt, lady-in-waiting; Staley Wynne Gray, aunt, rose queen; Virginia Wynne Campbell, aunt, lady-in-waiting; James C. Wynne III, uncle, escort; Christopher Walters, cousin, escort; Chester Walters, cousin, escort; Andrew Gray, cousin, escort; Carolyn Wynne Campbell, cousin, duchess; Madeline Shirley Wynne, cousin, rose queen; James Chester Wynne IV, cousin, escort; and Russell Wynne, cousin, attendant.

Other family members include Marietta Scott, mother, lady-in-waiting; Catherine Scott Beecherl, sister, duchess; and Cecile Scott Freundt, duchess.

Andrew Braley Sherrell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan H. Sherrell, of Tyler, attends he University of Arkansas, where he is majoring in biology and is a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

He is active in intramural sports and enjoys hunting and fishing.

His mother, Jaclyn Braley Sherrell, has served as chairman of the Wardrobe and Makeup committees and as a member of other committees. His father’s involvement includes being the escort to the rose queen in 1986 and being the Escort Wrangler for several years.

Other family members who have participated in the festival include his brothers, Matthew Sherrell and Jack Sherrell, who both were escorts.

Robert Lane Shively, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Shively, of Houston, attends the University of Texas at Austin, where he is majoring in undergraduate studies and is a member of Texas Rho fraternity.

He is a Texas Rho assistant rush captain, University of Texas family orientation student leader and enjoys playing golf.

His father was an escort and Rose Parade Strutter. Other family members who have participated include Kevin Short, uncle, and Steve Short, uncle, who both were escorts. His aunt, Belinda Short, is this year’s Publicity Committee chairwoman.

He also has a brother, John G. Short III.

Andrew Cashen Short, son of Dr. Hope and Mr. John G. Short Jr., of Tyler, attends the University of Texas at Austin and is a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Reed Austin Stanley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bret W. Stanley, of Houston, attends the University of Texas at Austin, where he is majoring in economics and is a member of Texas Rho fraternity.

He is active in the University of Texas Real Estate Center Council, the ministry Student Mobilization and Family Legacy, a program that supports educating orphans in Zambia, Africa.

Other family members include his brothers, Weston Stanley and Blake Stanley.

Andrew Holmes Stedman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Culver Griswold Stedman, of Houston, attends Texas A&M University, where he is majoring in finance the Mays Business School and is a member of Phi Gamma Delta.

Other family members include Culver Griswold Stedman II, his brother.

Jefferson Gage Stillwell, son of Dr. and Mrs. Guy Danielson, of Tyler, and Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Stillwell, of Henderson, attends Texas Tech University where he is majoring in music composition.

His interest includes music and guitar and he is on an intramural softball team.

Family members who have participated in the festival include Mary Elizabeth Harbold, stepsister, lady-in-waiting; James David Danielson, stepbrother, escort; and Winifred Kate Harbold, niece, queen’s attendant.

Other family members include Laken Lewis and Tucker Stillwell.

David Bunn Talbot IV, son of Marianne Talbot, of Dallas attends the University of Texas at Austin where he is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

John Elliott “Jack” Tower, son of Mr. and; Mrs. Andrew Patrick Tower, of Houston, attends the University of Texas at Austin where he is majoring in economics and acting and is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

He is active in UT intramural sports and enjoys hunting, and wake surfing.

Other family members who have participated in the festival include Andrew Buck Tower, brother, an escort.

Tanner Lawrence Towns, son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Towns, of Tyler, attends Kansas State University, where he is a finance major and a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

He was the pledge class treasurer, participated in the philanthropic activities for ALS and is a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity.

Other family members include his older brother, Parker.

Hill Willets Washburne, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Washburne, of Dallas, attends Southern Methodist University, where he is majoring in finance and is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Hill’s mother, Heather Hill Washburne, was a duchess in 1991.

John “Jack” Bertrand Webb Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Webb, of Dallas, attends the University of Texas at Austin where he is majoring in liberal arts and economics and is a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

Other family members include his sister, Whitney Webb.

William Craig Wideman Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. William Craig Wideman, of Dallas, attends the University of Texas where he is majoring in economics and is a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and competes in intramural sports.

His mother, Wynne Staley Wideman, was a trainbearer for Rose Queen Staley Wynne Gray and served as a duchess representing Wichita Falls.

Other family members who have participated in the festival include Bill Clawater, great-uncle, president of the Texas Rose Festival Association; Lynn Clawater Staley, grandmother, rose queen; Hollee Hedge Clawater, great-aunt, rose queen; Staley Wynne Gray, cousin, rose queen; and Madeline Wynne, cousin, rose queen.

His cousins who have been duchesses are: Jean Rose Clawater Cross, Grace Clawater Doramus, LuAnne Staley Hobbs, Staley Wynne Hobbs, Stefanie Staley Rice, Delia Staley Crossley and Nancy Staley Rettig. His counsins who have been ladies-in-waiting are: Katie Clawater Walton, Morgan Clawater Berg, Allie Clawater Boyles, Marietta Wynne Scott, Chesley Wynne Walters and Virginia Wynne Chambers.

Other family members who have participated in festival include Elisa Hill Summers, aunt, duchess; Alinda Hill Wilkert, great-aunt, duchess; Lyda Hill, great-aunt, duchess; Margaret Hill Hunt, great-grandmother, rose queen in 1935.

Other family members include Samuel Staley Wideman, brother; and Emily Parker Wideman, sister. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jack Carr Staley Jr., of Wichita Falls; and Dr. and Mrs. Ron Wideman, of Dallas. His late great-grandparents were Dr. and Mrs. Earl W. Clawater, of Tyler, and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Carr Staley, of Wichita Falls.

William Barrett Winchell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Craig M. Winchell, of Dallas, attends Texas A&M University, where he is majoring in mechanical engineering.

He is vice president of the Volleyball Club, a practice player for the Aggie women’s volleyball team and volunteers for Rescue Pink and the Brazos Valley Food Bank.

Other family members include Britain Winchell, his sister.

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