2018 ¡QUE VIVAN LA REINA Y SUS PRINCESAS!
Reina Alicia Romero
My name is Alicia Romero. I am 17 years old. I will be a 2019 graduate from Taos High School. I am a member of the Tiger Classics dance team and have been since my freshman year. This year, I am also one of the team captains. I am enrolled in dual credit classes at the University of New Mexico-Taos. I enjoy spending time studying various types of medical practices. I also enjoy spending my Sunday mornings at Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Capilla in Arroyo Hondo.
In 2015, I traveled to England, France and Italy. While there, I took the opportunity to study and learned a lot more about my religion. I have always had a strong passion for my religion and when in Rome, I got to not only visit Vatican City but, also walked through the beautiful Sistine Chapel. This is where I fell in love with my patron saint, Michael. Along with my love of my religion, I also love spending time hunting, fishing, dancing, reading, skiing, camping, archery, cooking in the Taos High School culinary arts program and spending time with my family.
My plans after graduation are to stay in Taos for two years and start my pre-med schooling at UNM-Taos. Then, I plan to move to Albuquerque and continue my studies at the University of New Mexico's main campus in pursuit of a medical degree with a minor in culinary arts. My goal is to become an anesthesiologist.
My parents are Andres and Soveida Romero of Arroyo Hondo. My siblings are Ashley Galliour and Andrea Romero. My maternal grandparents are Louella Garcia and the late Leroy Mondragon. My paternal grandparents are Anna Herrera and Andy Romero.
Princesa Katrina Angelica Gonzales
I'm Katrina Angelica Gonzales born in Taos on June 16, 1998 and I'm a 2016 Taos High School graduate. I'm currently a student at Central New Mexico College in Albuquerque and am enrolled in the EMT basic paramedic program. I'm looking forward to receiving my certification by December 2018. I've served as a Rocky Mountain Youth Volunteer and was voted by my crew members and supervisor to receive a leadership award. I enjoy cooking with my grandmother, Quirina, using her historical recipes passed down by our ancestors. Our recipes are a combination of Native, Spanish, Mexican and American cuisine. Because I want to live life to the fullest, I try to do the things I love as much as possible such as camping, fishing, reading, playing the piano or playing basketball and drawing, and most important, gathering with friends and family.
My family playing traditional music and being proud of our heritage and tradition is what encouraged my mother to run for Fiesta Queen in 1987, which also gave me a lot of encouragement to run this year. I am glad I am a part of this because I want to keep up the tradition and keep my heritage alive.
My parents are Renee Lavadie and Joseph Gonzales. My maternal grandparents are Quirina Cordova Medina and Robert Medina. My paternal grandparents are Rosalie Varos Gonzales and the late Simon Gonzales.
Princesa Jazmine Medrano
Hi, my name is Jazmine Medrano. I'm 16 years old. I'm the daughter of Crystal Lane and Roberto Medrano, and granddaughter of MargaretAnn Lane and Tommy Tafoya. My Grandpa Tommy is very invested in the community through his agriculture, construction and his great ability to make his well-known, hand-spinning tops. He was born in Taos. The last year my Grandma MargaretAnn was with us, she fought breast cancer. She was very strong and fought till the end.
I was born and raised in Taos. I have four siblings: sisters Chanelle and Alexia and brother Favian. I am a junior at Taos High School and am a former Tiger Classics dancer.
My plans after high school are to pursue a degree in law and become a New Mexico State University dancer. Dancing is my passion. In my free time I like to go camping, fishing and just be outdoors. I also love to spend time with family and friends.