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May 18, 2014 at 6:17 PM

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Spring Tea and Hi-Yu Court Coronation


LINDSEY WASSON / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Lorelei McFadden, 17, a senior at White Center's Evergreen High School, smiles as she stands with first runner up and classmate, Hang Thao, 18, while second runner-up and South Seattle College student Nina Coluccio, 19, stands at right, during a Spring Tea and Hi-Yu Court Coronation at Fauntleroy Hall on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Hi-Yu, which means "much, plenty, abundance" in Chinook jargon, is a non-profit organization established in 1934 to produce the Hi-Yu Summer Festival, which promotes West Seattle every July. This is the first year the organization has allowed boys to enter the Court competition. Christina Mastrangelo, who worked on the judging process, said they have had queries over the years as to why they only allowed women, and this year they decided to make a change. "We're a community organization, so why not reflect our community?" she said.

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