Category: Princess Program

Stories of May

May 9, 2022

The 2022 Princess Program Reception

On Saturday, April 23rd, the 500 Festival Princesses were all in attendance at the Indianapolis Arts Center to celebrate the 2022 Princess Program, presented by The National Bank of Indianapolis. 2022 marks the 63rd anniversary of the Princess Program. Throughout the years, more than 2,000 of Indiana’s most accomplished college-aged women have experienced the excitement …

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April 6, 2018

33 Princess Approved Spring Favorites

Quickly approaching is the 500 Festival’s favorite season; a time when the sun starts shining, the black and white take hold and we’re in full gear toward the month of May. Our love for this time of year is rooted in the racing, running, festivities and celebration, so to continue the spirit of sharing things …

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April 2, 2018

From Tiaras to White Coats

This year’s Princess class has a variety of interests. While some study the arts, business, and education, three of these 33 young women are professional students in graduate school. Carolina Vogel is a 1st-year medical student at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Elaina Etter and Olga Vlashyn are both pharmacy students at Purdue …

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January 2, 2018

500 Festival Princess: Annie Cole

Annie Cole 2017 500 Festival Princess Annie Cole shares her favorite moment interacting with youth last spring.  Throughout my time as a Princess, I had countless moments interacting with Indiana’s young people, but one particular moment stood out to me. I asked a first grade class what it meant to be a Princess. Of course, …

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December 21, 2017

500 Festival Princess: Quinci Miller

Quinci Miller 2017 Princess Quinci Miller shares her story about being a role model and the lasting relationships she made as a Princess. Being a role model to so many people is one of the greatest parts about being a 500 Festival Princess. I was constantly able to be a mentor, tell kids the value …

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December 6, 2017

500 Festival Princess: Anna Marie Farlow

 Anna Marie Farlow 2017 500 Festival Princess Anna Marie Farlow shares her Princess Program experience, including her favorite events, moments, and outreaches.  One of my favorite events that I got to plan was helping out at the Little 500 5K race at Indiana University. Not only did I get to contribute to one of the …

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August 21, 2017

5 500 Festival Back-to-School Items

No matter what age, going back to school is always exciting. Whether you’re stuffing a backpack for your elementary student, or stuffing a truck for your college student, starting a new season of life is a chance for them to learn, try new things, and reinvent themselves. For some, it’s shapes and colors. For others, …

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February 12, 2017

Fast February

In 2017, February wasn’t what February is supposed to be here in Indiana. Average temperatures in the high 20s are the norm. Averages closer to 45 are what happened. And with the change in weather came a change in speed. We opened up our spring season of running events with the 3-Miler – the first of our …

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