From the hundreds and hundreds who tried out for the 2020 Tournament of Roses Royal Court, 25 were named as finalists. Chosen as one of the finalists was Blair's own Lailah Batchelder! Congratulations, Lailah, and thank you for being a great representative of Blair.
Lailah is a senior in the Health Careers Academy and an outstanding athlete on both the volleyball and softball teams. When the volleyball team was suddenly left without a coach for awhile this season, as one of the co-captains Lailah stepped up to keep practices going and help lead the team. She is a member of ASB, Black Students Union and the Red Cross Club, and as a part of the Sports Medicine Club she assists at athletic events. Lailah also volunteers at Huntington Hospital. Her younger sister is a Blair student as well.
The photo of Lailah is by Viking Vision (photography) student German Cadenas.
Those chosen from the finalists to be on the Royal Court will be named in an event at Tournament House on Sept. 30.