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Xenia Pérez impressed judges with her folklóric dance.

Xenia Pérez impressed judges with a superb folklóric dance in Dinuba.

Xenia Pérez will reign as Queen and Andrea Nava will be the Princess in Dinuba’s Cinco de Mayo parade this Saturday at 10 a.m..

The pair won the city’s famed Dinuba Pageant last Friday at Dinuba High School. The Dinuba Pageant is the contest where the city’s Cinco de Mayo Queen and Princess is chosen.

Christine Guerrero, 15, during the talent show.

Christine Guerrero, 15, during the talent show.

Contestants, those vying for the Queen’s crown, are usually from Dinuba High. Those after the Princess coronation, in this case, were from Washington Intermediate School.

A total of 10 contestants gave it their all in talent, evening gown and an impromptu question-and-answer during the competition in the school’s auditorium, where they could’ve used a stronger spotlight. (Okay, it’s just a photographer’s point of view.)

Pérez won $2,300 in a college scholarship from contributing donors. She’ll use it to attend Fresno State this fall where she wants to major in math? Whoa! Let me see. Yeah, it’s math.

A dancer moves with the music.

A dancer moves with the music.

Eventually Pérez wants to become a school counselor. Where? Dinuba. Her parents are Liborio and Faviola Pérez. Twin bros, Angel and Derek, 17, cheered for big sis from the stands. Xenia must have gotten a little advice from mommy, who teaches folklóric dance and who often performs with Fresno City College. On a side note: On May 9, FCC will host ‘Noche de Danza Mexicana’ for the college’s Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Kayla Oliver during the evening gown event in the Dinuba Pageant.

Kayla Oliver during the evening gown event.

Congratulations to all of the contestants on their great performances: Efeydi Monje, 17, Christine Guerrero, 15, Myrna León, 18, Perla Malagón, 17, Fabiola León, 16, Kayla Oliver, 12, April Phillips, 13, Andrea Nava, 13, Destiny Domingo, 14, Ruby Campos, 14.

Written by Daniel Cásarez

April 30th, 2009 at 12:00 am

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