2020 Forest Festival Royal Court
2020 Forest Festival Queen of the Forest
Hello, my name is Grace Renecker
I am honored to be this year's Queen of the Forest! I am currently a senior at Shelton High School, and a full-time running start student at South Puget Sound Community College. This fall I will be attending Washington State University to major in Sociology and minor in crisis communication. I hope to come back to Mason County and serve as a school guidance counselor! I love Mason County and I absolutely love being involved in my community, which led me to be part of the Rural Development Initiative this past year. I am a three-year member of the high school cheer team and had the joy of being co-captain for the past two seasons. During high school I have worked to establish the Interact Club and held the role as president all 3 years. Mason County 4 H has been a longstanding activity outside of school for me and I am currently a member of two clubs. I am so excited to give back to my community and inspire others to do so as well! I look forward to representing Mason County along with the other royalty this season.
2020 Paul Bunyan
Hello, my name is Kain Tinajero Hernandez.
I am the 2020 Paul Bunyan. I am 18 years old and a senior at Shelton High School. After I graduate, I'll be attending Saint Martin's University to pursue a career in teaching. At high school, I am the current Webmaster officer for Key Club and a member of FCCLA. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family. We are very close and make each other laugh. I also work at Evergreen Elementary with the after-school program. This program has given me an opportunity to learn which age group of children I work best with - third and fourth graders! The students in these grades have stolen my heart by showing me their creativity and their hard work towards school. It is an honor to be Paul Bunyan during the 76th year of Forest Festival. I look forward to the amazing memories I will make and the people I will meet as a 2020 Mason County Royalty Court Member!
2020 Timber the Axe Man
Hello, my name is Michael Gilman.
I am Timber the Axeman. I am a 16 years old Junior at Shelton High School. After I graduate, my goal is to attend Central Washington University to become a commercial pilot. Within Mason County, I am a team captain of the Shelton High School wrestling team. I am also a member of a key club and honors society. Not to mention I am also a member of the climber crew; who are a group that helps freshmen acclimate to the high school's environment by showing them around and checking on them throughout the year. Being a part of these activities has helped me become a great leader and a great public speaker. I am proud of my community and am happy that I get a chance to become even more involved in my wonderful community.
2020 Princess of Cedar
Hello, my name is Kiara Reyna.
I am the 2020 Princess of Cedar. I'm 17 years old and a senior at Shelton Highschool. After I graduate, my goal is to attend Pima Medical Institution to become a Veterinary Tech. At the high school, I am currently involved in ASB. I’m the class representative of 2020 and have been serving that term for 2 years. I've been part of the Marching Band for 5 years and was able to entertain you all during parades and community events! I've served as the president of the Family Career Community Leaders of America also known as FCCLA and am honored to be a member of National Honors Society. Finally, I’'ve been part of the Track team for 2 years. Within the Mason County community, I am a leader of Girl Scouts and have been part of that organization for 8 years. As well, I became an assistant teacher to kids at my church. It is an honor to be the 76th Princess of Cedar. The memories I make with the 2020 royalty court will last eternally.
Hello my name is Elle Jennings.
I am 17 years old, a senior at Shelton High School, and am happy to say I am representing Mason County as Princess of Hemlock this year! After I graduate I am going to be attending Washington State University in the fall to study medicine, so I can pursue my dream of becoming a dermatologist. I am actively involved in the National Honors Society Program by being a part of Big Buddies, which is where we visit elementary schools and mentor students. Loving the Big Buddies program has made me continue to routinely volunteer at Mountain View Elementary in their classrooms. I am a 4 year varsity volleyball player at Shelton Highschool which has developed in me a sense of determination and commitment to not only in sport but in all of life. Growing up having a mother as a science teacher has taught me to be curious, ask questions, but most importantly she has taught me the importance of helping others. Growing up on Mason Lake I learned to love the outdoors, which allows me to enjoy hobbies such as boating, surfing, hiking, but most importantly playing with my two dogs! I am so excited to be a part of this 2020 Forest Festival Royalty experience, and I can't wait for all the adventure this court is about to embark on!