Margaret Doyle of Capital High School was chosen Lakefair queen for 2017 by a panel of judges Saturday night at the Hotel RL in west Olympia, Lakefair president Karen Adams-Griggs said Sunday.
In addition to Doyle, the judges also selected her court: Elizabeth Hirotaka, Black Hills High School; Ava Brackenbury, Olympia High School; Jayla Simmons, North Thurston High School; and Malinda Lyon, Avanti High School.
Saturday’s show was an all-day affair, which concluded at 9 p.m. with the announcement of the queen, Adams-Griggs said.
The contestants underwent a panel interview, individual interviews, gave speeches about causes they support and answered this question: What is your favorite memory of Lakefair?
Lakefair is an annual summer festival, including carnival and parade, that takes place on Capitol Lake in Olympia in July. This year’s theme is “Putting on the Ritz.”