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?
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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.”