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Spring high school festival was themed after the Grammys, dates back nearly 70 years

JONATHAN VILLAGOMEZ - May Day Queen Odalis Bedolla was escorted by Jason Cano-Morales.For 69 years, the students at North Marion High School have been celebrating May Day, and 2019 was no exception.

This year's class of students commemorated the annual event with a night at the Grammys on May 3, reigned over by Queen Odalis Bedolla, who was escorted by Jason Cano-Morales.

Other seniors include crown princess Mary Kaufman escorted by Leonardo Duarte, senior princess Elyse Rodriguez escorted by Izaiah Mercado and senior princess Roshan Vang escorted by Anthony Valenciano.

Junior princesses were Tayra Allen and Samantha Howland escorted by Noah Wierstra and David Page.

Sophomore princesses were Marissa Colby and Julissa Ramon escorted by Tieler Bundy and Kevin Rojas Lopez.

Freshmen princesses were Alexia Hall and Mallory Patzer escorted by Evan Holman and Cesar Correa.

The longstanding traditional at North Marion featured a mix of memorable skits and stellar musical performances, as well as the senior waltz, the court waltz and the traditional maypole.

A public holiday usually celebrated on May 1, May Day originated as a spring festival hundreds of years ago across a number of northern cultures that included singing, dancing and sweet confectionaries.

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