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Cherry Blossom Week April 4-10 with NJ Princess


View the details here: 2010 Cherry Blossom Events final.pdf

We were pleased to welcome our NJ Cherry Blossom Princess, Amanda Ussak of Edison, NJ, and those from the other 49 states at Cherry Blossom Festival events the week of April 4-April 11. Amanda is a senior honor student at George Washington University where she is majoring in International Affairs with a minor in political science. She is the president of the Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Sorority and active as a volunteer in many community service organizations. Amanda's week included a Congressional reception on Capitol Hill, a Grand Ball, and the parade. Her escort for the Congressional reception was Michael Passante, Sen. Menendez's counsel for finance and housing, There she poses with the Japanese Ambassador and his wife, and NJSS Treasurer Donna Crisalli. Her father escorted her on the stage at the Grand Ball. Amanda also assisted with volunteer activities, including packaging gifts for 1500 female service personnel serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. Special thanks to the NJ Division of Travel and Tourism for providing us with the NJ luggage tags that our NJ princess presented as gifts to the princesses of other states and a number of foreign countries. Princesses must be between the ages of 19 and 24. Email info@njss.org for more details.


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