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Indian Lake Central School essay winners honored as carnival prince, princess

From left are 2013 Indian Lake Winterfest Princess Emily DeShaw, King Ken Cannan, Queen Bev Cannan and Prince Jimmy Zumpano.

From left are 2013 Indian Lake Winterfest Princess Emily DeShaw, King Ken Cannan, Queen Bev Cannan and Prince Jimmy Zumpano.

— The prince and princess for the 2013 Indian Lake Winterfest — Feb. 15-17 — each won an essay contest to earn their spots on the royalty float in the annual parade, sitting in front of King Ken Cannan and Queen Bev Cannan.

Emily DeShaw — the princess — and Jimmy Zumpano — the prince — are both students at the Indian Lake Central School.

Here are their essays.

Princess: Emily DeShaw

I would like to be the princess of Winterfest, because I like doing things for my community. I love living here because it’s beautiful. It would be an honor to be a princess for a day. I also love representing my town. Being the princess of the Winterfest would be like taking it to the next level. Someday I would like to be the queen of the Winterfest.

I do some things for my community, like I’m a junior member of the American Legion Auxiliary. I also donated to the ASPCA for Christmas with the school and Girl Scouts. I’m in Girl Scouts, Church activities, and I’m Alter Server at Church. I love to march in parades and pick up garbage at the beach. I go to the library programs, swim lessons, earth club, cancer walks and I help in the community garden. Someday I would like to work at the beach as a lifeguard. Someday I would like to be the Town Supervisor, I know it’s hard work, but I think I can Manage.

I also do CASMA which is a school singing program. I do some extracurricular activities too, like basketball, baseball, soccer, skiing, ice skating, hockey, and figure skating. I go to the ice fishing derby and the summer one too. I love to do town plays, Art Center plays and workshops at the Art Center. I have been skiing since I was 4 and a half. I have done five plays: “The Music Man,” “School House Rock,” “Charlie Brown,” “Jungle Book” and “Peter Pan.”

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