The Washington Times-Herald

April 9, 2013

Myers named a 500 Festival princess

Lindsay Owens
Washington Times Herald

WASHINGTON — Codie Myers, a 2010 graduate of Washington High School and the  2010 Daviess County Fair Queen, has been selected as one of  33 princesses for the 500 Festival, part of the events leading up to the 97th  running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 26. Of the 33 princesses, one will be selected as the 500 Festival Queen.

If chosen, Myers will reign over events such as the IPL 500 Festival Parade, Chase 500 Festival Kids' Day and Rookie Run and the Indianapolis 500.

Myers is the daughter of Denise and Chris Myers and is currently enrolled in the nursing program at IUPUI in Indianapolis.

To be considered for the 500 Princess program, Myers had to submit an application along with a college transcript, three character reference letters, and proof of an Indiana driver's license. Each applicant must be currently enrolled in college, either as a fulltime undergraduate or a graduate student carrying at least nine hours, and maintain at least a GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.  More than 200 women ages 18 to 23 applied and were interviewed the end of January. Of those, 66 were chosen to move on to the next round of interviews held in early February. The final 33 candidates were notified of their selection as a 500 Festival Princess after the February interviews.

Each of the 500 Festival Princesses receives complimentary clothing to wear during appearances, a 500 Festival Princess Program sash, custom designed jewelry from G. Thrapp Jewelers and a tiara also provided by G. Thrapp Jewelers.

The woman chosen as the 500 Festival Queen will receive a $2,500 scholarship and the chance to wear the 500 Festival Queen¹s crown throughout her reign. The crown, designed by G. Thrapp Jewelers, is valued at $30,000.

The Queen will be selected later in April.