De Soto Queen's Court

Queen Langston Victoria Sellars

Queen Langston Victoria Sellars

Langston is the 19-year-old daughter of Pepper and Brian Sellars of Myakka City. She is 5’5” with light brown hair and blue eyes and enjoys bike riding, hiking, traveling and cosmetics.

A graduate of Lakewood Ranch High School, Langston completed her education with a 4.0 GPA while participating in State and National Competitions with Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. She was also a member of the Future Farmers of America, on the Dean’s List, received the TEACH Scholarship and received her National Child Development Associate in Early Childhood Education. She attends Bayside Community Church and volunteers at the Myakka City Community Center.

Langston attends State College of Florida where she is still maintaining her 4.0 GPA. She seeks a B.S. in Nursing and plans to enter the field of Pediatric Oncology.

Princess Claire Alicia Strickland

Princess Claire Alicia Strickland

Claire is the 20-year-old daughter of Lesli and Daniel Strickland of Parrish. She is 5’10” with blond hair and brown eyes and is a 7th generation native of Manatee County. Her interests include working out, spending time with friends, family and 4 dogs and making her Mother laugh.

A graduate of Palmetto High School, Claire was the High School Mascot her senior year and member of National Honor Society, Key Club and 4 H of Manatee County. She participated in Swine Projects and the Land Judging Team. She attends the First Baptist Church of Palmetto, works with Wee World and King’s Kids and volunteers for many community activities.

Claire won a Bright Futures Scholarship and is attending the University of South Florida studying Accounting. Her future plans are to start an Agri- Accounting Firm in Manatee County.

Danielle Arin Adams

Danielle Arin Adams

Danielle is the 18-year-old daughter of Tamara and Mark Adams of Bradenton. She is 5’3” with light brown hair and green eyes. A native of Manatee County, her interests include dancing, fishing, boating and fitness

A graduate of Manatee School for the Arts, Danielle was a member of the Varsity Dance Team and won the Senior Dance Award. She also served as a Student Ambassador, Teacher’s Assistant and was on the Honor Roll. She attends Bayside Community Church where she is a student leader, served on a mission trip to El Paso, Texas and volunteers for the Fire Charity Fishing Tournament.

Danielle attends State College of Florida where she is academically on the President’s List and Dean’s List. Her future plans are to graduate from SCF and pursue a career in Occupational Therapy.

Katelyn Marie Carothers

Katelyn Marie Carothers

Katelyn is the 19-year-old daughter of Kelly and Andrew Carothers of Palmetto. She is 5”10” with brown hair and brown eyes and enjoys playing softball, being outdoors, reading and volunteering.

A graduate of Lakewood Ranch High School, Katelyn was a member of the Future Farmers of America, Manatee County 4-H Club, HOSA, Softball and was named to the Honor Roll. She volunteered for the Lakewood Ranch Blood Drive, Annual Farm Bureau Dinner and Cattleman’s Association.

Katelyn is currently attending State College of Florida seeking an A.A. Degree prior to transferring to the University of Florida to earn a B.S. in Nursing. Her career plans are in the field of Obstetrics.

Marissa Joanne Hulsart

Marissa Joanne Hulsart

Marissa is the 20-year-old daughter of Joanne and Cliff Hulsart of Bradenton. She is 5’4” with blond hair and green eyes and her interests include scuba diving, equestrian trail riding, gaming, boating and costume design.

A graduate of Braden River High School, Marissa participated in the Technology Student Association and served as an Exchange Student with G.A.P.P. She is also an active volunteer with Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue having fostered over 50 animals and worked on many events for the DeSoto Heritage Festival.

Marissa is a sophomore at State College of Florida where she is on the Dean’s List and a member of the Earth Club. After completing her studies in the area of technology she will pursue a career in the field of Virtual Reality Systems.

Natavia Aliana Kelley

Natavia Aliana Kelley

Ali is the 19-year-old daughter of Michelle Haag and Nathan Kelley of Bradenton. She stands 4’11” with brown hair and brown eyes and enjoys working out and fitness.

A graduate of Palmetto High School, Ali was a Varsity and Junior Varsity Cheerleader. She participated in many DeSoto Heritage Festival activities and served for 2 years as a Conquistadorable.

Ali is a student at State College of Florida seeking her A.A. Degree. With a passion for helping people in her community, she plans to transfer to the University of South Florida and ultimately work in the field of Pharmaceutical Sales.

Molly Elisabeth Kopinsky

Molly Elisabeth Kopinsky

Molly is the 19-year-old daughter of Lori and Glenn Kopinsky of Bradenton. She is 5’5” with brown hair and brown eyes and her hobbies include dancing, photography and artistic activities.

A graduate of Manatee High School, Molly was a member of the Sugar Canes Dance Team, Mamselles Service Club, Yearbook Club and Ballroom Dance Club. She earned a Perfect Attendance Award, performed with the Tracey Vita School of Dance, attends Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles Catholic Church and volunteered with Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society.

Molly was dual enrolled in high school with State College of Florida and will receive her A.A. Degree in April while being named to the President’s List. Her future plans are to continue her education in the field of Graphic Design.

Annabel Claire Russo

Annabel Claire Russo

Annabel is the 20-year-old daughter of Lee Ann and Richard Russo of Palmetto. She is 5’7” with dirty blond hair and hazel eyes. Her interests include soccer, playing the violin, attending sports events, enjoying friends and family and shopping.

A graduate of Palmetto High School, Annabel was President of her class all 4 years of school, Commencement Speaker, AICE Program, member of Student Government, High School Orchestra and played Varsity Soccer. She attends First United Methodist Church in Palmetto, performs emcee duties for the Bradenton Marauders and volunteers at Ballard Elementary School working with children.

Annabel will graduate from State College of Florida and transfer to the University of Florida to earn a B.A. Degree in Telecommunications pursuing her dream of becoming a Sports Broadcaster.

Nominate Someone For Queens Court

Queen's Court Inquiry

Community Grant

Exchange Program

logo

Fostering and facilitating an appreciation of Manatee County’s Spanish - American heritage and cultural alliances through special events, community collaborations and charitable giving Since 1939

6404 Manatee Ave. W. Suite G. 
Bradenton, FL 34209
(941) 747-1998
info@desotoHQ.com
Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 5:00 
Sat - Sun: Closed

Search