The Junior Princess Court is a tradition we celebrate with Merrill Elementary School. Girls from the ages of 5 – 6 are selected to represent the school. This early training program is used to demonstrate our communities commitment to a child’s progress into leadership activities.

This year’s Potato Festival Junior Princess Court is:

Junior Princess Emmie-Claire Hope Ongman is six years old and attends kindergarten at Merrill Elementary. She is the daughter of Jamie and Darcy Ongman and the youngest of five children. Emmie has two brothers, Kyler and Parker, and two sisters, Teah and angel sister, Tenley. She loves swimming, gymnastics, playing dolls, going camping with her family, and playing with her kitties and puppy.

Junior Princess Novalee Rose Graybill is five years old and attends kindergarten at Merrill Elementary. She lives with her mom and stepdad, Hailey and Kraig Beasly.  Novalee enjoys swimming, playing outside with her dogs, and playing with her friends. When she grows up, Novalee wants to be a policewoman so she can protect the people in her town from bad people.