Junior Princess Court

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, Hattie Hulse is five years old and attends kindergarten at Merrill Elementary. She is the daughter of Ty and Becky Hulse. Hattie has one older brother, Luke, who is in the 3rd grade. Hattie loves spending time with her family and friends. She also loves all her pets, especially her cats, Cream Puff, Pete, and Lilly. Hattie enjoys playing on the swings, swimming, painting, and going on camping trips. When Hattie grows up, she would like to be a doctor and a singer.

Junior Princess, Pailynn Sheppard is a kindergartener at Merrill Elementary. She was born on November 10th, 2017 to her parents Steven and Jessica Sheppard. Pailynn has 2 brothers, Karson (8) and Rylan (3). She loves to go on family trips to the beach and play in the sand. Pailynn also enjoys playing with her makeup, baby dolls, going hunting with her parents, riding her bike with her brothers, and doing any kind of arts and crafts. When Pailynn grows up she wants to be an artist and a mommy.