This year’s Queen is Ella-May Jevons. Ella-May joined Hatherleigh Primary in 2013 at the start of Year 6. Only there for one year, she certainly made her mark and was presented with the ‘Spirit of Devon’ Award before moving up to Okehampton College. Ella-May may be a newcomer, but she is a direct descendant of the Pearse family, who opened the first bank and boarding school for farm children here in the 1800s. The monument in the graveyard and Belverdere Castle were paid for by the town’s people in memory of George Pearse, who won the Queen’s shot in 1875.
Ella-May is a member of the Guides, and also the Hatherleigh Players, where she enjoys her passions for singing, acting and performing. She would like to thank the local community for their generosity buying Queen’s Draw tickets, Blakewell Services for supplying the tractor and driver, her attendants Kiara Stoneman, Ross Diepenbroek and Ashlyn Ware for their help going out selling tickets and their families, and her own family for helping to make her float. Your Queen hopes that the weather is kind and that everyone has a great Carnival!
Our Prince and Princess are Holly and Joshua Wale. Holly attends Hatherleigh Primary School and Joshua attends Hatherleigh pre-school. Holly is 6 and Joshua is 2ó. Holly and Joshua live on a farm and enjoy going out and helping to feed the calves. Holly loves horses and has begun to learn to ride. She also loves dance and goes to the: ‘Squire Sisters’ school of dance where she enjoys ballet. Holly also enjoys swimming. Joshua loves tractors and animals. Holly and Joshua have been in the afternoon carnival but never on a float and never in the evening, so they are very excited about being Prince and Princess. They would like to wish everyone a happy carnival!
The committee would like to thank Ella-May, Holly and Joshua for being our 2015 royalty and hope they all enjoy their day.