The 2018 Tulip Court (L-R): Corinne Wiese, Josie Maasdam, Queen Juliana Tien, Haley Smit, Alexa Arends
Juliana Tien was crowned the 2018 Tulip Festival Queen on Monday, Nov. 13. Juliana will reign over the 78th annual Tulip Festival, set for May 17, 18 and 19, 2018.
A senior at Unity Christian High School in Orange City, Juliana is the daughter of Gale and Cathie Tien.
Juliana is joined on the 2018 Tulip Court by court members Alexa Arends, daughter of Troy and Darla Arends; Josie Maasdam, daughter of Kirk and Becky Maasdam; Haley Smit, daughter of Jason and Kara Smit; Corinne Wiese, daughter of Robert and Tricia Wiese.
Juliana and her court members spent Monday afternoon interviewing with judges Cassie Baker, Catherine Bloom and Jeff Wagner.
A pageant was held for the public in the evening. Each of the candidates answered questions on various topics and gave an individual presentation. Juliana was crowned queen as a conclusion to the evening.
Juliana and her court will serve as ambassadors for the Orange City Tulip Festival as they travel in the spring, making several media and public appearances.