Photo courtesy Ruth Beckwith: Eatonville High School senior Alexis Powell was named 2022 EHS Daffodil Princess.
Photo courtesy Ruth Beckwith: Eatonville High School senior Alexis Powell was named 2022 EHS Daffodil Princess.

This year, Eatonville High School had four seniors who competed for the 2022 EHS Daffodil Princess: Lexi Brickey, Kaci Chidester, Alexis Powell and Taylor Limbird. Daffodil coordinator Ruth Beckwith said all four candidates did a tremendous job with their interviews, speeches and impromptu questions. At the end of the evening, Powell was crowned Eatonville's 2022 Daffodil Princess. She will be one of 23 princesses crowned from Pierce County and will be a member of the Daffodil Royal Court. She will represent Eatonville and Pierce County in many service projects and events the Royal Court will attend. Powell will also receive a $2000 scholarship.

Powell is the daughter of Brian and Shannon Powell. Her older sister, Olivia Powell, was her escort for the evening. According to a press release, Olivia Powell has been a role model for Alexis, and it meant a lot that her sister was a part of the evening. A special surprise for Alexis was that her cousin, the 2017 Daffodil princess from Franklin Pierce High School, flew in from Tennessee for the evening to support her.

"I would like to thank all the girls who were running with me and all the hard work they put in,” Powell said in the press release. “I am also grateful to Angelina Mireles-Mazza for being kind and considerate during the whole process. I would really like to thank everyone who showed up to support all of us and my family, as well as my swim family. Thank you all."

Eatonville has a long history of women who have become Daffodil princesses, according to Beckwith, who thanked the families, friends and staff members who attended the selection program and supported the candidates.