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Congratulations, Mya! Meet Your 2019 SMA Rose Festival Princess


During her four years at St. Mary's Academy, senior Mya Brazile has remained fully involved in all things SMA, from athletics to leadership, to clubs and activities. Mya now represents SMA off campus as one of the newest Princesses on the 2019 Rose Festival Court.

Since freshman year, Mya has played for the Varsity Blues basketball team as a defensive player. She has also participated in Link Mentoring for two years and on BSU and ASB as an officer for one year. Mya's hobbies include dancing, writing poetry, and playing with her cousins. 

After graduating from SMA this spring, Mya aims to study Computer Science at a four-year university and become a Computer Scientist with skills in web design and coding.

Q: What are you most proud of during your high school career?

A: I am most proud of the relationships I have built with everyone in my school. My goal once I entered the doors at St. Mary's was to know the entire faculty, staff, and my peers. I believe the only way you can be the best community member is by knowing your community and the people that encompass it. I can confidently say that I know all the staff and faculty who work in my school. It all started with a simple hello in the hallways.

Q: What is your favorite place to visit in Portland and why?

A: My favorite place to visit in Portland is OMSI. I love going to OMSI and we had a field trip there every year in elementary school. OMSI provides fun, creative, and challenging ways to engage and enhance my science skills. OMSI has changed my view on science and every time I leave there, I always feel that I have learned something or have been motivated to invent. It inspires me to be more creative.

Q: What is your favorite Rose Festival event and why?

A: My favorite Rose Festival event is the Starlight Parade. I enjoy being there with my friends and family. It's such a thrilling night, from the glowing floats to the marching bands, and drill teams. However, that's not even the best part. The best part is hauling all of my belongings while my family and I scope out the perfect place to settle. It has to have enough room to fit a family of five, a cooler with plenty of snacks, plus enough room to draw with sidewalk chalk to decorate the pavement. This parade brings everyone out and together to celebrate our wonderful community. That is why I love the Starlight Parade.