The annual Daffodil Festival is known for parades, pageantry and princesses. Beyond the title of princess and queen, the 24 girls from high schools across Pierce County are given scholarships from the Daffodil Scholarship Foundation to help each of them attend college.
The foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, a separate entity from the Daffodil Festival that provides the Daffodil Royal Court with funding for continued education each year.
“We want to be able to provide these girls with a higher education,” said Sue Hudson, foundation president. “That was one of the reasons the foundation was …