500 Princess Returns To Alma Mater (PHOTOS)

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Ferdinand (NNDC) – 2012 Forest Park High School alumna and current Indianapolis 500 Festival Princess Allison Hoffman returned to her alma mater on Friday.

Allison was the special guest of the school to address the current student body about her being selected as a 500 Festival Princess for 2016.

Allison is currently a senior at Purdue University majoring in Professional Flight Technology.   Last month, she was one of 33 women, who all attend an Indiana college or university, to be selected as ambassadors for this year’s 500 Festival and the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race.

Each festival princess receives a $1,000 scholarship and be involved with the festival’s statewide community outreach programs, volunteering at festival events and participating in Indianapolis Motor Speedway functions, including the pre-race ceremonies and Victory Circle celebration for the May 29 race.

“For more than 50 years, the 500 Festival Princess Program has recognized Indiana’s brightest college-aged women. The program’s new personal and professional development initiative and the scholarships given to each young woman will reinforce its rich history,” said Leslie Carter-Prall, 500 Festival board member and princess program committee co-chair, in a news release.

The queen will be crowned May 21st during the 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard.

This year’s princesses represent 13 Indiana colleges and universities and 21 cities and towns across the state. With a cumulative GPA of 3.5, they were selected from a record number of applicants based on communication skills, academic performance and community involvement.

CLICK HERE OR BELOW FOR NNDC’s ORIGINAL STORY ON ALLISON BEING SELECTED AS A 500 FESTIVAL PRINCESS…

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