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For the Garlic Festival Queen and her court, the morning started with a stop at Starbucks for coffee and Nob Hill/Raley’s for supplies in their official festival van. Once at the festival, they prepped for their day before heading over to the lighting of the torch and the opening day activities. The 40-hour weekly commitment made it a little “difficult” because some of her pre-festival duties required long commutes during rush hour traffic. But she enjoyed them all. In addition to her studies at Stanford, Kyle is very active in the arts. She is on the executive board of Ram’s Head Theatrical Society serving as the theatrical resources manager for props and costumes and as an assistant costume designer for their spring show, “Rent.” She was also an actress in two other productions during the past twelve months. During her time at Stanford, she’s sung in the choir (although not this last year) and has sung the national anthem at various Stanford sporting events. Kyle would like to take some time off between going for her PhD or MD program to travel and live abroad for a year. Queen Kyle Perez-Robinson with her court: Alrene Garnica, Brittini Bombino, Jasmine Cruz, Julia Chizanskos, Angelique Lucero, Amber Harding, Marille Gomez with Queen Pageant Chair Lauren Mantani and Assistant Chair, Katie Alatorre. GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016 gmhtoday.com 41