Fur Rondy Royalty

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 6:43am
Fur Rondy royalty has been chosen for the annual Anchorage winter festival. In the middle is Shayla Silva, who was named Miss Fur Rendezvous and will reign for one year as Rondy Queen. At left and right, respectively, are Fur Rondy Princesses Avery J. Kristiansen and Sierra Rain Begich Slade. Silva was born and raised in Fairbanks and is completing her economics degree. Kristiansen graduated in 2010 from Service High School and now attends the University of Alaska Anchorage majoring in hospitality and restaurant management. Begich was born in Eagle River and is currently working towards a degree at UAA. Not pictured are King and Queen Regents Doug and Shirley Iverson, who met in Alaska before statehood and have been married for 57 years.