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Whiteland grad crowned 2015 500 Festival Queen

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 16, 2015) – Whiteland’s Ali Mathena was crowned the 2015 500 Festival Queen at the Breakfast at the Brickyard Saturday morning. Mathena graduated from Whiteland Community High School, and she is currently a junior at Purdue University where she is studying Public Health.

Mathena is one of 33 young women who were selected for the 2015 500 Festival Princess Program, where they serve as ambassadors for the 500 Festival.

Princess Natalie Lorenzano of Indianapolis, who is pursuing a M.S. in Biology at IUPUI, and Princess Alexis Nash of Indianapolis, a senior at Indiana University Kokomo majoring in Communications, were selected as 2015 500 Festival Princess Court members.

The 500 Festival Queen and Princesses attend 500 Festival events and volunteer throughout the month of May. In addition, the 33 princesses are involved with statewide outreach programs of their choosing.