Children, stepchildren and grandchildren of the Festival volunteers are chosen for the maids and children of the court. Festival volunteers are described as president, vice presidents, and additional members of the Board, department chairs and dedicated workers. These children are chosen with consideration being made for their availability for coronation rehearsals and for the level of time, effort and support of the volunteer. Princesses may be from families of Festival volunteers or from families within our community. A princess may represent a college, university, or state horticultural society. Names are submitted to the directors of Queen and Court. The names are then compiled and given to a committee that makes the selections. This list receives final review by members of the Board of Directors.