The Tulip Queen serves as Albany's Ambassador for one full year of reign. She and her court will spend that year involved in volunteer projects, including the Literacy Campaign, which strives to promote the value of reading to children. The Tulip Queen and Court have teamed up with the United Way to create a trust fund for future Tulip Queens and Courts to award grants to local literacy organizations. Each Queen and Court develops initiatives to further their goals and attends numerous events throughout the year focusing on education and community awareness.

The nominees attend a series of interviews and finalists are announced in early May. The Queen is crowned in an elaborate coronation ceremony on Tulip Festival Saturday. She will receive a $5,000 scholarship, and each Court member $1,500.

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The 2021 Tulip Court
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Literacy Campaigns

Each year, the Tulip Queen and Court spend their reign developing programs for the Literacy Campaign which promotes the value of reading to children & adults. Learn more about our Literacy Program

2021 Albany Tulip Queen
Ashanti' Bishop Request the Queen & Court

Ashanti' is a Junior at the College Of Saint Rose where she studies Early Childhood and Special Education.

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Posted by: Maya Wilson, Tulip Court

Wednesday August 19, 2020

August Blog

Hello everyone! My name is Maya Wilson and I am thrilled to be a part of the 2020 Albany Tulip court! This is a year like no other, but I am extremely excited and eager to get this year started with an amazing group of girls who I get serve Albany with! We have a lot instore for you! We are in the process of planning a very exciting...
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