From left are 2013 Indian Lake Winterfest Princess Emily DeShaw, King Ken Cannan, Queen Bev Cannan and Prince Jimmy Zumpano.
The prince and princess for the 2013 Indian Lake Winterfest — Feb. 15-17 — each won an essay contest to earn their spots on the royalty float in the annual parade, sitting in front of King Ken Cannan and Queen Bev Cannan.
Emily DeShaw — the princess — and Jimmy Zumpano — the prince — are both students at the Indian Lake Central School.
Here are their essays.
Princess: Emily DeShaw
I would like to be the princess of Winterfest, because I like doing things for my community. I love living here because it’s beautiful. It would be an honor to be a princess for a day. I also love representing my town. Being the princess of the Winterfest would be like taking it to the next level. Someday I would like to be the queen of the Winterfest.
I do some things for my community, like I’m a junior member of the American Legion Auxiliary. I also donated to the ASPCA for Christmas with the school and Girl Scouts. I’m in Girl Scouts, Church activities, and I’m Alter Server at Church. I love to march in parades and pick up garbage at the beach. I go to the library programs, swim lessons, earth club, cancer walks and I help in the community garden. Someday I would like to work at the beach as a lifeguard. Someday I would like to be the Town Supervisor, I know it’s hard work, but I think I can Manage.
I also do CASMA which is a school singing program. I do some extracurricular activities too, like basketball, baseball, soccer, skiing, ice skating, hockey, and figure skating. I go to the ice fishing derby and the summer one too. I love to do town plays, Art Center plays and workshops at the Art Center. I have been skiing since I was 4 and a half. I have done five plays: “The Music Man,” “School House Rock,” “Charlie Brown,” “Jungle Book” and “Peter Pan.”
I think a good princess does not brag, they are honest and polite. They don’t have to be pretty or smart they just have to be kind to others and care for others too. They should be reliable and a hard worker. They should definitely be kind too.
I thinking I would make a good princess because I think I’m kind, honest, reliable and caring.
Prince: Jimmy Zumpano
I would like to be a Prince because I do lots with the community. I pick up trash at least once every year. I shovel my Grandma’s stems sometimes.
I am planning to do Boy Scouts when they start. I donate some dog and cat treats for Christmas at the ASPPCA. I march in most of the parades, such as the St. Patrick Day Parade and the Halloween Parade.. I use the Town Library and I like reading books. I also go to the reading programs there in the summer. I attend most of the swimming lessons on the Town Beach. Last year I went to the Long Lake Beach with the Earth Club and I am planning to do it this summer.
I do some of the after school activities such as Paperairplane Club, soccer and Basketball. I play a guitar and I am learning how to play the trumpet. I also ski at Gore, skating at the town skating rink and sledding at my house and other places. I snowshoe in my own backyard.
I would like to be Prince because I would like the clothes on me and I would like to be in a float waving to people. I am proud of this town, it’s way better than a big, crowded city.
I think I would be a good Prince because all my friends say I am polite, a hard worker, I am most of the time honest, people trust me, I do my chores mostly by not being asked, I share with others, I am caring and mostly happy. I think I would be a good Prince for the Winterfest of 2013.