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Senior Chosen as Kentucky Derby Festival Princess

Senior Kathryn (Katie) Elizabeth Allen of Louisville was recently chosen by the Kentucky Derby Festival as one of five Princesses who will serve during the 2008 Kentucky Derby Festival. One of the five Princesses will be crowned the Derby Festival Queen randomly by a spin-of-the-wheel at the annual Fillies’ Derby Ball on April 18. Each woman receives a $2000 scholarship and will act as an ambassador for the 2008 Derby Festival, attending nearly 70 events over a three-week period. Allen is majoring in management and is a Phi Mu Presidential Award Recipient, a member of the dean’s list since 2004 and a Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital intern.