Two Fort Wayne young women named 500 Festival princesses

Rachel Curry of Fort Wayne has been selected as one of this year's 500 Festival princesses. (Courtesy of 500 Festival)
Amanda Holland of Fort Wayne has been selected as one of this year's 500 Festival princesses. (Courtesy of 500 Festival)

Two Fort Wayne young women have been selected as 500 Festival princesses.

They are:

• Rachel Curry is a graduate of South Side High School and is a junior at IUPUI majoring in radiology.

• Amanda Holland is a graduate of Carroll High School and is a junior at IPFW majoring in nursing.

The 500 Festival Princess program, presented by Reis-Nichols, celebrates young women who are civic-minded and focused on academic success, a program news release said.

The princesses will participate in the 500 Festival Leadership Development Program, the news release said.

Each princess also will receive a $1,000 scholarship, take part in the 500 Festival’s statewide community outreach programs, volunteer at 500 Festival events and participate in some Indianapolis Motor Speedway events, including the pre-race ceremonies and Victory Circle celebration for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500, the news release said.

Since the 500 Festival Princess program was founded in 1959, nearly 2,000 Indiana women have served as a 500 Festival Princess, the news release said.

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