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By Dan Rudy 

Royalty competition kicks off ahead of Fourth


Dan Rudy / Wrangell Sentinel

Royalty manager Jessica Whitaker introduces this year's three candidates at a kick-off event on May 31. Draven Golding, McKinley Bosdell and Robbie Marshall will vie for the title over the next month, culminating in a coronation ball before the fireworks display on July 3.

It's a royal rumble this month, with the competition to see who gets crowned this year's king or queen of Wrangell's Independence Day celebrations starting off on May 31.

Arranged by the Chamber of Commerce, the competition is meant to raise funds both for the summer festivities and for the candidates themselves. Typically individuals have used what they raise to support higher education or some other project.

This year's group is no exception. Recent graduate McKinley Bosdell intends to head to Portland Community College in Oregon to study sign language interpretation. Wrangell High School...

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