Wow! What a ride. This past year has been an adventure that I never thought I would experience once but now twice.
I have watched my family go through a lot over the last year or so and how strong they have been through all this madness we call Coronavirus. Their vision for us as their children is one they had dreamt about for years, the perfect day. With renewed energy and excitement, I know our family is looking forward to gathering our community together and bring our full traditions back.
I am extremely excited to be announced as your 2022 Festa King. I have been a part of the Festa since I was a toddler. Being Festa King has been a dream of mine and though in 2020 I got that chance; it was taken away. I know deep in my heart that this time I will be able to fulfill my commitment to you and represent our community as your Festa King.
I take my heritage and traditions very seriously as I hope to carry on our traditions to my family one day. I graduated in a pandemic and coming out the other side stronger then ever. I am sad that I will not be able to attend all the fundraisers and be with all of you this year. But you will be in my thoughts and prayers while I study Zoology at Colorado State University.
I know that our family, friends and community will stand strong behind us to make the next year a great one. I cannot wait to see what Festa 2022 has in store for us, and I am ready to take this crazy, fun and exhilarating ride one more time. I am so blessed that my family was chosen for Festa 2022 and I will proudly represent as your 112th Festa do Espírito Santo King.