Meet the 2018-2019 Tulip Court


Tiffany VanGilst

Olivia Vander Leest:

Queen Olivia Vander Leest is the daughter of Kris and Wayne Vander Leest. She has an older brother Landon(19) and a younger sister Demrie(15). Olivia plans to attend either the University of Iowa or the University of Northern Iowa to study secondary art education. “I wanted to have the opportunity to represent Pella because I absolutely love our beautiful little town, and I wanted to be able to represent the values of our community. I love Tulip Time, and I want to get as many people to come and celebrate the heritage of our town with us as I possibly can.”

Camryn Huyser:

Camryn Huyser is the daughter of Chad and Valerie Huyser. She has two younger brothers: Gage(15) and Cor(13). Camryn plans on attending Creighton or Drake to study Pre-Law and Spanish. “If I had to give advice to younger girls who want to try out, I would say to just be yourself. I know that sounds corny, but all the judges want are real, genuine people who are passionate about Tulip Time to represent Pella well.”

Emily Schreur:

Emily Schreur is the daughter of Seth and Sarah Schreur. She has two younger siblings: Adam, (16) and Bethany,(13). Emily plans to attend UNI to study elementary art education. “I have decided to represent Pella because it is the perfect opportunity to teach about Pella’s culture and values. Pella has been an amazing place to grow up, and the whole community has poured so much into my life. I really want to use this as an opportunity to give back to the town that has given me so much.”

Mary Kate Bandstra:

Mary Kate Bandstra is the daughter of Ryan and Anne Bandstra. She is a triplet with Lucas(18) and Ethan(18) and also has a younger sister Ella(13). Mary Kate is currently undecided in where she wants to go and what she wants to major in. “Tulip Time celebrates all of Pella’s best qualities: history, God’s faithfulness, community, buildings, food, heritage, tulips, and fun! The opportunity to be a part of that is one that I am truly delighted by. I love our little Dutch town and all it has to offer!”

Isabella Baugh:

Isabella Baugh is the daughter of Curtis and Lori Baugh. She is the sister of Alexis(32) Sage(30), Chandler(29), Landon(27), Savanna(23), Sebastian(21), and Avery(16). Isabella is currently undecided on which college to attend, but wants to major in elementary education. “If I were to give advice to future girls trying out for Tulip Court, I would tell them to enjoy the experience no matter the outcome and to be yourself throughout it all. Everyone is beautifully and wonderfully made.”