Thanks to a grant from the Mary Anderson Harrison Foundation, the Snow Queen Scholarship of $3,000 is granted in memory of Cameron Gallagher. Cameron grew up visiting the Children’s Museum and Legendary Santa. Her love of children, creative spirit and perseverance will provide an inspirational vision for this year’s Snow Queen. The Snow Queen will serve as a role model for young girls, exemplifying internal beauty and character while reflecting and celebrating the museum’s commitments to inspiring creativity and individuality.
The Children's Museum of Richmond offers a college scholarship each year for the high school junior who most exemplifies the character of Legendary Santa's Snow Queen. The 2017 recipient, Ariana Shahidi, is a junior at Richmond Community High School and volunteers frequently at the Children’s Museum of Richmond, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, and St. Mary's Hospital. She is currently the President of the Future Business Leaders of America and has been the logistics chair of her school honor council. In addition, she has been an activity chair for class council for the past two years and is currently a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and the National Art Honor Society.
Special thanks to Tiffany's Bridal for providing the Snow Queen's gown.