Murkowski Congratulates Alaska’s 2015 Cherry Blossom Princess

West High Graduate Mimi Troxel to Represent Alaska at International Celebration

Senator Lisa Murkowski today announced that she has selected Mimi Troxel of Anchorage to serve as Alaska’s representative in the 2015 Cherry Blossom Princess Program.  Murkowski is serving as honorary Co-Chair of this year’s Congressional Reception with Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both of whom were state representatives in the past.

Mimi is a graduate of West Anchorage High School and is currently a second year student at Georgetown University, majoring in psychology. She volunteers her time as an Emergency Medical Technician on Georgetown's campus and is the Communications Director of the Georgetown Sustainable Oceans Alliance. Mimi is the daughter of Dr. Sarah Troxel.

“I’m thrilled to have Mimi participating this year because she’s not only a hard-working young woman, but a fantastic Ambassador for our state,” said Senator Murkowski.  “This international commemoration not only spotlights the next generation of community leaders and volunteers, but it has them demonstrate their capacity for giving of themselves and their time.  I thank Mimi for her energy, spirit and for her representing Alaska this year.”

The program organized by the National Council of State Societies -- “Aspiring Leadership and Empowering Young Women” -- will run the week of April 5th, highlighted by the annual Cherry Blossom Parade.  Representatives from all 50 U.S. states, territories and various countries will come together and participate in volunteer activities in the community and network in Washington, D.C.