Milan Native To Serve As 500 Festival Princess

Alyssa Brinkman is one of 33 women statewide selected for the honor.

Alyssa Brinkman. Photo courtesy The 500 Festival.

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – A Milan native will serve as a 500 Festival Princess.

Alyssa Brinkman is one of 33 Indiana women selected for the honor.

Each year, the 500 Festival provides life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500.

The 500 Festival Princess Program has a long history of celebrating Indiana’s most civic-minded, academically driven young women. Serving as a Festival Princess provides young women with countless opportunities for leadership and professional development.

With a cumulative GPA of 3.74, this year’s Festival 500 Princesses were selected from hundreds of applicants based on communication skills, academic performance, community involvement, commitment to service, and leadership.

Brinkman, a graduate of Milan High School and a sophomore at Ball State University, is majoring in business analytics and logistics and supply chain management.

She and the 32 other princesses will virtually participate in the 500 Festival Leadership Development Program, which empowers participants to make a profound impact within their community and Indiana.

Each 500 Festival Princess will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

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