It’s cherry blossom time

Abbie Gabel is Nebraska’s 2013 Cherry Blossom Princess, the Nebraska Society announced Monday.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival runs April 7 through April 13 in Washington. The Cherry Blossom Princess Education and Cultural Exchange Program dates back to 1948.

Gabel will meet with lawmakers, representatives from the Japanese Embassy and princesses from other states.

Gabel is a senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she is majoring in Elementary Education and HRTM – Event Planning.

She has held offices in ASUN Student Government, and is a member of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority.

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