Emperor

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The Emperor is the only position that exists at more than one site. It is also among the oldest traditions. The Emperor and Empress are the people who traditionally preside over the Passionfruit, and are usually quite knowledgeable about tradition.

Carlisle

At both sessions, the Emperor and Empress have traditional headgear that are passed down to succeeding royalty. First Session's Emperor and Empress have a crown and a tiara respectively. Second Session instead has two crowns handmade from colored duct tape for both the Emperor and the Empress.

The role of the royalty at Carlisle is to act as sort of student administrators. For example, when there was a conflict about Goth Day, the Empress made the final verdict. Their main duty is to run every aspect of Passionfruit. It is traditional for the Emperor to make the first toast, and the Empress, the last. The Emperor and Empress are responsible for coming up with devirginizations/den00bifications to initiate those to those who are new to the site or were absent the year before. The administration has disallowed both these terms in recent years, so they are now referred to as Passionfruit Games.

Quite some time ago, the Empress and Emperor were referred to as the "juice coordinators" who would traditionally purchase a large amount of Passionfruit juice for the whole circle. Then, people realized the ineffectiveness of this and started to bring their own juice, soda, water, etc., to Passionfruit. In addition, upon the departure of Gary Noritz, who facilitated finding and purchasing cases of passionfruit juice, the drink became difficult to obtain. However, for Passionfruit 10.1, Liam McNamara, the Jesus for the session, managed to acquire several containers of passionfruit juice. The mixing of passionfruit juice with red Powerade during the Last Supper became a tradition soon after. (Passionfruit juice is available at some farmer markets, as well as supermarkets such as Whole Foods).

For session 1 in the following list, the first person listed was Empress and the latter is Emperor, and for session 2 the first listed is Emperor and the latter is Empress

  • 2001
    First Session:
    Second Session: Owen Gentry and Pammy Woodward
  • 2002
    First Session:
    Second Session: Lizzie Wade
  • 2003
    First Session:
    Second Session: Laura and ???
  • 2004
    First Session: Adria Simon and ???
    Second Session: Annie and George
  • 2005
    First Session: Franklyn Cantor and Nabil Hasmi
    Second Session: Ben and Tini
  • 2006
    First Session: Ali Greenberg and Matt Carroll
    Second Session: McKenzie Hull and Holly Murray
  • 2007
    First Session: Clara Pelaez and Kimmi Cheng
    Second Session: Mike Schumacher and Jackie Mora
  • 2008
    First Session: NEW: Ryan Heaney and Ross "Sarge" Slaughter
    Second Session: Allie Prescott and Rachel Hull
  • 2009
    First Session: Jeanette Kim and Alex "Jake" Jacobsen
    Second Session: Jake Meyers and Eddie Cytryn
  • 2010
    First Session: Rosalie Nathans and Albert Han
    Second Session: Patrick Kennedy and Micaela Rodríguez
  • 2011
    First Session: Colin Mark
    Second Session: Julia Gureck and Jonathan Kirby
  • 2012
    First Session: Michelle Kim and Bobby Zipp
    Second Session: Fish Stark and Rebecca Trickey
  • 2013
    First Session: Maya Hoke and Julia Gollin
    Second Session: Duncan Rheingans-Yoo and Dayna Levine
  • 2014
    First Session: Alexis Onsi and Andrew Scheirer
    Second Session: Max Holmes and Adonis Doherty
  • 2015
    First Session: Matthew Sims and Anshuman Sinha
    Second Session: Zak Klein and Nathan Pugh
  • 2016
    First Session: Jared Brunner and M Benesch
    Second Session: Ilana Miller and Sarah Baldino
  • 2017
    First Session: Quinn Filler and Leah Branstetter
    Second Session: Mark Johnson and Kat Xie
  • 2018
    First Session: Tanwi Wangikar and MJ Smith
    Second Session: Kat Kobetitsch and Sanya Tejwani
  • 2019
    First Session:
    Second Session: Sage Eanet and Bailey Coghlan

Lancaster

The Emperor/Empress is the person who makes the first speech at Passionfruit. Unlike other positions, it is not decided the previous year but rather at by application at the no-more meeting. There can be more than one; for example, in 06.2 there were two, and at 05.2 there were four (two males and two females, in reference to The Chronicles of Narnia).

  • 1998
    First Session: ?
    Second Session: Jon Rin and ?
  • 1999
    First Session: Michael Mishkin and ?
    Second Session: ?
  • 2000
    First Session: Elspeth (Beth) Kursh and Tom Weingarten
    Second Session: Rose Ginsberg and Daniel Vitolo
  • 2001
    First Session: Ken Levin and Chelsea Seachord
    Second Session: Kayla Armstrong and Deb Streusand
  • 2002
    First Session: Maura Spiegelman and "The Original" Andy Bartholomew
    Second Session: Belle Saxton and Andy "UnAndy" Schlesinger
  • 2003
    First Session: Natalie Bau and Tim Hwang
    Second Session: Maddie Morrison, Tom "Lord of Lemmings" Wilson, and Jai Dhyani
  • 2004
    First Session: Liz and Dave
    Second Session:
  • 2005
    First Session: Alyssa Gottschlich
    Second Session: Will Colmer, David "Pickle" Kotsonis , Marley Teter, Nikka Rosenstein
  • 2006
    First Session: Alexa "Lexxie" Kottmeyer and Aliza Alperin-Sheriff
    Second Session: Alexander James Maestro Quinones Leroy Bangs a.k.a. QB, Colin Mahaffey
  • 2007
    First Session: See below.
    Second Session: Alexa Fredston-Hermann and Julia "Juice" Revzin
  • 2008
    First Session: See below.
    Second Session: Noelle Aly, Caroline, Maddy Jennewein, Julie Leghorn
  • 2009
    First Session: See below.
    Second Session: Daniel Tracht, Lena Beckenstein, Bee Lockwood
  • 2010
    First Session: See below.
    Second Session: Declan Kennedy
  • 2011
    First Session: See below.
    Second Session: Jess Weber
  • 2011
    First Session: See below.
    Second Session: Lilly Clark
  • 2013
    First Session: See below.
    Second Session: Anne Mancini
  • 2014
    First Session: See below.
    Second Session: Christian Wolpert
  • 2015
    First Session: See below
    Second Session: Hannah Hildebolt
  • 2016
    First Session: See below
    Second Session: Via Barr
  • 2017
    First Session: See below
    Second Session: Elizabeth Hawk
  • 2018
    First Session: See below
    Second Session: Birdy McDonnell

Trinity

Main article: Trinity (Session 1)

In 07.1, the Emperor position of First Session was replaced with a new trio of positions called the Trinity, based on the Catholic Holy Trinity and in reference to the verse in Don McLean's "American Pie" which goes:

"And the three men I admire most
The Father, Son and the Holy Ghost
They caught the last train for the coast
The day the music died."

The Trinity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost now fill the roles of Emperors of Passionfruit and execute the Last Supper.

Saratoga Springs

The Royalty at Saratoga Springs, besides being knowledgeable about tradition and making the last Passionfruit speeches, organize Blammo and Spirit Days. These are the Emperors and Empresses listed by year of reign. Two Emperors and two Empresses are crowned each session just to make sure at least one comes back the following year. This tradition began in 2005 when Riley O'Neill was the only one to return of four royalty chosen. It was passed down to Session 2 when David "Bex" Becker and Lina Huo (First Session Royalty) attended the Second Session Passionfruit of 2006 and told Youngin Lim to pick four, just in case.

Note: For session 1, please organize in order so that we can preserve who picked who. EX: 2005: a, b, c, d - 2006: a's pick, b's pick, c's pick, d's pick.

  • 2005
    Session 1: Keane Tzong, Julia Wagner, Claire Kelley, Alex Micciche
    Session 2: Nick Fabiani, Stacy Toesland
  • 2006
    Session 1: Riley O'Neill
    Session 2: Youngin Lim, Zemelia Miller
  • 2007
    Session 1: David "Bex" Becker, Jay Margherio, Charlotte Coates, Lina Huo
    Session 2: Primary: Edison Huff, Stef Siller Secondary: Mike Feblowitz, Hilary (the lovely) Ludlow
  • 2008
    Session 1: Gage Wright, Zach Gerstein, Neha Srivastava, Liv Stillman
    • Replaced by: Peter Yang, Jesse Muse, Aliya Dincer, Rachel Lin
    Session 2: Bill Landis, David Clemens-Sewall, Christine Maroti, Gaby Garbasz
  • 2009
    Session 1: Will Pearl, Mark McGurrin, Sabrina Zeller, Laura Spake
    Session 2: Primary: Alex DeBerardinis and Sam Kwan, Secondary: Nick Kwan and Jennie Robbiano
  • 2010
    Session 1: Max Hengeveld, Young Guang, Katrina Ungewitter, Ivy Shen
    Session 2: Primary: Aaron Forrest and Sophia Keskey, Secondary: Matt Simon and Sarah Woolf
  • 2011
    Session 1: AJ Langevin, Aaron Wan, Gwen Luvara, Emily Gartenberg
    Session 2: Primary: Muki Barkan and Haizen Poole, Secondary: Brandon Nguyen Peter Pak and Camille Goering (Brandon missed the session due to scheduling conflicts, Peter took over from being third in line)
  • 2012
    Session 1: Alex Libby, James Gan, Liz Lvov, Cathy Kuang Heather Shen
    Session 2: Primary: Alex Libby and Leah Forrest, Secondary: Daniel "Ginger" Heins and Paroma Mallick
  • 2013
    Session 1: Eric Chen, Albert Kong, Danielle Gutman, Octavia Fitzmaurice
    Session 2: Primary: Teddy Ni Max Dunsker and Livvy Cashen, Secondary: Max Dunsker Rachel Novick and David Bai (Teddy Ni could not return due to scheduling conflicts)
  • 2014
    Session 1: TJ Noel-Sullivan, Alex Eishingdrelo, Anusha Purakayastha Katie Miles, Charlotte Keeley
    Session 2: Primary: Suraag Srinivas and Kimberly Katz Nellie Spektor, Secondary: Luke Stocker and Aleah Newhouse Emma Nance
  • 2015
    Session 1: Griffin Badalamente, Ryan Guo, Ashley Lee, Maya Amitai Qing Woon
    Session 2: Primary: Kunal Sengupta and Leila Eshghi (BATMAN), Secondary: Jack Schumann and Evelyn Mesler
  • 2016
    Session 1: Duncan Freeman, Byron Sun, Carly James, Viky Filippou
    Session 2: Primary: Duncan Freeman and Dheivanai "D." Moorthy, Secondary: Michael Chen and Emily Leibiger
  • 2017
    Session 1: Alexandre Jabor, Alex "D'Jamuel" Necakov Gabe Ruoff, Zivia Lichtenberg, Kaiya Vicioso
    Session 2: Primary: Franz O'Hanna and Enyo Adoboe, Secondary: Luke Farrell and Divya Popat
  • 2018
    Session 1: Nelson Lin, Daniel Xu, Charlotte Murphy, Kaiti Filippou
    Session 2: Primary: Ethan Lee Edward Rigney and Amy Hidalgo, Secondary: Edward Rigney Hudson Jakubowicz and Ella Parker
  • 2019
    Session 1: Robert Sheng, Eric Krieger, Mary Muromcew, Noor Singh
    Session 2: Primary: John Kulak, Katie Matthews, Secondary: Kyle Garcia Rogers, Anastasia "Nastia" Polina

Princeton

At Princeton, it was decided that the Passionfruit Emperor and Empress should come from different CTY sites to show the combining of sites within the Princeton site. Together, the sites create a happy family. The royal family of 2009 was...

  • 2009
    Emperor: Julie of Lancaster and Rachel Hall of Carlisle
    Empress: Johnine Licht of Siena (she also attended Lancaster 08.1)

Baltimore

Beginning in 10.2, The Emperor/Empress of JHU wears a "crown," which in reality is a comically large blue and yellow sparkly hat. (As of 17.2 and probably earlier, the Empress wears a tiara.) At Passionfruit, the reigning Emperor/Empress crowns their successor by passing on said hat/tiara. The transition of BLAMMO divinity is also incorporated into Passionfruit, and involves the passing of the Most Epic Tome of BLAMMO to the next God/Goddess. In 11.2, new artifacts such as the Duct Tape Tie and the Emperor's New Shoes were introduced by Karl Heinlein.

In the "Wilderness Year" of 12.2, there was much confusion and anarchy involved in deciding who would succeed the self-proclaimed God. The said God had decided to declare himself as Emperor, but relinquished his powers last minute to a flying squirrel, who then crowned a separate Empress from the already-crowned Goddess.

In 2016, following the death of BLAMMO, Empress Tea named two successors, an emperor and an empress, to complete the Holy Trinity, along with a Rave King. In order to sort out the conflict of which successor gets the Holy Book of Love, Empress Tea wrote out another copy by hand.

The guy who was supposed to be the Empress for 2018.2 went to Carlisle with his friends, and in the confusion of trying to find another Emperor (which never happened; 18.2 is forever Emperor-less) the Book of Love, which had been sent to the Empress (Lynne Kim), was lost in the mail. Lynne hand-copied the entire thing into another composition book so there would be two Books of Love once more.

  • 2009
    Session One:
    Session Two: Katelin Schutz, Kitty Bernardo (two Empresses, no Emperor)
  • 2010
    Session One:
    Session Two: Trinity King (Empress)
  • 2011
    Session One:
    Session Two: Karl Heinlein (Emperor)
  • 2012
    Session One:
    Session Two: Unknown nevermore (God)
  • 2013
    Session One: Mina, Bryan Li (two Emperors, no Empress)
    Session Two: Amanda Sin (Empress), Indie Page (Goddess of BLAMMO)
  • 2014
    Session One:
    Session Two: Michael Todd
  • 2015
    Session One:
    Session Two: Milo Richards
  • 2016
    Session One:
    Session Two: Tea Moore
  • 2017
    Session One:
    Session Two: Shelby Chatterton (Emperor/Empress as neither Jess Shannon (Empress) or Neal Krishna (Emperor) were able to return)
  • 2018
    Session One:
    Session Two: Lynne Kim (Emperor/Empress), Amelia Orwant (Princess of the Blood)
  • 2019
    Session One: Harper (Emperor), Bella (Empress), Ben (Poetry Goddess), Aleni (Non-Denominational Spiritual Figure)
    Session Two: Amelia Orwant (Empress), Brian Jung (Emperor), Penny Orwant (Princess of the Blood)