Applications are being accepted for 2012 Beaufort Water Festival Pirettes. All high school freshmen and sophomores residing in Beaufort County are welcome to apply. Deadline to submit applications is Wednesday. Interviews will be conducted Saturday. Pirettes serve as the festival's goodwill ambassadors, participating in regional parades and other activities throughout the year and offering assistance to patrons during the Water Festival. Applications are available at Beaufort County high schools or www.bftwaterfestival.com.