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California Milk Advisory Board Announces 2017-2018 Dairy Princess Representatives

Tracy, Calif., July 23, 2018 – The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) recently welcomed the 2018-2019 class of Dairy Princess representatives for a three-day session to launch their year of service as California dairy industry advocates. Nineteen Dairy Princesses and Alternates from Districts 1 to 9 attended the Dairy Princess Training in July where they learned presentation and public speaking skills, etiquette and social media tips and an overview of industry programs and issues.

The 2018-2019 California Dairy Princess Class includes:

District                                   Contest Results                                 ________________

District 1                                 Dairy Princess Madeline Holmes, Ferndale

                                               First Alternate Austynn Gallagher, Eureka

                                               Second Alternate Dairy Princess Annabelle Raven, Fortuna

District 3                                 Dairy Princess Jeanette Furlong, Petaluma

                                               First Alternate Dairy Princess Megan Binford, Novato

                                               Second Alternate Dairy Princess Sarah Kiser, Sonoma

District 4                                 Dairy Princess Grazia Machado, Orland

                                              First Alternate Dairy Princess Hannah Gonzalez, Hamilton City

                                               Second Alternate Dairy Princess Tessa Flournoy, Orland

District 5                                 Dairy Princess Emily Bavaro, Escalon

District 6                                 Dairy Princess Sophia Vander Dussen, El Nido

                                               First Alternate Dairy Princess Caroline Lee, Modesto

District 7                                 Dairy Princess Jolene Simas, Hanford

                                                First Alternate Dairy Princess Kiera Searcy, Hanford

District 8                                 Dairy Princess Monserrat Vazquez, Riverdale

                                              First Alternate Dairy Princess Elizabeth Martin, Fresno

District 9                                 Dairy Princess Kaylee Faria, Visalia

                                               First Alternate Dairy Princess Lindsay Mendonca, Tulare

                                               Second Alternate Dairy Princess Jenna Koetsier, Tulare

 

Photo by Stephanie Baker Photography

From left to right: Sarah Kiser, District 3 Second Alternate; Jeanette Furlong, District 3 Dairy Princess; Megan Binford, District 3 First Alternate; Kiera Searcy, District 7 First Alternate; Jolene Simas, District 7 Dairy Princess; Annabelle Raven, District 1 Second Alternate; Madeline Holmes, District 1 Dairy Princess; Austynn Gallagher, District 1 First Alternate; Elizabeth Martin, District 8 First Alternate; Monserrat Vazquez, District 8 Dairy Princess; Emily Bavaro, District 8 Dairy Princess; Hannah Gonzalez, Distict 4 First Alternate; Grazia Machado, District 4 Dairy Princess; Tessa Flournoy, District 4 Second Alternate; Sophia Vander Dussen, District 6 Dairy Princess; Caroline Lee, District 6 First Alternate; Jenna Koetsier, District 9 Second Alternate; Kaylee Faria, District 9 Dairy Princess; and Lindsay Mendonca, District 9 First Alternate.

California is the nation’s leading milk producer. It also produces more butter, ice cream, and nonfat dry milk than any other state. The state is the second-largest producer of cheese and yogurt. Dairy products made with Real California Milk can be identified by the Real California Milk seal, which certifies that the products are made exclusively with milk produced on California dairy farms by California dairy farm families.